Beyoncé's Homecoming is Every Black Ass Thing I Love

Homecoming has always been a huge deal and celebrated at colleges and universities across the States. Though the focus and theme of the concert showcased a homecoming experience, Beychella really showcased a part of HBCU Greek Life that makes the experience of attending HBCU’s so attractive. Don’t get me wrong, there will always be a campus/student life component people are searching for, but at the end of the day, it’s about a sense of community and belonging that will always be a winning factor. I mean come on what’s not to love about a community of Black people coming together and doing very Black things while minding their own Black ass business.

In case you missed it Beyoncé’s ‘Homecoming’ had roughly 1.1 million viewers stateside. I can proudly say that I am apart of that 1.1 million and I have put in approximately 22.83 hours into watching the film since it’s release. I am in love all things Beyoncé and this film solidified that love even further. Homecoming embodies every black ass thing I love. Our culture, music, black greek life, dance, Beyoncé, black people, the black narrative from a black womxn’s perspective.

Beyoncé gifted us with behind the scenes footage and preparation for her Reign over Coachella, better known as “Beychella.” It’s hard to believe in 2019 that Beyoncé was the first black womxn to headline Coachella Music Festival since its debut in 1999, but then again, not really. The scene drawn by Beychella was pretty much every-black-ass-thing! Homecoming gives the masses just a glimpse into what makes HBC U’s different from all of the rest, which is basically dope ass blackness.

From the very beginning, I was excited and ready to see as much Bey as I would be allowed to by her highness. I had initially seen clips here and there from Beychella on Youtube & Instagram. I already had it in my head as few clips as possible before I would have a chance to take in the full-on experience when a full production viewing was released and then came Homecoming. Homecoming gave me LIFE, meaning, and realization. Can we just talk about the moment that will forever be branded in my mind and brought me to tears? That moment would be at 10:01 in the film Homecoming when Beyoncé is surrounded by blackness and busts out singing Lift Every Voice and Sing. BISSSHH, how dare you?!?

On a side note I was definitely judging all of the Black people that thought that the Black National Anthem was created by Beyonce when they first heard it. I am still appalled at the audacity. If you haven’t gotten yourself educated on the Black National Anthem scroll down to the very bottom of this post and collect your links.

So the music wasn’t new...so the fuck what?!? It was basically 2 magical musical hours of reliving Bey’s ultimate hits, and I’m not mad at it. Not only were we served with our favorites, but we also got to hear most of it remixed, chopped & screwed, the tempo changed, acapella, and so much more which made the performances that much better. It was basically a full-on Beyoncé concert experience where we got to see Solange, Destiny’s Child, her hubby, and family.


Get information on the National Black Anthem also known as Lift Every Voice and Sing by visiting one or both of the links provided at NAACP —>> Click Here << or here at The Grio —>>Click Here <<—.




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Happy Monday

New Week | New Opportunities | Get It Together | Work It Out

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Just a reminder that things take time. It would be awesome if we could get everything we wanted right here and right now, but that’s just not the way life works out or how time works. One of the toughest lessons I’ve learned when it comes to time is that it waits for nothing and no one. It’s something that you can’t control. It’s important to keep putting in the work, but also allow yourself some time to get things together, situated, and manifestation. Time isn’t always a friend, but it is always constant.

Have an outstanding Monday and rest of the week!









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An online personality and storyteller in the realm of fashion, local Twin Cities life, and the empowerment of women of color and supporting communities of color. Generally spotted around town snapping photos, riding buses, and attempting to mind my own business.

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Happy Monday

New Week | New Opportunities | Get It Together | Work It Out

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Whatever it is that you want you have to make it happen through more than a wishing, hoping, and thinking. There has to be additional work that you are putting out there in the universe to manifest your wants and desires and to do so on the right plane. It would be amazing if you could just tell the universe, spirits, your ancestors and/or higher powers that be what you want and have everything come to pass.  But the world and plane that we are on tends not to work that way. When you want something while being on the physical plane it’s important to do the physical plane work.

Stop with the excuses. Stop second guessing yourself. Don’t allow others to talk in your ear to deter you.  Take steps to make what you want to have happen happen.  Guess what you may not have all of the necessary not have the resources right away or you may not have the energy nor support all at once, and that’s okay.  Allow what you want to happen in the time that it needs to happen. Do what you have to make it happen, show up and put in the work.

Have an outstanding Monday and rest of the week!









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An online personality and storyteller in the realm of fashion, local Twin Cities life, and the empowerment of women of color and supporting communities of color. Generally spotted around town snapping photos, riding buses, and attempting to mind my own business.

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Happy Monday

New Week | New Opportunities | Get It Together | Work It Out

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It takes energy to smile and your energy absolutly belongs to you. You get to choose what you do and how you feel. If it’s natural to smile then smile. If you wish to let your face be at rest, then let that mug rest. No one should have the power to dictate how you choose to respond to them.

You decide who is worthy and deserving of your smile, not anyone else.

Have a phenomenal week!









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An online personality and storyteller in the realm of fashion, local Twin Cities life, and the empowerment of women of color and supporting communities of color. Generally spotted around town snapping photos, riding buses, and attempting to mind my own business.

Off the Runway: Black HeartsBall Spring 2019

Fashion off the runway is just as important as the fashion on the runway. IWhen I attend events, especially fashion events I always try to make it my goal to scout around. See what the people are wearing or not wearing. I to take a moment to observe attendees. I want to know who is showing up, who is wearing what, and what networking opportunities would be worth seeking.

Below are just a hand full of people I was able to catch off the runway living in their style during this black & white affair at the Black Hearts Ball. During Twin Cities Fashion Month Spring 2019 Black Hearts Ball was featured during Black Fashion Week MN. Black Hearts Ball is a higher end fashion event hosted in Minnesota and always a crowd pleaser.

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