Black History Month: A Salute to Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks was born on June 7, 1917, in Topeka, Kansas. When Brooks was six weeks old, her family moved to Chicago as part of the Great Migration. Brooks was known as "Gwendie" to close friends and family during her childhood. Brooks attended three high schools: the prestigious, integrated Hyde Park High School; the …

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The 5 Love Languages

You know how people say that folks show love in different ways? Well, that statement couldn't be any more true. According to Dr. Gary Chapman, a relationship counselor, there are five love languages. Dr. Chapman is also the author of the entire The 5 Love Languages series. Basically, this book, rather this entire series (which …

‘Clockers’

'When there's murder on these streets, everyone's a suspect.' I watched the movie Clockers for the first time, and I gotta say, that movie was intense! For those who don't know, it's a Spike Lee joint and as usual, he tackles heavy, controversial topics such as drugs, violence & racism. The plot goes as follows …

Open Heart Letter

Just releasing some things that have been on my heart ... Writing is my love. It is my passion. I give my writing everything that I've got and I love the fact that my writing gives me such a state of vulnerability. I'm not afraid of exposing myself because I know that it is good …