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Queen & Slim: The Heroes You Didn’t Know You Needed

Queen & Slim (2019) When’s the last time you saw a film that took your breath away? Jodie Turner-Smith (Queen) and Daniel Kaluuya (Slim) meet simply enough, as characters starring in an all too familiar chronicle of online dating. Girl meets…

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Gemini Man: Twice as Dull
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Gemini Man: Twice as Dull

Two Wills Doesn’t Make Gemini Man Twice as Good In Gemini Man, Will Smith basically stars as Suicide Squad’s Deadshot: he’s the world’s best shot with a smart ass mouth. What else is new? Stir in a few forgettable actors…

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Joker: The Feel Bad Movie of the Year
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Joker: The Feel Bad Movie of the Year

Joker (2019) ⁣🍿⁣ ⁣⁣Watching Joker is like watching the mentally ill man at the corner of 14th and U who is behaving erratically and you don’t know what he’s going to do next. So you keep watching to see what…

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8 Lessons My Grandma Taught Me About Retirement
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8 Lessons My Grandma Taught Me About Retirement

In July 2019, my grandmother turned 84 years old. My entire life (roughly half her life), she’s talked to me–no, drilled into me–messages about saving money to make sure I’m setting myself up well for retirement. In my 20s, I…

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Movie Review: IT Chapter 2
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Movie Review: IT Chapter 2

Every scary story you’ve ever read or heard was so scary because of the unknown. Because of the thing that went bump in the night, because of what might be hiding behind a closed door, or because of the noise…

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Black Girls Rock! 2019
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Black Girls Rock! 2019

Sunday, August 25th, 2019, my good, good girlfriend and fellow photographer Melena invited me to the taping of the BLACK GIRLS ROCK!® Awards show, “created to celebrate the nexus of achievements of exemplary women of color who break boundaries, blaze…

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How Growing Up in a Big Family Taught Me Leadership and Organizational Skills
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How Growing Up in a Big Family Taught Me Leadership and Organizational Skills

I’m a member of a big family. That is, I’m one of my parents’ 7 children, the second oldest to be exact, and the oldest girl. My six siblings have added 12 kids of their own, so along with my…

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5 Ways to Overcome Fear

I was standing at the edge of the pool, looking down at the blue water. The pool was full of laughing children. The sun was shining, the wind was blowing, and here I was, scared of the water. Scared to…

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