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BusinessFamous folksLuvvLetter

On Powerful Pushback, Protectors and Paths to Prosperity

I have been DEEP into COWBOY CARTER this week and let me tell you from first listen it blew me away – like socks knocked all the way off. 🧦🚀 ​ The way Beyoncé transcends genre is something worth studying. And I love how she doesn’t take for granted the …

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Letter to Younger Self - Podcast Cover
BookLuvvLetterMy Life

On Comprehension Crisis, Childhood Connection and Comforting Communications

I recently went to see my dermatologist and she gave me such props on my skin, that I’d rather folks TALK TO ME NICE!!! Because we thank God that we don’t often look like what we’ve been through. I’m over here, half the time not drinking enough water and sleeping …

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LuvvLetterMy Life

On Simulated Reality, Soulful Relief and Soothing Refreshments

I have been completely unfocused this week. Meanwhile, I’m under all sorts of deadlines (including one big book-related one, but I’ll talk about that in future issues). ​ Let’s jump in (because getting this newsletter out this week was truly a feat and I almost ain’t make it!) RANT I’m …

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Shelter Each Other From Chaos
CultureFamous folksLuvvLetter

On Fraudulent Fame, Fulfilled Feelings and Floral Flourish

Last week, I told you I made Angela Bassett cry. Well, it was at the Leading Women Defined Conference and I was chosen to be one of six people to do a short tribute to her. ​ I had 2 minutes, so I talked about one of my fave on-screen quotes from …

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BookLuvvLetterMy Life

On Blazing Blazers, Better Bonds and Bold Books

I’ve been in California for this last week and lemme tell you. Being in PST (Pacific Standard Time) has me feeling behind the world. Cuz it’s 2 hours behind Chicago, so every morning that I’ve been waking up, it feels like I’ve overslept. 😴 ​ And this last week has …

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No Time For That
LuvvLetterMy Life

On Foolish Forms, Finding Fellowship and Feminine Florals

Happy Leap Year Day! Just like that, February is about to be out. That went quick AF and the fact that we’re 2 months into this year is blowing my mind. TIME is acting like it stole something so it’s hauling ass. 🏃🏾‍♀️💨 Speaking of TIME, last week, I was …

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BookLuvvLetterSocial Media

On Book Crisis, Bold Convictions and Boss Chicks

I’ve been sharing that this is my year of being committed to my mental health and creating space for new things in my life. One habit that I started in January that has been a game changer for me is putting my phone away an hour before I go to …

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Boss Baby - Jermaine Dupri
LuvvLetter

On Cold Callers, Crossroads and Coiffure Cream

I’ve spent all week cackling about the fact that folks said Jermaine Dupri showed up at the Usherbowl dressed like “Boss Baby.” 💀💀💀Like… it’s been almost 5 days and I’m still unable to can. I CANNOT. The times when I love the internet, it’s usually because we’ve all gotten together …

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Carmela Soprano
CultureFashionLuvvLetter

On Costume Controversy, Calculated Confusion and Culture Tags

This week kicked off with a bang, as I pissed off all the Swifties by pointing out the unavoidable reaches of whiteness when it comes to success. But I stood on business and I said what I said. It’s actually right on time because Black History Month is HERE and …

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My Life

How to Sleep Better: Essential Habits and Things

I am committed to sleeping well and more this year, because I know how critical sleep is for our well being. For years, I haven’t created a good sleep discipline but I committed to changing that last month and it’s already made a HUGE difference in how I go about …

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