Not Just for Black People

Visiting the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is a requirement for every American. No, no, no, not just for Black Americans, for all Americans.

Who Dey People Is?

Who dey people is? Growing up, it was the first question my mom would ask if I was interested in “going with” a boy. She wanted to be sure he wasn’t some distant cousin I had never met. I had to find out his last name and his parents’ names and his grandparents’ names. All…

Black Game Maker Creates Hillman the Game

This story was originally published on February 19, 2019. For updates on Hillman the Game and In All Series-Ness, visit It all started with foam poster board, construction paper, and a sharpie to create a prototype. Now Tanisha “Queen It Shall Be” Hall is launching her first board game: Hillman the Game. Board games…

Only Believe

My granny would have been 108 years old today (January 9th, 2019). And although she died in 2013 at the age of 102, her legacy is alive in me.

Everyday is New

There’s nothing new under the sun, but everyday is new. As we say goodbye to 2018 and welcome 2019, I keep this saying in front me. I’ve had some good years and I’ve had some bad years. The two worst years of my life were 2006 and 2011. In 2006 my mother died after a…