Are Barbers Killing Black Men?

ARE BARBERS KILLING BLACK MEN? By: Patrick G. Celestine, Esq. (Twitter: @PatrickC_Esq) “[A barbershop] It’s one of the few places where African-American men gather and do not feel threatened as black men.” – Melvin Murphy  As an individual who avidly and frequently seeks the professional services of a barber, I find this to be a…

You Can’t Change What You Refuse To Confront

I know we must all agree that no one likes confrontation, and some of us find ways to avoid situations that are definitely the big elephant in the room. These are the reasons why we avoid confrontation: Confrontations go awry and unexpected. It exposes truths about us that we aren’t ready to be exposed or…

How to Handle Life’s Rejections with a Side of Lemon

Hey my loves, Lately I’ve been focused on the release of my upcoming book The Single Woman’s Plug and also getting ready for film school next year. Es-tacticcc would be an understatement right now. So yeah, your girl has been focused and busy, but blessed! As I am showered with blessings by hard work and patience,…

Seeing People Come and Go is a Part of Life

Hey my loves, The author Nicholas Sparks once wrote, “People come, people go- they’ll drift in and out of your life, almost like characters in a favorite book. When you finally close the cover, the characters have told their story and you start up again with another book, complete with new characters and adventures. Then…

The 5 Golden Rules for Twentysomething Women

Hey Guys! It’s been a while since I wrote a personal blog, so I decided to share the most important things that matter to me now as a 32 year old woman (which I’m pretty sure other women in this stage of life can relate also). You remember when something bad happened in your early…

To the Girl Dealing With a Broken Heart…

Loving you is like a battle, and we both end up with scars.”- L.H. The woman. The woman who is hiding her pain from the world behind a smile. The woman who was better to him, but worse to the ones who were better than him. The woman who became everything she promised she wouldn’t…

Life Talks With Laura Smartt: Mental Health Issues

To the person dealing with mental health issues…   I know it’s hard. Everyday just getting out of bed is hard. How you want to stay there and not interact with the world. Outside is where happiness happens, and you just can’t seem to find it. The questions that arise. “Are you okay?”, “Why are…

Why You Should Stop Being a ‘Yes’ Person

Hey My Loves, As much as you love being a hero to your friends, loved ones, and people you inspire, you have to have juice to keep going. When you run out of juice, you’re like a car with no gas, stuck and not good for anything. Imagine a person who spends their whole life…

Life Talks With Laura Smartt: “Why No One Ever Worked Out”

Why No One Ever Worked Out By Laura Smartt   I know as you read the title you think that I’ve finally found the right person. WRONG! I haven’t found the right person and I certainly am not looking for the right person. But recently I sat down to have a conversation with someone, and…