Dave Chappelle Rocked Chicago – My Oddball Festival Review

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I literally just got home from the Tinley Park stop of the Oddball Comedy Festival, and normally I like to let my thoughts stew for a bit before writing a review, but I figure I should get all of this out right now while it’s still fresh. First, a tiny bit of backstory for anyone […]

10 Amazing Moments From The Janelle Monae Listening Party in Chicago

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This week kicked off with a BANG for me. Fresh from my trip to New Orleans, I had to attend a very special event. Thanks to my friends at COVERGIRL, I was invited to the special, exclusive listening party for Janelle Monae’s new album, The Electric Lady! And not only that, I got to bring […]

Inside My BET Awards Weekend 2013 Experience With Cadillac!

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This past week just whizzed by me in a total blur. I’m now playing catch up from all the fun I had. I can blame it all on the fabulous weekend I enjoyed in Los Angeles. Thanks to my friends at GM and Cadillac, I returned to the BET Awards for the second year in […]

FEED for Target -The Collection, The Launch, The Fabulous Evening in Brooklyn

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  As a proud member of Target’s Inner Circle, I’m liable to be whisked off to incredible events from time to time. Last week in Brooklyn, I was lucky enough to attend a truly remarkable launch event for an incredible design partnership – one that I hope is successful beyond measure. Lauren Bush Lauren’s FEED […]

Afrobella Film Review – The Great Gatsby

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  Because I grew up in Trinidad, I didn’t grow up reading American literature. It was pretty much all British and Caribbean lit until I moved to America and started doing college literature classes. Naturally The Great Gatsby was an early essential, and from the first time I read it I had strong feelings about it. I […]

Chicago! Tomorrow! Come With Me To See The Great Gatsby

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When I read it in college, I fell in love with the lavish lifestyle F. Scott Fitzgerald so vividly illustrated in his literary classic, The Great Gatsby. The book is set in the ostentatious 1920’s and inspired by real people and places Fitzgerald hobnobbed with – even today, the mansion that inspired Jay Gatsby’s, is […]

RIP Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly of Kriss Kross.

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Tonight on Twitter the news spread like wildfire that Chris Kelly, one half of the 90′s rap duo Kriss Kross, passed away. According to ABC News, reasons are as yet unconfirmed. I can’t deny that this news made me immediately sad, and brought back so many memories of a particular era of my life. The […]