Donald Glover as his lyrical alter ego Childish Gambino this weekend released new track and video for "This is America." It's safe to say the video had everyone that watched it collectively clutching their chest and gasping for breath with black Twitter erupting into frantic commentary. Why? Because the video vulgarly and unapologetically encapsulates what it means to be black in America today.
Kids on Drugs, King Overdosed, Kill Our Demons are just some of the ways J Cole tells us we can interpret the acronymic title of his fifth studio album, "KOD." With a heavy hand and in a tidy 42 minutes, Cole speaks on the pit falls of addiction and drug abuse past, present and future.
Unless you're completely disconnected from black Twitter, you can't have missed the buzz Drake's third single of 2018 has caused. Nice for What is an instant hit with endless re-play value - be prepared to bop along for hours. Definitely one for the ladies, Drake talks millennial female strength and struggle on his bounce inspired bop.
Just because you didn’t finish your puzzle on Christmas day, doesn’t mean you need to undo all the pieces and start from scratch on boxing day. That would be a ridiculous waste of time. Yet, that’s what our new year resolutions have us doing every year! Madness. This year, don’t start again – pick up where you left off.
I don't like being lied to. Every Monday motivation quote, every Wednesday wisdom post, every Thursday thought set me up to believe that once I got started, save for a few hurdles and devoting some steady energy, I'd see my success graph slowly but surely run to the right and steeply point upwards. Fibbers.
I wasn't born to be mediocre. It's a simple enough mantra to have, but a much harder one to embody. Ordinary is easy, extraordinary requires energy. Not just energy, but dedication and determination and some sort of plan to go along with it.
You know that goal you're struggling logistically to achieve? That goal you've all but given up on because you know no other way to go about it? I dare you to stick with it. I dare you not to quit.