Ten Gifts for the Music Junkie in Your Life

Christmas Day is drawing near and most of us are online shopping or actually in line (like I am right now) to find the perfect gifts for those special people in our lives.  Unfortunately, we often…

9 O’Clock Rocks: Winning the Battle of (Holiday) Binge vs. (Postpartum) Bulge!

Six or eight weeks after I had my son, I remember boasting to my home girl, “They were right about breastfeeding. I already lost all my baby weight!” “Yup, and if you sit in that house…

Dope Aural: Holiday Edition

The Christmas holiday is upon us, and the smells of mistletoe and balsam are in the air.  Over the next few weeks, if you are out and about shopping, you will encounter tons of holiday music…

Season of Giving, part 1: Whose Money Runs Nonprofits That Serve Our Community?

I was listening to a Pandora station the other day (I know, I might as well log into MySpace too), when I happened to look at the screen. What I saw threw me for a loop:…

Music Mix: Mariah & Malbec Music

November’s music mix is inspired by music legend Mariah Carey‘s new release Caution, AND the fact that I always picture her with a glass of wine in her hand (NO SHADE). While I don’t necessarily consider myself…

9 O’Clock Rocks: What Do You Mean “Screen-Free” Parenting?

Dear Friends and Readers: Welcome to my new day and topic! I’ll be posting content on Tuesdays instead of Thursdays from now on, including “9 O’Clock Rocks”, a monthly section devoted to parenting and family topics,…

Dope Aural: Recent Reverb

Once upon a time, when physical CD’s were actually bought and sold, this would generally be the time of year when record companies began releasing new music leading into the holiday season. Like all other sectors…

Kanye West: More than Meets the Eye

One year ago, I published my first piece on this platform, which was about Atlanta-based rapper Lil Jon financing a primary school in Ghana. He’s added another school to his philanthropic efforts since then. Today, I…

Music Mix: Pretty Wicked Things

Halloween is right around the block, and it’s time for festive costume parties, gross candy corn, and all things pumpkin spice. In honor of these American traditions, I decided to share a collection of Halloween-inspired tracks that will…

Who is Quincy Jones?

Last week, I was washing clothes and preparing for my vacation this week. My usual habit is to watch YouTube videos, listen to podcasts, or catch up on my Netflix shows while doing housework or packing….