Thursdays are great days. The anticipation for the weekend, the work week finally slowing down and of course, #ThrowbackThursday on Instagram. It’s also a great day to get off those thoughts that have been plaguing you all week. Not thots–thoughts. Here are ours:

Screen Shot 2017-09-21 at 10.07.34 AM

“Who are you rooting for tonight?”

“I’m rooting for…everybody black….”

This may not be right, and call me crazy, but this is how I live my life. This is how I vote (thanks, Obama), how I felt when I watched America’s Next Top Model, American Idol, Project Runway, and Top Chef. And of course my favorite event of all to root for everybody black — The Olympics.

While I’m pretty sure that in that moment of candor, Issa expressed what most of me and my friends are thinking as we watch these award shows, I have come to apply this in most aspects of my life. I’m constantly rooting for my family, friends, and others who look like me because for so long, I didn’t have anyone to root for in certain industries. From black love to black excellence, I’ll continue to root for us.


Screen Shot 2017-09-21 at 11.31.13 AM

Sometimes in life, it’s the little things that make us happy and preserve our sanity. Realizing that you’ve potentially dodged a bullet, in the long run, is certainly one of those things that can really make you find peace in the aftermath of any situation. Better to be safe than sorry, right?