In Loving Memory of Langston Hughes, Who Passed Away 50 Years Today

James Mercer Langston Hughes, simply known to us as Langston Hughes, was only 65 years old when he died of complications from prostate cancer on May 22, 1967. That was 50 years ago today. The Joplin, Missouri born-raised in Lawrence, Kansas native, years before his death, was a defining figure of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s. It was a magical decade in which an explosion … Continue reading In Loving Memory of Langston Hughes, Who Passed Away 50 Years Today

Why “What I’m Not Going To Buy” Anti-Hauls Are Ruling YouTube

(featured image courtesy of Kimberly Clark).   I stumbled across the YouTube phenomena of “Anti-hauls” and “What I’m Not Going To Buy” videos when I received the notice of┬áJackie Aina‘s latest upload with likewise words in the headline. (I subscribe to her channel). The featured image of the how-to guru looking very “Ehhhh” towards products surrounding her included the Shea Moisture haircare line and a … Continue reading Why “What I’m Not Going To Buy” Anti-Hauls Are Ruling YouTube

It’s A No For Me When It Comes To “Millennial Pink”

Oh, God! The Cut! Are we doing this! “Millennial…pink?” Last week, on the historic date of March 19, 2017, (in online journalism)┬áThe Cut officially tried to make millennial pink happen. According to Instagram, it’s already happening as It girl Hannah Bronfman used it as the caption for one of her photos the day after the listicle was published. The Cut‘s contribution is a somewhat revisionist … Continue reading It’s A No For Me When It Comes To “Millennial Pink”