In the novel Black Like Me John Howard Griffin journaled daily his experiences as both a black man and a white man. Throughout the novel, for the sake of the experiment, he attended the same places at different times as both identities, to determine how he would be treated.
With the exception of a billionaire going to space and the history-making crowning of the new 2021 Scripps spelling bee champion, news this weekend was mostly sports related. Between MLB, the NBA Finals, and the Tokyo Olympics which included a basketball scrimmage between Team USA and Team Nigeria, sports lovers had an action packed weekend.
The brilliant writing of Terry McMillan brought back my love for reading. I am constantly in awe of Terry McMillan’s writing style and storylines. Her storylines are realistic but raw and dynamic enough to leave an element of surprise. Getting to Happy by Terry McMillan is an excellent example of this. Many have watched or read the book “Waiting to Exhale” but few have read the follow-up, Getting to Happy. Getting to Happy is a sequel to Waiting to Exhale, picking up on the lives of characters Bernadine, Gloria, Savannah, and Robin years later. Supporting each other through motherhood, heartbreak, grief, addiction, and love, these four friends are the epitome of friendship goals.
Second Chance on Cypress Lane by Reese Ryan is a passionate love story about high school sweethearts finally reuniting in their small town of Holly Grove Island in South Carolina, both still harboring feelings and resentment from seventeen years ago. Black Authors This was the first book I’ve read of Reese Ryan’s but it won’tContinue reading “Second Chance on Cypress Lane by Reese Ryan | Book Review”
I love to write. I’m a natural born writer. Writing has primarily been a hobby of mine, a way to release my thoughts. Now I write with a bigger purpose. The reason I created HeavieTalk, specifically my blog is because I wanted to make a difference. I often say I am not a social mediaContinue reading “HeavieTalk has one mission. Buckle up.”
I’m not a big fan of social media at all. Prior to creating my business the only form of social media I had was Twitter. I only used Twitter to say engaged with my school, school events, etc. I also used Twitter for news. Most of the world news I’m privy to comes from Twitter,Continue reading “Why I Hate Social Media”
HeavieTalk is a person. HeavieTalk is a brand. Peace, positivity and truth with (tools or) fuel to live freely is the mission. HeavieTalk is a safe platform. Blog posts and podcasts curated by me to empower you to challenge status quo. Whenever I envisioned my future, having my own platform to be creative, as wellContinue reading “WHAT IS HEAVIE TALK?”
My dream to be a sports writer and analyst was my drive behind majoring in Journalism and Mass Communications at North Carolina A&T. Heavie’s Sports Corner will be a weekly feature to my blog as I continue my journey to becoming a sports writer. This past weekend was all about the NFL. The Divisional RoundContinue reading “Sports Corner: Brady vs. Brees, NFL Divisional Round Games, History of Big 3’s in the NBA,”
Happy Monday! It’s the start of a new week. Martin Luther King Day New UK Travel restrictions start today L.A county reaches 1 million COVID-19 cases Airbnb cancels reservations in D.C Law Enforcement prepares for inauguration week FBI investigates claim that a woman who breached the Capitol intended to sell Nancy Pelosi’s laptop to RussiansContinue reading “Weekend Recap: Volume 23”
I believe there is a big misconception around self-care. People overthink self-care. “I need to wait until the weekend.” “I don’t have any money.” Self-Care From the very beginning, I’ve stressed that you define what self-care is to you and how you will practice it. There is no right or wrong way to practice self-care.Continue reading “Self-Care Tips”