Author Archives: Denaye

Why everyone should celebrate Juneteenth

Celebrate Juneteenth

On June 19, 1865, 250,000 enslaved African- Americans in Texas were told they were free….   This past Thursday, President Biden made Juneteenth a federal holiday. In case you don’t know what Juneteenth is, Juneteenth is a holiday that celebrates (commemorates) the end of slavery. Everyone should celebrate this holiday as an historic event in […]

How to Date When You Struggle with Anxiety

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Anxiety is a buzzkill and when it comes to dating and romance, anxiety can get in the way from finding your soulmate. Take it from me. 10 years ago, I was diagnosed with both anxiety and OCD, it was a confusing time for me and my family.    It was like my mental illness deterred […]

Thou Shall Let Go of Chris Brown: The Black Girl Commandments

Chris Brown

Today’s sermon won’t be long, you don’t even need your bibles or a bathroom break. Bear with me children of Beyonce’s internet.    Today we gon’ talk about Mr. Chris Maurice Brown.    Yes, I know they will be some tender hearts and some triggering souls, here today– but I wanted to say this:    […]

I tried Door Dashing for 60 days; This is what happened

Door Dash

In the age of Covid-19 and an uncertain future, everyone is looking for a money-making side hustle. Even I have gotten on the side hustle bandwagon. My hours at my day job got slashed in half and applying to jobs wasn’t working in my favor.    JD Wentworth, I needed extra cash and I needed […]

Relationship Expert Pimps part 2: Down Goes Derrick Jaxn

Derrick Jaxn

  Pimp:  a criminal who is associated with, usually exerts control over, and lives off the earnings of one or more prostitutes (Merriam-webster dictionary) Relationship expert pimp: a narcissist who builds online platforms off of those seeking love usually panders, disregards, disparages their audience for capital gains. A little over three months ago I wrote […]

Respecting our elders is draining for many black families

respect elders

“Respect your elders”. How many times have we heard this?  I’ve heard this more times than I would have liked. Enough for it to be embedded deep within my adult brain.  I can feel my ancestors getting ready to slap me in the face if I even think about stepping out of line. Growing up, […]

Pick up truck bullies make driving the absolute worse

Pick up truck bullies

Everyone I know has had issues with pick-up truck drivers on the highway. Just a simple search on Reddit will have you up till 2 am in the morning laughing and crying from stories about pick-up truck bullies. I’m not sure what happened but the modern humble pick-up truck (used for workers and blue-collar men) […]

BOSS Up’s Entrepreneurship Summit was a hit

Boss Up's entrepreneurship

“Boss up is a way of life. When you boss up you stop thinking of yourself as a consumer and start thinking of yourself as a producer.” – Dr. Michael H Casson Jr, Director of University Center for Economic Development and International Trade at Delaware State University.    This past weekend, Boss UP held its […]

The Wilds is potentially a good show but the stereotypes are so loud it ruins it

The Wilds Stereotypes

*This article contains spoiler alerts*   During quarantine, I haven’t watched much tv…   I’ve been watching documentaries and movies. Documentaries for raw story-telling and movies for entertainment and craftsmanship. TV series always let me down. Once great shows become a pile of confusion and W.T.F.  moments. Plot holes, poor character development, and age-old stereotypes […]

6 Key Elements of Biden’s American Rescue Plan

Joe Biden-InClub Magazine

Last night, president-elect Joe Biden revealed his Rescue and Recovery plan to the public. Biden calls for ‘unity’ and togetherness, urging politicians and Americans to come together and “take action” to beat the Coronvarious Pandemic. As the wealth gap increases, millions of Americans are either unemployed or have been tragically affected by the pandemic. “The […]