lupita nyong’o loves her skin.


academy award winning actress, lupita nyong’o appeared on sesame street and talked about the beauty of skin. i’m so glad we have women of color sending positive messages to the world about the awesomeness of brown skin!

miscellaneous photo of the day: sens musiq tee.

support my bro, SENS MUSIQ at!


Sens Musiq Tee

“don’t take my mr. gibbs from me!”

this #throwbackthursday has me feeling all kinds of nostalgia. i’m thinking of everything from old childhood pictures to old TV shows. did anyone used to watch the “wayans bros” with shawn and marlon wayans? if so, do you remember that episode when shawn’s teacher, mr. gibbs died? remember how marlon reacted? remember how funny that was? LOL hahahahaha…..if you don’t remember, i have the clip below to refresh your memory!

miscellaneous photo of the day: serenity.


the success in failure!

i absolutely adore this video from @MarieForleo. it’s so encouraging. as i struggle with setbacks on this journey to success (as most of us do), i learned that failure and success are on the same road…success is just a little further ahead.

how reassuring is that?!

check out the video for more gooders…

free book downloads on amazon?

“we did it, we did it, we did it, hooray!”

thank you to all of my lovely supporters. with your help, the last two books of my #SoKoDiaries book series have been updated and are exclusive with amazon kindle. (the KDP program to be exact). because i’ve received so much support from amazon over the last year and a half since the realease of my first book, “SoKoDiaries: An American Teacher Living in South Korea,” i decided to publicizie solely with this amazon for the next 3 months. NOTE: you can still buy a paperback book on createspace, as well as amazon.

anywhovers, i hope you guys enjoy my reading journey as i traveled to south korea and then returned to my humble abode, los angeles, california!

thank you so so much. and a little nugget for ya, today (7/13/14) is the last day for FREE book downloads for volumes 2 and 3. yes, you read it right. FREE book downloads on…GO! GO! GO! :-)


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#BETExperience: faith evans – tears of joy (live).

to all of my faith evans fans out there, this video is for you (us)!

#BETExperience recap!

yesterday, i woke up (well, God woke me up) and i said, “i wanna go to a few events from the BET Experience.” i wanted to go last year but in true nailah form, i talked myself out of it. well, not this year. i got out the bed, took a shower, got dressed, grabbed my satchel and i was ready for the train. i’m so thankful that i live walking distance to the blue line because it stops right in front of the staples center in downtown los angeles. though the (free) festivities were at the convention center, i just walked about .020 miles and i was there. BOOM! no traffic. no parking fees. no problem!

i walked around the “main” area for a while and scoped out the many booths, food trucks and vendors…

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all the free give-a-ways and i got a fan because it was hot…and i’m a church girl!


i passed by the celebrity basketball area and i just couldn’t….there were entirely too many people.


i made my way to the BET area and heard a little bit of the interviews from the cast of BET’s “The Game.” the next time I am that close to hosea chanchez…help me Lord!

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alas, i made it to what i am convinced was the BEST event of the night, “Acoustically Speaking.” an intimate setting with live music and great vocalists (and talib kweli)!

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