By now you may have not only HEARD the news of Alton Sterling, an AFRICAN AMERICAN father of five who was shot to death by Baton Rouge officers, but I am sure that you’ve also SEEN the video footage. A bystander captured footage, clear as day, of cops shooting Sterling at point blank range…while he… Read More time to get active #AltonSterling
I went to XXL Freshman in New York the other night. As a hip hop enthusiast and with much work done as a blogger and host (check me credits at LifeAsShay.com), I know what I’m talking about when it comes to this ish and I’m not shy about it. I wasn’t going to do a… Read More XXL freshman NYC (reviewed)
Oh, Jesse Williams… Well, I’m not really ashamed to say that before Sunday night’s 2016 BET Awards (where Jesse Williams won the Humanitarian award), I didn’t know who Jesse was. It could be because I don’t watch much TV anymore or simply because I just didn’t have the chance to recognize his shine by other… Read More sit down (reflections on Jesse William’s BET speech)
Being home this week really get me thinking. When people say “oh she’s real” or “oh he’s a real one…” I’m always interested in knowing the answer to the burning question; “HOW??” I mean, you can apply being real to just about anything. Real because you’re honest, trustworthy, loyal, consistent? Real because they let you… Read More being real
In writing the title for today’s post, I felt a bit odd. I ask myself, “is living greater than being alive?” If you answer yes, that would insinuate that you’d rather die if you’re not living. To some that could be extreme and to others that’s just about right. Me, I fall somewhere in between.… Read More am I alive?
This blog post is in honor of what would have been Tupac’s 45th Birthday! This post is a re-blog from my original blog, LifeAsShay.com, where I shared my point of view as Hip Hop’s Girl Next Door. Originally titled “Who is Latasha Harlins?” Latasha Harlins was the 15-year-old girl who’s name I heard in several… Read More lesson from Pac | Latasha Harlins