How being black in Phoenix made me love my culture more

In a city full of 1,626,078 people only 108,846 are Black or African American. In the county, Maricopa, where all major cities including Phoenix settle in there's 4.24 million people and only 221,266 are Black or African American. I spent 30 years of my life growing up in Atlanta, a city that's full of 486,290…

Rain is rare in Phoenix, enjoy it while you can

I woke up this morning, sat on the wooden stool on the back porch of my house and just watched the rain fall. It rarely rains in Arizona, outside of monsoon season. The temperature has dropped to a perfect 57 degrees. Cold water filled my chest as I crunched on a piece of ice. No…

10 tips for moving across the country

Originally from Atlanta I recently moved from "Tha A" to North Carolina, now I'm living in Phoenix, Arizona. Here are some tips I have if you plan to move across the country.   1. Get your credit score up.   When I moved to North Carolina in 2015 it was similar to living in Georgia.…

How to survive being alone for Thanksgiving

You've moved away from home, don't have family nearby to spend Thanksgiving with, how do you get your hands on some turkey, dressing and cranberry sauce? I've got some answers. I've spent a lot of Thanksgivings away from family, so I've had to find ways to make my own Thanksgiving special. FIRST Ask yourself what…