Where is Lexi B: The Chronicles of A New Commuter
May19

Where is Lexi B: The Chronicles of A New Commuter

For the past 6 weeks, I have been entering a new world: The world of commuting.  Being a commuter is no easy endeavor as it requires me to be leave my house at 6:30am to catch a 7:16am train to get to the office by 8:30 each day.  This was a hard transition because I am accustomed to just hopping in the car and going as I please.  But now, with this new professional step, I find myself bowing down to the CalTrain weekday schedule. My...

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Equal Pay Day

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Album Review: The Revolution Has Come
Feb16

Album Review: The Revolution Has Come

When I received news that one of our Diary of A Young Pros helped develop, produce, and write a whole album dedicated to the empowerment of her people, I had to listen. The Revolution Has Come proved to be everything I needed and wanted during a long day at the office as I contemplated my future in this country as a proud Black American woman.  I have never been scared of what lies ahead, but I am sometimes question if my actions on...

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A Review of 2015 – Onward & Upward
Jan04

A Review of 2015 – Onward & Upward

*This letter was written on 12/31/2015  I would be lying if I said that I am ready for 2016 because this past year went way too quickly.  (I know, a complete cliche.)  To welcome the new year, I am happily writing this note while watching Dope, drinking apple cider, and sitting next to the heater wrapped in 3 blankets.  I have never been the party animal and could barely stay awake past midnight in college; therefore, my homebody self...

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The Fight Continues
Sep22

The Fight Continues

  From the day I knew the woman existed, I thought of Viola Davis as my goddess – the tone of her voice, her presence, and the fact that her skin color matched mine. While I am not comparing Viola to Jesus Christ or the Holy Spirit, she was the image in which I thought my God (or Goddess) should look like.  She was the closet person that looked like me on television. It was the one of the first times I saw a dark skinned...

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Diary of A Young Pro: Olivia Harewood
Jul15

Diary of A Young Pro: Olivia Harewood

1) Where are you located? Los Angeles, CA. 2)How old are you? 28 3) What is your job title? Or, depending on when and where you find me, stand-up comic, writer, emcee/host, actor. 4) How has the transition been from backpack to briefcase (college to adulthood)? My personal transition was like being punched in the soul, over and over again. It sounds bad, but I say this with pride; the first few years out of college beat the living...

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