Shawn Wayans | May 22-24

If any Wayans is coming out to Seattle, I’m going to see them. That includes Shawn. He’ll be here May 22-24 so get your TICKETS soon.

Parlor Live Comedy Club welcomes the multi-talented Shawn Wayans! He is extremely well known for his roles in “White Chicks,” “Scary Movie (1 and 2),” “Scream,” “In Living Color,” […]

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    Langston Hughes African American Film Festival | Through May 4

Langston Hughes African American Film Festival | Through May 4

Sure, maybe you missed the first few days.  Life is busy.  But get in on the fun at the The Langston Hughes African American Film Festival (LHAAFF).  In it’s 11th year,  the festival is still presenting positive, provocative and penetrating independent films created by emerging and established filmmakers.  There are films showing all weekend at really […]

African Pictures at the 40th SIFF May 15-June 8

African Pictures at the 40th SIFF (Seattle International Film Festival)
May 15-June 8, 2014

There are plenty of interesting flix at this year’s Seattle International Film Festival. Last year SIFF launched African Pictures, giving SIFF audiences unique access to some of the best work from and about Africa being made today. Check out the African movies […]

May 4 | Dillaville in Seattle

“Welcome to Dillaville”, pays homage to the incredible works of the late great J Dilla. Featuring Slum Village in addition to Bizarre Ride Live, two groups significant to Dilla’s legacy;. The tour will also include pieces from the J Dilla Smithsonian exhibit, including never seen before photos and his own personal drum machine, used […]


While scanning Ebony’s website I read an informative piece they did on 2014 Must-See Music Festivals.  That article has a lot of great events and I encourage you to get out of Seattle for a bit and soak up some other culture and life.

What I was very happy to see is that there’s an […]

Ballard Jazz Festival this weekend!

“April in Seattle can mean only a few things: a few teasingly beautiful days of clear blue sky; the hope that accompanies the Mariners opening day; and of course the annual Ballard Jazz Festival. Celebrating its 12th year, the festival has come into its own as both a destination for jazz aficionados and as […]

By |April 17th, 2014|culture, events, music|0 Comments|


A month after watching Lupita accept her Academy Award, I cracked open a new book by an African author I hadn’t heard about.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wrote a brilliant story that catches you in it’s high and low points of emotion.  [Spoiler Alert: Don't read any further if you like surprises with your books.]  The […]

By |April 16th, 2014|arts, beauty, culture, reading|0 Comments|

Lion King

I am so sad.  Just realized The Lion King was in town and now all but two shows are sold out!!!

May not be too late for you though, so here’s the information:

STG Presents

March 12 – April 6, 2014
Various Show Times

The Paramount Theatre
911 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Purchase tickets here.

Kingfish Cafe

If you’re in Seattle looking for candied yams, mac and cheese, and collard greens – you have a home here.

Kingfish Cafe offers traditional soul food fare including fried chicken, shrimp and grits, catfish, and even gumbo!

The walls are adorned with large framed prints, reminiscent of a museum exhibit.  The restaurant has been a staple […]

By |March 31st, 2014|food|2 Comments|

Money on my Mind

I have set some aggressive financial goals. I’ve been studying my MINT profile as a result of those goals.  Hint: Mint is a great website/app that helps you track all your spending.

Here they are in a nutshell:

Pay off revolving debt (credit cards)
Pay off my car loan
Pay off my student loans
Save $10k this year

You get […]

By |March 30th, 2014|budget, finance, money|0 Comments|