January 9, 2017

How We Met

In the creepiest tweet ever, I launched a bat signal in search of Dr. Syleecia Thompson.

“I heard @syleecia is in Tampa today. Let me find her so I can shake her hand.”

To ensure that the message was especially disturbing, I married my words with a gif of Kim K...

January 8, 2017

How We Met

Sobbing, crying and shaking, I cautiously pulled my car into a vacant lot and dialed Benét Wilson.

“What’s wrong?” she asked.

“I can’t do this anymore… Things aren’t going well. I’m miserable.”

I pictured her with her keys in her hand ready to drive to Florida f...

January 7, 2017

How We Met

Melissa Mitchell carefully colors my timeline with her spirit.

Perfectly layered between @frobabies, @balleralert and @notkarltonbanks are deliberate strokes of heart and humor. Melissa is one of God's greatest works of art.

My four years at Florida A&M Univers...

January 6, 2017

How We Met

With bowed heads and closed eyes, she took my hands in hers.

We'd turned the edit bay into our prayer closet.

When it’s 8:00 a.m. and you already know that everyone who can will absolutely try your patience today, you need a secret weapon.

Rashan Ali was my pray...

January 5, 2017

How We Met

Shari’ Nycole Welton is not even my friend. I borrowed her from the dozens of friends we share, and I don’t plan on giving her back.

She’s the scarf, the shoes and the bag that you swiped from your best friend five years ago because you thought they looked bet...

January 4, 2017

How We Met

I tried to scrolling through our friendship on Facebook to pin point the moment I stopped hating Gloria Mason, but this is what I found:

"I LOVE YOU, GLOria! Don't be mad at me, please. You're my ice cream martini! You're my credit card at Ross! You're my net...

January 3, 2017

How We Met

Roaming the aisles of the campus career fair, a familiar face caught my eye. She was the high-energy recruiter from Nielsen collecting resumes and taking names. I didn’t even want a job. I just wanted her name.

Lauren Grant graduated from Florida A&M Universit...

January 2, 2017

How We Met

When I first met Monique Mitchell, it was anything but love at first sight. I caught myself sizing her up. I thought that we may have to fight one day.

It was freshman orientation week at Florida A&M University and I was intimidated.

I later learned that s...

January 1, 2017

How We Met

Rachel Hill shimmied her way into my life one breathtaking photo at a time. She's the travel queen who sprinkles flight deals down my timeline like a goddess fairy. We are both graduates of Florida A&M University, but our relationship didn't develop until abo...

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