Category archives: #TheSoapbox

Collateral Beauty: Dear London

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In true Collateral Beauty fashion, I wrote a letter. But this time it wasn't to life, death, time, or love. It was to my niece, London Cadence. My best friend of 25 years delivered her... stillborn only 2 days prior to her due date. So, as time drew closer and closer to what would be her first birthday I decided the next letter in my series should be to her.[...]

Collateral Beauty: The Series Introduction

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I know not a lot of people liked the movie where our beloved Will Smith wrote letters to Love, Time and Death after his daughter died. Well, eff ya'll! (jk, keep reading), cause I did. It hit me, in places I didn't know existed. Around this time last year I stopped writing much in general. I had no idea that in these coming days I would lose my neice, that m[...]

#YourFavorite: Black Fatherhood & Black Love

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DJDURL is a man of many hats and has always played different roles, such as a DJ, a photographer, event planner and whatever else his creative mind leads him to. Now, he has two new roles that are more important than all: Husband & Father. On DJDURL's new YouTube channel, #YourFavorite YouTube Channel, you will get to see how the upcoming baby and nuptials a[...]

Grey Skies on a Blue Monday

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It happens every year. I'm living my life, smiling, smelling the roses then #Bam, it starts raining on the inside of my head. When I wake up in the mornings I don't see the sun, even when I know it's there. It's tragic, really.... What the mind does when you're not paying it much attention. And in spite of not paying it much attention, it still rears its ugl[...]

Time Is of the Essence...

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It's amazing to me how quickly time passes by. I mean....2015 is more than halfway passed and the new year is approaching faster than imagined. One thing that I am constantly being reminded of is that time is precious. It is something that you can never get back and no moment you're here should ever be taken for granted. How many times have you looked at [...]

Open House X @Courgasm

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While I use this space as primarily a personal style blog, we could kind of think of it as Courey's Nation :). For those who didn't know...I got my beginnings of internet popularity (somewhat) via publishing my poetry on my Facebook! I've strayed away during the years but something always brings me back to my roots. This time last year on a lonely friday nig[...]

#TheSoapBox Presents: "The Talk"

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*A Note from Courdination* Now you know I couldn't begin a fashion blog without adding the element of #SexAndTheTwenties. I pulled my good friend NeTeah in to speak her mind from time to time and she came out swinging. I hope you all enjoy! THE TALK The older I get and the closer to the Dirty 30 I reach, I find myself reflecting on past relationships an[...]