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DS Traveler. My Passport to the World.

Bio of a DS Traveler (that’s me!) London. Hawaii. Paris. Jamaica. Las Vegas. Mexico. Bahamas. Greece. Dominican Republic. Puerto Rico. Cayman Islands, Havana… Welcome to my travel page! In case you’re wondering, I love to travel! Born in Jamaica and raised in South Florida, I was introduced at a very early age to warm beaches, tropical …

“District Speaks Annual Holiday Happy Hour” (December 2013)

Districtly Speaking held their annual holiday happy hour at the swanky Jin Lounge in DC.  Fans and supporters celebrated our expanding network, robust town halls and community service. In January, we started our town hall with a discussion on “The Truth About HBCUs” and ended the year with our candid, gut honest discussion called “Think Like a Man”. There’s more to …

“Think Like a Man” (November 2013)

“Think Like a Man” By: Saffie Kamara In November, Districtly Speaking fans filled up seats for our sold-out  “Think like a Man” town hall, bringing together over 100 professionals in the DMV area. Our diverse group of male panelists during this highly anticipated discussion included Gee James, Marcus Skelton, Dr. Jendayo Grady, Cole Bockenfeld, Lavell …

“The Skin You’re In: Understanding the Truth Behind Skin Color Preferences” (September 2013)

The Skin Deep Truth Behind Colorism By: Jonelle Henry Original post: emPower Magazine Ugh! That ugly phrase: “You’re pretty for a dark-skinned girl” should be banished from all future conversations. I admit, I haven’t heard this phrase said to me in a long time, but it still pops up every now and then and I …