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Five Favorites: Ocotober

Updated: Jan 26, 2021

Hi Diamonds!

I know it has been a while (life has been BUSY), but I am back with another edition of Five Favorites for the month of October! As a reminder, this monthly blog post is where I share my current favorite book, movie, podcast, TV and album--which are all by and for Black women.

Let's talk about last month's favorites:

Book: House at Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper

· Now, I LOVE a good memoir, especially ones that are written by Black women. But, this one, was one of the best books I have read all year! Although it was a little slow to start, House at Sugar Beach by Helene Cooper had me wanting more by the end of the book! Helene details her life growing up in Liberia and how her life drastically changes as the civil war begins and her family is forced to flee to America. If you are looking for an entertaining, but still educational book, this one is for you!

Movie: Becoming: Documentary

· I know many of us stan our forever First Lady Michelle Obama and have probably read her book by now, but Auntie Michelle gave us another gem by releasing a documentary following the release of her first book Becoming. If you haven’t seen it on Netflix yet, make sure you pencil some time in this weekend to watch. Trust me, it will make you stan her even more than you already do!

Podcast (YouTube Channel this month): Tia Mowry’s Quick Fix

· Since I haven’t tapped into too many podcasts recently, I thought I would share a YouTube channel that I have recently been obsessed with. Tia Mowry started her YouTube channel a few years back as a way to share quick tips and tricks as it relates to cooking and baking, but it has turned into a vlog that showcases her personal life. I personally find her and her family so cute, especially her relationship with her husband. All YouTube fanatics should check her channel out!

TV Show: Sister, Sister

· I thought the last favorite would be a perfect lead into my favorite show for the month: Sister, Sister! Starring Tia and her sister, Tamera, Sister, Sister is a 90s classic that has recently been put on Netflix. As a native Detroiter, I have been getting all the nostalgic feels watching the show again and seeing episodes that I hadn’t watched as a kid. I know there is a ton of TV show content out now, but this show is an easy binge watch and is good to put on the background for some entertainment when you are multitasking.

Album: Misunderstood by Queen Naija

· I know Ms. Queen had some controversial moments in the past, but one thing is for sure, sis can SING! Her debut album features some of my favorites such as Lucky Daye and Kiana Lede and is a great follow up to her EP, Queen Naija. I haven’t been able to stop playing it since it dropped, and I honestly don’t see that changing in the future. R&B lovers, please make sure to give this one a listen.

As always, feel free to comment below what you are currently watching, reading or listening to and make sure to check back in next month!

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