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I Let A Good One Go And I Don’t Feel Bad

I Let A Good One Go And I Don’t Feel Bad

I’m not sure about you, but I’m at the age where folks start giving you the side-eye when they find out that you’re single and childless. I mean, I get it. 30 is in the horizon and 27… well, 27 is right at the nose.…

Honoring the Life of Breonna Taylor | Maplewood / South Orange, NJ

Honoring the Life of Breonna Taylor | Maplewood / South Orange, NJ

We’d like to take a moment to thank these four amazing women who put together yesterday’s vigil in honor of #BreonnaTaylor on what would have been her 27th Birthday.

I Took My Time Writing About George Floyd

I Took My Time Writing About George Floyd

I took my time writing about George. Not because I didn’t have thoughts worth sharing, but because George was different. George was family to a very good friend of mine and I didn’t want my profile adding to the stream of images and hashtags already flooding his timeline. Against my better judgment, I watched the video. I watched a Black  Man die in broad day light… on camera… at the hands of police… again.

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We Still Have Time

We Still Have Time

My Great Nana passed away last week and I’ve been hesitant to post about it. Nan was older, had more than her share of health issues and a body that’s endured more physical and emotional trauma than some know. It feels disingenuous accepting condolences for…

I Lost Track of Time.

I Lost Track of Time.

I didn’t realize how much time had gone by since I last checked in with you guys.

November 6th, a Wednesday. I had felt myself slowly drifting back into that familiar darkness for weeks but decided I’d stay in the light, smile, engage, and make every effort to be ok.

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Tis’ the Season for Rest + Relaxation.

Tis’ the Season for Rest + Relaxation.

We postponed gift exchange in my family this year and honestly, it feels kind of good. For the first time in forever, there was no pressure to find the right gift. No stress of making it to the store or having things shipped in time.…

The Sassy Rant wishes Jay-Z a Happy 50th Birthday

The Sassy Rant wishes Jay-Z a Happy 50th Birthday

I bought my first Jay-Z cd during my freshman year of college. Late bloomer, I know. Thinking back, I can still remember the rush of excitement I felt as “The Ruler’s Back” blared through the speakers in my Dad’s Chevy Equinox.   Like most people,…

Remembering John “Pops” Witherspoon

Remembering John “Pops” Witherspoon

The world is in shock right now as recent news reports confirm the passing of comedian and actor John Witherspoon, 77.

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Cyntoia Brown-Long Visits Newark’s 3rd Space for Q&A with Aliya S. King

Cyntoia Brown-Long Visits Newark’s 3rd Space for Q&A with Aliya S. King

For so long, we’ve seen images of a child, eyes filled with disappointment in a system that had clearly faild her. On stage last night though, sat a woman. Poised. Resilient. Hopeful.

Networking Secrets I Shared with The Young Professionals of PSEG

Networking Secrets I Shared with The Young Professionals of PSEG

I sat as a panelist yesterday at an event hosted by The Young Professionals of PSEG and Newark Regional Business Partnership.

Today I Turn 27

Today I Turn 27

I wrote this a couple of hours before my 27th birthday. Just in case my mood found a way to spill over into today, I wanted to have this handy.

On days where I really struggle. When stress has made a mess of my face. When anxiety causes frequent trips to the bathroom so my coworkers aren’t tempted to ask what’s wrong. When I start my day feeling like no one here deserves me and I’d be better suited staying in bed not being anything to anyone except me but only for myself.

This list is for those times… these times. Because even though they don’t last forever, they always find their way back.

1. Working limbs.

2. Steady pay.

3. Family — even when they’re the source of my frustration.

4. Higher awareness of self, in all regard.

5. The ability to get sh*t done. Even when it hurts. Even when I’m broken.

6. Being able to Goblet squat and one arm thrust 35 pounds. (Thanks Coach Moe)

7. Recognizing when its time to let go, even if only temporarily. (See you April 18th for Cocktail Conversations)

8. The gift of writing and all of those who’ve challenged me to push beyond the limits I give myself.

9. Racine McGee for all the moments we share. Especially the ones where its you doing the ear tugging. I be listening.

10. An ever improving relationship with my supervisor. I appreciate the teach and learn moments we share, the random check-ins, and the pep talks we give to one another. The dots are connecting finally and I recognize that being on this team with you has done a lot for me personally and professionally.

11. I appreciate those closest to me that take the beatings on my bad days and still show up with an open heart when I come to my senses and say, “I’m sorry for yelling at you.”

12. Strangers. As much as hate to admit it, I’m a stranger magnet. I’ve met some pretty cool ones this past year. Most recently my Lyft driver, Jean, who I invited to a Lil Wayne concert after being in the car for less than 60 seconds.

13. Black Men. My Black Men. You know who you are. Thank you for keeping me safe, for reminding me of my light, and pulling my card when I start trippin’ over f*ck boys.

14. Black Women. My Black Women. Again, you know who you are. Thank you for understanding, for loving on me when I need it, and for a genuine sense of sisterhood.

15. Every single person that has ever said “I see you.” That statement holds so much power, especially on days I feel invisible.

16. My Ancestors. The source of my strength and my foundation. There is absolutely nothing in this world I cannot do with you all on my side. Give thanks.

17. A place to comfortably lay my head.

18. Muffin. My baby love, my heart in (kitten) form.

19. Breaks from the world.

20. Vegan food that tastes good when I cook it myself.

21. Sunsets + Sunrises and their symbolism of both rise and rest

22. Health insurance. Even though I refuse to use it, after 26, I’m grateful to have it — just in case.

23. Toxic people that come into my life as a mirror. I have some sh*t to work on too, thank you for showing me that.

24. Clean water. There are still thousands of people throughout the City of Newark and millions of people in low-income communities across the U.S. without access to clean water. Our collective efforts must continue even as water distribution to those who need it slows down.

25. Today only, I’m claiming 27. Tomorrow I’ll go back to being 25.

26. Second chances

27. Another trip around the sun for myself and for those who’s legacy I carry on.

Today I turn 27 and I’m just grateful to still be here.

Yolanda Danae’

Just Another Tuesday

Just Another Tuesday

Tomorrow is my 27th Birthday. It stings to say that. I haven’t made any plans, haven’t found “the outfit”, I haven’t even replaced my signature blue lipstick (if you know me, its a thing). Birthdays don’t feel like birthdays these days.

Expectations

Expectations

Expectations – I require a lot because I supply a lot. Early on, thanks to Hov, I adopted the mantra “Never ask for anything I don’t demand of myself,” and I live by that. But even in giving your best efforts, no one is required…

Cocktail Conversations – The Experience

Cocktail Conversations – The Experience

The Cocktail Conversations experience is for those who want to actively be part of solutions to issues within their respective communities. On October 5th we’ll be speaking with children of addicts, individuals in recovery, addiction counselors and treatment professionals.

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3rd Annual Cocktail Conversations – Tickets on Sale Now!

3rd Annual Cocktail Conversations – Tickets on Sale Now!

Because of your continuous support of The Sassy Rant and our commitment to raising awareness / identifying solutions to issues within the Black community, we’re back with Cocktail Conversations! Join us for a real raw conversation on addiction within communities of color.

It’s About Time

It’s About Time

I decided to stick around after work last week to get some writing done. There’s so much I want to share with you all but I just haven’t been disciplined enough to really sit down and it get done. That’s an excuse, I know. But…

The Marathon Continues

The Marathon Continues

For nearly two weeks, the world has been in a state of shock and disbelief. That first night, I stayed up until after 3am reading every post on my timeline. It was too much to deal with so for the first time in a longtime, I logged out of not just my personal accounts, but out of The Sassy Rant accounts as well. The way I saw it, I’d be gone until I had something to say.

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I Need Some Time Away

I Need Some Time Away

The only thing that makes sense right now is signing off. This tragedy shook me to my core for so many reasons and I need time to process. As do you. Take some time offline and revisit the blueprint Nipsey outlined for us. Find a…

Rise In Power – Nipsey Hussle

Rise In Power – Nipsey Hussle

I felt this one deep in the pit of my soul and it hurts real bad, y’all. Nip represented so much not just as an artist, but as a man. He was elevating and inspiring so many of our people and it hurts beyond words…

National Women and Girls HIV Awareness Day

National Women and Girls HIV Awareness Day

Today we visited the @NJCRI for National Women and Girls HIV Awareness Day / International Women’s Day. We and several other women shared stories of self-care + wellness, abuse, addiction, and the importance of safe sex practices. We ask that you take a moment to acknowledge the women in your lives and let them know today and everyday that they are appreciated! Continue reading National Women and Girls HIV Awareness Day

Because You Asked Me About Jussie…

Because You Asked Me About Jussie…

Most times, I keep my thoughts on sensitive matters such as this one offline. Not because I’m not affected by it, but because greater issues lie ahead that I haven’t always been willing to address. Racism + homophobia are two very prevalent issues in our…

I Surrender

I Surrender

I sat down last night to take notes while the house was quiet enough to pause and reflect. For the past few months, I’ve been growing though a few phases and changes. Some mental and spiritual, others physical and emotional. I know it’s been some…

Thoughts of Nia…

Thoughts of Nia…

Coming up under the shield of my elders, I would have never imaged that the world would be filled with so much hatred. Not even Hollywood’s most goriest of films could have prepared me for the horrific scenes of men and women murdered in cold blood that I’ve witnessed in real time. Yet, here I am at 26 years old with memories of violent crimes against people who look like I do, burned into my mind forever. Today, my heart aches for Nia Wilson in the same way it aches for Sandra, Tamir, Sean, Trayvon, Eric, Philandro, and so many others who’s names become merely a faded hashtag on a sign in someones garage, on someone’s page, in someone’s mind. Nia, we will shout your name amongst those slain in this county by the hands of hate-filled racists. We will fight for justice. We will remember your name.

Yolanda Danae’ Continue reading Thoughts of Nia…

Another Successful Cocktail Conversations Event!

Another Successful Cocktail Conversations Event!

On October 6th, we hosted our 2nd Annual Cocktail Conversations panel and celebrated The Sassy Rant’s 4 year anniversary! I’m pleased to share that to my affirmation on August 14th, Cocktail Conversations was a sold out event! While preparing for this event, I paid special…

Hello, October

Hello, October

It’s the start of my favorite month, my favorite season, and somehow I’m typing this at what seems to be my favorite time of day. I started working on this post early this morning, but of course, work and other commitments stood in the way.…

Visibility

Visibility

Often, I credit my work with The Sassy Rant, both blog and brand, to being something just for myself. And to some extent, that’s still a very accurate narrative. When you aren’t motivated by the majority, you have this sort of autonomy to produce authentic content. I love what I do, and the unfiltered creative freedom I’ve been afforded. And while I’d still do this with no one watching,  it always warms my heart when someone says, “I see you.” Continue reading Visibility

2nd Annual Cocktail Conversations on October 6th!

2nd Annual Cocktail Conversations on October 6th!

The Sassy Rant is back with our 2nd Annual Cocktail Conversations event happening on October 6th! This year, we’ll be discussing masculinity amongst men of color at 1 South in South Orange, NJ. Will you be there?

It’s July 23rd…

It’s July 23rd…

Today is Mirah’s 26th birthday. If she were still here, I know she’d be hyped for the day and the night’s festivities. I’d call her at 11:59 p.m. to be one of the first to wish her a happy birthday and would text her “7/23…

Throw The Whole ‘Friend’ Away

Throw The Whole ‘Friend’ Away

For the most part, we have a working knowledge of the role we play in people’s lives, especially those we call our friends. We could be the one they call when they’re having money problems, or the one that comes to the rescue in a time of crisis. That said, we know who to call on when we’re in certain moods or have certain issues going on, just like we know who to expect a call from and when. At some point though, a person’s need for your role will change — with or without notice. Continue reading Throw The Whole ‘Friend’ Away

It’s About Respect

It’s About Respect

A few weeks ago I did storytime with Londiee on my Instagram and went on a rant about my pet peeve of the day. At the time, it happened to be about a situation that had taken place a couple months prior and had recently…

2018 Is About Transparency

2018 Is About Transparency

Often I’m told that I seem closed off. Like there’s something I’m holding back, especially in many of my blog posts. I try my hardest to be transparent but still maintain a level of privacy because face it, my readers don’t need to know every…

Since You’ve Been Asking…

Since You’ve Been Asking…

A lot of times, I wish I had more to say. More experiences to share, more advice to give. But the truth is,  I sometimes feel like I’m running out of content. You know that moment when you’re on a plane and the stewardess is passing out coffee? They’re getting closer to you, but it seems as if there’s just way too many passengers in the way? Finally, when it’s your turn, you reach out your cup in excitement and down trickles remnants of a once full pot of Joe. I feel like with this blog, I’m at my last few drops, leaving you all disappointed when you hold out your cup. Continue reading Since You’ve Been Asking…

What I Left In Ghana…

What I Left In Ghana…

Its 2:13pm as I write this from my window seat in Casablanca. The cool air kisses the top of my head from the fans above. It sends a chill through my body as Sza’s “20 Something” whispers in my ear. I sit here feeling full…

Fellas, When Was The Last Time…

Fellas, When Was The Last Time…

The other  night I asked a handful of guys when was the last time a woman had asked or taken them on a date. And I mean a real date, not a “Hey babe, let’s go to Applebee’s for a 2 for $20, your treat.”…

The First Annual Cocktail Conversations!

The First Annual Cocktail Conversations!

Can we just raise a glass and toast to the success that became of Cocktail Conversations? The food and drinks were great, but the conversation was indeed the icing on the cake! Though this event took a lot of planning and preparation, the turnout by far exceeded my expectations! (I really didn’t intend for this to rhyme) Continue reading The First Annual Cocktail Conversations!

Birthday Blues

Birthday Blues

Today I am officially one month away from my 25th birthday. All year, I’ve been ranting and raving about turning TwentyFINE and it wasn’t until yesterday that I began to realize the magnitude of just what turning 25 actually meant. Aside from this being my last…

The Sassy Rant Presents: Cocktail Conversations on October 7th!

The Sassy Rant Presents: Cocktail Conversations on October 7th!

Remember how I’ve been telling you all that I would be planning an event for The Sassy Rant? Well, that time has come! I am pleased to announce that I’ll be hosting Cocktail Conversations: A panel discussing the importance of sisterhood amongst women of color…

Sometimes, I Don’t Feel Like Listening

Sometimes, I Don’t Feel Like Listening

My friends know I love them like they’re family. In all honesty, some of them are more family to me than my own blood relatives. Before I get into this rant, don’t take it personal. Please spare me the text messages saying things like “I didn’t know this was a problem” or “I’ll stop bothering you” etc. This is less about you all and more about me. So again, don’t take it personal. Continue reading Sometimes, I Don’t Feel Like Listening

I Think He Put Me In The Friendzone

I Think He Put Me In The Friendzone

We’ve all experienced a time where we have been unexpectedly put into the friendzone. Don’t try to act like you’ve never been mid-conversation with your crush and he tells you how much of a sister you are to him. Or when you’re out with a…

She Did That… Again!

She Did That… Again!

Yo Class of 2017, I’m happy for you, but Yolanda Danae’ had one of the best graduation ceremonies of all time! Well, maybe the ceremony wasn’t all that, but I definitely was! Graduating with my Masters has absolutely granted me bragging rights and I’m not…

Vertical Joe’s: A Professional Woman’s Playground

Vertical Joe’s: A Professional Woman’s Playground

As some of you may already know by now, I took a solo trip to  Atlanta a few weeks ago. One of the things I promised myself I’d do was take a pole dancing class at the infamous Vertical Joe’s. Yes, this anti-social introvert jumped — or should I say slid completely out of her comfort zone *flips hair*! It’s no secret that I’m the last person to initiate change or try anything new, but, as part of my 25 by 25 (bucketlist), I promised myself that I’d use this year to not only boss up, but to try some things that would shock not only my friends but myself as well. Continue reading Vertical Joe’s: A Professional Woman’s Playground

It’s Not His Fault You Haven’t Moved On

It’s Not His Fault You Haven’t Moved On

Finally, you’ve mustered up enough strength to do it. Not only did you unfriend and block him on  Instagram and Facebook, but you even deleted his contact, message thread and even those locked screenshots you dropped in the group chat. It’s been a good while…

Just Like You, Women Bait Men Too!

Just Like You, Women Bait Men Too!

Yeah I said it, women bait men too. Ladies, don’t pretend like you don’t know what I’m talking about. Have you ever been scrolling on the gram and come across a guy you know only on Instagram because you followed one another from Twitter and…

Mr. Perfect

Mr. Perfect

In a recent conversation with an acquaintance, I was told that I’d always be single because I require too much. I was informed that because of my “high maintenance attitude” I would never find the perfect man, since that’s what it seems I’m in search of. In all honestly, perfection is just a fragment of one’s imagination. In that regard, perhaps I am waiting to be swept off of my feet by the imaginary man that frequents my daydreams. Maybe the man that comes to find mind when singing along to Brian McKnight, Ginuwine, and Dru Hill, is who has me clicking my heels in anticipation. Either way, he’s not perfect, and that I believe, is what is most alluring about this mystery man.  Continue reading Mr. Perfect

It’s Confirmed… He Has A Girlfriend

It’s Confirmed… He Has A Girlfriend

So you survived another date-less Valentine’s Day! Restaurants were jam packed Tuesday night, 50 Shades Darker was sold out, and I’m sure just about every gas station and highway salesman were completely out of red roses. And while some of us may be single, at…

Interview: True Confessions with Nai & Honey of #TheConfessional

Interview: True Confessions with Nai & Honey of #TheConfessional

Once upon a time, talking about what went on behind closed doors with your partner was a no-no. Well, the ladies of The Confessional have broken down that wall and are spilling ALL the tea imaginable! From your most intimate and personal questions, to your…

Despite What I May Say, Sometimes I’m Not Okay

Despite What I May Say, Sometimes I’m Not Okay

Someone once told me that the biggest lie we tell is when people ask how we’re doing. Whether we are keeping our heads above water or being pulled under, more times than not, we’ll respond with “I’m fine.” Today’s rant is one I’ve been a little apprehensive about posting. While I’m always honest with my readers and try my hardest to be as transparent as I’m comfortable with being, this topic is one I’ve only ever disclosed to a very select group of people. I’ve found that when trying to share my thoughts, I’m often dismissed and told things like “it’ll pass,” “pray about it,” “you shouldn’t feel that way,” and the list goes on. But what happens when it doesn’t pass, and prayer isn’t working, and you do feel this way? Then what? Continue reading Despite What I May Say, Sometimes I’m Not Okay

Does It Make Me Desperate If…

Does It Make Me Desperate If…

When a woman is vocal about what she wants for her life, she’s said to be bossy, controlling, and some will even say she’s demanding. But why is it that when she expresses her desire to have a romantic relationship, she’s looked at as “thirsty” or “desperate”?…

Loyalty Is The New Slavery.

Loyalty Is The New Slavery.

From my observation, there was an increased use of the word “loyalty” starting back in 2009. I was in high school and a lot of my classmates and fellow street team members were tattooing the word on their bodies, posting it all over their Myspace pages, or chanting “loyalty is all we ask.” The fad, however, grew to become so much more than that as everyone began to swear by some imaginary code that stood for “Even if I do you dirty, you’re still expected to hold me down.” I’m all for being there for the ones who were there for you, but what I don’t condone is allowing someone to take advantage of you because you don’t want to be disloyal. Continue reading Loyalty Is The New Slavery.

What I Learned About Myself In The Drive Thru

What I Learned About Myself In The Drive Thru

I’m glad the title got your attention, but today’s rant is pretty serious. Okay, not really serious serious, but I really did learn something about myself a few days ago while ordering fast food.

Sassy Spotlight: Warren, Owner of Mass Screen Printing

Sassy Spotlight: Warren, Owner of Mass Screen Printing

Where do you all usually go for your printed marketing/branding materials? Wherever that place may be, I can guarantee you that it has nothing on Mass Screen Printing! Interested in finding out why?

QueensKnow Pop-Up Shop & Panel Discussion Recap!

QueensKnow Pop-Up Shop & Panel Discussion Recap!

As you all know, this past weekend I visited Somerville, Massachusetts to speak on panel hosted by a dear friend and Founder of QueensKnow, Keisha Jean-Louis. Early Saturday morning, I packed up the car and hit the road for the nearly four hour drive. Hopefully you’re following @TheSassyRant on InstaGram and were able to keep up with some of our posts from the event. If not, keep reading, this recap is full of details! Continue reading QueensKnow Pop-Up Shop & Panel Discussion Recap!

The Big Announcement!

The Big Announcement!

Many of you have been reminding me that I made a promise to be more current with the website and Instagram page and that I have failed to do so. Hopefully, you’ll find it in your hearts to forgive me as I have been extremely…

#SassySpotlight: College Park’s Latest Flame, Kap G!

#SassySpotlight: College Park’s Latest Flame, Kap G!

New week. New face. New spotlight. #KapG

10 Things To Remember When Following Your Dreams

10 Things To Remember When Following Your Dreams

It’s an amazing thing to watch someone live in their passion. In a way, it’s actually inspiring and often gives us the extra push we need to step away from our fear and follow our dreams. This burst of motivation puts you on an extreme high… that is, until something or someone comes along and knocks you off your cloud. But not to worry, we’ve come up with a list of tips/things to remember to help keep you on track when things get a little rocky. Be sure to keep this going by sharing with your friends and adding your own tips to the list. Continue reading 10 Things To Remember When Following Your Dreams

Technical Difficulties… But We’re Back!

Technical Difficulties… But We’re Back!

Oh how we’ve missed you all these past couple of weeks. In the past, we promised not to leave you guys hanging for too long but we were experiencing some technical difficulties. 

E.B.O. Beard Butter And The Man Behind The Magic!

E.B.O. Beard Butter And The Man Behind The Magic!

  What’s more attractive than a handsome man with a beard? Well, a man with a healthy one. Apparently, it’s levels to this ish when it comes to sporting a beard. I’m sure you all know of at least one man whose crumb catcher could…

‘Forever’ Is The Problem

‘Forever’ Is The Problem

Ladies, when you hear the word “forever” what’s some things that come to mind? Personally, what instantly flashes in my head is marriage because that’s something that’s supposed to be forever, right? Fellas tell me this, how soon is too soon to be considering forever with someone? A year into dating exclusively? Eight months? Well, what if I told you that there are some women who are checking you out on the first date to see if you fit the surface check? You’re probably wondering what on earth is the surface check, right? Well, keep reading. Continue reading ‘Forever’ Is The Problem

2015 – The Wrap Up

2015 – The Wrap Up

For those of you who know me personally, it’s understood why I say this has been a bit of a difficult year. In early February, I lost of one of my closest friends, my sister, Amirah. Her death was sudden and still very much unbelievable.…

Happy 1st Birthday to The Sassy Rant!

Happy 1st Birthday to The Sassy Rant!

One year ago today, The Sassy Rant was born! In honor of this wonderful occasion, I’d like introduce you to our new home, TheSassyRant.com ! Continue reading Happy 1st Birthday to The Sassy Rant!

Out Of The Darkness: A New Conversation…

Out Of The Darkness: A New Conversation…

You keep it all inside because that’s the safest place to hide it…

Something To Work On…

Something To Work On…

Sometimes it takes driving home alone to finally realize, “Hey, there are some things I could work on.”

Hello August

Hello August

July was rough for many people, myself included. Hopefully August is better. Let’s dive in.

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Gone Too Soon… Rest In Peace Ahmad

Gone Too Soon… Rest In Peace Ahmad

Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.

The Side Piece

The Side Piece

The title pretty much explains itself. Let’s jump in.

When Will The Games End?

When Will The Games End?

The question we all ask ourselves from time to time. Well, I may have an answer for you…

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The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game

I didn’t want this to be another rant about relationships but what the heck. Make sure y’all tune in to KrownNFR tonight from 6-8pm to hear me dig deeper into this post with novelist Bryant A. Buntin, author of Dear Women I Haven’t Slept With.…

Should I Have To Ask If You’re Single?

Should I Have To Ask If You’re Single?

About a week ago, an old friend reached out to me to inquire about how I had been doing as of late. After a few days of small talk, the conversation transitioned to us now discussing details of our last time speaking, reminiscing on the…

It’s Not True Because I Don’t Believe It

It’s Not True Because I Don’t Believe It

“You keep falling victim cause you’re insecure… And when I tell you that you’re beautiful you can’t be sure” – J. Cole

Continue reading It’s Not True Because I Don’t Believe It

Facing Your Feelings

Facing Your Feelings

“Just remember; Never be afraid of your feelings…” – R.H.S

Sure You Can Talk, But Can You Perform?

Sure You Can Talk, But Can You Perform?

Talk less, act more. Let’s jump into today’s rant.

Time To Take Back…

Time To Take Back…

People will take and take and take until you have nothing left. And why is that you may ask? Because we continue to give. It isn’t them, it’s us.  Continue reading Time To Take Back…

You Get Exactly What You Settle For

You Get Exactly What You Settle For

As per our usual conversations about the opposite sex, my longtime friend Nicole and I vented to one another about our current issues with the dating scene we’ve both become all too familiar with. Fellas, stick around, I promise there won’t be any male-bashing… this…

Why Bother Sticking Around?

Why Bother Sticking Around?

Because the gain is far more beneficial than the loss.

Can Men And Women Be Just Friends?

Can Men And Women Be Just Friends?

It’s an age-old question that is still being debated to this very day; can two people of the opposite sex have a strictly platonic relationship without having any romantic interest in one another? Well, that depends. Continue reading Can Men And Women Be Just Friends?

The Krowning of A King [Interview]

The Krowning of A King [Interview]

Four years and three projects later I’m here with hip hop lyricist King Braize once again for another amazing project. Similar to our last interview, Braize opens up exclusively to #TheSassyRant about some pretty personal topics.  Without further or due, I present The Krowning of…

Welcoming All Into the Presence of Royalty: I Bring to you, The King, Brazy Boy (2011)

Welcoming All Into the Presence of Royalty: I Bring to you, The King, Brazy Boy (2011)

In an exclusive interview with Newark native, Brazy Boy, also known as “King Brazy,” I’ve come to learn some of what makes up the King himself. From the defenseless child watching his mother being attacked to the rap artist taking over his city today, Brazy…

#BraizeSeason: In The Land of Korruption 2

#BraizeSeason: In The Land of Korruption 2

As many of you may know, yesterday hip hop lyricist and Newark native King Braize released one of the most anticipated projects of the year, “In The Land of Korruption 2.” The mixtape is a continuation of Braize’s third solo project, “In The Land of Korruption” which includes some of my faves like “Astor Quitman Music,” “Unnoticed,” and “Welcome 2 Da Jungle.” Before we jump into my top five favorites on this new project, take a moment to watch the mixtape’s single, “That’s Bae” feat. Jelahn Kruze.  Continue reading #BraizeSeason: In The Land of Korruption 2

What Are Your Ultimate Deal Breakers In A Relationship?

What Are Your Ultimate Deal Breakers In A Relationship?

The other day I was sharing ideas with a friend about possible topics for upcoming rants when he insinuated that my rants are always serious. Okay, he didn’t just hint towards it, he said flat out, “they don’t have to be so serious.” The young…

Amirah, My Darling Angel (continued)

Amirah, My Darling Angel (continued)

If you haven’t already done so, visit our earlier post, “Amirah, My Darling Angel” before continuing this one.

Amirah, My Darling Angel

Amirah, My Darling Angel

I’m not okay.

As much as I try to pretend like I am, I’m not.

None of us are. You were such a beautiful, loving, and selfless young woman, and it hurts beyond what words can describe that you’re gone. Believe me Favee, your absence is felt and your presence will be greatly missed and always remembered. Continue reading Amirah, My Darling Angel

Can Long Distance Relationships Really Work?

Can Long Distance Relationships Really Work?

Recently, one of my followers on Twitter asked “Do long distance relationships work?” Well, anything has the potential to work, I’d like to believe, if those involved are willing to make it happen. Before committing yourself to the idea though, here are some things to…

Can Long Distance Relationships Really Work?

Can Long Distance Relationships Really Work?

Recently, one of my followers on Twitter asked “Do long distance relationships work?” Well, anything has the potential to work, I’d like to believe, if those involved are willing to make it happen. Before committing yourself to the idea though, here are some things to…

When People Show You Who They Are…

When People Show You Who They Are…

Believe them the first time. One of the hardest lessons you’ll ever learn in life is that not everyone you’re holding on to is supposed to be a part of your long term journey. No matter how much time and energy you invest in to a situation, friendship or relationship, when things are constantly going wrong, take it for what it is and move on. Let go of the excuses of why you have to hold on and realize that the lesson will continue to be harder for you to learn when you refuse to acknowledge it. Continue reading When People Show You Who They Are…

Planning vs. Living: Which do you decide?

Planning vs. Living: Which do you decide?

Before we get into the very first rant, I’d like to take a moment to thank you all for your support. Whether you are a new supporter or an old fan of my work, I appreciate you. And now for the rant…