Happy Birthday to Me!

For my birthday this year, I’m asking for donations to Jackson Association of Black Journalists. I’ve chosen this nonprofit because their mission means a lot to me, and I hope you’ll consider contributing as a way to celebrate with me. Every little bit will help me reach my goal. CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW!!! Lace…

Editor’s Pick: Laced Twitter Quotes of the Week

#10 “Please get “brand new.” Please do not stay the same. Please learn & grow. I’m rooting for your evolution.” – Gabrielle Union, Actress Please get "brand new." Please do not stay the same. Please learn & grown. I'm rooting for your evolution. — Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) September 3, 2017 #9 “Embrace this new season…

Editor’s Pick: Laced Twitter Quotes of the Week

#10 “Too many half healed people looking for a relationship. If you are still carrying baggage from your old relationships, you are not ready.” – Idris Bolton, Motivational Speaker, Author, Life/Relationship Coach Too many half healed people looking for a relationship. If you are still carrying baggage from your old relationships, you are not ready….

Afro Latino History Is Black History 

So one of my friends was telling about a conversation he was having in class with his teacher and students about there is no such thing as an Afro Latino. He told them yes there is because one of my friends is an Afro Latina. So the teacher asked,“what is that?” He told her that…

The 59th Grammys Recap

I would have to say that this is one of the best Grammy shows I have seen in a long time. There were so many amazing moments throughout the show… from Chance The Rapper to Beyoncé to Bruno Mars to even the speech Adele gave to acknowledge the work of Beyoncé. Those performances gave me…

Racist or A Bad Joke? ​

I recently watched a video of comedian George Lopez at one of his comedy shows. As he was telling a joke about Latinos, he stated, “There’s two rules in the f*cking Latino family. Don’t marry anyone black and don’t park in front of their house.” @georgelopez you'd think after having your entire country and people…

SPECIAL EDITION: The Color Line

I do not know if it was premonition… a few months ago before the election of Donald Trump, The Color Line exhibition was announced in France at the Quai Branly Museum. The term “Color Line” was originally used as a reference to the racial segregation that existed in the United States after the abolition of…

Part IV: Petty Blvds Best Netflix and Chill Movies

The past couple of weeks, we’ve covered the following Cuffing Season topics: Part I: “What Is Cuffing Season?” Featuring 3 Anonymous Guest Part II: Petty Blvds Cuffing Season Playlist Part III: The Dos and Don’t s of Cuffing Season on National Boyfriend Day Today, I will present you with the best Netflix movies to actually…

Celebrating Our 300th Post!

Over two and a half years ago, I decided to start a blog. Little did I know that it would turn into a platform for others to share their talent. On September 12th, we celebrated surpassing 30,000 views. Small to some, but huge for Southern Laced. Why? Because there was a time it was a…

National Voter Registration Day: DON’T BOO. VOTE

Our lives begin to end the day we become SILENT about things that matter.       -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Today is National Voter Registration Day. If you have not registered to vote, NOW is the time to make sure it gets done. There are so many important elections this year. So, it is…

Part II: Petty Blvds Cuffing Season Playlist

Last week, we covered Part I: “What Is Cuffing Season?” Featuring 3 Anonymous Guest. I left you with the question, “Is cuffing season equivalent to dating?” For those that took my advice and followed me on Twitter, here are the final results of the poll given: Unfortunately, 31% of the people that took this poll believe…

Part I: “What Is Cuffing Season?” Featuring 3 Anonymous Guest

Just what is cuffing season?  Many of you have probably heard about it. And because Fall is right around the corner, you’ll probably be hearing even more about it. To me, cuffing season officially begins when the weather starts to get cooler. During this time, you’ll find that a large number of single people become…

Happy Birthday Beyoncé 

Today is the birth of one of the most amazing entertainer of our time. You can’t deny and say that Beyoncé is not one of the most talented performers of this generation. I adore this woman so much that if you say anything negative about her, I will most definitely hit you with straight facts….

Have You Seen My Edges?: VMA’s Aftermath 

A lot of us are still recovering from ditching the waist trainers and food to collecting our edges. The real question is ‘Was it the VMA’s or the BEYmas’? Beyoncé made history at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards by becoming the most awarded woman in history of the VMA’s out beating Madonna by taking…

Who Run The World: Black Girl Magic!

Last week, some of the most amazing and talented young ladies showed their strengths and beauty across the Rio 2016 Olympics. Black girl magic has official taken over the Olympics this year with three of the most talked about ladies. Simone Biles is the first female U.S. gymnast to win three golds in one game….

Freedom: Black Lives Matter

On July 5, 2016, 37-year old Alton Sterling was shot and killed by two officers in front of a convenient store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It comes to my attention that he was selling CDs outside the store until those two officers confronted him. It was stated that Sterling asked the officers a couple of…