Why Friends + Family Do Not Support You…

Every now and again I see memes floating around, denoting how no one was with you shooting at the gym or how your friends will invest in all the name brands but not buy your products and  I have had people explicitly ask me to the address thinking I would be on the side of […]

When Your Family Is Not Black Excellence

To say this out loud feels offensive to my Mother’s rule of never putting the family’s business “out on front street.” To address it, I worry that my mother will feel guilty or less than and that’s not a feeling she deserves to carry. My parents are greater than that. But this is a worthwhile, though […]

On Celebrating Dads on Father’s Day

I don’t know that I’ll ever understand the desire of people to broadcast their disdain for their fathers on Father’s Day. It is suppose to be a day of joy, love and celebration and you can respectfully abstain from the holiday without belittling the importance of fathers and then men you aptly fill that role. […]

#AskJouelzy: On Growing Up in a Jehovah’s Witness Household

Controversial topic on deck! I’ve passingly noted that I grew up in a Jehovah’s Witness household so every month I get a few emails asking me to speak on my experience. I’ve been hesitant to do a video on it because I respect my family and any time you mention JWs folks tend to come […]

On Watching Your Parents Age…

There are facts of life. Natural progressions that we all know are to come one day. I know that as I grow and come of age so do my parents. I always knew that they were to get older and so I’ve placed them in my future memories of growing old, but more of a […]