About Kamaria Fayola

Kamaria is an attorney, poet, writer, and lover of all things created #ForTheCulture. She runs a blog, 'Words of My Mother,' has lived all over the DMV (heavy on the V), and enjoys skating, debating, and car karaoke. (Because, why not?!) She can be reached on Twitter at @like_tha_moon.

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The show, in its 25th season, continues to deal with the issue of race, but the network’s stance is a step in the right direction. 
Ketanji Brown Jackson, affirmative action dissent, theGrio.com
July 5, 2023
In her factual, pointed dissent, Justice Jackson explains why the Supreme Court affirmative action decision was “a tragedy for us all.”
61st Berlin Film Festival - Sing Your Song - Photocall
April 26, 2023
Harry Belafonte, entertainer and activist who died Tuesday, left a powerful mark with his global activism.
love is blind reunion, thegrio.com
An hourlong delay and a no-show from Jackie could have made for a disappointing “Love Is Blind” reunion show. But Twitter saved the night.
OPINION: Let’s talk about these red and green flags, and what they may mean for the success of season 4’s couples.
Now that we know how “The Best Man” franchise concludes, did the women make the best choices from the beginning?
Taylor Hale was targeted for no reason other than the mere fact that she existed, yet she always held her head high and moved forward.
Insecure Cast
Not only was “Insecure” creator Issa Rae rooting for everybody Black on screen, sis was also putting in the work behind the scenes too.
Insecure series finale
December 28, 2021
“Insecure” represented a moment where unapologetic Blackness stepped boldly onto the screen in its raw, unfiltered form for the world to see.
He had more than a year to think of a way to win Issa back, and he decides to make a poorly executed attempt at the last minute?
When Molly and Taurean held that hug for a second too long during the conference trip, I knew exactly what the Insecure writers were up to.
As Molly said in this episode of Insecure, “We have to be intentional with the people we love.” That means being purposeful about friendships.
November 29, 2021
We should stick to Issa’s first kind of ‘Insecure’ daydream, if we choose to let our minds wonder about an ex.
Molly on Insecure
November 23, 2021
What was interesting about episode 5 of Insecure is that, through Molly, we see clearly how the superwoman role doesn’t always serve us.
November 15, 2021
Writer Kamaria Fayola says she’s cautious of Insecure’s Issa and Nathan finding themselves back to each other romantically.
Lawrence and Condola showed us what NOT to do when expecting. Perhaps Issa is the only one who made the right choice in this saga.
On Sunday’s episode of HBO’s “Insecure,” Nathan dips out when things get tough. Is that really what Issa needs?
October 25, 2021
Insecure’s premiere episode saved the answer to the question on everyone’s mind—Issa and Lawrence’s baby drama—until the last minute.
August 6, 2021
Rihanna’s focus on inclusivity is living, breathing, profitable proof that diversity and profitability can coexist.
Naomi Osaka, Simone Biles and Serena Williams, theGrio.com
July 28, 2021
Black women like Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams should never feel guilty for putting their mental health first.