On Spirituality

The Bible & the Nerd

Recently (since September) I've begun growing spiritually.  What does that mean?  For me, it means transforming my faith (Christianity) from a noun into a verb which means actually reading my Bible daily and going to church regularly and praying/thinking of God more. This is, in part, due to my now attending a church that has… Continue reading The Bible & the Nerd

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Jada, the Oscars, & The Artist’s Recognition

It's been less than a week since the Academy Awards announced its nominees for the 2016 Academy Awards last Thursday, January 14.  But it didn't take long for fans to notice the glaring lack of diversity: For the second year in a row, there were no people of color nominated for Academy Awards in any of… Continue reading Jada, the Oscars, & The Artist’s Recognition

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Hello 2016!

Self-control is the ability to control one's emotions, behavior, and desires in the face of external demands, to function in society. In psychology it is sometimes called self-regulation, although that is itself a somewhat broader concept. -A super-quick Google search I am now able to admit this publicly: I lack self-control. This finally hit home… Continue reading Hello 2016!

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C. Zellars-Shareef Creations

The Blaxican Chronicles

When one of my closest friends/cohort in Chicago was wanting to get back to her love of photography for Spring 2016- I was excited for two reasons. One I love to take pictures (if not obvious from how I choose to document/share my life), but enjoy being on the other side of the lens as well 2. I did not know this was a passion of a wonderful woman who I have come to grow and love living in this city. If anything it just proves to me there’s always hidden passion projects/facets to my friends I still have yet to learn.

My boyfriend who I have shared a long distance relationship with for the better part of 2015 was visiting for the holidays and I decided to combine Courtney’s need to practice her skill set with my desire of wanting to memorialize our 2015 in a cute way. So…

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Published: Spaces of Possibility

I co-authored an essay that was published on World Trust's website!  I'm not sure if that makes me an official freelancer now or...???  But an excerpt is below and the entire piece can be read at the link at the bottom!! Spaces of Possibility: Building Radically Open Classrooms Allows for Organic Dialogue about Race, Power,… Continue reading Published: Spaces of Possibility

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Shonda Rhimes Definitely Shines

Below is my latest blog post for FacesofYou.Net, a website created by fellow Howard Alumna Shari Logan that is dedicated to the uplifting and empowerment of young female girls. The story is published at the title link below.  You can also continue reading. Shonda Rhimes Definitely Shines Blog written by Courtney Zellars Recently Shonda Rhimes,… Continue reading Shonda Rhimes Definitely Shines

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Serena Williams Is Boss

Below is my latest blog post for FacesofYou.Net, a website created by fellow Howard Alumna Shari Logan that is dedicated to the uplifting and empowerment of young female girls. The story is published at the title link below.  You can also continue reading. Serena Williams is Boss Blog written by Courtney Zellars For Serena Williams,… Continue reading Serena Williams Is Boss

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1963 Exceeds Expectations

Below is my recent piece for the Humanities Council of D.C.  I must admit that working as a photographer and journalist was somewhat of a challenge.  I didn't get as many quotes and names as I would have liked but I did enjoy working the room for angles, expressions, and more of not just Mr.… Continue reading 1963 Exceeds Expectations

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More Than A Female Jockey

I recently submitted a blog to the new F.A.C.E.S. of You website, a blog by Howard Alum Shari Logan that is dedicated to the uplifting and empowerment of young female girls. You can view the article on the site by clicking the title link below or by continuing to read here. More Than A Female… Continue reading More Than A Female Jockey

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Bestselling Author Zane to Teach the Tools of the Trade

Erotic-fiction and bestselling author Zane will host a "Writing and Publishing Boot Camp" on Saturday, June 29, in the Oxon Hill Library Auditorium, located at 6200 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, Md 20745.  The boot camp, presented by Enrizon World Wide, Inc., a Maryland-based company that specializes in events and production, will last from 11am to 4pm.… Continue reading Bestselling Author Zane to Teach the Tools of the Trade