BLACK VOICES
09/16/2013 09:01 am ET

Get Into This: 5 Things We're Living For This Week (Sept. 16-22)

It's the top of the week, and if you're like us, a little Monday motivation is in order. Here are five things the editors of HuffPost Black Voices are turning to for inspiration, help, and downtime in the days to come.

  • 1 Rhonesha Byng, Editorial Fellow
    So, I pretty much have an app for everything. It's safe to say apps and the internet pretty much run my life -- from where to eat, to hailing a taxi, to paying the tab at dinner, and even ordering wine. But I could never figure out an app that would help me to cook more without having to take the dreaded trips to the grocery store, until I read about PlateJoy.com. I thought this is too good to be true. Basically, you pick the meals you want to make for the week, and the site sends you the ingredients along with a recipe with the directions on how to make it. It's only been a week so far and it's pretty cool!
  • 2 Julee Wilson, Style & Beauty Editor
    AfroPunk might have taken place last month, but I can't get enough of the festivals super stylish attendees. Hence my excitement that StyleLikeU.com has just released its amazing footage from the two-day event. Check it out and be inspired!
  • 3 Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson, Lifestyle Editor
    I admittedly missed the boat on Jesmyn Ward's National-Book-Award-winning second novel, "Salvage The Bones," but her latest work, a memoir about an epidemic of deaths of young black men in her community, is at the top of my fall reading list. "Men We Reaped" goes inside Ward's personal journey of loss and enlightenment, following a string of deaths of men in her life, who Ward concluded "all died because of who they were and where they were from, because they lived with a history of racism and economic struggle that fostered drug addiction and the dissolution of family and relationships."
  • 4 Danielle Cadet, Editor
    Lately I've had a thing for denim mixed with anything, and this jacket is both chic and comfortable. It's also perfect for the transition from summer to fall. What I love the most about this piece is I can rock it with jeans and flats for a laid back look, or I could pair it with some heels to get a bit of a biker chick look, and the hood also comes in handy for rainy days. American Eagle Denim Vested Hoodie, $69.95, ae.com
  • 5 Brennan Williams, Pop Culture Editor
    As a music aficionado, I tend to listen to new tracks day in and day out from just about every genre. Two tracks that have been in heavy rotation come from Odd Future offset, The Internet, and their recently released “Dont'cha” and “Partners In Crime Part Two.” The nostalgic-funk-sounding tunes are set to appear on the group’s forthcoming sophomore LP, “Feel Good,” hitting stores Sept. 24.

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