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Happening NOW! Serving as a judge at Slam Finals for the Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement hosted by @PhilaMuseum

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Los Angeles! How lucky are you? You get both the founder of @affrm PLUS the Filmmaker of @VanishingPearls all during our opening weekend events! New York will have Nailah Jefferson on Friday!!Don’t miss it! Get your tickets for this weekend and beyond at www.affrm.com/vanishing-pearls
#BlackFilmIsBeautiful

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#TBT The late great James Avery and I backstage at The Trumpet Awards /Vegas/ Cultural Explosion weekend just before I was about to go on at the #Bellagio #goodmemories Rest in power. You are remembered by all you blessed.

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#TBT Army ROTC

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TODAY @3pm Eastern, don’t miss your chance to ask questions to filmmaker of @VanishingPearls Nailah Jefferson @PerspectivePics#MavChat @affrm during a LIVE UStream!

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Who’s your playground love?

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Mr. Rice/Arroz! When people take care of you… Let them know how much you appreciate them!#ThankYou for being amazing!

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Some great writing came out of today’s workshop with the girls! I had them write &share about where they are from! @Blackgirlsrock ! #365 #mentoring! #NYC

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#Penang post birthday lunch with @reelblack Mike! Thanks guy!

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I SO needed these laughs and electric conversation! Lunch with some of my favorite ladies! @issarae @brigittedaniel #SaraLomaxReese

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Elmo got caught up in that street life. #backalleyblues #nobodywins

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Something tells me I should frame this…cause Saturday was nothing short of legendary. South Africa,Chile and all corners USA rocking the mike epically! Old,new and legends in the making all convened in one packed concert hall and GOT FREE … and we did it for US!!! @RockLikeAGIRL #RockLikeAGirl 2014

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@RockLikeAGirl BLEW MY MIND!!! It was SO Amazing!PACKED HOUSE ALL SHOW! Show went till like 9:30 I did the kid n’play,the whop, Spanish soul clap and belted out every lyric I knew. Our seats,front row! Danced into exhaustion. @McLyte held it all the way down as host! @djbeverlybond made the crowd come alive like only she can!!! My friend drew this arrow because that’s #LaurynHill closing out the show ! I can’t wait for the next!#RockLikeAGirl

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#TBT this one’s for you@directher ! Was that yesterday? Or ages ago?! #Day1 :) Proud for you,Ava and to have joined this amazing journey! @affrm #Boom