Grown-ish Review: College Then vs. Now

I am an avid watcher of the show Black-ish. When I found out there was going to be a spin-off, I admit I was a bit skeptical at first. I mean spin-off’s lets face it usually don’t have a positive rep. But, then I remembered my favorite spin-off of all time “A Different World”. AContinue reading “Grown-ish Review: College Then vs. Now”

Nicole Alicia’s Top 10 List of College Movies

In my debut novel, “Drama University” I take my readers back to the early 2000’s before anyone knew what a Facebook was and before cell phone’s were “smart phones”.  Not only is it a time period where my main character Melody attends College, but it was also when I started College as well. If youContinue reading “Nicole Alicia’s Top 10 List of College Movies”

College & Stress

  As an only child and the oldest cousin, I was the first to go to college. My mother stayed home and went to college and my father only went away to college for a short time. I didn’t really have anyone to give me any real advice on how to handle a lot ofContinue reading “College & Stress”

College 101: Making It On Nothing

Many think that if you’re going to College that some how your family is rich or well off. For many students this maybe true. For the rest of us, going to college is a true privilege. Maybe your family isn’t well off and you’re parent or parent(s) had to scrape together pennies, nickels and dimesContinue reading “College 101: Making It On Nothing”

Novel Excerpt #2

This excerpt is taken from Chapter 2 of my upcoming novel, “Drama University” soon to be released on November 14, 2017. Pre-ordering will be available soon! Sign up for my mailing list (Click here to sign up) to stay informed on what’s coming up next from writer Nicole Alicia! “Hold on,” I breathed into theContinue reading “Novel Excerpt #2”

5 Reasons Why My College Experience Was NOT An Episode of “A Different World”

As a matter of fact, I don’t know why it would have been because I didn’t attend an HBCU. I was actually accepted to Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri although my parents quickly crushed any hopes of me traveling that far to attend school. I also thought well what if I could go evenContinue reading “5 Reasons Why My College Experience Was NOT An Episode of “A Different World””