About Me

Welcome to From Ashy to Classy!

This blog is a part of my journey as I embark on the road to becoming an author. I named my blog From Ashy to Classy because of the parallel between the Notorious B.I.G. song Sky is the Limit and my struggle to fulfill my dreams.  This blog highlights my opinions and ideas about various topics – from philosophy and relationships, to sports and politics.

I hope that the thoughts written on this blog will be amusing to you, help create dialogue and give you more insight into my mind. I’m not a cat who posts just to be posting. If I post it, I thought sharing it would be beneficial to both of us (yeah, I’m talking about you!)…

I hope you continue the journey with me.

More about Darryl…

Darryl Frierson is a graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications and a degree in History. Born in Chicago and raised in St. Louis, he has lived and/or traveled to almost every state in the United States. He describes himself as a Writer, Progressive Philosopher, Sports Junkie, and Promoter who Grinds hard like a 808. He is currently working on his first book, a romantic comedy called Loose Ends and another book entitled Confessions of a Runaway Corporate Slave . Darryl has written for the Huffington Post, The FreshExpress, Black Sports Online, SoulTrain.com, Delux Magazine, Show Me the Blog and various other sites. He also currently is the creator and co-host of “Straight Outta LoCash”  Podcast with comedian Jovan Bibbs. He also is the 2011 Black Weblog Award winner for “Best Culture Blog” and “Best Blog Series” for “The Marcus Graham Chronicles”.  He was named by Black Enterprise Magazine as one of the 20 Top Black Bloggers of 2012. You can catch him on twitter at @diggame and on his blog From Ashy to Classy(www.ashy2classy.net)

Interested in talking with Darryl?

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38 responses to “About Me

  1. I’m digging your blog. It’s inspired me to start one of my own. Keep up the good writing and I’ll keep reading.

  2. Your blog title intrigued me and made me giggle, so of course I had to take the journey into your world and I am glad I did! Great blog, keep me posted on your book “Loose Ends”, I am all about supporting wordsmiths. Don’t put yo pen down….

  3. Great site! For some reason, I thought that I had already added you to my BlogRoll but I had not. You’re on my BlogRoll now for sure and I’m subscribed to the site. Keep writing! You’re doing an awesome job.

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  5. i read many of your pieces on war on beauty and love what you have to say. Even though i am white girl and cant say i understand. But i do want other black women to know that i do know a lot of white women that say they are jealous of many attributes that many black women have

    • I appreciate the love on my War and the Beauty posts! No need for women to be intimidated by beauty. Just recognize the ability for beauty to come on all colors…

  6. i read many of your pieces on war on beauty and love what you have to say. Even though i am white girl and cant say i understand. But i do want other black women to know that i do know a lot of white women that say they are jealous of many attributes that many black women have

    • Thanx for the love! I just want to make people think outside the box and take the world in an objective viewpoint. Glad you got on board!!

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  9. From the streets of 5th Ward Houston, TX, I can relate to the “Ashy to Classy”. Me and you may disagree on some things but I do appreciate your journey. I’ll follow your blog.

  10. I agree with your article of our media-derived extremes. Unless we are a “super-genius,” we are not intelligent, if we are not “ghetto-fabulous” we cannot be beautiful, if we are “not richer than 40 counties in Texas,” we have no money at all.

    Part of the issue is the representation of People of Color in media. You cannot find the “average, but doing it right” Black Man in modern media, so no one is looking for them in the real world. People like that are invisible because media says they should be.

    Check out my article: “Is it important to show People of Color in Science Fiction?” It addresses the meme of White Superiority and Black Invisibility.

    For the record: My name is Thaddeus Howze and I am a writer of multicultural speculative fiction and fantasy. I write about heroes and villains in all shapes, sizes, colors, beliefs, species, genome, families and phyla. Everyone deserves equal representation in fiction and I aim to return People of Color to a space in the Future of Science Fiction.

  11. Okay, so I’m gonna sound like somebody’s Mama… but, that’s because I am. I am so proud of what you are doing!!! Keep on moving forward and don’t EVER let anyone tell you that you can’t. Love, Todd’s Mom – Diane Williams Agnew Roberts

  12. I have not found many blogs from black men that I actually find wholly interesting. I am digging this one. Looking forward to reading more. Do what you do my brother. I am now following you!

  13. Hi! My name is Sue, and I’m from SlimKicker, a diet/fitness app and online website. I bumped into your blog today and it captured my interest!

    I’m contacting you b/c we’re about to release a fitness tracker (similar to FitBit) early next year, and are looking for bloggers who would be interested in receiving 1 for free to review when it is out (negative or positive).

    Would you be interested in doing this? You can email me at: sue (at) slimkicker (com) with ‘Review’ in the email heading if you are.

    A brief explanation of who we are, our online website SlimKicker basically turns your diet/fitness goals into a level up game. The tracker will work with the website, and allow people to track calories burned and number of steps they walk automatically. The more they exercise, the more points they rack up! That’s basically how it will work.

    Anyway, hope to hear back either way…

    – Sue
    P.S. You can choose not to display this comment as this is more of a private comment :)

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