Category: MENspiration

  • KiRoHo Magazine

    KiRoHo Magazine

    View it here and be sure to follow this magazine’s journey!   Mark Savage Jr. CEO/Founder KING ARTISTRY 707.276.6334 REEL: New WEB-SERIES: #ConsciousLiving Download Our song @ Our Music Video

  • You Can Play With It

    You Can Play With It

    The Play With It Project ( is the missing conversation that sheds light on the natural hair movement as well as some of the experiences of the journey. Including exclusive interviews from women such as: Felicia Leatherwood, Mae (Natural Chica), and Alex Elle. Using film and photography, Vaughn Dabney has been working on this project […]

  • I don’t have a winter regimen

    I don’t have a winter regimen

    …BUT if I did… [youtuber youtube=’’] 1. Avoid humectants if possible – it can pull moisture from your hair in a colder, dryer atmosphere. 2. Use more shea butter and other butter products to coat my strands. 3. Deep condition and use hot oil treatments regularly. 4. Less manipulation in the form of washing my […]

  • All Things O’Natural

    All Things O’Natural

    I enjoy posts from the ATON team so I asked to repost one in regards to Mr. ATON‘s natural hair regimen!   Dominque, founder and creator of All Things O’Natural product line gets asked this question a lot from Natty men who wish to know her husband’s regimen using their ‎Natty Natural products.   So, here […]

  • Afro’s A Celebration Of Natural Hair

    Afro’s A Celebration Of Natural Hair

    Antoinette of Around the Way Curls attended a book release for the Afro’s – A Celebration of Natural Hair, thrown by Tamara Hood of LivelyHood (the event producer), and PR by Renae Bluitt of Crush Media/ the dope blogger of In Her Shoes Blog, and Susan Martin of MartinPR…and of course the author, Michael July. Overall, it was a great […]

  • Let the “cool” of Africa out!

    Let the “cool” of Africa out!

    Afr is a result of my personal experience as an African here in the US. Having lived here now for 14 years, it came bout from my experiences in both high school and college. And with that came about these few rules:  Act! (on it) I started it last year and then it was under […]

  • Guest blogger Jor-El of Mane Man Blog gives a modern man’s point of view on Simple Luxaries Lotion Bar

    Guest blogger Jor-El of Mane Man Blog gives a modern man’s point of view on Simple Luxaries Lotion Bar

    I must say, when I read this article, my interest was peeked. I’ve not been introduced to lotion bars but am down with the concept! Jor-El shared, “The thought of a bar of lotion baffled me when I was first introduced to this product, but now that I’ve used it I can say that it […]

  • Break out the shades!

    Break out the shades!

    Yay summer!! Enjoy this media release from Young Republic! Fusing Fashion & Philanthropy – Wild Soul Sunglasses It’s not every day that we get to do what we love for a living whilst also being a shining light to those in need. To most, achieving just one of the above would be enough. But not […]

  • Getting to MORE…

    Getting to MORE…

    Are you looking for more out of life? I listen to Our Daily Bread and other inspirational media on occasion…this topic was recently addressed. There is no special potion you can concoct to make this happen. But these tips might help you through today, tomorrow, and the next day! Give more attention to the things that […]

  • Baby soft skin…

    Baby soft skin…

    At my students’ recent performance, one of the parents asked, “What are you doing to your skin? It seems you look younger and younger every day.” Hmmm. I was wondering, just how young do I look!? I do try my best to take it as a compliment when I’m told that I look very young. […]

  • Jean and Marcus Baylor

    Jean and Marcus Baylor

    Last month I had the pleasure of meeting Marcus and Jean Baylor.  The Suite Soul Spot Concert Series, in association with VanitaApplebum Entertainment Services, brought Frank McComb to St. Louis along with Marcus on drums and Jean as a vocalist.  And oh what a show it was!  It was the first time the Baylors worked […]

  • It’s my birthday!! (Giveaway closed)

    It’s my birthday!! (Giveaway closed)

    Well, not MY actual BIRTHday, rather my site’s birthday!!   One year ago I created My Natural Reality with the vision of expanding my writing skills, growing my networking skills, and publicizing the skills other exude! As a thank you to those who have supported by clicking a link, purchasing a product, sharing a kind […]

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    I’m thankful for each and every one of my opportunities!! Among those is interviewing artists who I’ve admired for years.  Not only will I see Bilal in concert for the second time this month, but I had a chance to speak with him about his music. Not to put Bilal in a box, but if […]

  • Rock the Vote!

    Rock the Vote!

    Politically Correct: Obamacare(s) A repost from Nicole on The Seventh District It’s practically impossible to live in D.C and not get involved in politics. Most of DC’s urban professionals are politically active including those in my circle.  A friend of mine created a line of graphic tees properly called obamacare(s) with a positive message and […]

  • A love poem to streetlife: YUSEF

    A love poem to streetlife: YUSEF

    Hopefully my peeps know by now that I wear many hats! 🙂 One being a writer for two magazines.  This is a music review I did for Delux Magazine (based in St. Louis and Atlanta). I hope you take a listen to this brotha’s music and tell him I sent ya! “If you’re going to […]

  • The Musical Artistry of Diggs Duke

    The Musical Artistry of Diggs Duke

    Ohh the emails you find when rummaging through your account!! I reached out to this brotha in August…and I’m so sorry I just now realized the email was there, waiting to be posted on my site, offering men inspiration!! *tisk tisk* Shame on me. I was listening to SoundCloud today and his song popped up […]

  • Take Us Forward Obama!

    Take Us Forward Obama!

    My grandmother shared this link with me today.  While my initial thought was “awww this is cute and cheesy” lol I really do appreciate the culturally diverse imagery and the warm fuzzy feeling it gives to consider Barack Obama IS GOING TO BE elected for another term! #claimit [youtuber youtube=’’] I hope you smile and […]

  • My HAIRspiration for the day: Nuwamba

    My HAIRspiration for the day: Nuwamba

    …yeah, it’s a guy!  Men need HAIRspiration sometimes too:) I first came across this brotha on This is Real Music:   Here’s Nuwamba performing with Erro [youtube][/youtube]

  • UMBA – dream, embrace, explore, dare!

    UMBA – dream, embrace, explore, dare!

    **From now until Sunday, October 14, save 15% off your purchase with the code LoveMynaturalreality ** Owner and designer Chelsie “Chloe” Hart, established Umba in the summer of 2012. Umba is a manifestation of visions, dreams, and inspirations.  Early on, Chelsie took a deep interest in African culture and fashion.  Attending college sparked her interest […]

  • President Obama: I have your back

    President Obama: I have your back

    “PRETTY BROWN GIRLS HAVE YOUR BACK!” — A budding T-shirt brand delivers a simple, yet powerful message — The “Pretty Brown Girl for Obama” T-shirt was designed by Sheri Crawley, CEO of Pretty Brown Girl, LLC. in Detroit, Michigan. Nationwide ( — The Pretty Brown Girl (PBG) brand has been sparking excitement across the country […]