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Black =/= Violent

Universal Pictures to ‘support’ theaters that request ‘extra security’ at ‘Compton’ screenings This article title has been all over my social media accounts the past few days. I find it rather unnecessary and very insulting. According to an article on The Grio, “Although there have been hundreds of pre-release screenings without […]


Black Girls Travel (Too) | Barcelona

Kids playing street ball near Las Ramblas – a popular street near city centre for tourists and locals. Coincidentally, while I was in Barbados, two of my soror-friends Catina and Adzoa were in Barcelona. Ooo-oo-oop! The Mountain at Montserrat – aka home of black Madonna. They too found their discount on […]


Black Girls Travel (Too) | Barbados 8

This article about professionals traveling came my way just in time. Every working woman needs to take time for herself!   I just returned from a weeklong trip to the sunny (ok, most days cloudy) and beautiful island of Barbados.   Some may be wondering why I chose this title for […]


Does America Deserve Harriet Tubman’s Face on its Money?

There have been a lot of opinions on this subject and this is one I was able to simply say, “Ditto.” Thank you to S. Christopher Emerson and the Mound City North Star, an online weekly focusing on the African diaspora, for publishing this op-ed and allowing me to share it […]


The day #Ferguson changed the conversation 7

Life has changed for so many.  Yes, this can happen anywhere. But I can currently only speak on what I’m experiencing in my city on the tenth day of injustice.  Also read “Courage will not skip this generation” and “The other side of Ferguson“.     At the heart of this situation […]


#GetWellMeechy

Many avid natural hair supporters are fully aware of Meechy Monroe’s story but I wanted to share with others. Her optimism and positivity during this difficult time is amazing and as many that can hear her story and share it with others, the better! [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sb7Aun1H4QE&feature=youtu.be’] Read and share the entire […]


Young Entrepreneur: Maya Penn

Fourteen-year-old Maya Penn is sitting on a 75k-a-year enterprise according to the July 2014 issue of Essence Magazine! Go’on girl!  [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6yWEXx4f6M’] At age 8, she was making her own headbands and others would ask where they could be purchased. This prompted her, AT AGE EIGHT, to start her own business. […]


Naturals in NOLA 3

^My hair had a mind of its own and I did not mind one bit! Well, I made it to Essence Festival 2014 and maaaaaaan oh maaaaaaan was it a treat!! I didn’t even go to the nightly Superdome concerts (crazy, right?) yet I had a wonderful time! No, really! […]