#FergusonOctober 1

Thank you to those who noticed I took a hiatus from blogging. I mentioned it in my last few blog posts from August. Many are still rockin’ with me on Facebook, The Twittah, and Instagram – all of which I regularly update. Though I’m not ready to come back – […]

Courage will not skip this generation 1

Let me start by slipping this under your door… I don’t at all believe St. Louis is the only place with numbers out of balance as this, but because I live here and have noticed it for myself, I find it meaningful. Romans 4:21 “Being fully convinced that what He had promised […]

The other side of #Ferguson

It was a calm, yet unified feeling today while standing outside 222 Ferguson Rd. What’s at that address you ask? A very nice fire station and they’re in the process of fixing up the police station next door. This area is managing to remain free from the vast majority of foot traffic, […]

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 […]

Get Your Twists to Act Right 4

Hair products used: –Ouidad Curl Co wash -VO5 Herbal Escapes clarifying conditioner -TGIN Triple Moisture Replenishing Conditioner (http://www.thankgodimnatural.com/) -SheaMoisture shea butter Extra Moisture Detangler -TGIN Butter Cream Daily Moisturizer (http://www.thankgodimnatural.com/) I am not suggesting you use these products necessarily, just sharing what was used for this twist out. However, all products […]

Flyy Apparel

“Wow! Half of the year is already behind us and 2014 has been amazing for FLYY Apparel. Just nine short months ago I was at the Howard University Homecoming tailgate selling my first t-shirts and now this month we experienced our highest selling month to date! That amazing accomplishment is thanks […]

Amerikan Goddess

Over a year ago, I received 2 lip balms in a gift bag from a natural hair event. It was love at first use! I eagerly reached out to the product owner, Michelle Turner, after using the product for several weeks. I still have (and use) one lip balm and […]


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 […]

Le Soleil Crochet 1

Hello, my name is Britnee Williams and I am the creator & “Master Crocheter” of Le Soleil Crochet. As a lover of the sun and all things bright and beautiful, I had to come up with a name that best fits me and what I love. “Le Soleil” is French […]

Style Diaries: Jenna Marie Christian

My name is Jenna Marie Christian. I’m 31 years old and I’m from Chicago, Illinois. My natural journey has had a slew of ups and downs, but I’ve been hanging in there faithfully since 2005 when I big chopped. My initial plan was to transition. At the time my hair […]

Need to fancy-up your TWA?

Regardless of the texture of your hair, don’t get into a tizzy over what to do with your it for formal events. Recently, a Facebook friend asked for suggestions for her TWA (teeny weeny afro) for a formal event the following weekend. Sometimes women think they need to straighten their tresses […]

Pretty Brown Girl Movement

  Friends, Family & Supporters, We hope that you are enjoying your summer! The girls are growing up way too fast and the Pretty Brown Girl Movement is continuing to move forward.  We truly appreciate your continued support and encouragement. We were recently featured on our local Channel 4 News, […]

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. […]

15 ways to wear a head scarf from Love Your Tresses 1

I fell in love with this video within the first minute! I followed Fiona of Love Your Tresses immediately. I figured if her other videos were half as HAIRspiring as this one, she’d be a great addition to my YouTube.   Enjoy! And if you comment on her video, tell her My […]

Twisting Tutorial Time

Sometimes I come across a skill I lack and my first thought may be, “I’ll never be able to do that.” And if I don’t try, then bam, there it is. I won’t be able to do it. But with patience and practice, [almost] anything is possible! So here are a few […]

Wrap dress anyone?

I initially shared about this yellow and blue dress on my Facebook and in a blog post. Ever since, people have been asking, “HOW DO YOU TIE IT!?!?!” Welp, here ya go! [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh-Yss7uhEA’]    I love that it works as a skirt for my tall frame without making it look […]

Style Diaries: Shanequa 1

My name is Shanequa Jana’ or Shea, or Shea butta because I’m smooth lol. I am from Cereal City in Michigan! I have been natural for about two years now! I can’t remember when I started transitioning because it wasn’t purposely but I did my chop in February of 2012. […]

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! […]

Umba Designs Announces July Birthday Bash

“Umba is turning 2 and having a party! You’re invited.” – Chloe Hart, Owner FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [Greensboro, NC] – Umba Designs is thrilled to announce its 2nd birthday on July 14th 2014. Celebrating for just a day will not do. For the month of July, Umba Designs will be partaking in […]

Rockit w/ Therapeutic Conversation

ROCKit w/ Therapeutic Conversation is a show that Jenna Marie Christian has the pleasure of co-hosting with two other beautiful young ladies Wynter and Keishana! “Our purpose in creating this show is to develop a platform where everyday women can gather together to discuss our issues and concerns in nonjudgmental […]