Tag: support

  • Show me what democracy looks like

    Show me what democracy looks like

    As I get ready to get a whopping 2 hours of sleep, I realized I lost a few followers on social media this weekend. Guess I was blasting too much #FERGUSONOCTOBER on their timeline. Oh well. (Read my comeback blog post from 10/9/14 here.) Photo credit: Koran Addo This is something that affects us all. […]

  • #FergusonOctober


    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 – because there’s something about blogging […]

  • Conscious Living

    Conscious Living

    Watch the latest episode of Conscious Living from Phenomenal Mark featuring Felecia Leatherwood from Loving Your Hair with Natural Care. They’re both spreading a little positivity, so get yours today! “You cannot have love and fear in the same space…” [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLxD9giPfnA&feature=youtu.be&a’] “Do you want love in your heart or do you want to keep fear […]

  • Bring Back Our Daughters

    Bring Back Our Daughters

    I am overwhelmed by the thought of what is taking place in Nigeria. School-age girls, who were called back to school to take an exam, were abducted by a militant group called Boko Haram (translates to: Western education is a sin). The discussion on social media spans from those speaking out to the Nigerian government […]

  • Support a Sista

    Support a Sista

    This post is compliments of Toni Daley’s movement: Support-a-sista. I can always get behind a movement that’s about supporting the positive creativity of others! Crown of Glory apparel collection offers handmade crochet items with the natural woman in mind. Each poncho and scarf is handmade and crocheted using 100% acrylic yarn. The image on the […]

  • Black Actress: Andrea Lewis

    Black Actress: Andrea Lewis

    After viewing yet another Issa Rae production that I thoroughly enjoyed, I just had to reach out to the creator. Andrea Lewis raised over $20,000 to create Black Actress, the most recent web series to grace the YouTube channel of Issa Rae. Her co-producer, Brian Walker, was the first person to speak to Issa about […]

  • Naturally Happy Hair Magazine

    Naturally Happy Hair Magazine

    They’ve done it again! Another great issue that you absolutely must support!! Here’s a sneak peak so you can see what you’re missing 🙂   ^My contribution 🙂 Naturally Happy Hair

  • Teaching self-love (Sunne’s Gift)

    Teaching self-love (Sunne’s Gift)

    This is a Kickstarter worth standing beside! Watch as Ama Karikari-Yawson shares the inspiration for her upcoming children’s book. The inspiration…   One day, I took my 3-year-old son, Jojo, to a barber.  I explicitly asked the barber not to shave off all of Jojo’s hair and to just make it shorter. The barber then proceeded to, in […]

  • The Kitchen Beautician [book]

    The Kitchen Beautician [book]

    Former self-proclaimed product junkie, Dezarae Henderson has been making hair products for a long time. “Sundays have long been my hair day and it was therapeutic for me. I would always experiment and would then be asked what I used in my hair, so I decided to publish my recipes.” …recipes so good, you can […]

  • 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 […]

  • Black Hair Kitchen [photos]

    Black Hair Kitchen [photos]

    Whoooaaa I’m way late with posting about this event! In my defense, I am a teacher on summer break who has been relaxin’ and chillaxin’ while visiting friends from New York to Atlanta! I’ve not had much time to sit and work. But today is my catch-up day!   Anywho…while attending my sorority’s 100th anniversary celebration […]

  • Daily Curlz top ten natural hair products

    Daily Curlz top ten natural hair products

    This article is compliments of Daily Curlz (Support!)        Curl & Style Conditioning Milk is at the top of my list. It is the best daily moisturizer for me and my girls curly hair. It gives shine, moisture and the smell is just amazing.    My huetiful steamer is the best partner for […]

  • My HAIRspiration for the day: My Natural Sistas

    My HAIRspiration for the day: My Natural Sistas

    I’m not sure when I was first introduced to their youtube page, but I’ve loved them ever since! With varying hair lengths, the sisters provide helpful tutorials, insightful testimonials, product reviews, and much more. **From the sisters facebook page** [youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhi-fHgnVBQ’] Photos taken by Len Bennett of LBD Photography.  Len is a phenomenal photographer! He […]

  • Harlem Monroe Blvd. Boutique

    Harlem Monroe Blvd. Boutique

    Harlem Monroe Blvd. is a natural hair site dedicated to helping you celebrate your natural hair journey! You have probably seen their Kinky Curly Natural TV episodes on Youtube…if not, you’re in for a treat! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_JDlOKhwZc&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] Connect with http://www.harlemmonroeblvd.com/ on Facebook!

  • Be the change you want to see in the world

    Be the change you want to see in the world

    Those words are from the twitter page of Jasmine Waiters, Notre Dame de Namur women’s basketball player, who was encouraged to record her poem about US Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas. The video went viral and even earned a feature on ESPN. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMmcUSAznCs[/youtube] It’s an old, tired, never-should’ve-been-news-story story, so I just know that you caught […]

  • SUPPORT! (REposted)

    SUPPORT! (REposted)

    With the recent downplay of natural hair vloggers by Essence Magazine, many vloggers/bloggers have been asking others for one, simple request…be supportive instead of tearing one another down. Here is African Export’s view on the topic: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esS5sXG455Q&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/youtube] There is truly enough internet to go around, so there is no reason to “diss” natural women sharing […]

  • Listening party…fashion…natural hair…

    Listening party…fashion…natural hair…

    I recently attended a listening party for a soulful artist I adore: TeresaJenee! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eov_rsAZcvA&list=UUUG9eopZYuH6Rhp1QEXrymg&index=1&feature=plcp[/youtube] Heads were bobbing, feet were tapping, and lips were smiling at the abilities of this talented woman who wrote and produced several tracks on her upcoming mixtap Electric Yellow which will be released July 3, 2012.  TeresaJenee has been on a slight […]

  • Interview: Mela

    Interview: Mela

    I came across Mela’s blog on my quest to add more fitness and healthy lifestyle information to My Natural Reality. She’s a gorgeous girl inside and out! She blogs about quick workout techniques anyone can work into their schedule, meals she’s prepared or purchased, may talk about various sites like Mobile Mob who can help […]

  • Interview: Toni Daley

    Interview: Toni Daley

    Tell me a little about your natural hair journey as far as when/why it started, how long you’ve been natural, etc.   After encountering some serious damage from an at home relaxer I decided to give my hair a “break”.  I stopped relaxing my hair in about 2004 and had every intention of relaxing again […]

  • Interview: ChariT’s Inspirational Creations

    Interview: ChariT’s Inspirational Creations

    How did you get into the jewelry-making business?  Have you always had a creative hand or did it come later in life?   Shortly after the birth of my twin babies and being laid off from my job, I began to wonder about and pray for guidance concerning my purpose in life. One day I […]