Dear Racism

Dear Racism, Please accept this letter as notice of my resignation from the position of 2nd class citizen. My last day of employment was yesterday. Unlike leaving other positions, this was an easy decision because I never asked for the job. I never agreed to be labeled, belittled, mistreated, abused, disrespected, disregarded as worthless…you get […]

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RIP Donna Summer – “Toot Toot Hey Beep Beep”

Learning of Donna Summer’s death makes me think of my childhood because her songs were played regularly in my home.  I remember being a little girl, sitting in the living room on the floor next to the stereo studying the picture of above album cover.  Something about it intrigued me. I walked around the house […]

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Vintage Black Women

I love looking at old photos of black women, they had such style and grace!                                                                                    […]

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Phenomenal Woman by Dr. Maya Angelou

Poetry is a centuries old art form.  Dr. Maya Angelou is a poetry icon (among her many other titles) who happens to be black and beautiful.  Her list of contributions to the world is long and she is a shining light for African-Americans that follow in her footsteps. She wrote my all time favorite poem, Phenomenal Woman.  […]

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In the Company of Fellow Naturalistas

The Natural Hair Movement is live, televised on YouTube and gaining momentum.  I recently had the wonderful opportunity to attend my first Natural Hair Meetup with some fellow Naturalistas at Shashamane Bar & Grill in Oakland, CA. I have long wanted to connect with other women who, like me have embarked on a journey of […]

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Steel Magnolias All Black Cast Announced

Some time ago, I posted that Lifetime was remaking Steel Magnolias with an all black cast.  I was both excited and a little concerned because I fell in love with the movie all those years ago and it has held its place as an all time favorite for me.  The original had a genuine “colorful” realness […]

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Evolution of the Naturalista

Some may call the emergence of the Naturalista a revolution but I call it evolution.  Revolutions are typically associated with sudden and drastic changes in ideas and methods, whereas when one evolves she becomes closer to her unique self.  The Naturalista is someone who loves and appreciates the coil, texture and twist of her hair […]

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