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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Blackberry Lipstick Please!

A dark-skinned woman with full lips has to wear the right shade of lipstick or she looks foolish.  My brown skin (with reddish tones) and dark heart-shaped lips limit my range of wearable colors to rich berries, bronzes and chocolates.  I can’t sport a true read, or all you will see is lips. Now don’t get […]

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Why Her? Update

So much had occurred since posting Why Her? about my experiences with my friend who was fighting Stage IV breast cancer.  All the hope I had when penning that essay was replaced with dooming fear and desperation two short months later. At that time, she was undergoing radiation for what we thought was a precaution […]

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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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Got a Love Jones in my bones

I love the movie Love Jones.  I guess it helped that I was in love at the time (with my now ex-husband) and it became “our movie.” I was his Nina and he was my Darius.  I even went and got my hair cut just like Nia Long wore her hair in the film. It […]

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Love is Everything

Love is the point of everything.  We can’t fully appreciate the beauty around us in a bird’s song, from a mother’s hug or laying your head on your lover’s chest unless we first love ourselves. Shine Your Light! Nena~

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