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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God Made No Mistakes – Black Standards of Beauty and Insecurity

I ran across this good light-hearted post about how African-American Women are negatively affected by beauty standards in the black community by Charing Ball.  As a black woman who does not have the “preferred body type” of our community I also developed insecurities about how I looked when younger but since have learned to love my […]

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Red Tails was Fantastic!

My ex-husband and I teamed up for a family day and took our two young sons to see Red Tails on Saturday.  We felt it was important from them to see this history lesson on the big screen and learn about African-American heroes. I planned to see Red Tails after viewing the trailer but it […]

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Book Review – The Warmth Of Other Suns

BOOK REVIEW: The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson I remember reading about Emmett Till in Jet magazine when I was a child.  The images of his bloated and disfigured face were branded in my mind. How could someone do such a thing to a fourteen year-old boy?  […]

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Dear Oprah

When visiting your website I noticed the “What Do You Think?” Tab soliciting comments about OWN and after some thought I decided to construct this letter and give my opinion. I have always appreciated your desire to help people live their best lives.  It is wonderful that you have taken this step to the next level […]

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