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#CurlFest 2017


CurlFest was a  pure breath of fresh air. There were so much diversity and creativity. This was our first time being in attendance and we are already looking forward to next year. This was our first time attending CurlFest, and we must say it was definitely a huge deal. If you have never heard of CurlFest, it is a natural…

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A Love Like No Other


A Mother’s love is like no other Her love is kind Her love is gentle A mother’s love is like no other Her love is one of the greatest treasures you can find Her love is priceless She is inspiring She is strong She is devoted She is uplifting She is encouraging A mother’s love is unconditional A mother chooses…

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Shea Moisture Faded Us…


First Pepsi, Now Shea Moisture.. What yall dont get?   Shea Moisture launched a commercial yesterday with the theme “Hair Hate Is Real”. And that it is! Women (and men) with kinky afro textured hair or locs have been kicked out of schools, fired and/or disciplined from jobs because their natural hair was deemed “unfit”. Shea Moisture came up on…

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Get Out Movie Review


  I’m a little late but I finally went to watch the widely praised movie Get Out, and boyyyy I see where it gets its hype. First of all let me say, watching this with a predominately black audience in the theater was an adventure in itself. It’s like movie night at the crib, everybody got something to say lol.…

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Side Chick Shenanigans


There has been this upward trend of side chick terminology passed around, especially amongst women of color. The “Side Chick” is a woman who is knowingly in a sexual relationship with a guy who is taken and is in fact not really hers to claim. The side chick used to go by other names such as ‘the other woman’ or…

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Lupita Nyong’o More Than Slays


Lupita Nyong’o is an Oscar winning actor, model and brown skinned woman of color. This woman is GORGEOUS. For the longest time I had no idea what she was about or what she even sounded like. I passed by her Vogue magazine cover in a local bookstore and decided to have a read once I saw her excerpt “I want…

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Netflix Review: Wentworth


Wentworth is a show based in a female prison. Before you start comparing this to Orange is the New Black (and possibly start rolling your eyes). Hold your horses. This Australian television series may have something to offer you that OITNB couldn’t. (No Spoilers) Bea Smith (Danielle Cormack) a first-timer incarcerated for the attempted murder of her abusive husband arrives…

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#YouGoodMan


Mental health has been a particularly uncomfortable conversation in black communities for a long time. Recently the #YouGoodMan hashtag has circulated the Internet after Kid Cudi revealed his struggles with anxiety depression and suicidal thoughts. Now, I know that Kid Cudi is not the only one suffering from mental health issues but with his publicizing his diagnosis and struggles he…

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I Love Your Hair.


Recently I took a small family get away trip to the DMV area (D.C. Maryland and Virginia) one of the places I visited in D.C. was the Smithsonian National American Art Museum. (Can we just say loved it!!! I can’t wait to go back to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture.   Despite that we were…

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