Black Issues, Social Commentary

‘Pretty for a Black Girl’ and More Colorist Nonsense that We’re *MF TIRED* of Hearing ðŸ¤¦ðŸ¾â€â™€ï¸ðŸ™‡ðŸ¾â€â™€ï¸

As a child, no one had to school me on the disparity of treatment that exists between dark skin and light skin in the black community. It was almost as if, instinctively, I was aware. And yet, they did tell me. From siblings who teased that, because I was of a darker complexion than they,… Continue reading ‘Pretty for a Black Girl’ and More Colorist Nonsense that We’re *MF TIRED* of Hearing ðŸ¤¦ðŸ¾â€â™€ï¸ðŸ™‡ðŸ¾â€â™€ï¸

Black Issues, Social Commentary

FYI: Poor Customer Service Comes in ALL Shades!!!

  I'm getting sick and tired of people buying into these negative stereotypes regarding race. No, all black people are not on welfare. No, we don't all live in the hood, and contrary to popular belief, yes, we are capable of proving excellent customer service! This past weekend while working, a woman over the phone, had… Continue reading FYI: Poor Customer Service Comes in ALL Shades!!!

Black Issues, Social Commentary

The Miseducation of Lil’ Wayne

The number of so called celebrities who open up their mouths and make absurd comments comes a dime a dozen. We know this all too well. One of them just so happens to be running for the president of the United States, but this post won't be dedicated to the big-mouthed, trash talkin', comb over… Continue reading The Miseducation of Lil’ Wayne

Black Issues, Things to Do, Travel

Mexico|Day 2

Hello Again, Before I get into the details of my trip to Mexico, I just wanted to share a few thoughts on what's been going on lately. Whether you are for Black Lives Matter, All Lives Matter, Blue, Green or Yellow Lives Matter, we can all agree that life matters, Period! These senseless killings are… Continue reading Mexico|Day 2

Black Issues, Social Commentary

Not Again! Another Black Life Lost by Police Overly Excessive Force

Alton Sterling, a black father of five was the latest victim to be slain at the hands of the police. According to Bustle.com, Sterling is the 114th black man to be killed by police this year. Sterling was selling cds outside of a local convenience store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana when police received a call… Continue reading Not Again! Another Black Life Lost by Police Overly Excessive Force

Black Issues, Social Commentary

Are too many movies focusing on Slavery?

Last week Snoop Dogg took to social media to address his thoughts on the Roots remake, urging fans not to tune into the miniseries. Like many others, the musician felt that we have been beat over the head with films about slavery and that there needs to be more films that document some of the… Continue reading Are too many movies focusing on Slavery?

black hair, Black Issues, Hair, natural hair, protective hairstyles

My Jumbo Twists: Pics, Pros & Cons

Hello My Loves, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!! I couldn't wait to share my new 'do with you! And no I wasn't trying to rhyme on purpose! Anywho, I am rocking these long, jumbo twists as a protective style. I installed them using the crochet hook method. This hair already comes pre-twisted… Continue reading My Jumbo Twists: Pics, Pros & Cons

Black Issues, Philly, Review, Social Commentary, Things to Do

‘Straight Outta Compton’ Movie Review

Hey Everyone, Hope you all had a great weekend as always. Three words pretty much sums up my weekend; 'Straight Outta Compton'! The long awaited film depicts the rise of one of the most controversial rap groups of all time, NWA. Now, I'm not a fan of certain rap artists/songs but I love biographies and movies… Continue reading ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Movie Review

Black Issues, Social Commentary

Critics Slam Michelle Obama’s Support of ‘Black Girls Rock’

When I saw this headline scrolling through my Facebook timeline,  I must admit, I was a little angry. To say that Michelle Obama sends a message that white girls don't matter is a bit ridiculous. Her whole life is a testament that should encourage ALL WOMEN. Imagine being a black woman from a single parent… Continue reading Critics Slam Michelle Obama’s Support of ‘Black Girls Rock’

Black Issues, Social Commentary

Fried Chicken, Corn bread & Watermelon

Watermelon is all fun and games when you're playfully singing along to Beyoncé's, "Drunk in Love." You know, the part where she goes, "I been drinking...Watermelon..." But watermelon is no laughing matter when it's served alongside fried chicken and cornbread, a San Francisco's high school's lunch menu for Black History Month. Now, some may claim… Continue reading Fried Chicken, Corn bread & Watermelon