Inspiration

FEFO: Yagazie Emezi’s Humorous Occasions

FEFO: Yagazie Emezi’s Humorous Occasions

“With my cartoons, I draw directly from my personal life. From battling with boyfriends over having my hair in their faces, to being the creepy big spoon and watching them sleep, to the single life struggle of loneliness and horniness, I simply apply my pen to paper to share with others what I thought at first(…)

Thandie Newton: “Embracing Otherness, Embracing Myself”

Thandie Newton: “Embracing Otherness, Embracing Myself”

A few weeks ago I shared my story of how my Mother’s image affected my natural hair journey and my definition of beauty (you can read my story here) with Celebrity Makeup Artist, Kay Montano and BAFTA Awarding-winning Actress, Thandie Newton for their new beauty site, ThandieKay. Today I wanted to share Thandie’s candid discussion(…)

Chrystèle Saint Louis Augustin (Video)

Chrystèle Saint Louis Augustin (Video)

“It happens that people have a hard time believing that I’m black because of my light skin: in fact I’m a European but I’m a black woman as well. Both my parents and my brother are dark skinned but the West Indies are a mix of genes from different countries and you never know what(…)

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” -Nelson Mandela…RIP

The Right To Wear An Afro

The Right To Wear An Afro

Via theguardian.com, Chicago based Writer & Journalism Lecturer, Deborah Douglas takes a moment to discuss Vanessa VanDyke; a 12 year old Violinist and Honor Student from Florida who was almost expelled over her right to wear a afro. Serving as Facilitator for The OpEd Project (dedicated to amplifying diverse voices of women, youth and other underrepresented groups) Douglas(…)

Urban Bush Babe: Khadijat Oseni

Urban Bush Babe: Khadijat Oseni

Tell us your name and where you are from? My name is Khadijat Oseni aka KO and I’m from Brooklyn, NY.     How long have you been natural? I’ve been chemical-free for a few years now however I’ve only had an afro for about a little over a year and a half.    (…)

Opening Ceremony: The Visionary Ladies Behind Solange’s New Music Website; SAINT HERON

Opening Ceremony: The Visionary Ladies Behind Solange’s New Music Website; SAINT HERON

via: Opening Ceremony by: Mecca James Williams   When Solange released advanced copies of her new Saint Heron compilation earlier this month, she brought the party to Opening Ceremony in a decked out Lamborghini, customized by artist Rashaad Newsome. Ever since, I knew I had to track down the team who was behind the event by any means necessary. Saada Ahmed,(…)

LA Times: How To Talk To Your Children About Thanksgiving’s Ugly History

LA Times: How To Talk To Your Children About Thanksgiving’s Ugly History

by: Susan Rohwer Photo: Frank Doerger via: latimes.com   This week, schoolchildren across the country will come home from elementary and preschool armed with cutout paper turkeys and stories excitedly recounted about the first Thanksgiving, all those years ago in Plymouth, Mass. At school, most will learn the traditional narrative of hungry Pilgrims aided by friendly(…)

WonderKiss: Behind The Scenes of ‘Won’t Lay Down’

WonderKiss: Behind The Scenes of ‘Won’t Lay Down’

After a year hiatus from their last video collaboration of single, ‘Don’t Break Me Off‘, WonderKiss is back in full effect, and I had the chance to go behind the scenes of their latest music video, ‘Won’t Lay Down’. A female duo group, WonderKiss fuses together the electronic sounds of Lyricist/Singer/Songwriter; TK Wonder and Singer/Songwriter/Producer, Kissey. A compilation of(…)