June 17, 2020

When I was a bright eyed African American Studies minor in undergrad, I read the autobiography of Eldridge Cleaver, the renown Black Panther Party leader. Cleaver detailed his accounts of raping black women as practice before building the confidence to venture into white neighborhoods to then rape white women.

As a black woman, it wasn’t Cleaver’s demented narrative that resonated with me or the fact that he was nonetheless he...

June 9, 2020

After days of protesting and rioting across the country, social unrest lingers and emotions remain high from the murder of George Floyd. Two weeks ago, people of various race and creed, and corporations nationwide, joined in solidarity urging for racial equality.

For many black people, this gives us a feeling of hope, in a reoccurring state of despair. Passionate claims of a black love and revolution are flooding the blac...

March 20, 2020

In wake of the Covid19 virus I have decided to switch topics for this week and discuss the importance of disaster readiness with black women. All over my social media pages I have seen black people, more specifically black women, protesting that there is “no need to fear, God and Jesus will get us through.” 

Ladies…

Keeping your faith and good spirits is one thing but I am so sorry, God and Jesus are not going to save you from t...

October 4, 2019

Temporary 21 may be a more befitting name for the aforementioned fast fashion house. Forever 21, like to me and to most, has been a major game changer for those who have big wardrobe aspirations and small wallets. Unfortunately, the brand has exhausted its' resources and some of its creativity ultimately leading to the major downfall that we will be discussing below.

Yesterday, after picking up an order (pro tip: they offer fre...

September 26, 2019

Our country (U.S.) seems to be caving in on itself as we struggle to find space to be ourselves amid the demand for diversity and acceptance. In addition to this challenge, public acts of violence occur more frequently now, and prominent leaders of our world continue to consistently demonstrate their shortcomings when it comes to practicing emotional intelligence. The United States needs change. The world needs change. And bec...

September 3, 2019

I know very well what I am opening myself up to by choosing to address the topic of transsexuality in a blog post that many people will comment on before having read, solely because on the title. To clarify, there is no group of people whom I wish to see harassed or put to death simply for living their lives. Transgendered individuals seek to live life as a gender not determined by their sex as it was identified at birth.

By i...

July 9, 2019

The Presidential election is not until next year, but the campaign trail is already hot. Meanwhile, doesn’t it seem like everywhere you look, people suddenly seem to be becoming more and more interested in black women and girls? None of this is by accident, and I think we should have a casual conversation about what this actually means.

Black women provide an excellent consumer base to support a business off of. Professionals i...

March 26, 2019

I spent the first thirty years of my life living in the State of California; I grew up in San Diego county before moving to Florida five years ago. There are a ton of differences between the two states – different types of beaches, different types of people, different bugs, different weather, a whole lot of difference.

Another difference between the two states, one that not everyone would get to see unless they spent a lot of...

March 7, 2019

Move over, Netflix. Kweli.tv is here to stay. KweliTV is a streaming media platform for black film creators all over the world to make their work public, get feedback and make money from its circulation. Not only is KweliTV completely black-owned and founded by a black woman (DeShuna Spencer), but all of its content is carefully handpicked to bring a positive contribution to the black community.

Also, almost all of the content...

January 18, 2019

The partial government shutdown began on Dec. 22, 2018, when Congress was not able to reach a settlement with President Donald Trump for building a southern border wall. Ever since Trump has long endorsed to have a wall built with Mexico, (which he highlighted during the 2016 campaign) Republicans on Capitol Hill never was fully on board with the plan. And now, they are less likely to round up the votes in favor of it after lo...

December 7, 2018

Former model Kereen Hurley may only be 23, but she's a veteran to discrimination in the modeling game. At just the age of 16, the U.K. based beauty began her modeling career then eventually became an agent, scouting her own talent. Hurley tells Refinery29that the blatant colorism in the industry is what motivated her to start Choco Media Modelsan agency exclusively for dark skinned women.

Hurley describes in detai...

November 22, 2018

The list of black men who publicly disrespect and abuse black women’s image in the media is long and exhausting, so it’s refreshing, when we see black men like Broderick Hunter making an effort to understand the plight of black women and attempting to speak up and stand up for us. Broderick Hunter, is one such man who has a history of uplifting and encouraging black women and more specifically, dark-skinned black women.

In an i...

October 4, 2018

Pinterest is filled with gorgeous interior designs, from homes with gorgeous wooden flooring, glass chandeliers and marble-styled counters. If you’re anything like me, it’s not hard to get discouraged while scrolling through the endless images of beautiful (and expensive!) interior designs. Interior design is a worthy investment, despite the fact that it’s traditionally been seen as an activity that only “elite” white people o...

July 20, 2018

Shuri, Black Panther's little sister, is finally getting her time to shine in her own spin-off comic book series! On July 17th Bustle announced that the Marvel Universe Comic world would be releasing a new standalone series that is based entirely on Shuri's interesting escapades and adventures.

If you’re one of the few people who haven’t seen Black Panther yet (seriously, what are you doing?), Shuri is the daughter of King...

July 19, 2018

Just a few days ago Kylie Jenner was labeled by Forbes as the youngest self-made billionaire which rightfully invited tons of criticism, and questioning the self-made label being she was already wealthy to begin with. To add fuel to the fire, it was reported soon after that Pat McGrath’s makeup line, Pat McGrath Labs, is now valued at $1 billion, which out values Kylie Cosmetics.

This situation has brought a...

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