Confessions of a Loc’d Goddess: Products I Use!

Since having locs, I haven't really gotten into very many products.  I would say that I still stick to the ways of when my hair was natural: I try to keep it moisturized, clean and healthy. Now that I am about 13 months into my journey, I have developed a few staples in my regimen … Continue reading Confessions of a Loc’d Goddess: Products I Use!

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Calm Down!

In light of recent events (so many racially motivated ones this week alone), I've seen several different discussions, debates and some all out heated arguments (let's not forget a dash of ignorance and blatant racism). I just want to take the time to say, let's try to have more educated conversations on the issues. I … Continue reading Calm Down!

Revamping the Workout Plan

So, I must admit that I was beginning to get a little discouraged once I realized my body had plateaued AGAIN, at a weight that I was not pleased with.  What really made it sting was when I looked at my husband's before and after pics from this time last year to now.  It made … Continue reading Revamping the Workout Plan

Who were we?

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I AM A BLACK WOMAN.

My parents are black, as well as my siblings, and extended relatives. I have full lips, a big nose, and a big butt. I can be loud and obnoxious. My sisters and I are often looked at as sad, mad, and bitter individuals. We are often sexualized in the media because of our natural curves but we are unique. Our skin tones depict every shade of brown and we are strong. My mama used to tell me that black women inherit the strength of all their ancestors and that is where our strength comes from. I can’t help but wonder, Who were my ancestors?

I have three black brothers. One plays basketball, one raps, and the other is in and out of jail. Together, they make up the stereotype of the black man. I live 20 minutes from the city of Chicago. Chicago has recently…

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Tybee mayor vows to end Orange Crush after shooting

Personally, I am ashamed. This could have been a fun and friendly event, but for years it has begun to deteriorate further and further, and now it is more than likely going to be shut down. And then the younger generation will wonder why it was getting shut down. Well, from destroying the beach, to … Continue reading Tybee mayor vows to end Orange Crush after shooting

BECOME [#NaPoWriMo]

Real Life, Creative & Unscripted

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Become,
Live,
Strive,
Read,
The need to be happy,
Is all you should need,
Become that teacher,
Become that artist,
Become that cook,
Become who you want,
It may take years,
Hold onto yourself,
Seek encouragement,
And in time,
You can become,
Your destined YOU.

Leave your thoughts and opinions with me…

Thanks for reading,
Rik

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The Spring Clean

'Tis the season for the infamous "Spring Cleaning".  Whether it be your home, your phone, or  your Facebook; Something is getting a major detox this spring.  I am no stranger to this, and today was the day I did my ultimate clean up around the house. My husband and I usually clean up every weekend; … Continue reading The Spring Clean