By the title of this post, you will see that I want to discuss a topic that is particularly taboo and a widely spread concern across the African American community. I believe at a time when there are several things happening that can have a severe impact on our mental health, we need to arm…
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A Little History Lesson on Vacation
I had the pleasure of visiting the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum last weekend in Kansas City. Here are a few highlights of the visit (I had to sneak these pics because I saw a sign that said no cameras lol!)
Have You Played with Fire Lately?
Click the link HERE to find out all the ways you can purchase my new novel, Playing wth Fire.
If you Didn’t Know Jesse Williams Was Woke, Now you Know.
If you were watching the BET Awards last night, then you know that Jesse Williams was given the 2016 BET Humanitarian Award. If you watched further, you would have heard this young gentleman render a powerful and thought-provoking speech. I was listening to him, and I immediately got engrossed in what he was saying; it…
Respek My Melanin (Episode 1) by BitchCode Podcast on #SoundCloud
Check out this awesome podcast I just listened to from Ashley Antoinette Titled “Respek my Melanin! I will be tuning in regularly because it was definitely what I needed to get my week started! Can’t wait for the next episode!! https://soundcloud.com/bitchcode-podcast/respek-my-melanin-episode-1
#ConfessionsOfALocdGoddess: Just Because
Because y’all haven’t seen the amazing-ness that is this hair in a while. I love my hair most when it has more of the burgundy-copper-ish color to it. And this hang time is getting ridiculous. I’m loving every second of this journey, y’all just don’t know!
Sometimes you have to take it back to one of the first books you ever read. One of the books that made you love reading in the first place. The first book that had you fall in love with genre. I’m going back through this journey with Winter Santiaga.
I’m Black, But I’m Not….
Saw this video done by BuzzFeed that we shared on my Facebook and I wanted to make my own “I’m Black, but I’m not…” statement: I’m Black, but I’m not….. Ashamed of my skin. Or From the projects. In poverty. On food stamps. A weed smoker because I have dreads. Afraid of my “pro-blackness”. A bitch…
Let’s Talk About Stacey for a Minute….
SO!, By now, I’m sure the majority of the world has now seen or heard of the statement that was made by Stacey Dash yesterday, and my good friends of social media and #BlackTwitter took no time or hesitation in issuing her several reads and set #Clapback2016 into full force (as I knew they would).