Commentary on the Crooked Room: Mammy, Oh Mammy, Wherefore Art Thou Mammy?

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In Part 2 of this commentary series, I discussed the first character introduced in Melissa Harris-Perry's 2011 book Sister Citizen: Shame, … [Read more...]

Commentary on the Crooked Room: Melissa Harris-Perry Reveals the Jezebel in All Her Glory

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Originally, I thought I could do Melissa Harris-Perry's work, Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America, enough justice by … [Read more...]

Commentary on the Crooked Room: Melissa Harris-Perry Shines a Light On How Perception Affects Black Women

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A recent sequence of posts about Black women, perceptions of beauty, and our inability to accept compliments rekindled a desire in me to write about … [Read more...]

Wendy Ida: Most Definitely a New, NEW Black Woman!

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Check out this amazing woman. I want to be her when I grow up. This woman is 60. As in, 10 years over half a century. Wendy Ida started her fitness … [Read more...]

Hurry Up, Quick! The Beautiful and Talented Sandra Booker Needs Our Help!!

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You might not have heard of Sandra Booker yet, but rest assured you will. She is one of THE MOST TALENTED jazz singers I have ever heard. Her voice is … [Read more...]

Come Hither: Bees in the Trap (So He’s Checking Me Out…Now What Do I Do!?)

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If you read the first part of my little 'how to' on being a man magnet diva, you already learned a few new tricks meant to catch the eye of any red … [Read more...]

Baby…..Momma…..July 18, 1990

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  I screamed! I pushed! I screamed and you pushed! Changed my life forever In such a clever way. Absolutely Without you there would … [Read more...]

She’s Moving On: Race Woman No More

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At one time, not too long ago, I used to be a Race Woman. What is a Race Woman? A Race Woman is a black woman who fights relentlessly for the … [Read more...]

The New, NEW Black Woman: Mia Love

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Ha! I bet you thought all Mormons were white.   Okay; the mostly are, but Mia Love, Republican candidate for Congress in the 4th … [Read more...]

The New, NEW Black Woman: Uneku Saliu-Atawodi

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Some people may think that Polo is just a sport for rich people. 24-year-old Nigerian born Polo player Uneku Saliu-Atawodi is working to change the … [Read more...]

The New, NEW Black Woman: Shari Neal!

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Right off the bat, I love this chick for two reasons: 1) She designs soft, comfy, and fashionable t-shirts with a meaning 2) she has the most … [Read more...]