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TBT: KISS the Devil, Shame Your Parents

I’m nearly still scared to admit how much the sheer sight of these men turned me on. I’d never seen anything like it, and haven’t yet seen similar since then. But I remember the day like it was yesterday. The news, the media, those respectable people that we all looked towards for guidance had been[...] Read More…


Best Natural Hair Invention EVER! The Luxe Therapy Comb!!

It's rare that you can come across an invention that is so simple and yet so ingenious as the Luxe Therapy Scalp Soother. Fluff your fro and gently soothe your scalp without messing up your style. Me soooo likey. I first heard of Luxe Therapy at a … Read More

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My Take on Mayor Bloomberg’s Anti Teen Pregnancy Initiative

There's a major public service announcement going around the streets of New York, thanks to Mayor Michael Bloomberg. A slew of billboards are going up all over bus depots and subway stations hoping to dissuade young girls and boys from falling victim … Read More


Do you plan to change your last name when you get married? If so, you might want to think a bit more about that choice.

Last year a controversial tweet about women changing their last name went zooming around the internet:"Mr. Wrong will compromise your purity and then disappear. Mr. Right will protect your purity and then change your last name." Those who are of the … Read More


Dance Your Way to Your Bikini Body: Hard As Heck, But Your Arse Will Thank You.

So you regulars who follow me on Facebook know that I've spent that last three days at the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim, California. It's a huge convention bringing in over 60,000 people who buy, sell and report about healthy foods, clean beauty … Read More


Why it Might Be Premature to Celebrate the Re-Authorization of the Violence Against Women Act

Just a few weeks ago, Congress laid the foundation to re-authorize the 1994 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The Senate version of the bill, passing with provisions to protect LGBTQ, Alaskan Native and American Indian women on reservations, faced … Read More


DIY and Inexpensive Ways to Feminize Your Wardrobe

We all have unique fashion styles, preferences, and shopping habits. This post is for women who want easy and inexpensive ways to makeover their clothing items or outfits so that they are more feminine or interesting. Some will buy a plain t-shirt … Read More


Stuffed and Baked Chicken Breast

Stuffed and Baked Chicken Breast I was looking around in an old recipe database this morning when I cane across this!  A large split chicken breast stuffed with a mixture of mushrooms, brown rice, tomato, mozzarella cheese and garlic.  Just so … Read More

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What Do We Really Know About Africa?

You may remember Mirriam Simasiku-Kim as she was featured in an earlier post about African women married to Korean men living in Korea.  Well, Mirriam is a scholar from Zambia who so candidly and profoundly debunks myths we have believed about Africa … Read More


Recognizing the Necessity and Importance of Dark-Skinned Feminine Beauty Part II

I was not prepared for the response to the first part of this post. I was not prepared to think of myself according to my skin shade rather than as simply a human being. I was not prepared for guilt for having written the article despite not being … Read More


Turns out the Glass Matters.

I like my beer just as much as the next woman. I live in Philly after all, which a a major beer town. Hubby and I are home brewers and when traveling he and I always try what is local. Sometimes this works, some times not so much. Sorry Baltimore we … Read More

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A Father Speaks Out His Responsibility to Make His Daughters Feel Beautiful.

This was written by Frank Robinson, a Facebook friend of mine who has been observing our recent "black beauty" discussions. It touched him, so he wanted to share with all of you his feelings. Did you notice? What you DON'T have seems to leverage … Read More


Why Saying, “You Aaaiight” Can Be So Damaging to Young Black Girls–Peep the Game, Play Smarter.

Facebook makes even the most humble folks rabid narcissists, I'm sure of it. I too constantly post pictures of myself, especially if I want to gauge whether or not my hair or makeup looks nice or if I might give the prostitutes on Sunset Boulevard a … Read More

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Check out some of the amazing women of color who have joined Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Lean In’ community

Sheryl Sandberg's book "Lean In" will be released on March 11th and I've already pre-ordered a copy. Ms. Sandberg has also created a non-profit organization to help women 'lean in' to their careers and goals. Although the website for the Lean In … Read More