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Apr 15, 2014

5 Truths at the Heart of “20 Feet from Stardom”

5 Truths at the Heart of “20 Feet from Stardom” | Black music lives on #20FeetFromStardom

Sometimes the people working in the background of our lives have the most beautiful stories to tell. Perhaps we miss them, struck as we are by the brilliance of a star we deem brighter, more electric. Perhaps we have forgotten that they, too, have voices imbued with the power to move us. This is why I wanted to watch the documentary 20 Feet from Stardom, because sometimes the people under the…

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pretty-period:

Very sad to hear of the passing of Karyn Washington, founder of For Brown Girls (forbrowngirls.com). She was a 22-year old student at Morgan State University.
Her work with FBG was phenomenal…IS phenomenal. And I salute her in light with love. #PrettyPeriod
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Apr 10, 2014 / 142 notes

pretty-period:

Very sad to hear of the passing of Karyn Washington, founder of For Brown Girls (forbrowngirls.com). She was a 22-year old student at Morgan State University.

Her work with FBG was phenomenal…IS phenomenal. And I salute her in light with love. #PrettyPeriod

Rest

Apr 10, 2014 / 1 note

The Curious Case of the Mysterious Shrinking Boobs

The Curious Case of the Mysterious Shrinking Boobs | A mother struggles to make peace with her new breast size

Everybody has that one body part they really like. In my glory days, people called me the “little girl with the big boobs.” Puberty was kind to me, giving me a decent pair of boobs that sat prominently on my 4’10″ frame. I had a body the size of 4th grade boy; my boobs were saving grace, buoys of femininity in the land of donks. I didn’t want to be known just for my breasts but I wasn’t ashamed…

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Apr 8, 2014 / 1 note

For the Fellas: What Do Men Really Notice on Women?

For the Fellas: What Do Men Notice on Women? | Should I expect #husbae to notice my nails?

Last week, I joined the trolletariat for a “worthy” cause that had me writing umpteen comments on Facebook about natural hair. I won’t rehash the argument–I’m all kinked out. Suffice it to say that wifey changed her hair and boy, did her husband notice, which somewhat surprised me.

I often hear that women should be more “natural” in their beauty choices, and that men can’t be expected to notice…

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Apr 6, 2014 / 1 note

good love

good love leaves you feeling thoroughly debauched. 

tingly. 

warm. 

succulent.

delicious.

Apr 6, 2014 / 3 notes
Happy National Poetry Month! Today’s poet is Harlem Renaissance writer Countee Cullen (1903-1946) #poets #nationalpoetrymonth #blackexcellence #trulytafakari  (at www.trulytafakari.com)
Apr 3, 2014 / 2 notes

Happy National Poetry Month! Today’s poet is Harlem Renaissance writer Countee Cullen (1903-1946) #poets #nationalpoetrymonth #blackexcellence #trulytafakari (at www.trulytafakari.com)

Apr 3, 2014 / 1 note

Pastor Andy Thompson Rebukes “Hoes” in Jesus’ Name? Oh.

Pastor Andy Thompson of World Overcomers Christian Church of North Carolina seems to be more perpetrator than prophet, more sheisty than shepherd, more Juicy J than Jesus. Leading a Christian seminar on love and marriage, he tweeted, “Ladies if you want to be the only woman your man looks at Shine It Up! Don’t let the Hoes he comes across out shine you!” [sic sic sick].  Let’s just make one thing…

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It’s National Poetry Month! June Jordan’s “Poem About My Rights” was instrumental in helping me think deeper about what it means to be woman and free. #blackwomen #poets #nationalpoetrymonth #junejordan #poetry
Apr 2, 2014 / 1 note

It’s National Poetry Month! June Jordan’s “Poem About My Rights” was instrumental in helping me think deeper about what it means to be woman and free. #blackwomen #poets #nationalpoetrymonth #junejordan #poetry

Mar 31, 2014

The Top 5 Places I’d Travel If I Could Go Anywhere

Last night I was dreaming with my eyes open. I opened the Living Social app on my phone and scrolled through pictures of cities with gleaming lights and pristine beaches. This winter had me longing for spring.  (And now that spring has sprung, it’s ceded place back to winter!)  But I’m not just lusting after the pretty weather; I’m ready to bounce. I want to go somewhere. Throw my stuff in a…

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