A Curly Conundrum

The words we use to describe our hair are so loaded with significance and so often lead to complex, thorny issues. I try to choose my words carefully, but even still, sometimes I get tripped up in what’s acceptable and what can be offensive. I personally don’t care for, and consequently don’t use “nappy.” But […]

Call Her Dr. Roxanne

Talk about a sweet revenge! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsaepyi8MR0 I read the story of Roxanne Shante fighting the system and getting what she earned and deserved in the NY Daily News. Of course being an Eighties baby, I was familiar with Roxanne Shante. The hip hop pioneer was one of the first ladies to rock a mic, and […]