Overnight Amtrak — Never Again!


I wanted to fall in love with Amtrak and train travel. When my amiga Luvvie and I booked train tickets from Chicago to Washington DC, I had these pastoral visions in my head of whizzing through the rolling, scenic countryside during the day, venturing up to an elegantly outfitted dining car by night, and spending […]

Woman Is Boss!


This post is long overdue! I have Kamla to thank for this one. On May 24th there was a snap election, and in a history making vote – Kamla Persad-Bissessar became the first female Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago. She is also the first female Commonwealth Chairperson-in-Office. Over time I’ve become jaded about politics […]

Afrobella HawthoRNe Giveaway!


I love a strong woman, and I love an actress who plays the game by their own rules. Jada Pinkett-Smith has always been both. Petite and gorgeous, she could easily have gone a more glamorous route with her career, but Jada has always played gritty and tough very well – from Menace II Society and […]

Come See Me in DC!!


I’m SO excited for this weekend! This evening I leave for Washington DC – I’m taking Amtrak from Chicago to DC with my amiga Luvvie, so if you don’t already follow us on Twitter, now’s a great time! We will be documenting the fun of a road trip and photographing the scenic beauty of the […]

Felicia Leatherwood Loves Natural Hair (Part 2)


After the Loving Your Hair With Natural Care Workshop, I felt invigorated and renewed. I felt even more determined to solve my own natural hair issues. Felicia had great advice about finding the right hairdresser, and I knew I still needed the right one. My hair was strong but I could tell that the ends […]

Queen Latifah on Social Media


Queen Latifah has always been a woman of tremendous wisdom. Her lyrical content has always revealed the mind of a critical thinker, one who isn’t afraid to challenge societal norms and question the status quo. As a self admitted addict of social media, I found her latest interview with Upscale Magazine to be both interesting […]

Felicia Leatherwood Loves Natural Hair – Part 1!


From the minute I interviewed Felicia Leatherwood, I had a feeling that we’d get along really great if we met in person. At the time I had no idea she’d be coming to Chicago to host her Loving Her Hair With Natural Care workshop. When she told me she was coming to Chicago, I was […]