7 Things I Learned At My First SXSW

Our Naturally Social panel ROCKED! From left to right me, Kristin Braswell of Carol's Daughter, Myleik of Curlbox, Jamala Johns of LeCoil, and Chescaleigh our moderator who made this happen!

I just got back from Austin last night, and my voice is doing this Lindsay Lohan/Harvey Feirstein thing that is simply not the business. I’m still basking in the afterglow of my first ever SXSW. I got to Austin on March 9, and stayed till yesterday – and I’m sad I am not there for […]

Philly, University of Pennsylvania, and The Politics of Black Hair Symposium

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My travels seem to never end, and I wind up going to some truly amazing places and participating in incredible events! Today I’m on my way to Philadelphia, one of my favorite cities for good food and culture! I’ll be on campus at University of Pennsylvania, participating in a prestigious academic symposium that I am […]

My Target Inner Circle Essence Black Women in Hollywood Experience

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  The closest thing I can compare this feeling to, is the end of the Wizard of Oz when Dorothy re-awakens in her bed in the black and white world of Kansas. She opens her eyes and sees the people she remembers from Oz, and says “…it wasn’t a dream. It was a place. And […]

5 Best Parts Of the 2013 Academy Awards Ceremony

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  Crass, contrived humor and misogyny aside – the 2013 Academy Awards did have its entertaining moments. I’ve been watching the Oscars every year since when I was little – and I’m old enough to remember being thoroughly confused by that Rob Lowe/Snow White moment in 1989. A few moments of this year’s ceremony reminded […]

Quvenzhané Wallis Deserves Better

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  Last night’s Oscar broadcast was more or less what I expected. Standard issue sophomoric humor and frat boy irreverence set to music and soft shoe dance routines by Seth McFarlane, check. An excessively long broadcast that felt every second of three hours long, check. Glorious gowns and fantastic performances by a few of my […]

Hooray for Quvenzhané! All About Oscar’s Youngest Nominee

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The Academy Awards will take place on February 24th, and yours truly won’t be on the red carpet this year, but I sure will be glued to my TV screen! I’m a longtime Oscar junkie. I love seeing the stars walk the red carpet – what they wear, who they’re with, the hair, the nails, […]

Thank You, Miu Miu and Ava DuVernay

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  The need for more diversity in fashion is so frequently glaring and so very frequently written about. Sometimes it seems like things are deliberately destined to never change. And every now and then there’s a shining breakthrough, that you hope heralds a new day in fashion and beauty and fills your heart with optimism […]