Does the Diva Dishwashing Sponge Make You Mad?

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I’ll admit it, I can be really sensitive about anything hair related. I’m not a fan of afro wigs on Halloween or unsolicited touching of natural hair or insensitive remarks about hair texture or type. I am all about celebrating what I’ve been blessed with. Because I love my own hair, I sometimes collect natural […]

The Genius of Marley, The Man and The Movie

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When I think back on the earliest songs I knew and my earliest childhood memories, Bob Marley is there as the soundtrack. In my mind’s eye, I can remember seeing news footage of his funeral on Panorama, Trinidad’s national news program when I was a kid. Of course, I was only three. This may be […]

Hoping For Justice In the Name of Trayvon Martin

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It’s been a little more than month, since 17 year old Trayvon Martin was murdered. He was walking home with Skittles and an Arizona Ice Tea, talking to his girlfriend and getting back to watch the rest of the NBA All-Star Game with his family. If you’ve been following the news, you already know what […]

Who’s Going to see Fela! in Chicago?

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The first time I heard the music of Fela Kuti, I was a college student visiting Chicago. My then-fiance-now-husband, our dear friend Carol (check out her hilariously named food blog!) and I were driving around downtown with a hilarious, gregarious cab driver. He was blasting Fela Kuti — together we heard Teacher Don’t Teach Me […]

I Believe in Resolutions

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At the end of the old year and the beginning of the new, I tend to become very philosophical, and a little supersitious. That’s when you’ll most likely find me reading the previous month’s Astrology Zone, making lists in my diary, or cutting inspirational photos and phrases out of magazines. I’m a big believer in […]

History. Made.

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We interrupt your usual beauty, hair, and culture news for something of much more significance. Last night, history was made. President Barack Obama announced that public enemy number one, terrorist and murderer Osama Bin Laden, has been killed in Pakistan. Impromptu celebrations broke out around the country and are continuing today at venues like Ground […]

Tyler Perry’s “Colored Girls” – Will You See It?

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So much has been written about Tyler Perry’s upcoming film adaptation of For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, penned by Ntozake Shange and loved by so many. This photo of the cast has just emerged, to give fans something to anticipate. From left to right: Anika Noni Rose (as […]