Please Support Dawnyele’s Family

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The news hit the natural hair blogosphere over the weekend and so many people I know and love are still reeling. Popular YouTube vlogger Dawnyele passed away this weekend, reportedly from complications due to pregnancy. I never met her or knew her, but from the wave of emotion I’ve been witnessing online amongst my natural […]

RIP, Helen Gurley Brown

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As crazy as this may sound, Cosmopolitan was one of the first magazines I remember reading. I knew I was far too young to be reading that stuff, but I couldn’t stay away. Those primary colored covers featuring super glamorous women — especially in the Eighties when supermodels seemed like a breed apart. I was […]

Love You Forever, Erica.

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I didn’t sleep well last night. And when I woke up this morning, the first thing I did was lie in my bed and let tears just trickle out of my eyes. Yesterday I learned that Erica Kennedy is no longer with us. She was a best selling author of Bling and Feminista, inspiring and […]

RIP, Donna Summer

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When I read the headline on TMZ, my heart sank right into my stomach. The Queen of Disco, the woman who contributed so much glamour and glitter to the soundtrack of my life, Donna Summer, has died of cancer at age 63. This year has been awful, in terms of losing my childhood musical icons. […]

Remembering The Genius That Was Jim Henson

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22 years ago, the world lost a genius. Jim Henson left this realm on May 16, 1990. I was a big fan of his work, from The Muppet Show and Sesame Street to Labryinth and The Dark Crystal. My brothers LOVED The Dark Crystal so much, our first dog was named Fizzgig! Recently I watched […]

We Will Always Love You, Whitney Houston

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  I don’t want to write this post. I don’t want to write about losing Whitney Houston. I’ve written recent RIP tribute posts for Etta James and Don Cornelius, but this loss cuts deeper. It’s too sad. There’s an ache of deep, disappointed sadness that has been over my shoulders like a shroud since Saturday. […]

Love, Peace, and SOUL. RIP, Don Cornelius

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I woke up yesterday morning looking forward to writing a celebratory piece on Black History Month. And then, via Twitter, I read the news about Don Cornelius. I know I’m not the only one with a heavy heart today. For so many artists, Don Cornelius represented a certain benchmark. A sign that you had MADE […]