When I was younger, my Mom always told me never go anywhere alone: there’s strength in numbers. I knew better than to leave my drink alone at a party–years before I was even allowed to attend parties. I knew how to make sure I wasn’t … Continue reading Black History Needs Black Women. Protect Them. Protect Us.
I started wearing makeup at 15. When I started wearing makeup, there weren’t alot of makeup lines for Black women. The faithful few (worn by my mother) were Flori Roberts and Fashion Fair. When I really began to take an interest in makeup, I began … Continue reading When Black Girl Magic Gets Another Mascot: The Artistry Of Pat McGrath
“If the Black woman wasn’t born, she’d have to be invented.” -Nikki Giovanni Yolande Cornelia Giovanni, Jr (birth name for Nikki Giovanni) is 76. With the praise of Maya Angelou, I think that she is often overlooked. With her still doing what she loves (writing, … Continue reading The Enduring Gangsta Of Nikki Giovanni