DaLoveLEE1 Has An Announcement

DaLoveLEE1.com Natural Hair & Social Blog has been around for almost three years now. There have been 3,000 visitors from over 30 countries around the world on this site. People seem to enjoy reading articles 5 Natural Hair Products from The Mane Choice, 5 Must -Have Products to Keep Your Natural Hair Moisturized All Summer and My hair regime. I’ve heard an exceptional amount of positive feedback about my We Show Love Around Hair series that promote local natural hair and social events. Promoting issues like An Angry Black Woman’s Poem – Part 1 and the need to support African American…

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An Event For My Curl Friends Who Love Books

It doesn’t matter if you are a reader or a writer, if you enjoy the literacy world, you’ll want to be in Grand Rapids for the Women Who Write Author & Vendor Expo this Saturday. If you’ve always wanted to write a book, you should be here. Ask questions and advice from people who have already been published. Hook up with a writing coach to hold you accountable. Here are only a few of the authors that will be show cased: Sherron Lee aka Shey Marie Lying lips Under Loving Eyes and many other books Kayon Crosby- Mia the Bully…

Listen to “I Don’t Care If You Listen – Episode 8” on Stitcher

Click Here to Listen to Episode 8 Episode 8 was recorded over two days (September 26th and 27th 2018) as Shalini & Leonica attempt to unpack and address the Dr. Christine Blasey Ford/Brett Kavanaugh hearings. Once again, the ability to podcast and discuss the madness are a reminder to stay grounded. We see what’s happening and want to chat, but we Don’t Care If You Listen! 🙂 This episode also features the music of Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio. To get in touch, contact Shalini & Leonica at IDCIYLPodcast@gmail.com

Listen to “I Don’t Care If You Listen – Episode 7”

Click Here to Listen to Episode 7 😎 Shalini & Leonica explore the status of the Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation and the accusations against the nominee. What does it mean to know someone’s “core”? What will modern day war look like? Hillary Clinton, Harrison Ford and John Kerry also add to the discussion in this week’s episode. Thanks for listening! Feel free to email IDCIYLPodcast@gmail.com. This episode was recorded on 9/19/18

We Show Love Around Hair: Grand Rapids Area Natural Hair Meet-Ups & Related Events: Sept. 14-27, 2018

Hey, hey now. Thank you for stopping by my blog. There are some spectacular events coming up that my Sistah Queens should not miss. I promise you will not be be disappointed. HAIR Is Where You’ll Find the Love Today It’s my Anniversary. Shout out to my husband of 13 years. Cheers to us! We’re celebrating all weekend at an undisclosed location. I love you Deon. We both need this time away from the world. Let’s wild out. Pitch Competition sponsored by Michigan Good Food Fund. Grand Rapids is a mecca for black entrepreneurship. That’s one of the many reasons…

Listen to “I Don’t Care If You Listen – Episode 5”

Okay ya’ll. This week is kinda choppy. We promise to be more organized this week.  Episode 5 is about how happy we are that we didn’t have social media growing up. We talk a lot about Nike and Colin Kaepernick.. Do we need to develop an “oppression scale” to help people understand what the kneeling is about?! Shal and I agree that we are  not imagining all of the racism, sexism and religious persecution in this country. We talk about how robo-calls sent out about the Florida gubernatorial election is proof of the BS. We touch on the possibility of…

Hair Is the Truth When It Comes To Mental Health Treatment and the Black Community

Black people are one of the least likely groups of Americans to get professional mental health services but remain some of the most resilient people in the world. I’ve been trying to figure out how it happens my entire life. Generations of oppression, racism, poverty and community violence should have wiped our community out centuries ago. Yet here we are alive and well in 2018, just to realize that the hate and injustice toward our community is still as strong as ever. The stereotypes of the angry black man and woman, lazy black people, and the least intelligent race remain…