Three Thoughts As I Process Surviving R. Kelly: The Big Picture

Last week, the world was shocked when Lifetime aired the docu-series “Surviving R. Kelly”. R was accused of being a pedophile and a womanizing abuser. The world is outraged, not only at his behavior; but also that of those who condoned, enabled, and silently observed him exploit teenage black girls. Some are calling for a boycott of his music and for criminal charges to be filed. Others are defending, denying, downloading and streaming his music. It’s a very emotional issue that is triggering memories and…

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2018 Natural Hair Products, Brands & Events in Review

Happy New Year! Thanks to all my readers for riding with me in 2018, especially those of you who subscribe. It was an amazing year with all kinds of new products and trends coming out. Here are some of my favorites plus a few things to keep your eye on for 2019. My Favorite Products & Brands Women Who Write GR – This is a growing platform for writers to learn from each other, encourage one another and display their work together. I was able…

Thank You, First Lady Obama – Sincerely, Another Angry Black Woman

I’m in the middle of the second chapter of Michelle Obama’s book “Becoming” and I am already in awe. I relate to her so much. I just love every word I have read. The preface discusses some of her most horrible and jovial experiences during her eight years in the white house, a pronoun I can no longer capitalize due to the way it’s being tarnished by the current administration’s lack of dignity. I was caught up in the first chapter as she vividly described…

24-Hour Give-Away for My Natural Hair Lovers In Grand Rapids

I have two tickets ($70) for the Kinky Curly Connection Influencer’s Brunch & Meetup on this Saturday! You want them? Just share this post and subscribe to my blog. www.dalovelee1.com Winner will be announced tomorrow at 6 PM. Click on the link below to read my post watch videos from the last meet up. You won’t wanna miss this years after you check it out. 😉 Click here for more information: Natural Hair Meetup: 2nd Annual Kinky Hair Connection GR Is a Success

We Show Love Around Hair: Grand Rapids Area Natural Hair Meet-Ups & Related Events: Oct. 26 Nov. 9, 2018

What’s up Curlfriends? As always, there are some spectacular events coming up in and around Grand Rapids that you don’t wanna miss, Sistah Queen. HAIR Is Where You’ll Find the Love Today, October 26 The Grand Rapids Soul Club will be at Billie’s Lounge featuring special guest Duke Grip. The GR Soul Club is a band that plays R&B, funk and other music. Duke Grip is a DJ whose spinning ’45’s. That sounds like a fun night. There’s only a $6 cover to get in…

Natural Hair Product Review: Take Command Curl Defining Crème By Curls UnLeashed

Happy Tuesday. I wanted to give you the low down on a product I tried this weekend. It’s by Curls Unleashed, which is a line of products for naturals created by ORS (formerly Organic Root Stimulator). It’s called Take Command Curl Defining Crème. This is not a new product. I’ve tried it a couple of times during my natural hair journey. I struggled to figure out how to use it best in the past so I’ve never use it consistently. I got it to work…

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…

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…

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…

A Gift to My Readers

Just found this deal for JCPenney using my RetailMeNot app and wanted to share it with my readers as a token of my appreciation: Save Up to 60% off Everything you need for fall at JCPenney http://bit.ly/2OjxOJx Sincerely, Leonica DaLoveLEE1 P.S. Get ready for a give-away this week. I got some sweet gifts for my readers.