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…

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We Show Love Around Hair: Grand Rapids Area Natural Hair Meet-Ups & Related Events

Hair in GR, we show made love for our curlfriends. A few Sundays ago, I had the pleasure of having brunch with an incredible group of ladies. It was a brunch held by the Women of Color Creatives (WOC Creatives). It was hosted by aestheticism and make-up artist, Janiece Hughuley, the owner Studio 824 Beauty Lounge. We weren’t meeting about a hair-related issue but I could help but to crush on everybody’s hair. I love when Sistah Queens get together to encourage one another and…

Thank You Entreprenurial Gold ~ #naturalhairfostercare

Grand Rapids has a number of media outlets that keep the people “woke”. I recently had the pleasure of attending a ¬†Entrepreneurial Gold live podcast. Entrepreneurial Gold gives the community an opportunity to network and promote its businesses and initiatives. This was an elegant event held at Brush Studios downtown. I was there to educate the attendees about #naturalhairfostercare. It was a great opportunity to network and find out some cool things that is going in Grand Rapids. The community truly understood the need for…

Black Folks Need To Acknowledge that Mental Health Care Is Important

Angry Black Woman Syndrome. Resting Bitch Face. Stuck up. Stank ass hoe. Bougie THOT. These are terms commonly used to describe many sistahs with undiagnosed mental health needs. Angry. Aggressive. Violent. Low down dirty dog. Triffling ass ninja. Weak. These are terms used to describe brothas who may have a mental illness. Hyper. Bad ass. A lil special. These are the terms we use when we talk about our children with mental concerns. We are quick to label unfamiliar or disturbing behavior in our community.…