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: 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…

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…

An Angry Black Woman’s Poem – Part 1

Hell yeah, I’m an angry black woman. That’s their story and I’m sticking to it. I’m angry. Somebody is always telling me how to be me! You’re too aggressive. You’re intimidating. You’re unapproachable. That’s what they tell me. It’s all good when I’m happy with smiles. But as soon as they disagree with my argument… They attack my character. Everything associated with me becomes negative, My tone of voice, my fluid body movements, my facial expressions; It’s all a problem because my energy doesn’t match…

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…

I’m More Than A Natural Hair Enthusiast, I’m Accountable

Last night flying home to my beautiful city, Grand Rapids, MI, all I could see is opportunity and possibilities. It’s time to fulfill my purpose and this site that I captured, this picture right here, is my confirmation. My husband wants me to be prepared for the doubters, the haters, and the blockers. I’m ready to go over, under, around and through all of them with undeniable and irrefutable evidence that systems need to be changed. Questions need to be answered.¬† Why are black parents…

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.…