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Natural Hair’s Love Letter to Black Women

Dear Black Women, I want to start off by thanking for you finally embracing me the way you always should have. I had my time in the spotlight decades ago, and ...

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Stay-cations: What They Are and How to Do Them Right

’Tis the season…for overeating and overspending. And in the midst of the chaos, sometimes you just need a break. With the price tag that often accompanies the holidays, sometimes it’s ...

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Why White People Need to Give Up on Discussing the N-Word

It is amusing that in 2014 so much polarizing discussion around race has been bubbling over in spurts as social media rallies, rages and questions as think-pieces and op-ed's are ...

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En Vogue Will Always Be En Vogue

The other night an En Vogue song came on the radio and I was in all my 90's girl feels. I tweeted the following: God. En Vogue was pure perfection. We ...

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Phaedra and Apollo: When Do You Stop Standing By Your Man?

The Real Housewives of Atlanta made its long-awaited return Monday night and no time was wasted when it came to the couple of the moment – Phaedra and Apollo. The ...

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5 Skin Care Mistakes to Avoid

The road to picture perfect skin can be a complicated quest, filled with constant breakouts, scarring, oily T-zones and skin envy towards those with blemish-free faces. After so long, these ...

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Dating Don’ts: On Loving Someone With Mental Illness

For the majority of my last relationship, my partner was in the throes of a slowly unwinding nervous breakdown. He moved to New York at the same time I did, and lived for a brief period in a state of almost too much togetherness, bound...

Thugged Out Congressman Threatens to Break Reporter in Half ‘Like a Boy’

Wanna see a thug in action? New York Rep. Michael Grimm showed exactly what it means to be a real thug. Death threats? Well technically it was a threat to throw a man over a balcony. But I’m sure the survival rate is slim. Check....

Welcome To Omaha, Nebraska: The Most Dangerous Place In America To Be Black

For the last couple of years, when people speak of the most violent cities in the U.S., typically Chicago or Detroit are brought up first.  Even when the murder rates in those areas have taken a plunge, the city with the  highest incidence of black murder...

Your Bullying Ain’t Like Mine? When Is Criticism Bullying & When Is It Just Critique?

In the latest issue of The Nation, Michelle Goldberg attempts to tackle the “toxic” nature of online conversations about feminism. While social media and blogs have been an outlet for many women in the movements, giving marginalized groups  a platform to speak out, others have...

Familiarize Yourself With The Africa Yoga Project

Yoga is spreading across Kenya thanks to the Africa Yoga Project. The Africa Yoga Project organization began in 2007 as a way to create opportunities for youth to step into their greatness, become self-sustaining and leaders in their communities. Currently over  5,000 people participate in more than 250 community yoga...