While everyone is rightly celebrating the #blackgirlmagic that Serena Williams so effortlessly displayed with her braided updo — cornrows and Senegalese twists — at the royal wedding this past weekend, I am reminded that she and her sister Venus were criticized for wearing beaded braids when they entered the professional tennis circuit as teenagers in the mid-1990s.Read More
The Starbucks by my house caters to everyone:
The office workers who saunter through on their way to work,
and the three black men who never buy drinks.
This is perhaps Black Panther’s greatest strength. It portrays Black women as multi-dimensional warriors whose ferocity is surpassed only by their love for their people, and who embrace their sexuality without being controlled by their romantic entanglementsRead More
Never before have I been rendered nearly speechless by an author's work.Read More
I almost cried, ya’ll, when I felt my hair and detected only a couple of inches in a small afro. It’s not what I expected. It’s not what I wanted, but there it was.Read More