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“It’s not skin color. It’s CULTURE!”
Winnielle is the Irie Lioness! →
We women need our heroes: without a shadow we do. The plight of women, which is very much connected to the plight of our world, needs voice and it needs the drumbeat of a live wire encouragement….
Dreams, Milestones and the Celebration of Friends →
Today is as good a day as any to manifest some dreams. I awoke this morning out of a dream about the realization of dreams and immediately thanked God for the ability to dream and then I thanked him…
Wow Blog! The Abeng and My Conscious Pen →
There is no better feeling, in my experience than that which occurs when creatives truly vibe. When you get into that push/pull–that gravity–which demands at all cost production, and dare I say…
Animal Print Look Book: Daytime →
Essence Magazine wanted to know how I wore Animal Print. Lucky Mag cautioned “Look fierce, but don’t get too friendly. One touch is enough.” In my world, Animal Print is a neutral/staple, Animal…
New Music: Infamus’ Cry from the Ghetto →
It’s been too long since a New Music post, Monday or otherwise. And if today could start a trend, then Infamus’ Cry From the Ghetto is a powerful launch pad. Since first listen, I’ve been steady…
An Open Love Letter to the Full-Figured Woman →
DASHEEN is proud to welcome the insight and soundbyte of filmmaker and contributor Dele Adams. His focus on the full-figured woman is concentrated here. I could think of no better form than the love…
Men, God gave you authority…plz use it responsively! Women, God gave you...– Claire Cynthia James
All White Gala: A Mini Look Book →
White against the spectrum of brown skin is something to see. It’s perfection if you ask me… As predicted, Temple of Faith’s 1st Annual All White Gala was fantastic! The night’s entertainment was…
See with Rap music I don’t pay too much what they say in their lyrics,...– Rene Saddler
Meet Julia: The Thread Queen! →
Three weeks is a long time in the life of brows. Lets face it, three weeks is a lifetime. So, when Julia of Julia’s Artistic Threading & Day Spa threaded my brows a little over 2 weeks ago, I wasn’t…
I Love My Girlfriend(s)
DD: So I had my 1st dream about Pit Bull last night....
TL: OKAAAAAAAY LOL
DD: ...But he was totally asking me about my Brazilian girlfriend who lives with me!
TL: You don't say...LOL
DD: Hello...It's MY dream! So today I'm boycotting his music.
Who feels it knows it and I'm keeping her (if I can) lol
The Sweetest Love →
Everyone should think of their Mommy as the best and sweetest! The sweetest woman I know lives at #150 Estate Concordia, St. Croix Virgin Islands. I can testify to her sweetness because she is my…
Sunday Sessions: Still on my Journey →
I love creativity without an agenda almost as much as I love creativity with one. Loved that the lovely poet to follow took the time to write this inspired, spontaneous note via cell phone and…
Earth-Friendly Beauty via EcoTools →
We may be at the tail end of Earth month, but I am determined to share my loves in earth-friendly beauty. I spent Earth Day (April 22, 2011) canoeing. A novelty for a non-swimmer, who even with help…
She Said/She Said: 'Ah Slick Talk This!'
She said: "Talk is cheap... Actions are expensive!"
She said: "That mean coward is free?"
A .99c hot pink (511B) Wet n Wild lipstick can rock my world just as well as a $13 MAC. And no, the earth doesn’t have to move for anyone else :)
Love in the key of Bob Marley →
Nesta Robert “Bob” Marley is a universal legend! Some truths are just written into the scrolls and are indisputable. Brother Bob was undoubtedly a man’s man, a woman’s man, his own man and certainly…
Singleness of mind. Vertical relationship. Being single is almost brave in this day and age. Being proudly single, now that is a phenomenon.
Foodie Friday: Ode to the Bay Leaf →
Did I mention that I’m a good cook. I wish I knew how to underline that good right there, maybe even highlight it with a stylishly-bold double underline. You have to understand the nuffness is a…
Mane Attraction: Healthy Hair Challenge Meets... →
Well its been one solid month since I started my Healthy Hair Challenge which incorporates the protective styling of kinky twists. By way of an update I am still here as Jill Scott would sing. I…
Sunday Sessions: The Perfect Caribbean Woman →
THE PERFECT CARIBBEAN WOMAN By: Dr. Garfield Alexander At university I remember wishing I was mad scientist like Dr. Frankenstein, so I could construct my very own woman, to my specifications and…
He said: True love doesn't need therapy!
She said: You don't say. Why?
He said: Our grandparents and parents did fine without it. I just don't believe in it.
She said: Then its a good thing we're talking marriage.
A country that has no memory will repeat its same mistakes.– Haitian and former soccer player Bobby Duval via Assoicated Press
It would be the height of hypocrisy to talk about celebrating Dr. King and not...– Al Sharpton
Music Monday: Gyptian via N P R’s Tiny Desk... →
NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Series has been in my ear for a hot minute. The genius of the unplugged set is such a powerful draw, and it just works so well in the small studio-like venue, that so often…
Weekly Tip: Turn It Around! →
“I have nothing to wear!” It could be said whisper-range. In frustration. On a Le Sigh. With a pout. However these words, or forms of these words are spoken the scenario tends to mirror: We (women)…
She Said/He Thinks
“I’ll make it better, but you need to fix it!”