A Common Thread: The Politics of Black Hair

In the brisk Manchester fall of 1945 at the 5th Pan African Congress, slightly aloft and parted low cut natural hair electrified a room of leaders from the Black diaspora. Leaders like WeB Du Bois energized the atmosphere with rambunctious American spirit. Jamaican shakers like Amy Ashwood Garvey and Miss Alma La Badie brought intersectional and … More A Common Thread: The Politics of Black Hair

Scandal to Insecure: Black Women Portraying it All

  Five years later and this evening commences the final season of Scandal. Regardless of how you feel about the over-the-top plots and twists, there is no debating the importance of Olivia Pope’s television existence. Her existence segued the joy that we all felt seeing Viola Davis not only kill it in How to Get … More Scandal to Insecure: Black Women Portraying it All

Springing Forth from our Mothers’ Gardens…Owning What Blossoms Next

Our mothers have mastered the art of being the most powerful source of love and knowledge in spite of the load the world has placed on them. Their strength comes from a history of struggles, many of which we will never even know. Thus, this is a conversation about appreciating the sacrifices of our mothers while taking those lessons to create our own metaphorical gardens. … More Springing Forth from our Mothers’ Gardens…Owning What Blossoms Next