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Reminder…

Just in case our young men forgot, here’s a reminder from Auntie Badu… Listen to the words, young men.

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Lately I’ve Been Reading…

Besides my bible, here’s an update on my latest books purchases and a quick rating for each book. In addition to buying books that I desire to add to my own book collection I also am a library lover so … Continue reading

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FAQ: New Natural Hair Transitioning…

As of late going natural is the new trend & I get NUMEROUS questions from my new naturalista sistas about my crown of nearly 6 years. I decided to put ALL the info into one resource so its easier thus, … Continue reading

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Nominate a Maker: Women Who Make Southwest Florida

Do you know of a dynamic, trailblazing woman who is making a mark on our region in the arts, business, education and politics? Or an exceptional woman who is affecting change through her activism in environmental or social justice issues? … Continue reading

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Top 10 “Tangible” Items I Don’t Wanna Be Without…

Everyone has certain things they just don’t want to live without and I am DEFINITELY one of those people! Hit the jump to find out what my TOP TEN “tangible” items I never, ever want to be without…

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Link-Up: Afeni Shakur-Davis’ Statement On The Occupy Movement

One of my favorite revolutionary sistas/walking testament and YOUR favorite hip hop mother, Afeni Shakur-Davis recently released a statement via the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation Facebook page on the Occupy Movement that’s definitely worth the read…   “The Occupy Wall … Continue reading

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Flashback Track: “Ya Strugglin'” by KRS-One | 1990

Listen!!

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Enter Your Essay for the “Where Did Our Love Go” Anthology!

Here is your opportunity to submit an essay to be included in an anthology with potential to be featured alongside a cable network series. There are 16 days left to submit your 1200 – 2500 word essay for consideration to … Continue reading

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White House… Black Page

This past Monday, the White House announced the unveiling of a page dedicated to the African-American community on the WhiteHouse.gov website strictly to highlight President Barack Obama’s efforts agenda in the black community. The heading of this necessary webpage includes this quote from our … Continue reading

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My Top 5 Reasons Why Your Children Should Volunteer…

According to Peter Levine, the director of Tufts University Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning, children who volunteer are more successful in school and more likely to graduate from high school and college. Now, I’m no professional like … Continue reading

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