The Natural Hair specialist in me could not wait to see this movie. It has been roughly ten years since I have unlearned to hate my hair the way God made it. I'm not alone: Black American women are conditioned as little girls to hate their own hair. Nappily Ever After reveals where and how … Continue reading NAPPILY EVER AFTER
I don't curse, so I'm going to call this one humdinger of a week. Up to now, I've refrained from sharing my opinion on the Cosby issue, because it's not the popular opinion. Since Dr. Cosby has already been tried, convicted, and sentenced, I'm not here to argue with anyone about his guilt or innocence. … Continue reading Just Another Week in Bizarro World
I really thought that I was prepared. After my mother died, I planned to clean out my mother's house. I knew before she died that it was going to be my job to do, regardless of our estrangement. I also knew that her surviving relatives were going to give me problems. Mom's relatives, particularly her … Continue reading The Process
I am a native Philadelphian and all-the-way Black. On the heels of the latest racial unrest, I need to throw in my two cents. I am not a millennial; therefore, I can take Starbucks or leave it. I would miss the Passion Tea, but I could totally stay out of a place where employees decide … Continue reading “[Breathing] While Black”
I regret to announce the death of my mother, Geneva McKelton (72), which was pronounced on February 28, 2018. Funeral arrangements are in progress.