Black Girls in Bangkok: Taxis, Twerkin’, & Temples – Part 3

One month prior to arriving to Bangkok, Thailand’s king passed away. The news spread to people travelling, and it was paired with guidelines for respecting the time of mourning. He passed away on October 13, and the official time of mourning was until November 13. We arrived November 14. It was one day after the mourning period ended and about a week shy of Donald … Continue reading Black Girls in Bangkok: Taxis, Twerkin’, & Temples – Part 3

Shea Moisture, 2 Dope Queens, BGR, and Maxwell: This Week Was Lit

April has had a great start and my hope is the rest of the month will follow suit. This week served heavy doses of Black Girl Magic and long awaited music, simply put, it was lit. Here are 5 things that made this week lit: 1. Shea Moisture released a commercial. The commercial painted of picture of what many Black women deal with daily, especially … Continue reading Shea Moisture, 2 Dope Queens, BGR, and Maxwell: This Week Was Lit

My Thoughts on Chiraq and the Power of the P

Last night I went to an advanced screening of Chiraq. Being honest, when I first saw the preview I was turned off. Nick Cannon as a gang member? Using sex to control violence in Chicago? Spike Lee (let’s be real, Spike has been putting out some trash)? My thoughts going into the film were purely negative, but I went because it was free and I had no … Continue reading My Thoughts on Chiraq and the Power of the P

Why Rihanna’s New Video Makes Me Question White Feminists

A couple of weeks ago, Rihanna premiered the video for her new hit “BBHMM”. Before I could find a link for the video, media sources were losing their mind on how graphic the video was. Most people were tripping out because it was implied that she kidnapped a woman and murdered her because the lady’s man didn’t have Rihanna’s money. As Black Girl Dangerous put … Continue reading Why Rihanna’s New Video Makes Me Question White Feminists

In case you were wondering, Lauryn Hill is still amazing…

As a pre-teen newly falling in love with R&B/Soul music, The Mis-Education of Lauryn Hill was at the forefront of why I love music so much. In case you missed it, a few days ago she had to cancel a show in Lagos, Nigeria because of travel restraints. She posted a heartfelt apology on her Facebook page followed by this awesome home video of her … Continue reading In case you were wondering, Lauryn Hill is still amazing…