My How Far We’ve Gone (Back)

This time eight years ago, I was filled with so much hope and joy. I was expecting the birth of my first baby girl. We had just elected our first black president. Although the economy was tanked due to eight years of failed Republican policies, things were looking up. The stock market had begun to [...]

Undercover Sistah Day on Suits

Undercover Sistah Day on Suits

On Wednesday night, two of my guilty pleasures came together... well, three, actually. Suits + Pretty Little Liars + two of my favorite undercover sistahs, Meghan Markle and Troian Bellisario.     I know I've mentioned many times how I enjoy being the "Biracial Whisperer." PLL's Troian Bellisario and Suit's Meghan Markle are two of my favorite [...]

Why I’m Now (Probably) an Ulta Customer for Life

Why I’m Now (Probably) an Ulta Customer for Life

When you're a woman of color, particular if your skin tone skews more brown than beige, shopping for makeup is exhausting, frustrating, and sometimes even humiliating. Even though it is 2015, many makeup companies haven't attempted to make many shades for us darker ladies.

Rachel Dolezal and the Problem of Colorism

Like many people, I've been fascinated (in horror) watching the Rachel Dolezal "passing" story unfold. I'm not going to rehash the various layers of how what she did was so very wrong or why "transracial," as it has been used with respect to this story, is not a thing and should not be compared to [...]

Walking the Walk and Talking the Talk (AKA How I Spent My Winter Vacation)

I know it's been a slow year on this blog, so for those of you who have stuck around, let me first thank you. Whether you're old or new here, welcome (welcome back) and Happy New Year to all! Honestly, it's been hard to write more than rants on Facebook walls or quick blurbs on [...]

The State of Missouri Got What It Wanted. All I Got Was a Case of the Sadz.

It took three and a half million minutes last night for the DA to slip in the words "no bill" somewhere. I'm still not even 100% sure where. He bullshit through a plethora of explanations of why this is a purely rational result, even though a no bill, particularly where there is so much conflicting [...]

Graduation photo shows ‘Black Women Do Breastfeed’

I support ALL women breastfeeding, but there's a special place in my heart when I see other black mamas proudly nursing their babies. Yes, Black women DO breastfeed, and I'm glad that this picture taken to encourage other WOC has garnered so much attention, even if some of it is ignorant. http://ift.tt/1plYveb [green_message]Source: http://ift.tt/1plYveb [/green_message] [...]