A Black History Month #WCW Dedication

On this first Wednesday of Black History Month I wanted to write about the amazing Black women who came before me. This is dedicated to: Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, Gwendolyn Brooks, Sonia Sanchez, Nikki Giovanni, Ida B. Wells, Phillis Wheatly, Alice Walker, Zora Neale Hurston, Audre Lorde, Octavia Butler, my mother, Wendy Battles And the thousands of others who put pen to paper and paved... Continue Reading →


Black Dopeness: A Poetic Piece of Prose

Why are you so bothered by my existence? Why The more I love me The more you hate me for it The more I succeed The more you want to see me fail My kinky hair My broad nose My thick lips My beautiful Amazing Enchanting Melanin-rich skin Pisses You Off Why Must every statement... Continue Reading →

Mia Charnelle Releases BLVCK QUEEN Hat Collection

Designer Mia Charnelle just released a new hat collection through the BLVCK QUEEN brand. BLVCK QUEEN, as you may have guessed, is all about empowering people of color, women especially. Fashion and design have always been a niche where we can express ourselves and our individuality. Visit the site, http://www.miacharnelle.com and take a look at the sleek and... Continue Reading →


Nigga, Nigger, N-Word

In today's world where things like Bitch Media thrive and are seen as a source of unity and empowerment amongst women, it just tickles me pink that people insist that Black people stop using the word nigga. Piers Morgan posted a piece Monday suggesting that it is up to Black people to end the use of... Continue Reading →


A Random Rant About Memes

Have I ever told y'all how much I hate memes? Memes with celebrities and things they never have or will say. Memes with typos. Memes with cheesy quotes that make no sense. All of them, but especially, memes about women. There is nothing more annoying then being told how you should act via meme. Being told... Continue Reading →


Relationship Advice (Vlog)

I swear I give the best advice after two glasses of wine.


Portland Shows Support For Ferguson

****Important follow-up story here**** Here's just a little taste of the anti-police brutality today in Portland. I couldn't stay long because I had grumpy hungry kids and a splitting headache, but I am very glad that we got to participate. It was great to see such a diverse crowd; men, women, young, old, Black, white... Continue Reading →


Show Some Respect

After reading the comments on a news story about people of color and their issues with the police, I was compelled to share a story and offer some insight about showing respect when dealing with cops. I typically don't read the comments section on news sites to avoid being annoyed by trolls, but since I... Continue Reading →


Rest In Peace Nick Cashaw

As I was scrolling thru my timeline earlier this week I was saddened to see people tweeting about the loss of young Seattle artist Nick Cashaw. I never got the chance to actually meet Nick, but had the privilege of sharing his music. I really enjoyed his work. He was different from most, in a good way. He had... Continue Reading →


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