~~Don Lemon’s 5 & Russell Simmon’s Answer~~

Should we blame every issue in Black America on White America or can we blame it on ourselves? CNN’s Don Lemon advocates for social responsibility, listing the Top 5 Suggestions for young Black Men to get ahead in life: Pull Up Your Pants Stop Using the N-word Stop Littering Finish School Not Have Children Out… Continue reading ~~Don Lemon’s 5 & Russell Simmon’s Answer~~

Natural Hair She-ro~~Tanisha Long

I’ve been wanting to cut my hair. I’m not too sure if every naturalista goes through this, but I have periods of loving my thick, koily hair (usually when I blow it out) to absolutely hating and dreading it because of the maintenance it takes to keep it healthy… all the trimming, the deep conditioning,… Continue reading Natural Hair She-ro~~Tanisha Long

Nappy Hair Essentials: Part Deux

It’s been almost two years–and more than a couple of inches– since I’ve done a Nappy Hair Essentials post. As your hair grows, it tends to change and you tend to learn more about your hair and how it works; what makes it grow, how to comb it, how many times to wash it a… Continue reading Nappy Hair Essentials: Part Deux

A Letter to Beyoncé

I, like most people, was a complete Destiny’s Child fan. Personally, my favorite band member was always Kelly (she reminded me so much like my older sister physically). I, like most people, was saddened to see Destiny’s Child break up. Among the deaths of Aaliyah and Left Eye, the mental breakdown of Brittney Spears, the… Continue reading A Letter to Beyoncé

I’m Back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, I was sitting on my bed (which is completely covered with STACKS of papers for my upcoming Master’s Comprehensive Exams), fueled by the intense cup of Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee my awesome colleague gave me, when I got a great idea to check up on my old NappyCentric blog. Thinking that this will be… Continue reading I’m Back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Is Natural Hair a Movement or a Trend?

Well, this article has gotten a lot of buzz lately. Cluth Magazine, which is yet another website I visit daily that is dedicated towards women of color, posted this article, My Hair, My Decision by Aisha Terry. In the article, Terry explains that she is sick and tired of the debate of natural women straightening… Continue reading Is Natural Hair a Movement or a Trend?

2b, 3c, 4b….Why I DISLIKE Natural Hair Classification!!!!

If you’ve been natural, transitioning or thinking transitioning, you’ve come across the Natural Hair Classification System. Andre Walker, who has been on Oprah, perfected this system by putting different types of hair in certain categories and within those categories, putting them in others. Confusing? Let me break it down. What is the Natural Hair Classification… Continue reading 2b, 3c, 4b….Why I DISLIKE Natural Hair Classification!!!!