What A Weekend!

I have been a huge Anglogphile since I watched Dr. Who repeats on PBS as a child (the one with the scary intro equivalent to Night Gallery). I watched Diana marry Charles, I watched Charles, William, and Harry bury Diana and I sure as hell woke up at 4am to watch Harry marry Meghan. I … Continue reading What A Weekend!

Yoga for the Culture: Ella Baker

Hello World!! Let’s talk about Ella “Bae” Baker  ❤ real quick! Ella Baker spent nearly half a century raising the political consciousness of Americans, and played a major role in three of the 20th century’s most influential civil rights groups: the NAACP, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). While … Continue reading Yoga for the Culture: Ella Baker

Anxiety of Social Media

Angry Anxious Combative Fearful Powerless Tense Helpless Abandoned Confrontational These are the sensation of emotions I feel as I scroll through my Facebook page throughout the day. Between the police shootings, an unhinged man in the White House, a racist GOP agenda, random racist attacks uploaded and shared by thousands, hoteps posting a million videos … Continue reading Anxiety of Social Media

Braiders and Fines

Photo: Aminah Fonseca The Business of Black Hair Since 2009 Tennessee has fined several braiders and more than thirty salons in excess of $100,000 not because of any health or sanitation violations but because the braiders are unlicensed. In Tennessee to obtain a license to braid hair braiders must ‘complete at least 300 hours of … Continue reading Braiders and Fines