December Reading List

Happy December! Here are 5 (non Holiday) books that should definitely be on your reading list. This months list is a mixture of fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, science fiction that all feature a strong heroine. Before She Ignites, Jodie Meadows Mira Minkoba is the Hopebearer. Since the day she was born, she’s been told…

November Reading List

For this November, I wanted to post a diverse list featuring five books I enjoyed this school year. Particularly for me, it’s been difficult to find good books. You want the plot, but you also want the diversity and representation. The five books below defintely fit the description for me; you should be able to…

October Reading List

(Book cover and book descriptions taken from Goodreads.com) It’s October, and in my part of the US it’s finally feeling like fall. It’s the perfect weather to curl up with a mug of hot chocolate and a good book. I threw in a few different genres for a diverse book list- fantasy, an autobiography, a…

September Reading List

September + Black Girl Magic + a love for reading = seven books to add to your reading list. Dread Nation, Justina Ireland What if the Civil War ended in an zombie uprising? Dread Nation follows Jane McKeene, a black teenager living in a zombie ridden aftermath of the Civil War. Jane’s mother is a…

Colin Kaepernick: The New Face of Nike

Colin Kaepernick recently entered into a deal with one of the NFL’s partners: Nike. This is a clear case of taking sides especially in light of Kaepernick’s collusion case. When he took a knee, Kaepernick caught the eye of political America. One side declared to whoever would listen that he was unamerican. They said outrageous…

Colorism & The Hate U Give

Colorism is a problem in Hollywood. Black women with darker skin are often portrayed in negative lights, and as a whole there isn’t much representation for black people. Movies and TV shows like Black Panther, Black Lightning, On My Block have been groundbreaking in providing the positive representation that we have been looking for.

Healthy Life = Healthy Hair

Although it is important, you shouldn’t solely rely on moisturizing your scalp for your hair to grow. Here are a few lifestyle changes that will promote hair growth and ultimately make you a healthier person. Exercising increases blood flow, which brings oxygen and nutrients to your scalp (muscles and skin as well).   Drink water!…

5 Styles Natural Styles For Cheerleaders

  Cheer season is here. It’s time for cheer camp, practices, and Friday Night Lights (or Saturday morning/afternoon). For those who don’t wear some sort of protective style during football season, it can be a struggle finding a cute hairstyle to wear week after week. For a curly look, wear any of these styles on…

5 Products Under My Sink

In this post, I’m reviewing 5 products that I have under my sink: Three Shea Products, and Whipped Shea Butter. Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Conditioner & Curl Enhancing Smoothie. The curl enhancing smoothie it is great for thick hair because it’s a weightless product that doesn’t clump. I recommend spritzing your hair with…

My Favorite Curly Influencers

1. Alexus Crown (@alexuscrown) You may have seen her gigantic fro in your social media feed, and your eyes water at the glory of it all. Alexus Crown is one of my favorite curly influencers because we have  similar hair types, and I love the inspirational messages she posts on her Instagram story.  I love…