Black music month: Female frontrunners

Female artists are able to reach high levels of success as more than simple sex objects with catchy choruses. Stories from women across the spectrum are being told in increasingly unique ways, continuing to clear the path for this next generation of musically-inclined women to express themselves as they see fit. From the negro spirituals …

don’t touch my hair

It's a notion that every black woman feels at one point or another, and Solange Knowles captured the frustration and politics of the subject beautifully on her A Seat at the Table album in the song Don't Touch My Hair. For one, as black women, we're statistically at the bottom of the social, economic, professional totem …

Royal wedding: Reasons why I didn’t wake up early to watch

I didn't care much for the royal wedding — as in: I didn't care to follow the news on how things were progressing before the wedding, I didn't care about how the couple met, I didn't even care enough to actually WATCH the wedding when it was happening. First, I wasn't the one marrying Prince …

homeward-bound: life transcending after death

My legacy is not just for myself, but will carry on for my children and their children. Something future generations can carry on and claim as their own. A few weeks ago, I visited a more conservative Baptist church than where I’d normally attend. It was the stereotypical Easter-type sermon but before Resurrection Sunday: The …

Black women ripping the runway — and your exotic fetish

This season, I had the opportunity to work on a couple of fashion shows for New York Fashion Week. (Shoutout to the guy I dated who never thought that I could be in the fashion industry.) Apart from the tedious tasks of making sure that the clothing was in pristine condition with no loose threads, …