#TBT: February’s “BlackGirlMajik” Meetup, in Boston, Was Amazing

On February 20, the founder of BlackGirlMajik, Shydeia Caldwell, brought her cause of uplifting women of color to Boston’s Emmanuel College campus. Co-organized by the non-profit groups We Are The Ones and Encuentro Diaspora Afro, BlackGirlMajik, prior to the date, sent out an email blast to all Black women and women of color who were interested in attending the event. I became aware of it … Continue reading #TBT: February’s “BlackGirlMajik” Meetup, in Boston, Was Amazing

BlackUp Cosmetics Finally Came To America! Was It Worth The Wait?

BlackUp Cosmetics was created in 1999 by an African makeup artist based in “the City of Lights”, aka, Paris! Since then, it’s become the number one cosmetics choice for women of color in France. This past September, it finally came stateside thanks to the homework, curiosity and requests of members from that one special sector of the beauty blogger community, the Black beauty bloggers. One … Continue reading BlackUp Cosmetics Finally Came To America! Was It Worth The Wait?

“My Very Existence Is Defiance.” Crystal Valentine and Aaliyah Jadid’s Poem On Black Womanhood Is A Must-See [VIDEO]

Chills ran up my spine. Goosebumps formed on my arms. Minor tears in the back of my eyes wanted to come forward. My eyes fixated on the screen until the end. I felt all of this as I watched poets Crystal Valentine and Aaliyah Jihad perform their stirringly honest poem “To Be Black And Woman and Alive.” It was recently selected as a part of the 2015 College … Continue reading “My Very Existence Is Defiance.” Crystal Valentine and Aaliyah Jadid’s Poem On Black Womanhood Is A Must-See [VIDEO]