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Please Stop Correlating Weaves as Being Hood…

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As of lately, as my audience has expanded beyond it’s core, whenever I post a picture, article, anything with or about weaves/wigs there is always a choir of “why wear weaves?” “why can’t you love yourself?” “she’s so ghetto with that weave” “weave wearing [insert curse word of choice].” Or whenever I happen to venture over to the dark side of conservative reporting where in the “post-racial” society of today, publications like Thought Catalog amongst others will publish narratives to seek to demean Black people, by informing us that “You cannot find Jordans, rims, weaves or Quick Trips in Ferguson, MO.” Because at the crust of the heartbreakingly tragic American story of Ferguson, weaves are an identifier only of Black women. And shall we talk about the incessant trolling of a few Black male internet personalities who coon through fits of soliloquies about the failed Black woman, forever mentioning the boundless weaves that she will sell her first-born for.

This is not really an issue over the right to wear weaves, as that definitely plays into the larger picture of the persistent attack at Black women regardless of hair choices. But allow me to simplify this for moment so we can attack this brick by brick. [click to continue…]

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Buying a Car as a Single Woman, sets out to empower women with knowledge of their consumer power in the arena of purchasing a car. Car marketing very rarely is marketed towards women, let a lone the invisible group of women of color, even though women make up over 52% of the new car buyers in the USA. So here’s to walking into the dealership prepared and ready to get negotiate the best deal!

I’ve been sleeping on the Mazda brand heavy. I don’t know prior to starting the take a hold of my consumer power as a female car consumer that Mazda really ever crossed my mind. And then the Mazda6 Grand Touring came into my life and a sweet, sweet love affair begin. Even more interesting is how many of my #SmartBrownGirls were into the Mazda brand themselves. Where have I been? Then I took count of the cars my friends own and realized quite a few own Mazdas, I’ve clearly been sleeping. But I’m so happy to be awake now because last week I had the joy of previewing the 2015 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring. It’s the compact SUV version of the 6 that I reviewed previously, albeit it’s slightly less of an stunna just more sensible but still fly. [click to continue…]

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#PopSnark Eps. 2 – The Ebolas

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Welcome back to #PopSnark where we the #SmartBrownGirls discuss everything from the low brow to the high brow interests of our whims, as long our eyebrows are on fleek. And no, no one has a definition for “fleek” we just enjoy saying it. This week my eyebrows are most definitely on fleek because I’ve been filling them in a bit different and I had my face professionally beat by Rae Michele last week who had me rushing to the MAC store to pick up Heroine. Hence that’s what is giving me all sorts of diviness in this video while I sip on a BudLight Apple-Ahhh-Rita. Throw an apple slice on or in it and keep it classy while you sip along. [click to continue…]

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#SundaySounds – Slow Down & Bow Down

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It’s been far too long since I’ve posted a #SundaySounds playlist. I’ve had one set up on my Soundcloud for a minute and have just let it skip my mind for the past month about actually posting it ’cause like having a social life again is a new found feeling I almost entirely forgot about living in Washington, DC. Excuse me in my absence but thank you to my bevy of #SmartBrownGirls who have reminded me via requests and questions about the songs I play in my YouTube videos. I got y’all! #SundaySounds has returned! [click to continue…]

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Mo’ne Davis is a #SmartBrownGirl

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I promise you I am not being paid by Chevrolet. But they are doing quite an awesome job at advocating for diversity without it being cliche. Most recently with their Spike Lee directed clip featuring Mo’ne Davis and her family. Mo’ne is a 13 year old Philadelphia star basketball and baseball player. She’s already landed the cover of Sports Illustrated highlighting her stunning record at the 2014 Little League World Series. Mo’ne is the first girl to ever earn a win and pitch a shutout (a single pitcher pitches a complete game and does not allow the opposing team to score a run) in Little League history. Thus making her the first Little League player to garner a Sports Illustrated cover.

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chevy-impala-2014-review

Buying a Car as a Single Woman, sets out to empower women with knowledge of their consumer power in the arena of purchasing a car. Car marketing very rarely is marketed towards women, let a lone the invisible group of women of color, even though women make up over 52% of the new car buyers in the USA. So here’s to walking into the dealership prepared and ready to get negotiate the best deal!

This past week General Motors extended their Drive the District (#DistrictDrive) program to the city of Houston allowing me to test drive the 2014 Chevrolet Impala. Formerly known as the cop car, the Impala was recently redesigned bringing it into it’s ninth generation with this 2014 model. It’s still a rather big car but it’s sleek and modern design make it a fabulous car. Actually I don’t know if fabulous is the right adjective to describe this car. It’s a riding ’round getting it car. It ain’t tricking if you got car. A versace, versace, versace car. All gold everything car. And most definitely a some type of way, I drop top in my whip car. You know, the first thing you do…well the first thing I did…is play whatever ignorantly incoherent rap song  of the moment with all the bass bumping through the Bose sound system. It really is all types of ratchet epicness and I loved it. [click to continue…]

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