See you at ESSENCE Festival!

See you at ESSENCE Festival!

Hey loves. ESSENCE Festival is almost here! And it will be EPIC. This year is the 20th anniversary of the community event. Come on down! Concert tickets are still available to see some of our favorite acts. And even if you dont get tickets, three full FREE days of fab...

What Maya Angelou Told A Crying Oprah Winfrey

Sunday mornings are a Gift from God. I spent one recently cleaning out my email and watching videos, after attending church service online. In the midst of watching Oprah and Maya Angelou, I was struck by an amazing story Oprah shared. She had Maya Angelou told Oprah...
Lupita Nyong’o: “You can’t eat beauty”

Lupita Nyong’o: “You can’t eat beauty”

I have been wanting to write about Lupita Nyong’o. How it feels as a dark brown woman to see a dark brown woman celebrated as a woman of style and beauty (not just funny or strong). How her rise forces us to realize how rare this moment is. How we hope the...
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