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Black Hair: What Are You Teaching Children?

“Oohh Child! Nappy, nappy, nappy! We have to get you a perm! I can’t believe I have you out here on these streets with you walking around with all these kinks in your…

Indecent Proposal

I recently saw a posting for my dream job: “This position necessitates a stellar command of English and grammar, attention to detail, and experience with Microsoft…

3 Reasons “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” Is Totally Scripted

“Love & Hip Hop Atlanta,” VH1’s latest addition to its reality show lineup, seems to be a hit. The show that takes viewers inside the lives of some of hip-hop’s Georgia…

Willow Smith Rocks A Tongue Ring: Would You Allow Your Child To Get One?

Piercings have long been a source of contention between conservative idealists and rebellious spirits with a pension for outward expression. While ear piercings at a…

Starting Young

I have a personal beef with a certain kind of mother. The mother who thinks it’s cute to bejewel her baby son’s ears with swap-meet brand cubic zirconium. The mother who…

Do You Think It’s a Weave?

I was shopping with a friend of mine the other day and we spotted this black girl with hair all the way down her back. My friend and I both stopped and stared at her…

Daddy Issues: Real or Fake?

I sat in church last Sunday morning ready to receive a great Word as I always do to get my week started. This particular Sunday was Children’s Day and, admittedly, not…

5 “How To” Books Stacey Dash Should Write

From Hello Beautiful — The breathtakingly stunning actress Stacey Dash is planning on writing a “How To” book for her next gig. Instead of searching for another role…

Lovin’ vs. Sexin’

For the last week I have been frantically (and unsuccessfully) trying to clean and organize my life. As I went through the millionth bag of papers last night I found a…