I can finally call myself a feminist!

June 15th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, Personal Essays

I can finally call myself a feminist!

I’ve been trying to put my finger on why I felt Caitlin Moran’s book, “How to be a woman,” so deeply and I think I finally know. While raving about it to yet another person– this time to Liz, my boss at Bedsider– I said, “For the first time, I can finally call myself a feminist.” […]

While reading “How to be a woman”

June 11th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, Personal Essays

While reading "How to be a woman"

Finally focused and made a dent in Caitlin Moran’s book, How to be a woman. Moran’s memoir / feminist manifesto has been assigned reading for me, for over a month, as Wednesday is the 2nd annual “Meeting of Women Thinkers” a.k.a. an unofficial book club that started in April. During our first meeting, about 25 women […]

Anthonine & Marly: Motivating Central Brooklyn

May 20th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Blog, Get Yours

Anthonine & Marly: Motivating Central Brooklyn

When I moved to Brooklyn last year I was determined to really get to know my new community, and contribute in a real way! Right away I was directed to Brooklyn Movement Center (BMC) — a membership-led, direct-action, community organizing body based in Central Brooklyn. [Check out one of the videos Veralyn Media created with BMC!] Central Brooklyn […]

Sh*t Being Said… On YouTube

January 15th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Blog, My Two Cents

Sh*t Being Said... On YouTube

In the last week I must have watched at least 20 different sketch comedy skits on YouTube under the new-age mantra: Sh*t (Insert Demographic/Group Here) Say. Of course some are funnier than others, but my favorite one so far has got to be: Shit White Girls Say…to Black Girls The vlogger who created this video, Franchesca Ramsey, was […]

Being a Krio Woman: What does it mean to you?

September 7th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Blog, My Two Cents

Being a Krio Woman: What does it mean to you?

  This past weekend I attended the Krio Descendants Union Global “Family Reunion” [See pictures here]- a weekend all about celebrating the culture and heritage of Krios, which is an ethnic group in Sierra Leone. An ethnic group that biologically I belong to, but one I had nearly no idea how it separated me from […]

Yes: I watch Basketball Wives

August 17th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Blog, My Two Cents

Yes: I watch Basketball Wives

“You call yourself Pro-Black-Women and you watch Basketball Wives?” That’s what my best guy friend told me yesterday after I twitted that I spent Monday afternoon catching up on Basketball Wives Season 3- just in time for the Reunion Show. “That show is the #1 offender when it comes to making black woman look bad […]

Fariso Jordan: Voicing The Voiceless

August 16th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Blog, Get Yours

Fariso Jordan: Voicing The Voiceless

In the world of Social Media you can get to know a lot about someone via Facebook and Twitter- and based on what I’ve seen- one of the hardest working men in New York is Kevin Benoit, owner of Parle Magazine. So when Kevin told me about the play, Georgia he was producing/directing I knew […]

(APP) Controversy in the Blogosphere: Essence Magazine Hires White Managing Editor- Should his race Matter?

July 17th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Podcast

(APP) Controversy in the Blogosphere: Essence Magazine Hires White Managing Editor- Should his race Matter?

(Audio Missing) Essence Magazine- for those that may not know- is a 40 year-old publication that aims to put Black woman first in news, entertainment and motivation. I got that straight from there website… And this week the African-American Womens magazine, outraged many of its readers by hiring Michael Bullerdick, a white male, as its new […]

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