American Hijab Design Contest

My husband & I went to the American Hijab Design Contest this past week. He served as one of the judges. You can learn more about the contest here: http://americanhijab.wordpress.com/faq/ Here are some of the entries before we actually saw them brought to life on the models:     Here are some photos from the event:…

Hair School: Why Am I Here? by Dominica Martin

The school started to have hair shows, and all sorts of events for students to showcase their talent. I was a freshman, and in this hair show we competed against seniors as well. I was so excited, and I knew that this was the perfect time for me to do my thing.  I hand-picked my…

Welcome to Hair School by Dominica Martin

Welcome to “Hair School” where beauty, brains, and talent collide. It costs $18,000 to attend, so you better make the best of it, and learn all you can. In the beginning the instructors tell you “Abide by these 3 rules, and you’ll be good: 1. Stay focused 2. Don’t ever bring your man to school…

Pin Up Your Goals

“When you become mom, you become the frame instead of the picture,” Lorna says a friend revealed to her. Becoming a mom is a shock to the system and its evident by the extra pounds, the extra sensitivity and the hickies the universe leaves on our skin (stretch marks). On most days Lorna can be…

Michelle O. Dancing To Beyonce’s “Let’s Move”

Our first lady is the General of a fight against flab with her “Let’s Move” Campaign. You guys know how much I stalk love/honor/respect our first lady and it’s nice to see her let loose. It’s really cute how she puts her hands in the air like her hubby. Not to mention that “serious” dance…

Introducing – The Weekly Well!!!

There is so much information out in the world, that we never really have time to find the “good” stuff. If you ask any woman does she want to improve her relationship with herself and others she will say “Yes!” Thousands of songs are released each week online and mixtapes drop every hour, but who…

Hip Hop Divas

Celebrity Photographer Michael Antonio launched a new project called Hip Hop Divas. Here is a link to his site: http://www.michaelantonio.net Now I won’t be happy until my favorite female MCs like Lauryn Hill, MC Lyte and Salt-N-Pepa are represented but I love the concept. I love hip hop! It’s so much a part of who…

Retouching Our Reality

I’m too short. My nose is too big. I have to suck my “pouch” in. I’ve got wide, flat feet. Sometimes when we look in the mirror, we aren’t happy with what we see and that is for a variety of reasons. Institutional Racism has done a number on our collective psyches, and we’ve certainly…

Fitness Check In…

Self-care is so important for women! Think of it like the oxygen mask on the airplane – you have to take care of yourself first before you can be capable of helping others. Self care for me looks like a spa day every two weeks – hair, manicure, pedicure & eyebrows. There is very little…

The Perfect Manicure

For the most part I’m an advocate of “au naturale.” I only wear makeup when I go out. On a day-to-day basis, I wear lip gloss (in a nude or clear color), and a little powder on my eyebrows, so it only makes sense that I wear my natural nails. My only problem with total…

I Cut My Locs!

I’ve been wanting to do something “funky” to my locs for a long time. For a while, I considered having them combed out (but then what would I do?). So after searching through tons of styles, I settled on one. Here is the new look. In the fall, I’m going to add some color. It’s…

Why Race Still Matters In America in 2010

Race was socially constructed in the 17th Century in order to justify racism and European imperialism. In other words the notion of “race” is a lie. Now, especially in America most Americans are ethnically mixed (a little bit of white, a little bit of black, perhaps a dash of Native American etc.) although we only…