Keisha Bottoms: ATL’s Newest Mayor

Democratic candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms emerged victorious on December 5, following a tense mayoral race that ended with a difference of just over 700 votes, according to the latest election results reported by the Associated Press. As expected, the race came down to the wire as Bottoms went head to head at the polls against…

Weekly Inspiration 2

“Just go for it. Either it will work out or it won’t. That’s life.” – Alex Elle  

Demetria Obilor Shuts Down Body Shaming

Traffic anchor Demetria Obilor, 26, has been on Channel 8, WFAA-TV in Dallas, Texas, for just two weeks, but she’s already attracting international audiences after her clap back to body shaming went viral over the weekend. Obilor’s response was prompted by a viewer’s critical Facebook comment about the anchor, who moved to Texas from Las…

The Contemporary African Woman

Originally posted on IVERY ARIE:
Welcome to the Contemporary African Woman Blog! I am very excited to be finally publishing the very first post and look forward to inspiring African women of all ages and walks of life thru this platform. CAW was built to empower African women around the world through the experiences of…

Natural Hair Lessons

I spent a year transitioning and another year wearing protective styles, growing and honestly avoiding dealing with my 4c hair. In between styles, I would play with my 4c hair, but nothing significant. This summer, I determined that I would wear my natural hair out for at least 4 weeks. Not only have I come…

What the Winds Brought

Since the last two months we have experienced much calamity in the world from natural disasters, particularly the hurricanes that ravaged Houston, Florida and Puerto Rico. This poem, What the Winds Brought by Chisom Unegbu sums up these events. What the Winds Bought Mother Nature’s laborious contractions, a seismic purging, and we the recipients of…

Fenty Wins

Adjust mic, taps, and adjusts again “Clean up on aisle giveth life, clean up on aisle giveth life” Excuse me while I pick my life ALL the way up with this FENTY line that dropped. I know I am blogging about this late, but I had to really gather myself from the anvil that was…

The Mother In Law

Originally posted on IVERY ARIE:
In this edition of Love is Blind, Marriage is the Eye Opener, allow me to preface, that I am in no way a licensed therapist, marriage counselor, or life coach. One thing is true, experience will always be the best teacher, and therefore I share the potency of what experiences…