the streets been waiting for new music from queen badu, and today she gave the people what they want. check out the hotline bling remix from her new mixtape, but you caint use my phone.
have a great holiday weekend!
picture it. it’s black friday 2003, and wal-mart has dvd players on sale for $20. these were the pre-netflix days so a dvd player priced under $75 was a huge steal. like dedicated shoppers across america, i woke up at dawn to rush my local wal-mart.
all hell broke loose when somebody’s uncle jumped on a stack of boxes and started throwing dvd players to nearby customers. i caught one like odell beckham jr. and ran for my life. you would have thought i was carrying baby jesus.
fast forward to 2015. not only do i try to abstain from shopping at wal-mart due to it’s anti-worker practices, but i’m also working hard to align my spending with my principles. with the murders of so many black men, women and children, i’m in no mood to celebrate a capitalist system that devalues black life.
this holiday season, my mission is to support black-owned businesses who deserve love year round. on friday morning, i’ll be shopping online from the comfort of my bed while eating leftover sweet potato pie.
skin & haircare
good reads & writes
- salt by nayirrah waheed
- teaching gold mah how to heal herself by bilphena yahwon
- shapeshifters by aimee meredith cox
- vagabroad journals
- effie’s paper
health & well being
check out quirky brown love for a list of over 200 black-owned businesses.
poet kush thompson sings a black girl’s song.
i’m not the only woman with a small frame and large chest, but for most of my adolescence and early adulthood, you would have thought i was sent from mars. when was the last time you saw one of those cute $19.99 two-piece bikinis at target with a 34ddd top and size small bottom? you said never? i know. thankfully, bathing suit shopping was sooooo much easier this year when i discovered that asos has an entire line of swimwear for the dd+ crowd.
my new white swimsuit snaps snugly in the back and the three straps on each side really help to ease the weight of my chest around my neck. this was just a test run, i can’t wait to try more.