July 28, 2009

Real Talk

theHotness 2.0!

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I have come to believe… that what is important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.” –Audre Lorde

Rebooted. Re-ignited. Revised and Re-visioned. After a sorely needed hiatus and also some much needed retooling, theHotness is back, baby!

On March 31, 2000 I launched theHotness in the form of an e-newsletter that “celebrated the creativity, ingenuity and straight-up flava of women of color.” Read more…

July 24, 2009

Best Of, Lifestyle, Real Talk

I Am Not My Hair!

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I guess it was yesterday or maybe Wednesday when singer, Solange Knowles was snapped by paparazzi rocking a very short-cropped coif. And before this young mama could get back home, the Web was a’buzz about her buzzed cut. Of course the haters had their Yaki Platinums in a knot over the do saying she and others are allegedly biting “the bald look” of Kanye’s ex Amber Rose. And those were the sweet comments. Other Read more…

July 9, 2009

Grooves, Real Talk, Videos

They Won’t Go When I Go – MJ RIP

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Off of Fulfillingness’ First Finale, “They Won’t Go When I Go” is, for me, one of Stevie Wonder’s best and most moving songs. Hearing it sung at MJ’s Memorial was nothing short of pure genius. Following “I Never Dreamed You’d Leave in Summer” (which ironically was featured in Poetic Justice with a young, grieving Janet Jackson), with this here song singing: No more lying friends/ Wanting tragic ends/ Though they do pretend/ They Read more…

July 1, 2009

The Goods

THE GOODS: MAC’s Naked Honey

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There’s something just so sweet and pure when it comes to homegrrrls and honey. A sticky ole love affair that just can’t be denied. There’s Erykah Badu riffing in that funky sweet southern drawl, “You got that honey/ You running from me/ You really turn me on.” And there’s The Secret Life of Bees that featured Queen Latifah running the business of “Black Madonna Honey” using her product to wax metaphorically about justice, honesty and Read more…