May 25, 2012

Real Talk

Lauryn Hill, H&M’s Swimwear Ads, & Vibe Mag

What’s up? In the midst of finishing up proposals, handling social media for clients and making my page minimum for my book proposal, I haven’t had a chance to post on theHotness.com in a minute. But I’ve been busy posting on Facebook. Oh you didn’t know? That’s right, theHotness has a Facebook page that stays poppin!!!

Our post on H&M’s new swimwear ad campaign featuring a thick sister is getting so much love.  So glad Read more…

May 4, 2012

Fly-aspora

FLYASPORA: QUEENS

"Tamika Sur Une Chaise Longue," 2008

Bawse. Sharp. Foine. Smart. Mahogany. Awkward. Classy. Regal. Erotic. Heard. Loud & Clear. Honey. Sho Nuff. Soft. Sexy. Hard. Foxy. Brown. These are Mickalene’s queens. Shoot, let’s keep it real, these are OUR Queens. Our mamas, our aunties, our sisters, our homegirls, our teachers, our grandmas. us. Crown high. Roots–deep & low. Bout it.

“Rumble” (from the “Brawling Spitfire Wrestling” series); 2005

Brooklyn-based artist Mickalene Thomas is best known for her photographs and her elaborate Read more…

May 2, 2012

Hot Grrrls

Cree Summer Talks Love, Pirates & The Blues

A flashback flashdance! Yesterday my iPod shuffled up two songs, almost back to back, by Cree Summer– “Miss Moon” and “Deliciously Down.” This random play had me twirling and gyrating in my living room and got me thinking hard about this sister who still has folks buzzing about her music, her style and her brilliant voiceover career even though most folk ain’t seen hide nor lusciously curly hair from this very private Cancerian. Cree clearly Read more…