July 9, 2015

Lifestyle

Going On Vacay

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Taking a page from the textbooks of students and professors everywhere, theHotness is breaking for the summer. We’ll be back in September. Be fresh. Stay hot!

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June 12, 2015

Lifestyle

WoW Festival: Who Owns Our Bodies?

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This weekend, I will be one of 128 women to appear at the New York debut of ‪‎WOW‬– Women of the World Festival, an international event intended to celebrate women and spark progressive discussion of their rights. Held at the Apollo Theater in Harlem —and open to everyone—the event runs June 11-14 and includes keynotes by Iyanla Vanzant and Naomi Wolf, performances by Macy Gray, Jessica Care Moore, and Toshi Reagon, workshops on Read more...

June 5, 2015

Lifestyle, Real Talk

#CountMeOUT: Wangechi Mutu & Toshi Reagon

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“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” -Audre Lorde

theHotness celebrates and partners with Black queer women this month in our #CountMeOUT campaign that links African and African-American women– both queer and straight in conversations and hopefully in a movement that expands the ways in which we think about community, activism and sisterhood.

In launching #CountMeOUT, I will present a series of Read more...

November 27, 2014

Lifestyle

Bigger Than Ferguson: My Night Protesting in NYC

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On Monday and Tuesday night I was in the streets marching with #NYC2Ferguson protesters. On Tuesday night I started at 34th St walking looking for my fellow marchers, joined them at 42nd and made it up to 72nd with them chanting with hands up all the way, but by then my feet, thighs and vocal chords were screaming “No Mas” and I was freezing. Oh to be young again I could’ve made it all the

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February 13, 2014

Lifestyle, The Goods

Hearts & Hats: Birth Control 2.0 (Sponsored Post)

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This post is sponsored by Bedsider. All opinions are my very own.

“Just keep in mind when Jimmy grows
It grows and grows and grows, so let it
But keep in mind about the epidemic
When Jimmy releases, boy it pleases
But what do you do about all these diseases?
Jimmy is Jimmy, no matter what
So take care of Jimmy cos you know what’s up
Cos now in winter AIDS attacks
So run out
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March 27, 2013

Lifestyle

Our Women’s History Month Celebration

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theHotness.com
&
5001 Flavors

invites you to our
Women’s History Month
UPTOWN GRRRL SOIREE

Celebrating the achievements of Harlem women
honoring
Alyah Horsford-Sidberry, Owner, Cove Lounge
Shola Lynch, Director, “Free Angela & All Political Prisoners”
Sharene Wood, Owner, Harlem Haberdashery & 5001 Flavors


Saturday, March 30, 2013

2:00 – 5:00PM
at
Harlem Haberdashery
245 Lenox Ave. (bet. 122nd & 123rd St.)
646.707.0070
RSVP: news@harlemhaberdashery.com

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January 3, 2012

Lifestyle

Happy New Year!

Thanks so much for making 2011 the biggest year for theHotness.com. We re-launched the site, saw crazy new highs with traffic and subscribers, made a syndication deal (HuffPost) and had one of our own exclusive FLYASPORA pics make the finals in an international photo contest. 2012 is looking like it’s going to be even bigger! I wish all of you a Happy, Exciting, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

BE YOUR OWN BEAUTIFUL!

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June 20, 2011

Best Of, Lifestyle

Thanks to Daddy, I’m Every Woman!

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This Father’s Day was my fourth without my dad and to use Oprah’s phrase– What I know for sure— is that Daddy’s Girls never get over the loss of our fathers. I am always so full on Father’s Day. Not sad like that first Father’s Day when I decided to buy flowers to place on my dad’s gravesite. The woman behind the counter was busy helping one woman with her arrangement. She looked up Read more...

March 9, 2011

Art, Lifestyle, Videos

Pregnant Breakdancers Catch Wreck

December 23, 2010

Lifestyle, Real Talk

Holiday Hotness: Who’s Your Santa, Baby?

Whether you’re naughty or nice, a youngin’ bah-humbugin’, or an older head singin Fa-La-La’s, we all want and like getting gifts. Don’t front! Yeah giving feels just as good as receiving, but dang getting a present, especially when it’s least expected is the shiznit! The wondrous beauty of being a child is their honest naivete. Remember those long, detailed Christmas Lists we used to write asking Santa Claus for all our hearts’ desires—an Easy Bake Read more...