30 Day Real Black History Challenge 2014 – Week Four (#30DayRBHC)

This week’s digest is full of very interesting studies on transgenerational trauma, historical oppression, Nina Simone, Dr. Joy Degruy, Melissa Harris-Perry, “columbusing”, some comedy, racial profiling, Freedom Summer, Angela Davis, and more. It is a power packed week of Black culture, privilege and intersectionality information and sources. And like on the other weeks, I include very personal reflections of culture as well. Enjoy and wait for the encore! [Read more…]

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30 Day Real Black History Challenge 2014 – Week Two (#30DayRBHC)

Exploring topics of culture and intersectionality, such as colorism, beauty, culture, the prison industrial complex, and even the relationship between African and Black. Power packed week full of topics to stretch our understanding of what culture is, and how that plays into privilege, the lack of privilege, intersectionality and ultimately…. spirituality. We are spiritual as a whole being, which includes our experiences within society; one of the very reasons this work is so important for us all. [Read more…]

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30 Day Real Black History Challenge 2014 – Week One (#30DayRBHC)

I cannot believe that week one is done already, but I am so EXCITED to share this first archive of this year. Three more weeks to go of information, and I am happy to be doing this with people who want to explore, unlearn, relearn, grow, and be change makers in our communities. Only together [Read More…]

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Saving the World One Manicure at a Time!

There are times when pleasure for pleasure’s sake (or beauty for beauty’s sake) nourishes our souls. By the end of this tribute to the ways in which manicures have changed my life, you might just be on board, yourself. [Read more…]

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The Sacred Sensualist’s Guide to New Year Resolutions

How to play your way through this newest New Year! Resolutions are a great way to reinvigorate the goals that I’ve already been working on and to give some new ones a try. I came up with a hodge podge game plan for adding a dose of fun and foolishness to the resolution process for the year. [Read more…]

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Big Mama Magic and Holiday Thoughts

All week I have had these incredibly insightful moments of clarity about holidays, and especially thanksgiving. I have become pretty rooted in the idea that I am slowly growing into being the Big Mama of my family…. slowly coming into my own sense of maternal self. [Read more…]

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Once I had a Brilliant Idea to Embrace My Prejudice Against an Entire Group of People

After two summers of obnoxious Italian boys and spoiled, snotty Italian girls, I decided to consciously embrace a full fledged prejudice against Italians. Based on the “brats” who’d been shipped over, I embraced a perspective that they were spoiled, entitled, and racist, and that there was some terrible parenting taking place over in Italy. But the Goddess checked me, folks, and she checked me HARD. [Read more…]

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Love is the Law…Even at Fruitvale Station

I hope that all tears generated in theaters around the world for the heartbreaking injustice that happened in front of a train full of people at the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland, California — and then later in a court room when his killer only served 11 months for his death — will generate enough energy to send healing to Oscar’s spirit, and hope to his family. [Read more…]

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My 30 Day Challenge: Week THREE of a Different Kind of Black History

How do we move forward in our spirits if we cannot heal the pain of the past, or even acknowledge it? This is a question I hope we continue to ask ourselves. [Read more…]

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My 30 Day Challenge: Week TWO of A Different Kind of Black History

In Week Two of this challenge to look beneath the surface of what is usually taught as history, I am continuing to find very interesting, valuable and educational resources for understanding some of the layered levels of complexity within Black culture. [Read more…]

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