Negress Allure (in honor of sisters at the 2017 MET Gala…)

A Cosmopolitan online piece pointed out how women of color were best-dressed at the 2017 MET Gala. I must agree with Cosmo (which I rarely do). While everybody else was smoking in the bathroom, brown girls were kind of showing everybody else what the real point of the night is. But, Negress allure will be any woman’s best friend.
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A Powerful 2017 For Us All…

We can all magnify our voices this year, to make some serious contributions and change some lives. I hope you take your ideas and visions- a new business, more love in your relationships, superior health, more education- to new heights. Know that many people will be touched by your dreams and efforts. I hope I can do a little of that for you this year. Continue reading

When We Are Witnesses…for Kitty Genovese

No matter what I have learned from her brother Bill Genovese’s heart-wrenching push for the truth, I still can not extinguish the feeling of seeing myself in Kitty Genovese: young, happy, independent, innocent, moving toward the future, and fated to be a woman living alone in American big cities. Continue reading

A Solemn Summer…

I hope, as this summer played out and I was blessed with many beautiful experiences from SOLEMN, my elders were looking down smiling and watching and knowing how much I appreciated their influence in my life, to bring me the opportunities they dreamed their hard work and sacrifices would yield for others. Continue reading