February 28, 2012






One place, two things, and an action that very much play a role in defining who I am. They are not the quintenssential definition of me but I can say that you can’t have me without having bits and pieces of all of them.

and it seems I’ve stumbled across someone who might have the same interests as well.

Chastity Brown

(photo not by me)

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February 27, 2012

I haven’t done an OOTD post in forever and honestly I don’t like winter. I’ve also been to busy to feel pretty lately (bad excuse I know).  So this is just a quick post, but I cant scream any  louder that I’m ready for summer and as always my love affair with all things bright and patterned continues!

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February 23, 2012

The NeoAfro is about more than just hair. Its a movement, a way of life, my way of life. Which includes so many things one of which is food as an expression of the soul, love and creativity.

Dinner last night was just fries and I’ve no guilt about that at all. With everyone talking about what they are giving up for lent, I have no plans for giving up anything that involves potatoes and all of their yummy goodness.

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Going from 10 inches of hair to 2 inches or less can take a bit of a re-adjustment, but one option that works for any hair length is the Wrap/Turban.  I have been playing around with ways to wear wraps that compliment my face and my new shortstackcurls.

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February 17, 2012

This list was sent to me on from a local Black Artists ListServ in the DMV called Galvanize.  It is a great resource and keeps me update on all things Black Folk and the Arts in the DMV Area and on the East Coast.  A few days ago a list of all of the Films including Black Actors to be released in 2012 came to my inbox.

I am always on my rant about Black Artists and Blacks in Hollywoods.  A few weeks back everyone was hootin and hollerin about RedTails,  I saw the movie and was dissapointed that yet again another important part of our history had been watered down.  The fight scenes were awesome very George Lucas.  Aaron McGruder helped to write the screenplay *blank stare* Im sorry could you say that again? I get this wasn’t the Boondoocks but where was all of the wit, the sharp biting commentary that we all love and know him for?  I commend George Lucas for funding the majority of the movie himself, but lets be real folks… and extra points to Cuba for being in both movies.

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February 13, 2012

It wasn’t planned, didn’t even know I was going to do it.

I Big Chopped!

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Remembering and learning Black History when I was younger and thinking about it now, my perceptions have changed. While my personal discovery of all things Black Folks continues daily and while today Black History is more prevlaent in commercial spheres, it also seems to be watered down and stuck on repeat.  I hear the same names mentioned, the ones we all know well. Those pillar stones of Black History if you will, Dr. King, Malcolm X, Mary McLoud Bethune, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth,  and Harriet Tubman we know them all very well, but when do we show the true scope of our history, our diversity from those who struggled in the public eye and those who struggled privately.  We haven’t  learned all we can from those familiar names above, but there are so many others who’s stories of struggle, pain, and heroism need to be told.

If you aren’t a big history buff, we are in the middle of a multi-year celebration of  The Sesquicentennial of the Civil War. In the DMV Civil War anything is hard to avoid, with sites like, Ford’s Theatre, Lincoln’s Cottage, The Frederick Douglass House,  lots of museums, and so many historic sites, battlefields etc. you can’t help but be a part of it in some way if you are involved in the DMV Arts and Events Communities in any way.

I produce a couple of groups that were specifically created to be performing ensembles that work primarily from Civil War Material, specifically songs and written pieces of the era.  Today Jubilee Voices our African-American ensemble performed as a part of Frederick Douglass’ 194th Birthday Celebration

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