Being Attractive To The Modern Black Man

Dear African Girl

Staring confusedly into the mirror, I wearily look at my all too simple short hair and decide whether to do my eyebrows or not.. (This eyebrows thing has become a big thing lately) I think of all the ideas the modern black woman needs to adhere to, to be attractive to the modern black man..it just feels like so much pressure. 

From the rooted expectations of parents born in the struggle
“You should be able to cook for your husband!”
“Eat your pap! No man likes a thin woman”
“Don’t be so opinionated! Nobody will want to marry you”
To the modern world desperately seeking to do nothing more than alter her to be less… “black”
“Gym and eat salads, thin is healthy”
” fix your hair, it needs to be long and wavy”
“Don’t be silenced, you have the right to freedom of speech”
She’s always caught between the…

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Black Business Spotlight: Ane’ Collection

BLACK SOULutions

Staying true to your roots is an important factor to maintaining one’s self identity. Many Black Americans do not know much about their African history so there is a huge disconnect that they have to Africa. One way to get people to learn about their culture is through the world of fashion. That’s why Ane’ Collection was created by seventeen year old Petra Anembom to help connect her people to their native homeland.

Ane’ Collection was a clothing brand started by Anembom as a way to express the love for her culture through African print fabrics. All of the products are handmade like headwraps and hair charms. As a native of Cameroon, Anembom grew up around fashion designers that inspired her to create her own material.

“Growing up I was surrounded by many seamstresses and was always going to the sewing shop to get fitted for a custom-made dress, which…

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Baeographies: Black Love Interview

MISS REPRESENTATION

I don’t know about y’all but the subject of love, relationships, human interaction, etc. intrigues me. I’ll admit, I love to sit and watch couples and come up with scenarios about how they met. If I see a couple arguing, it’s a guilty pleasure to dissect the situation and read into what I think could be the reason for the neck rolls, fingers in the face, and side eyes. At the same time, I enjoy watching couples walk by holding hands, laughing together, feeding one another Alfredo (in a non-creepy way.) What can I say, I’m a hopeless romantic.

With that being said, I’ve always wanted to share my personal experiences dealing with relationships as well as dwell into the love lives of others and understand why we love the way we do. Therefore, what better way to understand how we love than with an interview from non-other than The Boyfriends! YAY…

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Men Stand Up!

R U Serious!!!

Men, we have to stop making excuses for why you do not have to be daddies to your kids. Guys if you are raising boys, raise them!! Do not allow the streets to do it. Man up!  I understand that you may not have had a man in your home, while you were growing up. Set a different standard for your kids. If you do not know how or what that means pick up a book, join a men’s group the best way to display growth is asking for help.

Raising your son is more than raising him to be tough. Tough is not the only display of manhood. Raise him to be smart and tough. Teach him to respect his mother and sister. Teach him to respect authority. Teach him to be articulate. Teach him that his appearance matters. Teach him that as young black men we are going…

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Woman In Tech Develops First App Dedicated To African And Caribbean Food in The UK

MAD NEWS UK

vivianVivian Ngwodo is part of a new generation of women, particularly women of African descent, who are using technology to take ownership of the entrepreneurial landscape. Born and raised in Nigeria, Vivian has always been a solutions provider, a problem solver and lover of food.

In 2010, Vivian resigned from her Foreign Operations job in one of Nigeria’s major banks and embarked on a journey to Scotland to pursue a Master’s Degree and began her career journey in the U.K financial industry. She relocated to London in 2012 to start a new job and was excited at the fact that being in London also meant having more access to her beloved Nigerian food. However, Vivian soon discovered how difficult and frustrating it was to find Nigerian or other African restaurants in London. Even though she quickly adapted to British and Asian foods which were readily available, once in a while…

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The raised fist 

I love this. You learn something new everyday. Peace.

The Eclectic Unique Elements, Styles and Inspirations of Shayla Rene'

“The raised ✊🏾 ”

Dated back to ancient Assyria as a symbol of resistance in the face of violence, the raised fist, or clenched fist, is a symbol of solidarity and support. It is also used as a salute to express unity, strength, defiance, or resistance.

Red: represents the blood that has been shed for redemption and liberty

Black: represents the noble and distinguished race to which we belong

Green: represents the luxuriant vegetation of our Motherland.

Know and learn your history. Happy Black Heritage Month.


👚: ElDot Creative

👗: Victoria Salau

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