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Over the weekend, I attended the 3rd annual CurlFest in Brooklyn, New York! Curlfest turned Prospect Park into the Mecca of all things natural hair and like most of these melanated summer festivals, the cameras are out, so looking cute was a must! The sun was shining, I was with my favorite curlfriends and we were ready to have fun!
It's no secret that I love love love summertime! Some people just don't appreciate the Summer like I do. The heat, the fun, the tan and the maxi sundress. Maxi dresses are, without a doubt a summer staple and are easy to transition into the fall (we'll talk about that when we get there)...
Today was the first summer like day of the year in NYC and Lord knows how bad I was waiting it to come! As much as I would have liked to really skin-out, the timing was wrong. It's a Wednesday, and the only island I was visiting was Manhattan island, so I had to find a way to simmer down my outfit in this sweltering heat. .
I sat there listening to people speak the exact words and feelings I have on issues regarding us as if it were coming from my lips. We were in an environment where you could be vocal, frustrated, and passionate about our own struggles and people were listening.
I told y'all in 2014 that Tyseem was a big deal! He is proof that hard work TRULY pays off. On July 1, 2016, Tyseem Lyles signed his first professional contract to the first division Rosa Radom team in Poland! Read his humble and inspiring words on his great accomplishment below.
It was a speech that was soo good you had to give it the stank face of approval. It was soo good it made me sweat! I had to keep rewinding the footage to make sure I didn't miss anything! By the end of his acceptance speech half the audience were already on their feet.
I met Kashief while working with Darrick Leak for his bow-tie line a few years ago and since then his work has always been a favorite. On a regular basis Kashief gives his followers (all 21,000 of us) a glimpse into the artistic lives of the beautiful creatives he's worked with. I wanted to know his story.
Nikita Gibson, 25, has dominated the worlds of entrepreneurship, beauty, philanthropy, and simply living life to the fullest everyday. During her first year of running a successful business, she started another one by debuting her very own hair extension line, Manè Diva Co. - DID I MENTION THAT SHES ONLY 25?!
I attended Dr. Gladstone H. Atwell Middle School 61 from 2004-2007 where I learned so much more than academics. MS61 has instilled the love of self, knowledge, art, theatre, literature, culture, and compassion in me. I fell in love with MS 61 and am forever in debt to everyone who played a part in molding me into who I am today.
I got a chance to sit down to talk with Jackson Chery, a growing icon within the Haitian-American community who's already left his mark with some names that you already know. Here's what he had to say