Dear Sis: An Open Letter to Black Women

Photo by Hian Oliveira on Unsplash I am not in competition with you Sis! You are dope and so am I. It’s a genetic thing that we can’t avoid or deny, so why don’t we come to a truce and focus on our revolution. I totally get why you may have issues with trusting the positive energy that…

Salute H.E.R. and Watch H.E.R. Work!

It’s always a good day to let your fellow girlfriend, sis, rida, or just another bomb woman know that they are wonderful and doing great things. Today we salute a couple of contributors from H.E.R. Crisis. Erin is saluted as a Home Design Blogger that Inspires Our design and lifestyle guru Erin Marshall of Live…

It Takes a Village: Take Your Role Seriously

Artwork by: Larry Brown, “Sowing Seeds” As a single 30-something woman with no kids, I’m constantly asked, “When are you going to settle down and have kids?”. Or some other passive-aggressive way of encouraging me to reproduce before I “get them old eggs”. (P.S. Angela Bassett has ten-year-old twins…chill). MIND YA BIDNESS My response to…

Dear Black Women: Just Sit This One Out

Originally posted on Sweet Tea & Baby Jesus To my melanin rich sisters: let’s not mince words. America did a number on us on Election Day. Deep down, we knew. Didn’t we? We sucked it up when Hillary was nominated and said OK, I guess I’m with her. Sure, she was qualified for the position,…

Scandal Me Please: A Proud Addict of a Powerful Black Woman

“Hi, my name is Niccole, and I’m addicted to Scandal.” *crowd responds* “Hi Niccole!” And to be perfectly honest, I’m a proud addict to this award-winning, culture-shifting series–even if I wasn’t totally ecstatic by the last season—it doesn’t matter. I’m a ride-or-die fan and I can’t wait to tune in tonight! LOVE IT OR HATE…

THE POWER BEHIND OUR TEARS

Do you understand the power behind a tear? It can breakthrough a wall of hurt. It can shed light on quiet fears and escalate faith to those lost and looking for clarity. They can be used to heal or used to connect with others. So why do women fear them so? Why do we consume…