Lupita Nyong’o Speaks on Colorism and More Opportunities for People of Color

This young lady is doing what her predecessors should have done ages ago, and what many should currently be doing.


Lupita Nyong’o (Photo: Courtesy of Vogue)

article by Erica Schwiegershausen via

In the October issue of Vogue, three-time cover girl Lupita Nyong’o talks about growing up in Nairobi, and her desire to see more African narratives represented in Hollywood and beyond. “I want to create opportunities for other people of color because I’m fortunate enough to have a platform to do that,” she said.

Recently, Nyong’o starred in “Eclipsed” on Broadway, playing a 15-year-old girl held captive by a rebel officer in Liberia. In her latest film, “Queen of Katwe,” she plays the mother of a Ugandan girl who becomes an international chess master. (The film opens next week.) And she’s also working on the forthcoming film adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “Americanah“— a love story that centers around two Nigerians.

“Being able to use my platform to expand and diversify the African voice … I feel very passionate…

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Tamara McNeil Creates Just Like Me!, A Book Subscription Box for Black Children

This is so needed, right now!


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article by Ashley Poag via

Tamara McNeil loves reading to her son, and she’s not alone. It’s a daily activity that creates a bond between parents and infants as they learn the rhythm of language. Both parent and child find comfort in the cuddles shared while reading.Reading time can also come with its own set of challenges, like restlessness and a desire to find out what a book’s pages taste like. But for African-American children like McNeil’s baby boy, there’s an additional challenge—the lack of representation.

The Black community is bombarded with images of people who look like them experiencing extreme violence, sadness, and despair on an almost daily basis. The need for positive representations of African Americans in media, especially in early childhood literature, is increasingly important.

It’s why movements like #WeNeedDiverseBooks started in 2014—and it’s why McNeil decided to launch Just Like Me!

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The Rose of Black is Sacred by swo8 Blues Jazz Lyrics by Shelby Courtland from the album Unfinished Business in iTunes

In tribute to 13-year-old Tyre King, and 40-year-old father of four, Terrence Crutcher.

People condemn Colin Kaepernick for sitting down during a song. This is why he sits. If you can’t comprehend it, then kindly STFU.



A special thanks to sepultura13 for bringing this to my attention. On Wednesday, August 17th 2016 a police officer shot and killed a black man in Kelso, Washington. It was only Monday when I last posted this song.This happens far too often.                                                              One piece of good news in that I heard an add on Bounce TV – was organizing to have special retraining for police in deescalation techniques. This shoot to kill with impunity has to stop.

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Retired Ladies Live Their Dreamlife in a Cosy Forest House

This is a beautiful house…I love the open, spacious design!



Have you wondered how you’ll spend your retired days? I’ll give you an idea. A genius Japanese architect created an unique home for 2 retired ladies with their caretaker and a cook.

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Seven Red Flags

Always watch out for these warning signs…and trust your gut! Great information, here.

Blog of a Mad Black Woman


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