Excited to share some photos from the stuf I have been doing during Black history month. Much love.
This summer is my two year blogging anniversary. I want to thank the little people for inspiring me. My son, my niece, and all my friends' children...but more of that will come later. This summer I will have a few giveaways, an art exhibit, and more to celebrate.
Love yall mucho!
Fellow blogger PavarottiShakur is more than just a writer. During the winter solstice this year, he took his idea for #BlackLivesMatter and turned it into something tangible. Check out his article below. With one event, he supported about a dozen Black businesses including:
Perfect Man Designs
Life By Dallas & Dallas Popcorn
The Waterhole (juice bar)
Sweet & Natural (vegan cafe)
In the Raw with Soul
Whites Barber Co
What Did U Do This Weekend? Save Black America. And U?
Posted on 23 December, 2014 by PavarottiShakur
This weekend was beautiful. My peoples and I SAVED Black America in one mighty leap. We did that by simply doing this – agreeing that Black life is much better when Black people got money. WHATTTTTT. Black people agreed on something. WHATTTT. Black people came together. WHAATTTT.
Yes you nincompoop.
Funny that when a group no matter how small focuses less on who individually is the most right and more on what we collectively agree upon then we are able to cross POLITICAL, Age, and Religious lines, Sexual Orientation, J Cole Kendrick Lamar loyalties, Good Wife vs Scandal fans, NSync vs BackStreet Boys fan clubs and come together for game changing work.
This past Sunday we got a bus, mimosas, mulled wine, a flyer (thanks to PerfectManDesigns.com shots out to nappyqueen.com for putting me on), and cash mobbed a neighborhood of high quality Black owned businesses in our locale. There were hiccups. There were cost. But freedom ain’t free casanova.
And it was great! Great friends. Great conversation.
We alternatively could have been on facebook talking about THE problem, arguing over THe problem, and internally questioning if our arguees are facebook friends or facebook acquaintances.
But we didn’t. We met at a classy barbershop ( whitesbarberco.com ), drank snobby alcholoic beverages and carpooled to a new Juicing Bar called the WaterHole (http://www.facebook.com/thewaterholecommunity), we crossed the street and shopped for women’s and men’s fashion at Nisey’s Boutique (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Niseys-Boutique/259532134093261), then onto Glut Food-Coop for grocery shopping, and then capped it all off with dinner at Sweet and Natural a wonderful Vegan Soul food and bakery spot.
Yes, this past week we saved Black America. But like all super hero dramas our damsel in distress is captured every week and we must save her every week.
So a humongous THANK YOU to all those that came. And a slightly smaller thank you to those that I know wanted to come but could not come :-)
We hope to do this again maybe in a different city when the weather gets warmed. If you want to learn how to replicate what we did in your locale then hit me up in the comments or twitter or something.
Crabs in a barrel
Attitudes hard like bone marrow
Scaring white ladies
Credit score crazy
Hazy minded racism
Steady plotting and pacing
Faced with trauma from slavery
They assume we lazy
:: Nappy Queen ::
Being a mother is unlike any blessing in the universe. I blog about that sometimes.
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