HairTalk: Length Retention

NGB Guest Beauty, Grooming, Guest Blogger, Jamakah Webb, Natural Hair, NG Contributor, Women

NGSC:  Jamakah Webb With the approximate 6 inches of hair we grow each year, protecting it from damage in order to retain length is inevitable. Our love of sleek and silky styles, ombré color, and spiky updo’s makes it hard to hold onto the incoming six. We dread the oh-so-important trims in fear of losing length. Truthfully those inches will …

Black Women Don’t Like Being Black!

Shemeka Michelle Beauty, Grooming, Personal Empowerment, Shemeka Michelle, Society, Women

~Shemeka Michelle   Dafucq! I can’t take it anymore. Some people will say I have no right to stand in judgment of Lil’ Kim and her constant skin bleaching. However, it’s MY blog and I’ll express my opinion if I want to! I will not sit by quietly while I watch black women promote self-hate as being fabulous! I’m not …

My 11-year Old Daughter Wants Butt Implants

Shemeka Michelle Beauty, Parenting, Personal Empowerment, Shemeka Michelle, Society, Women Leave a Comment

My daughter walked in my room and asked me how she looked. Then she hopped up on my bed so that she could see a full body image of herself in the mirror on my dresser. She had on jeggings that were obviously stuffed to make her butt look bigger. I laughed and shook my head but she was so …

America’s Obsession with Being PHAT!

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~Shemeka Michelle    I’m not exactly sure when I first heard the word PHAT. It was probably in middle school used by a group of semi-cool (hahaha don’t try and come for me) guys that called themselves the Bally Boys. They made it very clear that it wasn’t the usual fat that meant overweight. There was no guessing that for …

BEAUTY SUPPLY STORE: Made for US by THEM!

Christina Clark Beauty, Christina Clark, Christina Hope Boyd, Grooming, Journals of a 40-Year Old Student, NG Contributor 1 Comment

NGSC: Christina Clark Up and down each isle I go looking for shampoo and gel. It’s too much shit in here! Isle 42a, thank you. Oooo, that’s a cute shirt. These muthafuckers selling wedding dresses. Am I at the mall or the beauty supply store? These are just a small amount of questions I ask myself when I go to …