Atlanta · Black People · Experiences · Self-Reflection · Uncategorized

Video: My Kwanzaa Celebration 2015.

Without a traditional Kwanzaa set with which to light candles & reflect on daily principles, Ortilla turns to SnapChat to “light up” her celebration of Kwanzaa.

Atlanta · Black People · Media · Notables

AE Notables 10.29: Make Some Noize

Normally AE Notables feature multiple subjects worthy of our attention, but today I choose to highlight something too big to fit into a one paragraph summary in a post shared with others. Black Noize Media represents more than a cool thing of the Internets. Thus its revolutionary existence should be celebrated alone. So What Is…… Continue reading AE Notables 10.29: Make Some Noize

Feminism · Love

Level Up: An Analysis of the World of Side-Pieces

Written By A. McRae. Homewrecker. Desperate. Lonely. Ugly. Hoe. Broke. There are just a few words used to describe women who involve themselves with someone else’s man. I recently realized that side-chicks are more prominent than I originally believed. Many posts/memes fill the spaces of Twitter and Instagram, and I find myself holding many conversations about…… Continue reading Level Up: An Analysis of the World of Side-Pieces

Atlanta · Black People · Black Women · music · Notables

AE Notables 9.11 : Music Celebration

Music constantly updates itself, thanks to internet access. Sometimes it’s hard for me to stay caught up so I tend to stick with what I know – the safe and well-known sounds of yester-year. Yes I called it yester-year. No, yester-year doesn’t stay the same. I’m not the 50-year old relative holding one to the ONE…… Continue reading AE Notables 9.11 : Music Celebration

Activism · Black People · Black Women · Police Brutality · Racism

#WhatHappenedToSandraBland : Dash Cam Breakdown

Main image via Facebook. This is mostly a stream of consciousness. I watched the dash cam video and felt the need to my thoughts and feelings. This case is still developing and everything looks suspicious. I’m including pics of Sandra Bland from every day life to show her humanity. She didn’t deserve this pain. First…… Continue reading #WhatHappenedToSandraBland : Dash Cam Breakdown

Black Women · books · Feminism · Recommended Read · Spirituality · Womanism

Recommended Read: The Color Purple

Title: The Color Purple Author: Alice Walker Year Published: 1982 Notable Quote: “She say, Miss Celie, You better hush. God might hear you. Let ‘im hear me, I say. If he ever listened to poor colored women the world would be a different place, I can tell you.” Get It Now: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kindle The Color…… Continue reading Recommended Read: The Color Purple

Black Women · Feminism · music · Women

Reminiscing on Destiny’s Child: The Writings on The Wall

Bold Statement: Destiny’s is the last girl group of major fame. We know girl groups: The Supremes, TLC, Salt N Pepa. Destiny’s Child was the last one to make an impact on the world. I recently updated my iTunes with the albums I loved growing up, and as I listened to DC’s albums, I remembered…… Continue reading Reminiscing on Destiny’s Child: The Writings on The Wall