Its My Birthday and I’ll Demand Gifts If I Want To

Facebook keeps asking me to fundraise or to ask my friends to support a cause in honor of my birthday, which is coming up very soon. I’m pretty sure that the idea is for people to give to non-profit organizations but... I am a special cause. Give me money. Seriously. I understand that the idea … Continue reading Its My Birthday and I’ll Demand Gifts If I Want To

10 Ways to Show Puerto Ricans Love

It has been a week since Maria set itself on the shores of Puerto Rico, wreaking unprecedented havoc on an already vulnerable population. Many people still do not have power, food, running water, or access to medical attention. It took this administration an agonizing amount of time to lift the Jones Act and start providing … Continue reading 10 Ways to Show Puerto Ricans Love

Bodegas Obsolete? Not Today Satan

So we've been discussing this at length this morning and our resident smart ass Amy Jones has questions…these questions are here for you to ponder, with a foreword by Jenina. The Bodega isn't just a store to sell you coffee and the morning paper. A Bodega is the heart and soul of its, roughly, 3-6 … Continue reading Bodegas Obsolete? Not Today Satan

New Heirs to the Throne: Reflections of Postpartum Beyoncé

They are here, officially, and fabulous. And so is their mother. In the middle of the night (for us East Coast folk), Beyoncé hopped onto Instagram to make her first announcement of the arrival of her divine progeny to celebrate their first month of life. By the time I woke up, over six million people … Continue reading New Heirs to the Throne: Reflections of Postpartum Beyoncé

Journey + Tansha = Brown Girls Out Loud

Be strong, be fearless, be beautiful. And believe that anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you. -Misty Copeland Black girls have the first part down. Strong, beautiful, and fearless, we see them conquering the world daily. Whether it is academics, sports, STEM, in Hollywood, or the boardroom, Black girls … Continue reading Journey + Tansha = Brown Girls Out Loud

Child Welfare? First Check Your Privilege

As part of our Missing and Exploited investigative work, Asia and Jenina reached out to a few friends that work as child advocates and in social services. We heard about Semaj Crosby. A 17 month old who had allegedly been visited by DFS hours before she disappeared. She was later found dead in her home. The … Continue reading Child Welfare? First Check Your Privilege