My Life Be Like

Curls, Confidence, and Coconut Oil

Kings & queens of color!! Ya’ll remember growing up, getting your hair done, and only needing blue magic and some water to get you right?  Those were the days when natural hair was made easy.   I don’t recall my mom ever experimenting with a lot of different products to figure out what my hair… Continue reading Curls, Confidence, and Coconut Oil

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Hear My Voice

By Vuyisa Akuchie Hear my voice! “You’re what? I’m black and I’m proud!” This method of ‘call and response’ would be a regular saying in my household, as a reminder that I should be proud of my black skin and my heritage. “Your all a bunch of? WINNERS!” It wasn’t enough to just be proud… Continue reading Hear My Voice

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Dealing With My Hair

PRESENT DAYWhen I made the decision to get blonde bundles in February, I decided to talk to my family about it first. Just as I expected, my mom, dad and my brother didn't approve. Mom: "I mean... maybe if it's short it won't look that bad." Dad: "You know I prefer natural." My brother: "I… Continue reading Dealing With My Hair

Hidden Gems, interviews

Meet Modeling Sensation, Bola Gbadebo

Bolawa Gbadebo, 26, is a Nigerian model from Chicago who recently won the face of Luster Pink. She has been modeling for three years and has a plethora of upcoming projects in the works. Check out our exclusive interview with this talented queen below.   At what moment in your life did you realize you… Continue reading Meet Modeling Sensation, Bola Gbadebo

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Black Women.

She's been told no all her life so she thrives for her own thrown blood of the cradle of civilization shines brighter than diamonds from Sierra Leone. Her hair is hard headed and stubborn it defies the laws of physics, her hips curved wide like the imposters who told her they were destined to be.… Continue reading Black Women.

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Figured Out My Next Goal!

Hey ya'll! This weekend was a good weekend. Friday I stayed in, Saturday I did promo for the Warriors playoff game and today I went to Oakhella, which was lit. The most exciting part of this weekend was finishing my article on Shayla "ShaylaBang" Jamerson, the founder of SoOakland. The interview I had with her… Continue reading Figured Out My Next Goal!

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Just My Luck

Hey guys! I haven't posted anything on here in a while so I figured I should update everyone. Life is a series of unfortunate events as usual, but I am trying to stay afloat. Luckily I have something to look forward to this weekend. I am going back to Vegas and I am super excited!… Continue reading Just My Luck

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My Natural Hair Journey

This year I decided to start my natural hair journey. I have been tired of wigs and weaves for a while now and I have wanted to try something new, so I finally took the risk. I went over to my sis Imani's house and she helped me curl my hair with perm rods, two… Continue reading My Natural Hair Journey