August 25, 2016

RIP Aaliyah: 15 Years Later, Remembering Aaliyah's Legacy

R.I.P. Aaliyah...R.I.P.   R.I.P. Aaliyah...R.I.P.

Written by Mike Orie of

This morning I woke up, blasting Kendrick Lamar's "Blow My High." Just 30-minutes before, I scrolled through Instagram, reminded that it's been 15 long years since we lost a legend. A few years back when I first heard Kendrick's track, I found myself wondering what life would've been like had Aaliyah still been around. I remember hearing Andre 3000's Pink & Blue for the first, remembering that age was truly nothing but a number.

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by Tiffani Greenaway of

He may not be accepting a Grammy any time soon, but Chicago teacher Dwayne Reed is inspiring his students.

Reed, a first year teacher at Jane Stenson Elementary School in north suburban Skokie, dabbed on the traditional “welcome back” newsletter with a music video. Working with local talent to collaborate a fun rap, Reed got his 4th graders in the back to school spirit.

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by Bianca Jones of

From as far back as I can remember, my hair has always been a constant struggle and a work in progress. My hair in its natural state was so intimidating that for a long time I only dealt with it when it was straightend. After trying product after product, style after style, and many beauticians, I finally found what works for me. Even though I have now cut my hair into a tapered natural cut, natural hair can still be a scary transition nobody what the length is.


August 24, 2016

How to Care for Your Natural Hair While Protective Styling

by Michelle Thames of

Protective styling is known as a style that helps to protect your hair and ends from the everyday elements. A protective style does not require much manipulation such as combing, brushing and pulling of your hair. I love wearing protective styles all year round.

If you have been keeping up with me, you know that I have been protective styling all summer. The reason that I have chosen to wear protective styles this summer is because I am trying to help my hair grow and retain length, and I’m just not feeling my natural hair right now. Due to a few reasons my hair just has not been super healthy like it should be. I talked about how I had to learn all over again how to care for my natural hair post baby, here.


August 23, 2016

Tips for Caring for Fine Natural Hair

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by Sointocurls via

Having fine hair is not a bad thing, unless what you are experiencing is in fact hair thinning, which is totally different.

Fine hair means that the diameter (width) of a single strand is smaller than that of a person whose strands are medium or thick. Hair thinning is when you have less strands of hair on your head than what you actually should. Someone could have thick strands and be lacking in the amount of strands they should have.

Fine hair can really be beautiful, especially if it’s treated properly. Some positives are: it may be more lightweight, easier to manage and have more movement than thick hair. Here are some tips for providing the best care:


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