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‘Opulence, I has it’. The Trident Hotel in Mumbai

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#Bollywoodin #LikeARockStar I must apologize in advance for the ballerific nature of this post. I’m no stranger to the red carpet treatment and we’ve stayed in fabulous cribs in fabulous destinations but *insert Katt Williams voice* this sh*t right here… this is something else entirely. I called ahead to the Trident, a 5 star hotel in Nariman Point, Mumbai, to…

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#Blessed

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*UPDATE:* Grandma is out of her second surgery and resting comfortably. #ThankYou #IStillHaventSleptTho  Hola Chicas, When I’m planning these international excursions, the first thing I do is search for and reach out to naturals in the area.  Other than a strong desire to turn up with #OurPeople, it’s just damn smart to roll with folks that know how to navigate…

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Spectacle.

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#HeyHeyHey #GreySweatsErryDay  @ndvme on IG said- ‘he’s gonna take the selfie, but he’s not happy about it.  Nobody made him take the pic!’ Traveling while Black, Rule #10– Be prepared to be a spectacle Thankfully though, unlike some of our experiences in Greece, our Indian brethren appear to be serving up genuine curiosity… the same kind we have for them.  …

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All Black in Bombay (and a giveaway)

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in the words of the great philosopher Katt Williams- “it’s the most nastiest, dirtiest, ugliest,  most beautiful, wonderful place in all the world”. #India  We made it! Travel time from STL to Mumbai was 24 whole hours and while I felt every bit of it, the airplane had usb ports to charge my technologies, curried meats for the hunger situation…

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Bollywood Bound

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Hola Chicas, It’s the day after Christmas and I’m still on a flight to India! #18HoursStrong For the last four years I’ve been working with women over seas to tell the stories of curlies around the world.  Together we’ve raised the profile of several non-profit organizations and educated folks (myself included!) in the process.   I’ve partied with Jamaican curlies living in…

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Shade.

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Back to the future.  Hola Chicas, I need some shade and a vacay. Like, real shade from palm trees, floppy hats, sun umbrellas, and even those little umbrellas in my drank. Not to be confused with: Read On!>>> …the kind of shade I’ve stayed getting thrown the last few weeks. So, while Syl was in town, I convinced her and…

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God Bless Our Troops.

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re-posting in light of the recent changes to Army regulations as it concerns hair.  Below you’ll find real stories about real soldiers and their natural hair journeys.   This is why we’re here. I came to Japan to support the ‘Curly Troops’. To show them some love and let them know that their service doesn’t go unnoticed or unappreciated. Although…

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Metro Kids South Africa- Our Visit to Guguletehu

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Re-posting as a reminder not to forget to donate to Metro Kids!  I’m sponsoring the beautiful and intelligent teen leader, Anathi!  Tamron and Johnny are sponsoring several children as well. I hope you’ll join us!  On our latest excursion I took more than a couple hundred pictures to try to convey the magnitude of what we were experiencing first hand….

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