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2018, Anniversary, Black Girl Magic, Celebration, Melanin -

On September 27th, 2018, The Royal Bash celebrated our one-year anniversary. In a word it was remarkable. Our business pursuit was not “a dream differed,” as Langston Hughes wrote; we did not “dry up like a raisin in the sun.” Instead, The Royal Bash is thriving, and we could not be more amazed or prouder.

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2018, Afropunk, Brooklyn, Festival -

I went to Afropunk for the first time on August 25th and 26th, 2018.  It was held in Brooklyn, NY; and as I expected, the vendors were great and the food was amazing. I was excited and felt truly lucky to be a part of a celebration; of this particular genre of blackness. And now having been to Afropunk, the mystique of the black experience has only grown for me.

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2018, Afropunk, Black Girl Magic, Brooklyn, Festival, Melanin, Natural Hair, Naturalista, Wonderlust -

This year I have the pleasure of attending Afropunk at one of my own stomping grounds, where it all started, BROOKLYN baby! This year’s festival will be the weekend of August 25th thru 26th 2018 with a lineup that includes Janelle Monae, Jaden Smith, and Erykah Badu to name a few.

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Black Girl Magic, Melanin, Natural Hair, Naturalista, Self Love, Travel, Wonderlust -

Is travel the new adult lounge? One of my fav things on Instagram right now are all the pages dedicated to black folks who travel. No, not just to Philly for the weekend but Dubai for a holiday. I love the pictures, such as, melanin queens and ebony kings riding elephants in Thailand and leading parades in New Orleans. We are having genuine new experiences by stepping out of our comfort zones to discover more about ourselves. I never thought I would be one of those people, but I truly became a travel junkie. Through my adventures I’ve seen some beautiful places,...

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Black Girl Magic, Melanin, Natural Hair, Naturalista, Self Love -

Black women are consistently surpassing previous higher education goals and statistics. Yasss queen! The black woman is finally being recognized for something positive. Amazing, considering the political climate; with heighten, and seemly encouraged, violence against black men and women. Even while social media seems to idealize bodies and beauty over brains and hard work. Depending on the audience, one might even argue we are also decreasing the likelihood of marriage. Even though they still don’t support us, they try to intimidate us; we keep winning. Black women always survive even while carrying an extra load. We win the U.S Open...

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