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4 12, 2014

My Thoughts on Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe

By | 2017-06-10T11:21:56+00:00 December 4th, 2014|Beauty, Latest News, Standards of Black Beauty|43 Comments

I tried really hard to leave this topic alone because, quite frankly, I don't think my opinion matters much. This ties into another post that I have coming up behind the "Who's Allowed To Call You Fat?" topic but really... I have no stock in neither her successes nor her failures, so my interest is [...]

28 01, 2014

‘Cause Your Good Hair Is More Important Than Your Health?

By | 2017-06-10T11:26:52+00:00 January 28th, 2014|Beauty, Black Hair, Latest News, Standards of Black Beauty|46 Comments

To my knowledge Chris Rock's movie, Good Hair, doesn't have a fitness element to it, no. Although I did catch a clip of Raven-Symone (I think?) saying that our hair prevents us from "doing certain things," I'm not sure if the topic will be in there. I've asked a couple of people who have seen [...]

2 12, 2013

Can You Be Fit AND “Fat?”

By | 2017-06-10T11:28:07+00:00 December 2nd, 2013|Debunking The Myths, Did You Know, Health News, Latest News|36 Comments

From NBC Nightly News, I bring you this delicate little issue with the sensational little title. My thoughts were, of course you can be fit and "fat." And considering how "fat" in America is anything over a size 4 - depending upon who you talk to - MANY of us are "fat" in someone else's [...]

5 11, 2013

Great Hair or Great Body? Straight Hair and Working Out

By | 2017-06-10T11:29:11+00:00 November 5th, 2013|Beauty, Black Hair, Latest News, Standards of Black Beauty|56 Comments

There's that looming debate over why women of color are so adamant about having straight hair. Some assumption that it is so thoroughly related to societal definitions of beauty, European standards of attractiveness, and has nothing to do with who we were born to be. Yeah, well makeup, spanx, and high heels have nothing to [...]

28 08, 2009

KFC Tests Sandwich That Uses… Chicken.. In Place Of Bread

By | 2017-06-10T11:47:46+00:00 August 28th, 2009|Fast Food, Health News, Latest News, What Are You Eating?|2 Comments

You know, I'm usually pretty ugly about fast food restaurants. Limiting my allowance of fast food in my life was a gigantic part of my ability to combat my weight.. mainly because fast food companies are thoroughly uninterested in your health. Without going into my full on rant about these companies, I'll put it like [...]

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