In All Ways a Woman

(An excerpt) A rose by any other name may smell as sweet, but a woman called by a devaluing name will only be weakened by the misnomer. She will need to prize her tenderness and be able to display it at appropriate times in order to prevent toughness from gaining total authority and to avoid […]

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Cheater, Cheater!

Pumpkin Eater! Lol nah, I actually hate pumpkin flavored things including those wack ass lattes. This post isn’t about pumpkins and sorry it’s not about a man either so boop. But more so about this letter…. Lately I’ve been burning the midnight oil and often when I’m restless, I write a letter to God. But […]

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Why Not?

Happy #TJTuesday y’all! It’s the first one of the month so I had to make it nice. I took my first solo trip y’all! I know, crazy right?! And in the middle of a pandemic… yup, I sure did hop my ass on a plane solo dolo and went on vacation. It was well overdue. […]

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Relax. relate. RELEASE.

If you don’t know where that iconic line is from, you’re sleep*. Here’s a hint, it’s my favorite television sitcom! That’s also one of my favorite episodes. But any-who, it’s time for a MENTAL HEALTH CHECK – IN! We’re half way through the month and this year just keeps on trucking by. Not leaving any […]

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ROOTS

It’s been a long time, I shouldn’t have left you! *Timberland voice* MelaninMic.com family, how are you?! I hope all is well with you and yours. How am I you ask? Oh I’m swell…. sike. If it’s not the racists, or the Rona, it’s this hot ass weather and high electric bill. But I have […]

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A Change Is Gon Come

On October 8, 1963, a fire was sparked in Sam Cooke who went on to provide us with what is considered his best composition. Cooke was turned away from a whites only Holiday Inn in Shreveport, LA. Upon arrival, they were denied access to the rooms and told there was no availability despite having called […]

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Let’s Talk About It!

May is already here!! April got out of here like it was not with the shits. I don’t blame April, this #Rona madness is for the birds. I’m a May baby and this definitely ruined my birthday trip so if you guys have any sage ideas, let me know! But any who, lets get to […]

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An Ode To The Black Woman’s Body

Y’all ever heard some music that you just knew you had to share? Like it touched your soul in such a way that it would be selfish of you not to share the experience. That’s how I feel listening to the SHE-ro Rapsody. New generation female MC with a dangerous flow. Now don’t get it […]

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Power in Your Platform

April is here!! Unfortunately #TheRona is still here too. Hopefully this all will blow over soon but to be real, I doubt it. My high school track coach used to say, “prepare for the worst, hope for the best, be ready either way.” Granted he was talking about our hair after working out in bad […]

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Melanin March Madness

It’s finally here! The last day of #MelaninMarch and bae-bayyyyy it’s about time. #TheRona gave a whole new meaning to the term “March Madness.” In the midst of all this chaos, we are being asked to focus on the more positive aspects of our lives and be grateful for what we have (which we should […]

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