IKYFL

On January 6, 2021, white domestic terrorist attacked the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. in a response to former President Donald Trump officially losing the 2020 election. And they did so, damn near unharmed! The world watched as the hoodlums rushed beyond the “peaceful protest” barriers, past armed officers (who apparently learned not to kill […]

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Black Santa

Happy TJTuesday! ⁠Ok so fun fact about how I found out who Santa REALLY was…⁠⁠Santa’s always been black for me lol ⁠One day my momma and I went to go pick my uncle up from Redbird mall in Dallas. Every time we went to pick him up, he always had this duffle bag with him. […]

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News Flash!

Did you know, you don’t have to be a part of a bigger organization to give back to your community? You. Yes, just you can be a single individual and make a impact in your local neighborhood. I personally figured this out because many organizations cause you to attend regular meetings and there’s heirachy and […]

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Make It Happen

When the Rona first occurred, like many of you, I had no idea what would happen next. I spent so much time in my room that I started to get edgy and lack all motivation to work on my day job let alone my brand. My therapist recommended a few tips such as: Open all […]

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Election Day!

Happy #TJTuesday guys! It’s NO-vember 3rd so you already know where this sentence is going huh? The world is more divided today than they were when they announced the OJ verdict in 95’. If you have not already, today is your last day to VOTE! If you have not already, today is your last day […]

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*MELANIN MIC MERCH*

The people have asked and your girl has delivered. I appreciate those of you who have been waiting patiently for the launch and for the newbies, WELCOME! Go ahead and purchase your favorite crew neck of the season from our Crew Love Collection. Dress it up or dress it down. Ladies get a gift for […]

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Let’s Go Live!!

What’s up #MelaninMic fam! Happy #TJTuesday! Today! October 6, 2020, at 7:30 P.M. CST you can catch your host, Tanae J on her Instagram Live (@tanaej on IG) as she #SparksTheConversation with Houston entrepreneur Tyler Dogget, owner of Imperium Brims. They will discuss Tyler’s adventures in entrepreneurship, life as a socialite and host, the effects […]

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No Filter

Happy #TJTuesday peeps! It’s a beautiful day to be Black. But isn’t everyday? Or at least it should be. In our community, we wear our skin color with pride. Often times that can be hard seeing as how are parents not only have to sculpt our minds to be strong enough to ward off any […]

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Keep The Faith

Wake up. Wake up. Wake up. It’s the first of the monthhh!!! The rent may me due and we’re still in the middle of a pandemic but there are things to be grateful for. The constant death of our hero’s (RIP CHADWICK BOSEMAN), murder of the innocent and disrespect for our culture could have any […]

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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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Rise of The Rona

Happy #TJTuesday guys!! Crazy how much can transpire in just one week. #TheRona has everyone stuck inside (except for those people who’s bosses clearly haven’t come to their senses yet), trying to figure out ways to take advantage of this new found time. I personally am an introverted, extrovert (and every time I take the […]

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Power of Poetry

GET INTO IT! Poetry is the wave y’all and it highkey always has been. One of the reasons my mom was so in love with Pac is because he was a thug that wrote poetry. He could tell you how he really felt and fuck somebody up in the same verse. (Her taste in music […]

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Melanin March

It’s the first #TJTuesday of #MelaninMarch and #WomensHistoryMonth! The clip below is a excerpt from a speech given by civil rights activist and Muslim minister, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, better known as Malcolm X, on May 22, 1962 in Los Angeles. In the speech he asked :”Who taught you to hate the color of your skin? […]

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Stop Waiting for a Revolutionary

It’s the last #TJTuesday of #BlackHistoryMonth and I just have to say, I love black people. We really are some amazing human beings. Our history is full of so much tragedy that often times, the accomplishments of our ancestors are over looked. Especially if we’re talking about the fact that our school history books only […]

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Flourish after Freedom

History books tell us that the Emancipation Proclamation, signed January 1, 1863, was the document that freed the slaves. We here in Texas know that freedom came late to the south and it wasn’t until June 19, 1865, that the abolishment of slavery announcement arrived on the shores of Galveston, Texas. The freedmen and freedwomen […]

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Black Business Was Booming!

Let’s set the scene shall we… It’s an August summer night in 1982. The windows are open in your Grandmas house. Fingers are snappin, feet shuffling, all through the living room as someone turns up the jam. The radio waves are booming with the new release from The Gap Band, “You Dropped A Bomb On […]

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T. J. Told You

Let me put you on to a story some people say, has no hero’s. In the mid summer of 1917, the Third Battalion of the 24th Infantry was sent to Camp Logan in Houston, Texas (which is now current day Memorial Park) to assist with guard work. The all black platoon of soldiers were nervous […]

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To Whom It May Concern,

A case of the blues has fell over the world. Whether you were a fan or not, you’re heart was heavy when you received the news about NBA Allstar and Legend, Kobe Bryant and the 8 passengers on the fatal helicopter ride. (My condolences to all those involved) I personally think that this loss has […]

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“I Am Not My Hair”

Why should the way that my hair grows or the way I maintain it, define how you treat me? The title; a complex phrase gifted to the worlds earbuds via the voice of India Arie in 2005. If you haven’t lately, you can use this link https://youtu.be/E_5jIt0f5Z4, to sit and take a listen. And when […]

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“Everything’s Trash, But It’s Ok”- Phoebe Robinson

First #TJTuesday of the year and I can’t wait to release some of what I’ve been cooking up. You all have no idea how much I’ve been plotting and processing. The year is already off to a hell of a start so we will have lots to discuss. BUT! Hold up, wait a minute! I […]

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2020 loading…

Last 24 hours are transpiring and the reflection bug is spreading. I look back on 2019 and can’t believe the things that I’ve propelled through. The L’s I took. The lessons I learned. The major decisions I had to make. Lost people I loved. Learned to put my mental health first and quit my “corporate” […]

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Want it? Write it!

Pen to paper, put it into existence. I was…… Let me stop lying, I am that person with a ton of journals, spirals, small notes and I definitely value a good ball point pen 😍. Something about the way it flows on the paper just gives you a mini satisfaction orgasm. I often find myself […]

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T R A U M A

trau·ma/ˈtroumə,ˈtrômə 1. a deeply distressing or disturbing experience A persons trauma can be triggered by 100s of different things and there are multiple types but yet we don’t talk about our triggers/trauma too often. I’m no psychiatrist so I’m not here to go through all the types with you but this week, I decided more so […]

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Are You Tuned in?

November 13th, 2019, Byron Allen vs Comcast will be heard by the Supreme Court in Washington D.C. after winning two appeals in 9th circuit court. This is important because it could change the way discrimination lawsuits are handled and depending on the outcome could either uplift or dismantle the Civil Rights Act of 1866, Section […]

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Our Women Are Worth It

I came across this article on my Facebook titled “US marriage rates may be dipping because of a shortage of financially stable men, study suggests.” The article is based upon a study published in 2017 that believes the marriage rate is on the decline due to a lack of financially stable men and it also […]

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It will be LIVE

It was said almost 50 years ago that when the revolution comes, some of us will probably catch it on TV. Today that is still very likely or you may see it trending on your social media feed. You will wonder what finally pushed people over the edge. Maybe search for the source of what […]

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The Price Went Up

Once upon a time, on this place called Earth, social media was truly a place to be social. People spent hours trying to pick the perfect layout. Moved your top around 30 times before you went to sleep. Added the #1 song from 106&Park to your page. Hacked your friends page while you were at […]

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

We’re Grown Now Respect your elders. In most households that’s a non negotiable rule. You grow to no longer be subjected to the kids table, which later escalates to not be being dismissed during grown folks conversation. Now boom, you finally made it but your opinion or point of view isn’t welcome. Why is it […]

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Say that shit!

It’s crazy how there are more black women missing than there are married. More black women suffering at the hands of a lover, than actually being loved. Our attitudes aren’t acceptable But our bodies will do. Especially on any other race. That’s who they compare our natural to. Expression is equivalent to attitude. CONFIDENCE makes […]

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Let Me Be Great

Are we in our own way? With the current hype surrounding the Popeyes chicken sandwich, I’ve observed that the African American community is having mixed emotions about the amount of publicity it has received. Many individuals feel that we should not inflate this item and allow Popeyes to make money at the expense of the […]

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Jones’in

“When people say that romance is dead, nah. They’ve just exhausted the possibility” Nina Mosely and Darius Lovehall😍 catching a Love Jones in Chicago. Did I also mention it’s my favorite movie of all time🥰 I mean how could you not love it?!  The poetry, the passion, the realism! Also, hands down one of the best […]

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Happy Hump Day!

It’s an add to cart kind of day! New Merch available now. Shop our Freddy B Tee via the link below! Melanin Mic Merch

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Poppin P’s

Wassup Melanin Mic fam! Not that kind of P! Get your head out the gutter. But our P’s for today are PRODUCTIVITY and PERSPECTIVE. I’ve come to find that the two go hand in hand and I’m learning to master them both. I know many people say you shouldn’t multi task but I disagree to […]

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