This narrative of the black family in America always been inadequate. It has never told the full story of what I know about black love. via An Ode to Black Families: A Reading List — Longreads


Christ’s death was needed for our salvation; but it was not to appease an angry Father. There are several theories in the Christian world about how Jesus Christ saved us from sin and reconciled us to God. Traditional Christianity teaches that the human race had turned away from God and God was angry and ready […] … Continue reading WHAT DID JESUS ACCOMPLISH BY HIS DEATH ON THE CROSS

ULTIMATE GUIDE TO NUTRIENTS : SUGAR— THE PURPLE ALMOND As a continuation of my “Ultimate Guide to Nutrients”, today I’ll discuss sugar. So, just what is sugar? Sugar is considered a “simple carbohydrate”. Here is a refresher on simple carbohydrates, from my previous carbohydrate article: via Ultimate Guide to Nutrients: Sugar — The Purple Almond

The Skin I’m In: Stories By Writers of Color


I wanted to share these stories about love and music and beauty and family. These stories are also about hair, about plastic surgery, about skin color, about contending with the harmful standards imposed by white privilege. They’re all written by writers of color, whose stories don’t always get the air time they deserve. My inspirations for this list: summer is coming; Arabelle Sicardi’s unique aesthetic; my haircut; Baltimore; and more. I hope you find a writer you love and a story that resonates with you, today.

1. “Hair Trajectory.” (Sharisse T. Smith, The Los Angeles Review, April 2015)

This essay blew me away. Sharisse writes about the history of her hair: the painful braiding process, and how it affects every aspect of her life. The offensive questions from strangers. The nervousness she feels when she finds out she’s pregnant with a girl, and the irony infused in her daughter’s…

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