We prayed on January to end and then Februray BLEW by. Wasn't it just New Year's? I know I skipped Presidents' Day but what happened to the rest of the month? Why is Friday so close to Monday, but Monday is so far from Friday? Anyways, here are some articles you may have missed while getting your ish together last month. Issa Roundup.
Cardi B continues to slay the charts and win over American audiences with her irrefutable charm. With her dramatic facial expressions that have become perfect for gifs along with her hilarious declarations of "OKURRRRR" and the like, Cardi B is constantly on my news feed, but last month she was on there for more petty reasons. Read April's Article here to find out more!
"This show is fantastic, especially the first episode with 44th President Barak Obama. Of course, Obama is his usual poignant self, while educating the viewer with his effortless cool delivery. It is a comforting and insightful episode, but watching David Letterman nearly lose his composure in the final segments of the episode brought me to tears. Remarkable! It is just a beautiful conversation between living legends that truly revel in each other's accomplishments. The show is a desperately welcome breath of fresh air."- Gerilyn
Here is the show link: My Guest Needs No Introduction
One simple way to support the community is by buying from Black-owned brands. Whether that be hair care, skincare, clothing, food, books, art, blogs, podcasts, you name it - there is a Black person doing it that needs your support. Click here to read my Black-Owned Brands article and get to supportin'!
"At the end of the day I am just like everyone else, I just happen to have spots. It's a part of my identity, but it doesn't define who I am … For there to be so many of us and so little representation, it's truly disheartening. I work with CoverGirl; I'm a black woman; I have vitiligo. That is empowering." model Amy Deanna told People.
Read the article here!
"If you have dreams of 👑 🐝 Beyoncé-level #F-L-A-W-L-E-S-S beat downs on your face, you need cruelty-free Beauty Bakerie, founded by the luminescent Cashmere Nicole," writes NC Editor Gerilyn of April's favorite Black-Owned makeup brand. Read her article here and watch our video for all the tea on the best Beauty Brands that cater to Black women.
Demtria Obilor made waves earlier last year for defending her body to a hating viewer. This month, she proved worthy of our praise again after inviting the cutest fan on air.
"Meet Karsyn, my 4-year-old mini me. She was watching the news and said, 'Mommy... look! My hair is like Demetria's from TV!' So, we brought this beautiful, confident girl and her family on the show to talk natural hair, representation & to just have fun!"- Demetria Obilor said on Twitter.
There is a light that shines, special for this woman. Read my interview with Nia here, to learn about how she overcame the sometimes stifling and overbearing nature of Instagram, and learned to become more than her hair.
PHOTO COURTESY OF MARVEL STUDIOS
More than just a news story, this was a life event. Not only did Black Panther feature the most BlackityBlackBlack Marvel Cast Ever, but it catered to natural hair in ways I have never seen before on the big screen. The movie is already giving us hair goals to aspire to. Read more about how the cast embraced their natural hair on set, and why this representation matters, here!
What are some of your favorite stories from this month? Let us know with a link and comment below!