Me Want One Wednesday: BHM Jackets

I love outwear so it’s no surprise that these two jackets caught my eye when scouring the net for more great stuff to commemorate Black History Month. I love this Negro League Baseball Jacket and this Tuskegee Airmen Bomber Jacket! They’re super chic, don’t you agree? Both are featured on Itsablackthang.com along with lots of…

Who Celebrates Presidents Day?

Yesterday, I had a conversation with a friend about Presidents Day. It was pretty much a consensus that nobody we know celebrates this holiday. Although, government institutions, banking institutions and various other businesses love it because their employees get the day off. My friend thought Presidents Day was to celebrate the current president, and I…

Meet the Pretty Artist: Tiffanie Anderson

I was first introduced to this artist via Instagram. Her name is Tiffanie Anderson but she’s also known as The Pretty Artist. We’ve never met. I’ve never spoken to her, but her art speaks to me. She is beautiful and talented and knows how to compliment her talent with her personal brand in order to…

Activist’s Thoughts On Beyonce’s Formation

WHY I’M ADDING FORMATION TO MY BLACK POWER MIXTAPE By Tami Sawyer I love music. That’s not a revolutionary statement but a simple fact. My life is a soundtrack of musical memories. My participation in the movement for Black Lives Matter has its own soundtrack, a personal Black Power Mixtape, if you will. It’s a…

Valentine’s Gifts for Men

There really aren’t any holidays that focus on men other than Father’s Day. The majority of Christmas ads are geared toward children and women. Valentine’s Day and the Sweetest Day are mostly about women as well. Ladies, if you’ve got a good man make the day as much about him as it is about you…

HBO’s Mavis! Is A Hit

Wednesday evening I had the honor of attending a preview of the new HBO documentary Mavis! about the life of legendary singer Mavis Staples. If I had paid, I’d tell you that it was quite worth the price of admission and I’d pull out my wallet and pay some more if asked to. The documentary…

Me Want One Wednesday: Rosa Parks “Nah.” Tee

  February is Black History Month and while looking for unique items to commemorate it, I found this Rosa Parks t-shirt. Although, there are no facts that state that Mrs. Parks simply said “Nah.” when asked to give her seat to a white bus rider on December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama. I think this shirt does get the…