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Don’t Write It If You Don’t Mean It: Black. & Green.

Don’t Write It If You Don’t mean It: Black. & Green. L. Valentine Copyright © 2018 L. Valentine All rights reserved. ~~~ To Little Lo, becoming all she can. ~~~ ~~~ PART ONE BLACK. ~~~ The black Woman is subject to being made invisible. To being made a spectacle. To receiving no warning. To over … Continue reading Don’t Write It If You Don’t Mean It: Black. & Green.

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Third time's a charm! Listen here. Leave me some love and some letters, let me know how ya feel! Also, link with me on IG, @_What.Ever.Lola.Wants_ if you haven't already. Click the images below for links to each of this week's podcast topics: #GOODNEWS #BlackiddyBlack #GoingsOns #ChefItUp Veggie Black Bean Patties with Creamy Carrot Grits … Continue reading Episode Tres

Don’t Write It If You Don’t Mean It: Nude. & Blue.

Don’t Write It If You Don’t Mean It: Nude & Blue L. Valentine Copyright © 2019 L. Valentine All rights reserved. ~~~ ~~~ For My Ancestors. May my gifts speak for you. ~~~ ~~~ Opia Have we met before? There must be something I don't know-- because the me I see reflected in your eyes … Continue reading Don’t Write It If You Don’t Mean It: Nude. & Blue.

Women in India go shoulder-to-shoulder for 385-miles protesting gender inequality.

In the southern Indian state of Kerala, millions of women gathered to form a 385-mile "human chain". At the center of it all is a Court ruling from November 2018 that dictates women of reproductive age be permitted to worship at the Sabarimala Shrine, in Kerala. Traditionally, women ages 10 - 50 are prohibited from … Continue reading Women in India go shoulder-to-shoulder for 385-miles protesting gender inequality.

#JazmineBarnes

It is the most asinine thing for Sherriff Gonzalez to state that it is somehow irresponsible to automatically consider the incident racially motivated... THIS. IS. AMERICA. Both historically and contextually, it is the only plausible motive that makes sense. Immediately so. Simply because he didn't shout "NIGGERS" at the top of his lungs as he … Continue reading #JazmineBarnes

‘No Spectators’: ‘Burning Man’ festival comes to D.C.

This was the first year that I seriously considered attending Burning Man. Although circumstances dictated otherwise, in the way of the Universe, I stumbled upon the 'No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man' exhibit at the Renwick Gallery here in DC. Admittedly, although I have been interested in attending the festival for years, I knew … Continue reading ‘No Spectators’: ‘Burning Man’ festival comes to D.C.