The First Hijab-Wearing Barbie Doll in Honor of Olympic Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad

Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad makes history… again! She is the first Muslin-American woman to wear a hijab on a U.S. Olympic team and Mattel honors her diversity by introducing a new Barbie.

Read the story in Essence online by Paula Rogo: Read more and featured on Naturally Moi by Susan Johnes: Read story here



My Secret Pleasure – Loc Lov 

Here is the before picture. Now on to my secret pleasure – going to @loclovstyles for a treatment. It’s been way too long… #loclovdc #lifestyleblogger #randallstownmom #dontjudgeme

If you have natural hair, looking for a world-class, top/notch staff, unique style and professional service, allow me to introduce to some and present to others LOC LOV STYLES. Based in the nation’s capital, this is the premier salon for natural hair care. I wouldn’t drive from Randallstown to D.C. for just anyone or anything. Check them out at, on Twitter at @loclov and on Instagram at @loclovstyles. 

So many are going natural, you absolutely need a trained stylist that will allow your hair to grow and you to fall in love with your tresses. Loc Lov is the best place to take care of your hair and Locs. 

Can’t wait to see the results after my pampering! See you for the after pic! Get Excited 💋

What does BLM mean to you? Essay Contest 

Dr. Kennette Thigpen is host an essay contest where students age 10-18 of all backgrounds, races and ethnicities to share what Black Lives Matter means to them. In an effort to not forget our children, the essay contest allows children to share what they are thinking, seeing and experiencing. Let’s here from our young people, our future and allow them to express their perspectives. 

For essay contest details, please visit Dr. Thigpen’s website and share with your friends, family and associates. 

Registration starts September 1, 2017 and ends October 15, 2017.