A Weekend in Wakanda!

A Weekend in Wakanda!

From the moment I heard the news that this movie was being made, I was hyped!  My anticipation grew when Ryan Coogler was announced as director. I was a huge fan of his work on Fruitville Station and Creed.  Once the casting announcements started coming out and I saw one superstar after another, I just knew this was going to be an epic movie! I couldn’t wait!  To be honest, I’m not a huge comic movie fan but I do have kids who are so I see Marvel films all of the time.  However this film was more than a superhero movie for me. It was a moment to experience a black superhero on the big screen.   The sheer magnitude of a movie with a black director, writer and primarily all black cast set in Africa was something I’ve never seen before.  I knew this was going to be a special moment and I was right. I had no idea how special it would be until right now.

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The Women of Wakanda: An Explosion of Black Girl Magic on the Big Screen!

The Women of Wakanda: An Explosion of Black Girl Magic on the Big Screen!

Now I won’t get into any spoilers but I will touch on my absolute favorite aspect of the film….THE AMAZING BLACK WOMEN!  Whew….the amount of #BlackGirlMagic in this film is epic and the characters these women play are equally as badass!   

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Danielle's Favorite "Romantic" Things

Danielle's Favorite "Romantic" Things

You never need a reason or holiday to show the ones you love how much you care but any holiday that celebrates love, I’ll happily participate in. Many hate Valentine’s Day because they believe it’s commercial.  While that may be the case, I am a firm believer in that holiday’s like this are opportunities to show someone you care in an extra special way and who doesn't like feeling "extra special" sometimes?   Here are a few of my favorite Valentine’s Day things that are thoughtful, romantic, and sentimental. 

No matter what size your budget is, there's something you can do for that special someone in your life.

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Winter Hair and Skincare with Mielle Organics

Winter Hair and Skincare with Mielle Organics

Living in Chicago, winter can really do a job to your hair and skin.  Negative wind chills, heavy winds, and below zero temperatures can leave your hair and skin dry, flaky, itchy and dull.  There are a few things I use to keep my hair healthy, shiny, and moisturized and my skin glowing even if I’m hiding it behind scarves, hats, and coats. 

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Danielle's Favorite Things: Gifts to Start Your New Year Off Right!

Danielle's Favorite Things: Gifts to Start Your New Year Off Right!

The New Year is the perfect time to start over with a new sense of purpose and commitment.  We all have goals and things we would like to achieve every year.  Why not give a gift that helps someone you love start the New Year off on the right track! Here are a few of my favorite things to help jump start your goals!

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Danielle's Favorite Things: Self-Care Gift Ideas!

Danielle's Favorite Things:  Self-Care Gift Ideas!

Self-Care is the buzz word lately and it’s something I speak quite frequently on this website.  Women, Black Women in particular are queens of multi-tasking; taking care of so many people, handling business, juggling careers, mothering children, etc. We rarely take time to take care of ourselves; it seems there are never enough hours in the day.   Many women who handle and juggle so many things also rarely do things for themselves to recharge and refresh. Why not gift the woman in your life that rarely takes time for herself something that allows her to focus on herself?  These are a few ideas with some of my favorite things for the woman who needs a little TLC every now and then!

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Danielle's Favorite Things: 5 Gifts for the Naturalista in Your Life!

Danielle's Favorite Things:  5 Gifts for the Naturalista in Your Life!

It’s the Holiday season and the time of year when we are all searching for the perfect gifts for our loved ones.   In the spirit of “Oprah”, over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing a few of my favorite things that would make great gifts for your favorite people!  Today, I’m sharing a few of my favorite things for the naturalista in your life! Naturalista’s are women who take pride in wearing their natural hair.   We are women who are obsessed with making sure our hair is healthy and looking good at all times.  If you know someone who is a self-proclaimed, naturalista, chances are she will love some of these products under her tree!

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