By Kali Love
Yep, I went. Yep, I saw Mr. President being sworn in with my own eyes. Yep, it was the most amazing experience of my life. And even more yep, I am now experiencing what I call The Obama Effect: suddenly, the world seems like utopia and instead of criticizing my fellow earthlings in my head, I find myself staring deep into their eyes and thinking, “What an interesting choice to wear a houndstooth blazer and plaid pants.… Continue
Added by Urban Beauty Collective on January 28, 2009 at 10:05am —
So I’m dreaming and it goes a little something like this…..
There’s a knock at the door, I open it up and there’s a Secret Service guy standing at the door dressed head to toe in black. His suit is nice but I can tell by the buttons and fit its more about business than fashion. I say, “Hello, is there something I can do for you?” He says, “Yes, are you Love Collins?” “Yes I am,” I say. He comes back with, “Then… Continue
Added by Urban Beauty Collective on January 7, 2009 at 2:24pm —
By Reverend Najuma Smith
“Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today, in the town of David a Savior has been born to you, he is Christ the Lord.” — Luke 2:10,11
Most Christmas celebrants have no idea that when Jesus was born the people of his d were under a huge degree of oppression. Few Christmas shoppers know that the people of that era were dealing with issues similar to our… Continue
Added by Urban Beauty Collective on December 30, 2008 at 11:31am —
By Tilane Jones
Hey UBC fam!
I came across this really cool list and, of course, I had to share it with you!
These are the 50 things you may not know about our wonderful and charming new President Barack Obama. Just a small something to help you live this day with a little more pep in your step.
• Barack Obama was called the O-bomber by his fellow high school basketball players in Honolulu.
• He… Continue
Added by Urban Beauty Collective on November 17, 2008 at 11:00am —
By Tamara Gregory
I know I’m on the late freight, everybody and their mother has weighed in on this historic election, but nonetheless, I couldn’t let this moment pass by without adding my ten cents (in this economy two cents ain’t worth what it used to be).
Lincoln once said, “Victory has many fathers.” Had he not been so justifiably fixated on the slavery issue, I’m sure he would’ve been concerned with equal rights for women… Continue
Added by Tilane on November 14, 2008 at 9:57am —
By Miss Yaminah
I was in a state of euphoria following Barack Obama’s election victory, as was the rest of the world, when I got a disturbing email.
It was meant to be funny, but if those jokes came out of the mind of a white person, it would’ve been inappropriate, insensitive and racist, to say the least.
What disturbed me most was how it made fun of, or more so, belittled segments of the black community, for… Continue
Added by Urban Beauty Collective on November 12, 2008 at 12:00pm —
By Miki Turner
When I was a little girl growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio, every Sunday my mother would transform me from an ashy-legged, nappy-headed tomboy into a Sunday morning debutante. She’d press and curl my hair, dress me up in the obligatory uniform—starched dress, anklets and black patent leather Mary Jane shoes so I could watch history unfold while sitting in the pews of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
The man who had… Continue
Added by Urban Beauty Collective on November 12, 2008 at 10:24am —
By Darryl M. Bell
November 4th, 2008 at 8 pm Eastern Standard Time Sen. Barack Obama took the lead in the Electoral College and never looked back. With a “righteous wind at his back” Sen. Obama won The Presidency of the United States in a landslide victory and made history. There were tears and cheers!
WE DID IT! Black, White, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, men, women, young and old. In other words, AMERICA DID… Continue
Added by Urban Beauty Collective on November 5, 2008 at 1:17pm —
By Love Collins
ALT- Andre Leon Talley is Vogue’s Editor-At-Large and my self proclaimed Godfather. He is so “major” when it comes to fashion. I could write an entire blog on him alone. He writes a sweet column in the mag called ‘Life with Andre, detailing his jet set life of runway shows, celebrity gown fittings, events, and more. It totally inspired me to write. While “we” haven’t… Continue
Added by Urban Beauty Collective on October 23, 2008 at 1:43pm —
By Darryl M. Bell
The third and final Presidential Debate is over, finally. Even the most enthusiastic political junkie is ready for this campaign to be over. The candidates look tired and I think we are all ready to Just Vote! The economic crash has all Americans and the world desperate for action, hard decisions and leadership. I would bet all the bailout money, lost home values and stock prices if Americans could make an exception this… Continue
Added by Urban Beauty Collective on October 16, 2008 at 11:00am —
By Tamara Gregory
I know my blog falls under the humor section, though it seems some of you refuse to get in on the joke and continue to miss the tongue which is firmly lodged in my cheek, but this week, I’m offering a serious entry, because well…these are serious times.
Oh, how I long to love a man the way Michelle Obama loves Barack. If we learned nothing else the opening night of the Democratic convention, we learned what it… Continue
Added by Urban Beauty Collective on October 6, 2008 at 10:00am —
Not sure if you caught the debate on Friday. If not you should have! And you defiantly should have caught how good the new First Lady Michelle Obama looked. Could she have anymore body or shine in her hair?! Who does her hair??!!
Added by Urban Beauty Collective on September 29, 2008 at 10:28am —