Black women create a LOT of content. From Youtube videos, to films, blogs, etc. We have a lot to say. Yet, when it comes to getting backed for personal projects, we’re often overlooked and undervalued. It seems that major brands just aren’t willing to put up the big bucks when Black women are sharing authentic content. That’s why attending the #BeautifullyDriven event last night, here in ATL was so refreshing. It restored my hope that larger companies are beginning to see what an asset Black women are when it comes to story telling and creating content that sparks people’s interest.
Another week, another episode of Cutting it in the ATL. And per usual, instead of giving hair cuts, these ladies are being cut THROAT. I must say, a few of the hair divas surprised me this time. Maybe things could be turning around for the group?
A few years ago, I moved to Atlanta, GA. At the time, I was stuck in Washington, D.C., unsure of my next move, and tired of the same old same. Rent was too damn high, and the money wasn’t coming in fast enough. Like many young, Black people with a dollar and a dream, I viewed Atlanta as the Mecca-a place I could go to fulfill my dreams. And for me, it turned out that was true.That was back in 2013.
Well it looks like the smoke may be clearing among the hair divas in the ATL, but let’s not speak too soon. Something tells me that the ladies aren’t going to be able to keep it classy that much longer.
We’re four episodes into the second season of Cutting it in the ATL, and it doesn’t look like these girls are going to play nice anytime soon. I had hope that eventually, the women would come to their senses, and figure out a way to make money TOGETHER, but then I remembered that with this group, “All is fair in hair and war.”
I am so excited to be covering Cocktails with Claire Sulmers & Miss Diddy this weekend, here in Atlanta! These girls are doing big things, and they have been for awhile now. Sulmers, who is a Harvard graduate, and is fluent in French, has an AMAZING resume. You can read it here. Miss Diddy is equally impressive, a self made woman, who happens to be the ONLY woman party promoter in Hollywood. She is also a Hennessy (my favorite drink) Key Account Manager.
And while these ladies live two different lives on two different coasts, they both have one very important thing in common–fashion. They are INCREDIBLY fashionable.
Episode 3 of WE TV’s Cutting it in the ATL aired last week, and I think it’s fair to say that most of the girls have no idea what Mushiya is doing. Staring at my TV screen, I have to admit, I kinda feel the same way. Just what in the natural hair hell has Mushiya got up her tasseled sleeve?
Well it’s a new year and my favorite Hotlanta hair mavens are back in business. Just when we thought the ladies might have a chance at playing nice, we learned that “nice” gets you nowhere in the ATL hair game! Continue reading →
Last night in ATL,TV One, Hip Hop Weekly and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey partnered to bring the city’s movers and shakers out for an awesome screening party. TV One’s rebranding efforts are responsible for a bunch of new shows on the network, one of them being a show called “Here We Go Again.” Starring Wendy Raquel Robinson, Letoya Luckett, and newcomers Kyndall Ferguson and Andra Fuller, “Here We Go Again” promises to bring a new and exciting energy to Black television.