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Ok so there we go, I have to deal with my daughter’s hair.It’s funny i don’t know if our mothers ,grandmothers had to ask themselves that question.Nowadays we intelectualize and strategize so much about black girls hair lol so here I am wondering what I need to do about her hair.When she was a newborn baby, on  her baptism day I was a  bit  upset because we had to shave her entire head.According to Islamic Sunnah on baptism day we are to cut the hair of the baby.The way it was done hair is that they used a blade  it was scary ,Rida’s head blead a bit.When I saw the blood I teared imediatly. My goal wasn’t to make my in laws feel bad but my motherly instincts kicked in and blaaaaaa here were the tears .Women around me calmed down and soon, I was reassured.As a newborn my little


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Meant to share this post a lil while ago…there it is You always learn something new on Oprah, I mean OWN TV especially with the Masterclass series.Last week via the youtube channel, in one small segment Oprah mentioned how perfect she felt Justin would be for a masterclass. I kinda got it then but I was still curious about how it would be presented ,what he would share , in what manner ect. I watched it today via the net and it was really good, he shared many secrets to his success.The first lesson I got was the importance of support from a parent, in his case his mother.As a young child , shy and not fitting with either the white and the black crowds his voice was his gift.His mother saw it , encouraged and took him to talent shows, whenever she saw an opportunity for her son, she


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Hello you guyz how are you? I hope you are doing fine. I’m doing good taking care of Rida and trying to figure out all the …rest lol.I decided to pamper mysef, u know the mani the pedi and a massage, a really desired on the spot and needed massage.In our culture after giving birth it’s advised to have a massage session traditionally.For whatever reason I ended up not having it, for those who’ve experienced giving birth I don’t know if you feel like I do but I find my body different.I don’t know how to describe the sensation better but it feels just more womanly…bref so I had this maroccan lady who seems so passionate about her work take care of me.It was amazing ,the session lasted for an entire hour and it was simply divine.I’m a work out type of girl, I love running it’s my thing.I work


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I’ve been looking and observing a change in women that I know on Facebook.I’ve been on that social media for the past 7 -8 years observing how people that I know personally or virtually are living.I’ve seen the birth of many kids, people getting married, people getting sick, people in “it’s complicated” relationships, people going through divorces, people going through the  loss of parents or friends.I know what type of music they like, I’ve looked at their pictures at restaurants, traveling around the world, rekindling friendships, meeting celebrities ,sharing quotes…you name it.I’ve seen them live.Lately the trend among women my age, my faith is this spiritual rebirth.It feels like we are getting wiser and going back to the basics.Could it be that we’ve had our share of life lessons and have learned things.Could it be that in our thirties that’s how we are supposed to feel.Could it be that be


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Since I’ve been away from blogging, I gave birth to little Rida. Yesss she’s here:) she’s 7 month old Alhamdoulilah and giving me life. When I was pregnant , my girlfriends who are mothers used to say to me ohh yaye your life will not be the same, and I thought oh yeah , what about Queen Bey and the rest of the new generation of I’m a mum so whatttttt? in my Atlanta Housewives voices (picture this, hands on my hips, neck rolling) Women can do it all yes, going out, working & working out ,taking care of the house, being even sexier, while feeling wonderful, saying to the world in the words of JHUD ‘I got THISS” sunny sky, lounge music and all ……. that was BEFORE, reality sat in and boyyyyyy they were right:) Here are some of the things they said that turned out to be


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Neurologist Olajide Williams aka The Hip Hop MD founded the The Hip Hop Public Health Non Profit in an effort to educate children  about health through music. They created 5 programs to teach children how to eat better, to recognize signs of stroke, to exercice. Mr Williams enlisted the help of hip hop artists such as Doug E Fresh, Chuck D, DMC.The goal is to create songs ,videos with effective messages for kids in order to entertain and educate them at the same time. Dr Williams is a Nigerian native who serves as an Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology at Columbia University.He is also the founder of the stroke center at the Harlem Hospital Center.He has published a book called “Stroke Diaries” as well as several articles in scientific magazines. On the hip hop public health website, children can find games,videos, cool webbie:)http://hiphoppublichealth.org/ Yaye


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I wanted to start this post with this video because I think that it’s really explanatory of  the actions of Burkinabe Architect Francis Kere in his home village of  Gando. Mr Kere was the recipient of a  German bursary which allowed him to study architecture in Germany.While there, his village was heavy on his mind.Even though he was still in school he was impatient to make a change in his country so with the help of friends and his association “Schulbausteine für Gando” he set to use the western architecture methods he learned in Germany and adapt them to the reality of Africa. The first thing he did with the help of the villagers was build a school made with mud bricks, now you know that our African sun shine bright therefore when the walls are made entirely of cement it can get really warm ( trust me I know


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“So guyz back  end of the summer of 2012 I was involved with a cool project called “Women Groove Factory”basically it’s a project centered around 2 Senegalese female artists who come from different horizons and work around an album. It was a great experience, met some cool cool people and spent some time documenting their journey, so this essay is part of it.We went to Niodior, the village of Nnima…good experience I shall share more abt my experience with the Women Factory in the near futur” On a rainy Saturday we squeezed up into a van, and by we I mean the La Factory /Women groove family on our merry way towards the village of Niodior in the regions of the Sine & Saloum.We were going to visit Gnima’s family. The Women Groove Family include Sarah our extraordinary photographer, Dalliso our resident film maker, Cheikh & Jules our camera men, drivers/problems


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In the Name of Allah Subhanala I hope you are doing well, Thanks for stopping by:) Happy New Year 2013,wishing you plenty of beautiful unexpected life surprises, u know those that make u  say I didn’t see this coming u know J Anywhoo 2012 ended on a wonderful note, I got married and now that I’ve experienced a traditional Malian marriage ceremony I guess I can now tell you sorta kinda what to expect if you will be attending or having one.Never in a million of years had I thought that I would have a traditional « big » wedding but I did Mash’Allah.What I expected to be a small affair turned into a beautiful complex yet simply organized family affair.People flew in, drove, took  boats, to be with me & help  celebrate the him in my life and I’s day. Family is just amazing, the efforts they can all put together to


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I totally get what executive producer Nosarieme Garrick is trying non will do with this 8 Parts documentary (the series will be available mid 2013) on what  Africans are really doing.I gets the project so much because that’s what my webbie is about; showing our talents and our thirst for growth.Nosa has written for publications like Afripop,Sahara Reports so she knows what she’s talking about.In the trailer she goes to her home country Nigeria and meets up with a nigerian photography collective and follows them as they carry on with their projects. In the kickstarter video she interviews people like Sean Jacobs  the founder of “Africa is a country”, Tigist Selam an Ethiopian German actress and other fabulous african media key players .So the plan is to start shooting in Africa starting October, meeting young people with cool ideas making it and bringing social change in our continent.There’s a big


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