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Afro Girl Talks » Real Talk http://afrogirltalks.com Bolder Than Ever Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:01:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 On Social Media Activism http://afrogirltalks.com/on-social-media-activism/ http://afrogirltalks.com/on-social-media-activism/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:53:39 +0000 http://afrogirltalks.com/?p=3044 I didn’t anticipate the McKinney pool party, the church shooting, or Sandra Bland, but when I came home from college I did think I was going to be writing on... Read more »

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“I Just Like The Beat”: Excusing Offensive Content In Music http://afrogirltalks.com/i-just-like-the-beat-excusing-offensive-content-in-music/ http://afrogirltalks.com/i-just-like-the-beat-excusing-offensive-content-in-music/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 02:00:02 +0000 http://afrogirltalks.com/?p=2986 One of the most controversial music-related debates is how we as listeners are expected to take responsibility for the music we listen to. It isn’t rare for some of our... Read more »

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Dove’s “Love Your Curls” Campaign: A Problem or Hope for a Solution? http://afrogirltalks.com/doves-love-your-curls-campaign-a-problem-or-hope-for-a-solution/ http://afrogirltalks.com/doves-love-your-curls-campaign-a-problem-or-hope-for-a-solution/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:19:07 +0000 http://afrogirltalks.com/?p=2950 Featured image from Dove Hair: Love Your Curls Opening Scene I’ve been mulling over Dove’s new “Love Your Curls” campaign for the past few weeks and I have to admit:... Read more »

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It’s My Face and I Can Do What I Want http://afrogirltalks.com/its-my-face-and-i-can-do-what-i-want-to/ http://afrogirltalks.com/its-my-face-and-i-can-do-what-i-want-to/#comments Sat, 24 Jan 2015 16:26:59 +0000 http://afrogirltalks.com/?p=2885 I spend a LOT of time on YouTube, and amidst the music videos, CollegeHumor clips, and Vine compilations, my absolute favorite videos to watch are makeup tutorials. I adore the... Read more »

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You Aren’t What You Eat http://afrogirltalks.com/you-arent-what-you-eat/ http://afrogirltalks.com/you-arent-what-you-eat/#comments Thu, 25 Dec 2014 21:38:34 +0000 http://afrogirltalks.com/?p=2537 A couple months ago, I marched into my mother’s room holding a large head of lettuce. I raised it above my head and declared, “I AM GOING TO BE HEALTHY.”... Read more »

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Life Ain’t Pretty http://afrogirltalks.com/here-is-the-thing-and-the-thing-is-true/ http://afrogirltalks.com/here-is-the-thing-and-the-thing-is-true/#comments Sat, 02 Aug 2014 20:17:48 +0000 http://afrogirltalks.com/?p=2458 Did you know that two years ago, Rihanna got on a plane, taking with her a handful of her most devoted fans, and flew around the world for a couple... Read more »

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Perfect Hair Forever: Is 4C Not Good Enough? http://afrogirltalks.com/perfect-hair-forever-is-4c-not-good-enough/ http://afrogirltalks.com/perfect-hair-forever-is-4c-not-good-enough/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 02:49:10 +0000 http://afrogirltalks.com/?p=2421 I’m still struggling to find my place at work. While most of the other cashiers joke around with each other I generally keep to myself, smiling sheepishly when someone speaks... Read more »

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Weigh Your Words Instead http://afrogirltalks.com/weigh-your-words-instead/ http://afrogirltalks.com/weigh-your-words-instead/#comments Sun, 22 Jun 2014 19:58:34 +0000 http://afrogirltalks.com/?p=2361 As soon as my grandmother comes home, my mother reports to her exactly what I had for lunch and breakfast. I am in the opposite side of the house, but... Read more »

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Death Locks: My Struggle With Hair http://afrogirltalks.com/death-locks-my-struggle-with-hair/ http://afrogirltalks.com/death-locks-my-struggle-with-hair/#comments Tue, 17 Jun 2014 06:54:54 +0000 http://afrogirltalks.com/?p=2292 I was scouring my mind today, trying to remember the last time that I did something with my hair. I’m not talking about going to the hairdresser, which I still... Read more »

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Album Review: Damon Albarn’s Everyday Robots http://afrogirltalks.com/review-of-everyday-robots-by-damon-albarn/ http://afrogirltalks.com/review-of-everyday-robots-by-damon-albarn/#comments Sat, 14 Jun 2014 02:11:19 +0000 http://afrogirltalks.com/?p=2274 If you’re a fan of the virtual band Gorillaz, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that Damon Albarn, the songwriter and voice behind the group, has just released his... Read more »

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