Side-eye of the week: Mixed Chicks

Sigh. Black people, we’ve got to do better, you know? Now, I was trolling around my Goo.gle reader and I came across a bit of drama going down with commercial hair care company Mixed Chicks. Read the details here. If you don’t want to read the whole thing, Mixed Chicks joined in some stupid Twitter…

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Side-eye of the week: Foolishness at its best…

…check this ad: I haven’t done a side-eye of the week in a few weeks. This morning, I was going through a newsletter that I get and I saw this ad. I shook my head with disgust. “Enjoy the natural look with Lace Front Wigs!” “Enhancing Your Natural Beauty” Tell me, how can glueing hair…

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Side-eye of the week: Fixated on colour, are you?

It’s been a while since I’ve graced you with a Side-eye of the week. Today seemed like a good day to highlight something that has been annoying me for years. And it’s been brought to my attention a couple of times this weekend. Read on and comment! I am a dark-skinned Black woman, no ifs,…

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Side-eye of the week: Toronto Police Service

Why am I side-eyeing the police? You know that Black people ALWAYS side-eye the police. I’m playing! I’m playing! Well, if you read my blog, you will know that I really, really, really love Caribana. It’s part of my West Indian culture and it’s something that, as I get older, means more to me than…

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Side-eye of the week: American Apparel

This one is a bit old, but hey, I’ve been on blog hiatus. You know I love me some Clutch Magazine! They always have really interesting articles that get me thinking or ranting. Recently, I read an article about American Apparel, a store that I’ve never stepped foot in. Why? Their display windows leave a…

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Side-eye of the week: Slim Thug

A couple of months ago when John Mayer spoke smack about Black women, I — along with a number of women — abused him via our blogs, podcasts, Twitter rants and Facebook pages. So, when I read on Clutch Magazine the ignorance that Slim Thug was spewing I decided to dedicate my Side-eye of the…

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Side-eye of the week: John Mayer

No, I haven’t done one of these in a long time. People weren’t riling me up enough to put them on blast, but, John Mayer, you’ve taken me from that place of calm where I talk about hair and products and made me good vex. Black History Month has led me to be annoyed for…

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Side-eye of the week: Allison Samuels and Newsweek

I was just going through my Google reader and saw that Afrobella commented on a Newsweek article titled Zahara Jolie-Pitt and the Politics of Uncombed Hair. The article is causing a bit of an uproar. The author, a senior writer at Newsweek who I assume is a Black woman, is concerned about the condition of…

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