The New Beatitudes: In Defense of Bitterness and Righteous Anger.

When I think of bitterness I think of roots. Roots are not fruit, sweet and attractive, but they are just as essential to plant health. They are patient but always moving forward, growing unapologetically. Some roots are impossible or even deadly to ingest if pulled straight out of the ground, but if you know your roots, you might find that you can turn them into medicine, and although you can almost bet that it will be bitter to the taste, they are healing.

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Is Embracing Beauty “Age Appropriate?”

Is Embracing Beauty “Age Appropriate?”

The Style Rant is a regular column that addresses some topic related to personal style. Sometimes it is literally about fashion and sartorial style; other times about social interaction, entertainment, or some other topic that has caught my attention.

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Fast Forward

How do you change the pattern of thinking for a generation obsessed with instant gratification?

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MY FAREWELL TO LUXURY

MY FAREWELL TO LUXURY

Luxury fashion is supposed to make you wait, not cater to whims of the masses.

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PAN•chic•u•al

PAN•chic•u•al

Not limited in style choices with regard to sex, gender, or gender identity.

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Sir André Wells: Master of Ceremony & Style

Sir André Wells:  Master of Ceremony & Style

A subtle, “Good afternoon” greeting announces his entrance to the room. His presence is not commanding; but, highly authoritative.

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I Am Successful…

I Am Successful…

It is my hope that while you are viewing the #IAmSuccessful collection, that you do not think that this work is exceptional, for black excellence is the rule and not the exception. It is my hope that you do not think of these images in isolation, or the subjects and their success as unattainable.

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Judgmental Eyes: Loosening Constraints

Judgmental Eyes:  Loosening Constraints

We live in a diverse country, and understanding cultural and creative expression lends itself to a benevolent understanding that expels hate and promotes equality.

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MODERN FEMINISM

MODERN FEMINISM

New feminism truly seeks to bring equality to the masses without exception or bias, and this new movement seeks to empower, enlighten, and embolden everyone.

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REDUCE YOUR WARDROBE’S WATER FOOTPRINT

REDUCE YOUR WARDROBE’S WATER FOOTPRINT

“The process of transforming our industry into something more sustainable and more sensitive to our needs…takes time. It is a long term commitment to a new way of producing and consuming that requires widespread personal and institutional change” –Kate Fletcher

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