Join The Black Girl Movement Conference April 7-9

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Bloggers Can’t Be Trusted Snippet: The Not So Regal Women’s Magazine Experience

The post Bloggers Can’t Be Trusted Snippet: The Not So Regal Women’s Magazine Experience appeared first on GangStarr Girl This is from a point in the book after Nyela’s layoff from an urban entertainment magazine. She finds herself scrambling for freelance gigs, one of those being a new gig at Regality magazine, the hottest Black women’s magazine around. — I wanted to cringe as I walked through Regality magazine’s lobby ....more

Bloggers Can’t Be Trusted – Main Character Profiles

The post Bloggers Can’t Be Trusted – Main Character Profiles appeared first on GangStarr Girl If I actually had a budget for this book, the character profiles would be video vignettes of each character explaining who they are via monologue. But alas, no budget (and that is self-publishing), so my words will have to literally speak for them. My approach to the characters in this case wasn’t to sit and figure out who they are before I started writing, it was to let them tell me ....more

Bloggers Can’t Be Trusted: How Career Burnout Led To Writing My First Novel

The post Bloggers Can’t Be Trusted: How Career Burnout Led To Writing My First Novel appeared first on GangStarr Girl I started writing Bloggers Can’t be Trusted as a way to cope with my very first magazine job, where I worked under someone I’d like to refer to as Bellatrix Lestrange. It started as a series of morning journals...more

Blitz the Ambassador’s ‘Running’ Taps Into Afro-Brazilian Spirituality

The post Blitz the Ambassador’s ‘Running’ Taps Into Afro-Brazilian Spirituality appeared first on GangStarr Girl ...more

Surviving Makola Market (Or Any Market) In Accra, Ghana

The post Surviving Makola Market (Or Any Market) In Accra, Ghana appeared first on GangStarr Girl Ogling fabric at Accra’s Makola Market. Visiting the market in Ghana (and West Africa in general) is a way of life. For centuries, the market has been where you buy pretty much everything you need ....more

Accra Is Electric: Street Art, Beauty, Vibrancy In Motion

The post Accra Is Electric: Street Art, Beauty, Vibrancy In Motion appeared first on GangStarr Girl Turning a lotto Kiosk in Accra into a photo op. Art is everywhere in Accra, Ghana. After being smacked by the heat when you step off the plane you’ll notice the beautiful Black bodies working to direct travelers and their bags ....more

On Ghana, Togo, My Novel, Mental Health And Writing Again

The post On Ghana, Togo, My Novel, Mental Health And Writing Again appeared first on GangStarr Girl Just outside of Lome, Togo. Earlier this...more

Lauryn Hill Takes The Stage In Lagos, Nigeria With ‘Ready Or Not’

The post Lauryn Hill Takes The Stage In Lagos, Nigeria With ‘Ready Or Not’ appeared first on GangStarr Girl Lauryn Hill recently took the stage in Lagos, Nigeria, and it looks like she brought the house down. The quality of her shows these days are a mixed bag. I’m speaking from a disappointing experience at the most recent AfroPunk ....more

Amma Whatt’s ‘You’ Is All The Sap You’ll Need For Holiday Music

The post Amma Whatt’s ‘You’ Is All The Sap You’ll Need For Holiday Music appeared first on GangStarr Girl Video By Singersroom.com I love Amma Whatt. She has a beautiful spirit and a beautiful voice that seems to have been made for jazz, and she recently became a mommy. I’m pretty sure the latter fact is most certainly part of (if not the entire reason) the inspiration behind “You.” The Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter released the video for “You” earlier this month ....more
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