PHILLY APPLE CAKE

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There’s nothing like waking up in the morning and being able to sit down to a steaming hot cup of coffee and a fresh slice of homemade cake. Well if you want that “Mama’s kitchen taste” that didn’t originate at your local grocery store, than this cake fits the bill. Thinly sliced Granny Smith Apples drenched in a cinnamon, nutmeg bath; added to a not-too-sugary batter makes this cake a delicious, moist delight.  View recipe

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June Curlie & Loc’d Feature of the Month: Lady Blue

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Back in 2005 I began my loc journey it was a very spiritual transition in my life and in 2014 I was lead to part with my locs an take it back to my short natural. To give a little history when I was a young girl about 9 year old I remember being in the bathroom and combing out my super thick long puffy hair a balling in tear saying to my mom I want to cut it all off. My arms was tired and my was tired of combing to an she made it very clear from this point on your on your own. Read more

May Curlie Feature of the Month: Sarah Connor

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My love affair with my afro began at the age of 13. I was getting braids every two weeks for a year when I returned to my hometown, Chicago, to live with my father.  Beforehand, I was getting perms on a regular basis like many African American girls and was struggling for a ponytail with more hair in the front than in the back. Read more

GIVE A FIST BUMP TO THE “SLOW MOVEMENT” or better yet, “CAN WE JUST TAKE IT DOWN A TAD”

YOGA FROM A NATURAL: By Jeanie Sallah
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I’ve come to the conclusion that we’re just too damn busy being busy. We really no longer think it’s cool to just relax and do nothing, or at the very least slow down. From the minute the clock goes off in the morning we’re on a mad dash to beat the traffic (as if that were really possible). If kids are a factor we have to hurriedly get them to day care, school, somewhere. Let’s add in getting to work or school early (with the slim hope of leaving ahead of schedule-NOT), maybe later making it to the gym for a little blow-off steam session. You know some basketball-zumba-a quick trek on the tread mill, maybe a little TRX (talk about high intensity relaxation), and were back on the road again. Excitedly in route, we get to join the traffic line dance and slowly inch our way home. We’re now back home to deal with STUFF; maybe kids, significant others, bills, phone calls, house work, dinner, etc. Boy, now that was a relaxing day. Read more