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Random Musings::

The King has left the building

I feel everything, everything y’all.  I ain’t just sayin that either. I’ve been this way all my life. It’s not something I particularly enjoy, but over the years I’ve learned…

For Aaron Jackson on his 19th Birthday

With the onslaught of black boys and girls losing their lives in what feels like an alarming rate, I spend an equally alarming amount of time worrying about those I love…

For the love of Dilla…

James Dewitt Yancey (February 7, 1974 – February 10, 2006) It kind of goes without saying that J. Dilla touched the lives of many. Here at The Happy Black Girl,…

A Tribe Called sOLStarr*

Over the recent recent years, our friends have taken to calling us sOLStarr*. I can’t recall how or just when it happened, and yet I’m happy the celestial name stuck…

I’m in Love…

“When I reach and touch your hand. sweet melodies began… ”  When Mary J. Blige released her 1997 album simply titled, Mary I loved everything about it. The simple black and…

Organized Daydreaming in 3D

I need more space! In an age when people use terms like “hoarding” and “downsizing” at every turn, I realize this need might be considered selfish and or overindulgent, so let…

Common Vision + Stipend + Job Training = More Trees!

  The fine folks over at Common Vision are currently organizing the Winter Tree planting tour. Common Vision has been around for a decade planting fruit trees and working to improve food…