Tag Archives: love

The Art of Asking

I’ve been crafting things with the Happy Black Girl in mind long before I ever knew that’s what I was doing. Sometimes I would enlist the help of friends, other…

Every day the 14th! ( WE’RE OUT OF CARDS)

Happy Valentine’s Day Every day the 14th! I don’t think y’all heard me! I just want to say Happy Valentine’s Day! Every day the 14th! Can y’all dig that? –…

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…

You can plan a pretty picnic…

It happened on a Sunday. My favorite day of the week. It was beautiful. Our first HBG event. Everything, in its right place.       It really was a…

A Love Letter to Donald Fagan

Artist: Mayer Hawthorne Album: Where Does This Door Go? Single: Reach Out Richard About a month ago, every DJ I know suggested I take a listen to the new release…

Because Change is Good

I remember the exact day I stopped being shy. It was in 10th grade and some boy made a comment about me never cursing. Even as a teenager it always…

Where there is no struggle, there is no strength

The original plan was to start the year fresh. January 1 2013 would be the launch date for The Happy Black Girl.  We spent much of the summer of 2012…