Tag Archives: representation matters

Fashawn gets “Higher” & so shall we

Earlier this week, I read that the parents of Michael Brown filed suit seeking damages for (among other things) ‘loss of love’. It’s such a struggle to try and reconcile the…

Get To Know An HBG (Happy Black Girl) Crystal C. Mercer

Folks stay talking about The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. Once in awhile, we take a different approach and highlight the fascinating array of happy black girls and guys (hbg’s) we…

Thank You B. Smith

I used to wake up at the insane hour of 5:30 am on Sundays, just to watch B.Smith with Style. I found the show on accident one morning (more than…

Create the stuff you wanna see

Guess who cleaned their craft closet this weekend? Well…to be fair, sorta cleaned. At least now when I open the door stuff’s not fallin out of boxes or knockin things into corners I can’t…

Happy Black Girl Trading Cards!

  In the Summer of 2012 The Happy Black Girl (just an idea at the time) sent letters to 25 HBGs requesting they take part in an art project. Potential participants were…

Representation Matters

This is what I woke up to today. It’s everything to me right now. So elegant, timely, necessary and direct. I just love it! Which is saying something, since I’ve…