I Took a DNA test… And I am….

Old pirates, yes, they rob I Sold I to the merchant ships Minutes after they took I  From the bottomless pit …   -Bob Marley “Redemption Song” These songs lyrics came to my head after I read my results from Ancestry DNA.  So yes I got my DNA tested for my ancestral background. Now some may say why did you feel the need to get you DNA tested? Clearly your black , African American… clearly so why did you need to get you DNA checked? Let me you tell you something personal. Since I was young I was always trying to find a place to belong. Now I got the love at home and I belong to my parents but I always had a feeling that something was missing. My mom use to instill in me to be proud of my heritage. My African roots…. however I had no connection to land that my ancestor came from.  She told me that my ancestor like so many others were capture/ taken and sold. Never to be seen again.  Taken and brought to America to be slaves for the next 400 yearst . The history book call it the Atlantic Slave Trade. Can …

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A Seat at the Table

(Album cover photography: Carlota Guerrero | IG @ carlota _guerrero | website) Happy Tuesday !! Today I decided to take a different approach on my blog. Instead of fashion lets talk about other love which is music. Most music truely express how I feel when I unable to find the right words to express how I feel. (if that makes sense) I wanted to share my thoughts on the Solange’s newest album “ A Seat at the Table”. This Solo 3rd album, and yes it was worth the wait.  The cd has 11 songs and 8 interludes featuring Lil Wayne, Master P, Kelly Rowland and other. I have to say that Solange has definitely separate herself from her sister.  This alum by far is one of the best this year. It so creative and embodies the soul of an unapologetic black woman. She is telling the true story out their heart, her soul, how she feels, and is perceived through other eyes. IDENTITY | IMPROVEMENT | GRIEF | HEALING | SELF EXPRESSION This album was soul toucher for me. Solo used her platform to sooth our soul a bit.  This came at the right time for me. Especially due to …

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