Posts in Black History Category


February 1st, 2017
Posted by carijayy

As we all may have seen on the news these past few days that Emmett Till’s accuser Carolyn Bryant came forward about what really happened in Mississippi on August 28th 1955.


For the start of Black History Month, I want to focus on the story of Emmett Till. This story is very familiar to me. In 7th grade I created my history fair project on the lynching of Emmett Till. I was so moved by what happened; I forgot that I was doing a project. I ended up going down state in Springfield with my project. This really sparked my interest for OUR history.

Emmett Louis Till was a 14 year old boy from Chicago, Illinois. He was known to be charismatic and the center of attention. His mother, Mamie Till was native to [....]

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Appreciation | Feat. Jupiter Hammon x Phillis Wheatley

December 1st, 2016
Posted by carijayy

Hi my loves!


We’ve made it to the end of the year! I cannot believe the year has flown by this fast. My birthday is also coming up so that’s always a plus!

I’ve been reflecting over the year and how this year has been for me and it’s truly been a blessing. I have learned and grown so much and I have gained a new level of appreciation for the trials and triumphs I’ve experienced this year alone.

I’m extremely appreciative of everyone who has told me they learned something from my specials focusing on African American history. I want to end the year in the same pattern and focus on two figures in our history that I’m appreciative of.

Jupiter Hammon and Phillis Wheatley are two of the very first African American [....]

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#GROWvember: Honoring Annie Turnbo Malone and Madam C.J. Walker

November 1st, 2016
Posted by carijayy

Hi Hunnies!!


It’s pretty obvious that I love what I do and I love to share with you all even more! I love reading about the history of our hair and the accomplishments we have achieved despite obvious obstacles. Seriously, we are resilient! The hair industry is full of black hair care giants who have laid the foundation to the methods we still use today! I want to share with you two women who completely changed the black hair care industry and entrepreneurship for black women today. Stay tuned because I have something special for you guys!

The first woman is someone I did not know about but after reading about her, she deserves a MAJOR SHOUTOUT!!!

Annie Turnbo Malone was born in a small town in Illinois in 1867. Annie, like many other [....]

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September Special | Dr. Halle T.D. Johnson

September 19th, 2016
Posted by carijayy

Hello everyone! This month I was inspired by my clients, friends and all of the talented African American women I see on an everyday basis. I want to put a spotlight on one woman in particular in our history.

Halle Tanner Dillon Johnson was an African American physician. At 24, she decided that she wanted to enroll into medical school. She earned her M.D. in just 3 short years from the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1891. At that time, Booker T. Washington, founder of the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, was looking for a nominee to fill a teaching position. He wrote to the Woman’s Medical College and Johnson gladly accepted the offer in August of 1891. However, before she could accept the position, she had to face the ultimate test, passing the Alabama [....]

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