Thursday, February 16, 2017

Jade Novah Offers Spine Chilling Rendition of "Strange Fruit"

No stranger to this site, Jade Novah has once again delivered a cover that music lovers will forever appreciate. Often very much so in tune with whats happening in the world, Jade and producer/hubby Devin both use their platforms for more than just entertainment. This rendition of, "Strange Fruit" (originally done by Billie Holiday and later Nina Simone) is overwhelming in the best way.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Shut Up already about Beyonce's womb

As a woman, I can recall the fear of infertility lingering over my head as early as my teenage years. No, I wasn't trying to have kids at that age, but I knew even then that the inability to have them when the time came would hurt me to my core. If Im honest I still think about it too much today, even though Im still not trying to have any. According to the CDC's website, recent studies show that 12% of women ages 15-44 suffer with infertility. Thats just over 7 Million women struggling to conceive or carry a baby full term. I personally know women who have lived through miscarriages, or years of trying to conceive. It's a painful experience. It is the fundamental characteristic of womanhood to create, nurture, and birth. Young, old, black, white, rich, a woman the womb is the great equalizer. She's a part of our power as a woman. To reach a point of wanting to bring forth life, building up all of the excitement that comes with a newborn baby, only to have it stripped from you can be crippling to say the least.