Werk it Out
by Mercy Quaye | Apr 17, 2018 12:15 pm | Comments (3)
I was 10, maybe 11 when I got my first Vigorol Liquid Relaxer.
For most Black girls before Y2K this was a right of passage and a privilege. In hindsight I can’t fully wrap my head around why: It’s like we were all lining and signing up for the risk of chemical burns in exchange for a weak guarantee of straight hair. And at the age of 11, that cost-benefit analysis didn’t add up for me.
Continue reading ‘Hairstylist Connects With Her Roots’
by Mercy A. Quaye | Mar 27, 2018 6:41 am | Comments (4)
John Martin does not run the Bradley Street Bike Co-op ... but he did start it.
Continue reading ‘Bike Co-op Founder Returned Garage To Its Roots’
by Mercy A. Quaye | Feb 19, 2018 11:05 am | Comments (1)
Why did the turkey cross the road?
If Mel and Ide Ehigiato were telling the joke, the punchline would end with wedding gowns.
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by Mercy A. Quaye | Feb 12, 2018 12:11 pm | Comments (2)
Ready or not, Black History Month at Yale’s Afro-American Cultural Center promises to deliver the goods. And despite how New Haveners may have been made to feel in the past, all events will be open to the public.
This revived commitment to the New Haven community comes from Dean Risë Nelson, the New Haven-raised director of Afro-American Cultural Center (Af-Am House) who is in her third year at the helm.
Continue reading ‘Dean Connects City, Af-Am House’
by Mercy A. Quaye | Feb 5, 2018 12:21 pm
Plain old fired.
Continue reading ‘Firing Turns Up-And-Comer Into An “Intrapreneur”’
by Mercy A. Quaye | Jan 18, 2018 4:09 pm | Comments (2)
Do plagiarism laws apply to memes?
Continue reading ‘Journo Rebounds After Meme Misstep’