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Ten Years, Ten Islandista Moments

Today is a day that I never thought about. When I started Islandista 10 years ago on this day, I didn’t have any long term goals for it. I just wanted to read about women like me whose identity sometimes gets lost when we rely on media from other places to report on their accomplishments. […]

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Beauty Style

DIY Hair

by Michelle Bridgeman Hey ladies ever wondered how our favorite stars get that flawless look when it comes to their hair? Yes, they spend loads of money in hair treatments and hair care, but it is possible to achieve these same results for much less. Furthermore it is possible to achieve these looks with items […]

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Dear Tiana, your school is wrong: a letter from the islands

I had so many emotions when I saw this news clip circulating online yesterday. It is from Tulsa Oklahoma, where 7 year old Tiana was forced to change schools after being continually harassed by the school’s management over her dreadlocks. Tiana’s father Terrance Parker told Fox 23 that he was forced to make the decision […]

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Oh Naomi…

(photo credit: Daily Mail.co.uk)   Oh Naomi … sigh. Why black women just won’t leave weave alone, nuh? It is bad enough that you have pleaded guilty yet again to pelting hand (and apparently foot and spit too for good measure) in someone. As an islandista-by-extraction you are making it bad for us and let […]