Author: Shani O Hilton

Stop and Frisk.

Colorlines magazine has a great video (produced by two young women interning there, Karina Hurtado and Naima Ramos-Chapman) giving voices to the victims of NYC’s Stop and Frisk policy in Brooklyn. Transcript (I did it myself, so forgive any errors)…

The Essence Thing.

Essence magazine hires Ellianna Placas, a white woman, as their fashion director and the black internet (yes, there’s a black internet) goes nuts: Placas, who used to work at O: The Oprah Magazine and US Weekly, will apparently make her…

The Hair Journey.

As I mentioned in my ‘hello!’ post, I started a hair tumblr recently. The short reason is because I wanted to look at pictures of awesome hair. The long reason, well, it’s a little complicated. I went natural two years…

Hello.

Hello all! My name is Shani and I’d like to send many thanks to Jill for inviting me to guest. It’s always so hard to write a bio post — I never know whether to be clever or straightforward. But…