Category Archives: Journalism/Writing

YBMer of the Week: Leila Noelliste

This week all eyes are on webpreneur Leila Noelliste, creator of the website Black Girl with Long Hair.

The Birth of Black Girl with Long Hair:
If you are an African-American female YBMer, you know how it feels to be at a crossroad with your hair.  It’s too thick, thin, brittle, coarse, short, or long.  Perhaps you’ve contemplated the idea of cutting it off and going natural, but the thought of going natural brings up another stressful issue.  How do you maintain it? Continue reading

Hip Hop Journalism the Truth & Tonic

So you want to write for XXL, Vibe magazine, or Allhiphop.com.  What does that look like?  How do you break into the field?  Will you be able to earn a living?  To help you make an informed decision about the urban journalism career path, YBM reached out to Starrene Rhett (“Starr”) an established freelance journalist from Harlem, New York. Continue reading