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He Is Miserable Without White Validation

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It’s a shame self-loathing Negroes like The Guardian’s Orville Lloyd Douglas didn’t take the “Big Poppa” lyric “I wish people suffering from I hate being Black disorder took the Biggie line, “Heart throb never, Black and ugly as ever. However, I stay Coogi down to the socks.”...

Women Don’t Need to Wear Skirts and Heels to Be Professional

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The road to hell is paved with good intentions…and sexist advice for women in the workplace. Jezebel.com recently reported on a controversial “before and after” pictorial being floated by colleges that advises women on how to dress for job interviews. Read: super feminine. The pictures, which...

Girl Talk: When Exes Resurface

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Why didn’t any of the guys you dated love you as much as I do?” my boyfriend asked. The question hung in the air like foggy breath steaming up a cold windshield. It’s one of his favorite questions to ask. To him, it’s a mystery...

(Un)Cover It: Bruises, Burns and Scars

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I have three girlfriends who are uncomfortable with their abdominal scars. Bikini tops and intimacy have shifted from the forefront to the back burner for each of them. Whaaat? They’ll actually settle for a one-piece or skip the beach altogether? And they won’t undress in...

Wednesday Funny: Grantland Imagines Michelle Obama’s Response to Kanye West

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Kanye West put his Givenchy-clad foot in his mouth when he insinuated that his sex-tape star girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, had more influence than First Lady Michelle Obama. In the same breath, he pointed out that Mrs. O would not be able to post a scantily-clad...