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True Life: I Have Never Been on a Date

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I’ve never had the experience of a stranger asking for my phone number, and then meeting him at a restaurant for dinner and drinks. No attractive man has ever organized a flash mob to ask me out for coffee. In fact, in my mid-20s, I...

Hang in There Little Sister

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Maybe my parents had kids past their prime. I don’t want to call them lazy, so I’ll chalk it up to old age. There’s 14 years’ difference between my youngest sister and me, and this kid gets away with murder. Not too long ago, the...

Shaunie Lays Down the Law, Kicks Three Castmates off ‘Basketball Wives’

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A major shakeup to the Basketball Wives cast has been announced. The show will lose two long-standing members who have been mainstays since season one: Royce Reed and Jennifer Williams. Also gone is newbie Kesha Nichols from season four. Rumors abound that the firings are...

The Assault on Welfare

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We’ve all seen her — the young black girl at the bus stop with a couple kids at her heels, one in a stroller, and another on the way. We want to know why she keeps having kids she can’t afford. If I leave the...

My First Time

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It happened when I was 16-years-old, somewhere around my junior year of high school. I’d just gotten off work in a city far from the comforts of my own neighborhood and was waiting for my supervisor to lock up. Suddenly, a group of white boys...