How Do You Overcome Bitterness?

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Bitterness is a ravaging disease. It impacts our ability to thrive in a world where most don’t care to acknowledge how we feel. Bitterness can be compared to a virus, entering our bodies and feeding off of all that is positive in our lives; where...

Meagan Good Gets Flack For Presenting BET Gospel Award in Revealing Gown: Is It Fair?

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As soon as Meagan Good took the stage at the 2013 BET Awards to present “Best Gospel Artist,” eyebrows were raised. The 32 year-old Christian actress, married to pastor DeVon Franklin, was wearing a gown with a plunging neckline cut down to her navel with...

Video: Fantasia – Without Me feat. Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliot

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“Where would you be without me?” I needed to hear this one today. Fantasia and Kelly Rowland sing passionately to a no-good significant other who needs to be reminded of their worth. The finger-snapping track gets assistance with a rap from Missy Elliot and a...

Dear Prada: You Don’t Get Props For Casting One Black Model Every 19 Years

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The fashion world’s lack of diversity is well known. Despite history-makers like Iman, Beverly Johnson, Naomi Sims, Peggy Dillard-Toone, and others paving the way in the ‘70s and ‘80s, since the seeming black model boom in the 1990s (Naomi, Tyra, Roshumba, Verionica Webb, Beverly Peeele, et....

Why the Numbers Game Doesn’t Guarantee Safe Sex

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From adolescence, we’ve been socialized to inquire about our partners’ intimate numbers. In seventh grade, it’s “how many people have you kissed?” In high school, the question expands to “how many people have you hooked up with?” Approaching adulthood, the question stops at “how many...