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Open Thread: Is Cohabitation Before Marriage A Good Idea?

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You’ve been dating your significant other for 2 years and one day out of the blue, your better half pops the question. “Hey, let’s move in together,” they said. You say to yourself in your head, “That wasn’t the exact question I thought you were...

Ballerina Misty Copeland Shines In New Under Armour Ad Campaign

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Ballerina Misty Copeland shows off her strong legs and graceful physique as the new face of Under Armour’s women’s line. Recently, the Baltimore-based fitness brand signed a deal with the American Ballet Theater Company to showcase their workout wear on the dancers’ amazing bodies, including...

What We’re Reading: “Searching for Sarah Rector: The Richest Black Girl in America”

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Just in time for Black History Month, Tonya Bolden uncovers a relatively unknown black history fact about a young girl who grew up in Oklahoma.  “Searching For Sarah Rector:The Richest Black Girl in America,”  tells the true story of  12-year-old Sarah Rector who became the...

Is Jay Z a ‘Poor Excuse for a Husband’? The NY Post Thinks So

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New York Post writer Naomi Schaefer Riley argues Jay Z is “poor excuse for a husband” because he stood on stage while Beyonce shook her groove thing for the cameras. Here's why she's wrong.

Don’t Sleep On “Africa Straight Up”

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Author Chimamanda Adichie once said:  “Stories matter; many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower and humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people but stories can also repair that broken dignity.” Africa.com decided...

Should We Teach Our Kids to Expect Racism?

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As the mother of an 8-year-old boy who is all long limbs and curly ‘fro, I often think about what his life will be like when he grows into a six-foot-plus Black man. Unlike me, my son is not growing up in the ‘hood. He’s...