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Grand Jury’s Decision Initiates #BoycottBlackFriday

As most of the nation’s population tries to make sense of the decision made by he grand jury to not indict Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown, ...

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Al Sharpton’s Finances Reveal Questionable Activity

Al Sharpton’s rise to power has always been attributed to his ability to be the spokesperson and mascot for victims of racial injustice. Wherever disruptive activity dwells, Sharpton marches to ...

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Jacque Reid Proves Existing Stigma of Black Women and Interracial Dating

The topic of interracial dating is a touchy one in the Black community, particularly because of the historical references and the stigma associated with the idea that you have to find ...

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Niecy Nash Says Oral Sex Will Keep The Divorce Attorneys Away

Niecy Nash has never been known to edit her words, and in her latest interview with Playboy, she definitely doesn’t hold back when describing the secret behind her still thriving ...

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Stay-cations: What They Are and How to Do Them Right

’Tis the season…for overeating and overspending. And in the midst of the chaos, sometimes you just need a break. With the price tag that often accompanies the holidays, sometimes it’s ...

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Virginia Pastor's Dating Seminar Stirs Controversy With It's Touchy Title

Virginia pastor David-Jamel Williams recently partnered with HBCU Virginia Union to host a dating seminar inspired by his past experiences, but his efforts to enlighten others on the dos and ...

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Daddy. I Am Because He Is.

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You would think that at 27 years old I would have been in at least one serious relationship by now, right? But I haven’t. My girlfriends often make fun of my non-committal ways and joke, “Ess, you got male tendencies.” The reason for not having...

Mother & Son Graduate Together With PhDs

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Vickie McBride gave birth to her son, Maurice, at the age of 13. Even though whispers spread throughout her town of Waynesboro, Ga, with the help of her mother, Vicki continued her education.  She made it to college and graduate school all while raising Maurice and...

6 Years Later And I’m Still Spreading the Message: What I Learned From My Father’s Absence and Death

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The night of July 8th my phone rang at exactly 11:36 pm. It was him. I thought to myself “What does this jerk want?” and tossed the phone back on the counter. The next morning I got a text from my older sister saying my father died.

Do You Ever Stop Fighting With Your Mom?

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"Oh, OK, Frances. Whatever you say," I hiss at my mom, sarcasm seeping through the static. "It's not here! I. Don't. Have it." she answers back, her voice climbing to shrill with each declarative statement. Statements I know to be patently false and I refuse to let slide.

My Mom’s Sick And I’m More Mad Than Anything

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Clearly I mask my intense fear and anxiety with intense anger. Very healthy.