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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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Women with Children Are More Productive Than Most People

Juggling motherhood and a high-powered career takes careful planning and an almost flawless skill set, and according to a recent study highlighted in the Washington Post, all that hard work ...

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Fact: Being a Black Woman Employee at Google is Not Fun

The tech world has never been known for its open door policy towards people of color. Its one of the few industries that has managed to legally keep their number ...

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Open Thread: Does He Resent Your Success?

The next time you get a feeling that your boo isn’t as happy about your achievements as he should be, it might not just be in your head. According to recent ...

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You Were Cc'd: The Importance of Delicate Email Etiquette

As worker bees, doesn’t it make you sad that we can’t handle our work woes by wrestling in the mud or just hauling off and slapping someone in the face ...

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Women with Children Are More Productive Than Most People

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Juggling motherhood and a high-powered career takes careful planning and an almost flawless skill set, and according to a recent study highlighted in the Washington Post, all that hard work pays off. Research now proves that women with kids tend to thrive a lot better...

Katy Perry’s Choice: Single Mother vs. Baby Mama

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Recently in a Rolling Stone interview, singer Katy Perry discussed her plans to have children—with or without a man. “I don’t need a dude,” Perry told Rolling Stone. “It’s 2014! We are living in the future; we don’t need anything. I don’t think I’ll have to, but...

Real Talk: On Debra Harrell’s Arrest, Motherhood & Race

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In last week’s Mommie Dearest column, I wrote about Debra Harrell, a South Carolina mother who was arrested for “abandoning” her nine-year-old daughter at a park while she worked at a nearby McDonald’s. (Just yesterday we learned that Harrell has been let go from her job.) I had...

NJ Judge Rules Mothers Can Bar Fathers From Delivery Room During Childbirth

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This week, a New Jersey judge expanded the rights of pregnant women when he ruled that expectant moms have the right to bar the father of their child from the delivery room. The ruling, which is the first of its kind in the nation, also...

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...