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Police Shootings HAVE to Stop, Or the ‘Peace...

Today is my birthday. I woke up to a lovely breeze from the window, quiet, and my husband greeting me with sapphire and diamond earrings. My children ...
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“Loving” Trailer Shines a Mirror on Wh...

If the “Loving” movie trailer is any indication of what the entire movie might be like, get ready to grab a box of tissues. Imagine a worl...
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Can’t Go To Vegas? Bring The Holiday To You! 

Almost everybody dreams of going to Las Vegas for a total casino gambling holiday at night and the perfect poolside relaxation during the day, but act...
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All Hail Queen Serena!!!

Serena Williams. They called her out of her name. She rose. They called her manly. She rose. They put ‘Becky with the Good Hair’ above her...
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Philando Castille Didn’t Deserve to Die.

As I looked at the footage of the very composed and respectful girlfriend of slain motorist, Philando Castile lifestream the exchange between the cowa...
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Black Girl in White Land: What’s It Like? ?

This is the first time I’ve spent any extended time at my in-laws house without my husband, who’s coming in later this week. My family is ...
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Texas Cop Not to Be Charged for Dragging Little Bl...

The news that Eric Casebolt, the ex-cop that slammed a tiny, skinny little teenagers at pool party while a fat white dude stood there calmly and appea...
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How Madison Avenue Keeps Stereotypes of Black Wome...

The media is still at work to remind the world that black women are mannish, hyper sexual and repulsive. Does this photo ring a bell? It’s a scr...
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OMG…Summer Floaties on FLEEK!!!

My brother and his wife and son came down for Maxi’s graduation and we were in the thick of a heat wave. Good lawd…all we could do was be ...
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She Makes Me Proud! Maxi Graduates!

Got to be braggadocios for a minute, because I simply am bursting with happiness that my oldest daughter graduated high school today. Now it’s o...
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White Hubby Says “Match Made in Heaven”...

My husband knows I hate reality television. Like…ALL of it.It’s so far from real life–contrived conflicts and faux outrage. He watch...
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When Your Mother Doesn’t Make You Feel Like ...

It’s 1:41 AM, the early hours of Mother’s Day. While I should be excited about getting breakfast in bed and a day free of chores, I’...
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Jack McCain Is an Example of How Powerful Men Come...

As the Old Navy ad saga continues, we’re seeing families of all combinations in support of the company, who has savvily capitalized on the risin...
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Donald Trump Presidency Bid Supported by Klu Klux ...

Essence, Ebony and Snopes reported today that a man identified as the Imperial Wizard of the Rebel Brigade Knights of the Klu Klux Klan has officially...
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