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Five Mantras to Live By in 2019

It is still pretty early in 2019, and while the New Year New Me attitude may not be as new; it is never too late to reinvent and recommit yourself to ...
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Black Women, We’re Light Years Behind the Cu...

It’s Time to Get Serious About Your Future, Sis. This afternoon I had been feeling a bit tired from a very busy week planning activities around ...
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Black Women, Stop Broadcasting Foolishness!

We black women are beautiful. We age more slowly, our natural hair grows towards the sky, and at our best, other women buy the features we have natura...
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Video: Five Things to Help Black Women Be More Cul...

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What Does Vetting Mean, Anyway?

  Landlords vet potential tenants, employers vet potential employees. In a market where you are the prize to be won (despite what memes might say...
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Black Women, Your Pain Only Matters When a White M...

  “No! Stop! Help Me! Please Help Me!” Those were the words I heard when viewing a video in which someone conducted a Facebook Live of a woma...
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I Don’t Believe You: Why I Can’t Hear Celebrit...

By now, we’ve all either seen or heard the fine points of the R. Kelly documentary, “Surviving R. Kelly.” To recap, a whole list of women who me...
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Jesus Christ Is Not Birth Control

  By  Candice Smith Adewole Recently in conversation, I mentioned how I saw my 19-year-old niece on Instagram hugged up with some boy on a photo...
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Snag Your Spot–The Purple Pill Inaugural Eve...

You’ve heard rumors and rumblings about the upcoming Purple Pill, a play off of Kendall St. Charle’s Breukelen Bleu alias and my Pink Pill...
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Chance the Rapper: “I Didn’t Value [R ...

Chance the Rapper sat down with Jamilah Lemieux (who appeared as a commentator on Surviving R. Kelly), and revealed a LOT about black men that we alre...
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What the Latest McDonald’s Beatdown Says Abo...

Another day, another video going viral of a black girl or woman being beaten is what I thought at first when I viewed the latest footage of a deranged...
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The Importance of Having White Friends

Okay, that title was a bit specific for shock value, but what I meant to title it is, “The Importance of Having Non-Black Friends.” You mi...
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12 Things I’ve Learned Dating European Men

  By Candice Adewole As an African-American woman in America, I was feeling the sting of romantic segregation. After getting divorced and going t...
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How “Thinking You’re the Special One&#...

As women, we always want to feel like we’re special. We may think that our looks, body, nurturing, intelligence or a higher power will serve as ...
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