Thriving

Why No Self-Respecting Black Woman Should Pay to S...

By now you’ve probably seen the trailer for the movie, Straight Outta Compton, which tells the story of West Coast rap group, NWA (Niggas With A...
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“Your Daughters Are Being Boycotted.” ...

  This morning I woke up to a tag on Facebook that said this: “Black Women Moving On Articles like this are the reason why although I have...
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8 Signs You’re Dating the Right Guy

Dating isn’t just for fun if you’re looking for the right guy to build a life with. I’m tired of seeing women waste the best years o...
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Seven Steps to Becoming a Carefree Black Woman

  A recent photo of Sasha Obama with her head thrown back, laughing and enjoying her friends as they walked behind her dad, who’s also the ...
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Truth Through Poetry…Black Women Bravely Fac...

Once upon a time, everyone thought that black men belonged to black women, and black women belonged to black men. The idea of “black love”...
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The Psychological Damage Done To Our Girls is Pure...

  I was shuffling through my “Question of the Week” letters and came across one that was pretty verbose. Bottom line–the young ...
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BB&W Survey Results: 69% of IRR Black Mothers...

Yesterday on a whim, I decided to host an informal survey of the participants of this blog and our Facebook page–black women interested and invo...
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Two Women Find Love On a Site That Claimed Black W...

I’m flanked next to two lovely black women who met their non-black significant others on a website famous for a survey that indicated black wome...
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Bill Cosby Confession Highlights Why It’s So...

  Like most black people of my generation, I grew up watching Fat Albert, The Cosby Show, and A Different World. Bill Cosby was everyone’s ...
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Why Bristol Palin Won’t Ever Be Called a ...

I’ve watched with interest as news outlets all over the world are reporting the second illegitimate pregnancy of Bristol Palin, daughter of once...
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Yes; There Is a War on Black Girls and Women. And ...

Law Wanxi has been my news-on-the-street guy lately, and sent a link to an article on Salon about how black girls and women are often brutalized and d...
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When We Win, the Claws Come Out…On the Bashi...

I get it. For some folks (white people, I’m looking at you) tennis is a sport for the wealthy, country club crowd and skinny blondes with long l...
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Black Woman WINNING! Franchesca Gets Her Own Show ...

I am so bursting with excitement right now…Franchesca Ramsey, You Tube sensation and all around awesome chick just got her own MTV web series ca...
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Open Thread: What are You Teaching Your Daughters?

My little Chloe had her 5th grade promotion yesterday. She made the honor roll and everything–my little Clo Clo is a smart one! At the end of th...
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