Thriving

Taking Off Your Desperation

I discovered the fabulous Ava DuVernay when it was announced she’d be directing an episode of my favorite TV show, Scandal (the episode will air o...
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PT 2: An Honest Conversation Between You and I: Bl...

This is part two of a conversation inspired by an email I received from one of our dear readers. My intention as a writer is to bring light to the sha...
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Princess Learns the Hard Way “Project Help a...

Before I show the excerpt of this woman’s formal statement, I need to make myself clear so as to stave off the fire-breathing ass weasels who wi...
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Social Graces 101: In Memoriam Maxine Powell 1915-...

“Mrs. Powell was always a lady of grace, elegance and style, and we did our best to emulate her. Every asset of my personality has been by her influ...
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OOW Children Are No Mistake, But Stop Projecting Y...

One of the most difficult discussions when it comes to the OOW rate among black women is acknowledging that it is a problem. Mainly because black wome...
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Have You Heard about ‘Stop Telling Women to ...

A few weeks ago, I came across a Kickstarter campaign for Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s public art series “bringing awareness to gender based street...
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A Canadian Comments on Similarities between BWE, B...

I am a Canadian woman and my parents are from the Caribbean. That means I am not African American and all I know about AAs is what I see in the media,...
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Black Women Don’t Want to Be ‘The Help...

Dr. Danielle N. Lee, a biologist and a blogger for Scientific American, was called a “whore” for refusing an offer to work without pay. A ...
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Newsflash to The Entitled: Pastors Have the Right ...

Fox 2 News Headlines Before I get into the meat of this issue I want to present a scenario to you. Imagine if you will, a couple attending a strict ch...
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Black Women and Benefits, We Don’t Get None,...

Question:  How do you know when you are happy?  Think about it for a minute. Do you smile more? Do you hum a tune?   However and whenever you f...
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Life Is Tough. Stop Telling Folks Not to Use Their...

  Speaking of privilege… An interesting article caused a wave of indignation on The Root and Ebony this week when writer Asha French wrote an o...
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Introducing “Fables for Thrivers”: The...

The Caged Bird and the Free Bird Once upon a time, there was a caged bird who would get weekly visits from a free bird. The free bird would fly far an...
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Should White Men Be Telling Black Women’s St...

The majority the dudes writing stories about black women were probably raised by single moms and think we’re not supposed to have a feminine bon...
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Black Woman Stages of Grief: The Acceptance Stage

This post is the long overdue conclusion to my series on the “Black Woman Stages of Grief”. You can see Part I and Part II here. I think t...
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