Shan Tell 'em Has A New Home!

  Hello everyone, In the midst of getting prepared for the end of the world, (lol) I haven’t been writing as often as I would like to. But there is good news! I have a new home… You can find and subscribe to all of my posts old and new at www.shantelljamison.com along with some... Read more »

Dear Black Female: Why Are You Settling?

Dear Black Female: Why Are You Settling?
As I scroll down my Facebook mini-feed, I notice a trend. My white friends are throwing statuses, pictures, etc. up of them getting either engaged or married, while my black friends are discussing their “baby daddies” referring to themselves as “wifey” and living with their significant others with children. If I were to put a... Read more »

This Just In: Relationships Are A Full Time Job

This Just In: Relationships Are A Full Time Job
It was almost 3 years ago, and I faced the toughest decision of my life at the time. I was involved with a guy     whom I loved very much, but honestly the relationship became too much work for the both of us. I remember the day when I knew that it was over. I had... Read more »
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The Hair Dilemma

The Hair Dilemma
First off, I’d like to start off by saying this will not be another piece about natural hair and it being some sort of liberation for the black woman. Nor will it be an exploration of the many different ways in which black women wear their hair. All good topics, but frankly we’ve had those... Read more »

The Lies We Keep & The Secrets We Tell

The Lies We Keep & The Secrets We Tell
It’s pretty much impossible to tell the truth the entire time. Lies always have a way of penetrating one’s psyche. First, invading that of the one who tells the lie to the point in which they believe that lying is the best decision. Sometimes the lie slowly morphs into their own truth, one that makes... Read more »

The Gabby Douglas Hair Debate: What's Wrong Dear Black Women?

The Gabby Douglas Hair Debate: What's Wrong Dear Black Women?
If you’re an American, you should be proud. Olympics 2012 is in full swing and our athletes have been killing it. Especially Gabby Douglas. The 16-year-old gymnast earned not one, but two gold medals for her (insert the best adjective to describe her performance here). While most of the world is being blown away by... Read more »
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A Bitch Called Temptation

A Bitch Called Temptation
“Why everything that gotta be bad make me feel so good?” Kanye West For the most part, I’m very capable of not giving into temptation. I think about all of the consequences and repercussions of my actions and scare the hell out of myself into doing the right thing. While that works, I sometimes question... Read more »

Why Chris Rock Was On Point With His Independence Day Tweet

Why Chris Rock Was On Point With His Independence Day Tweet
Comedian turned actor Chris Rock has been catching a lot of flack for his tweet about the fourth of July earlier this week. He posted “Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren’t free but I’m sure they enjoyed fireworks.” The feedback was quick and plentiful on both ends. One tweeter wrote “Dear @chrisrock without... Read more »

Free For The Summer, but Free From What?

Free For The Summer, but Free From What?
It was May 2004. I had just wrapped up my freshman year of college and was back home for summer break at a friend’s party. We ran out of juice for the libations and had to take a quick trip to the local grocery store. That’s when I met him.  He went to school with... Read more »
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Week in Review: Miami Heat, Zimmerman & the KKK Adopting a Highway

Week in Review: Miami Heat, Zimmerman & the KKK Adopting a Highway
So I’m starting a new re-occurring blog segment called Week in Review. Every Friday I will post the top three instances, happenings, news headlines, etc. along that made me think along with my analysis. Enough introductions, let’s get down to the inaugural list of events. The Miami Heat Will Mostly Be Hated, No Matter What... Read more »
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