Archive for May 2016

Relationships: Would Your Ex Give You a Good Reference?

Relationships: Would Your Ex Give You a Good Reference?
By A Comeaux Why aren’t references required for relationships? Jobs ask for them whether you’re a nurse or a nanny, a cashier or an executive, new employers would like to know who and where you came from and the reason you’re no longer there… You can’t get credit unless your financial history is checked and... Read more »

Hey Girl: Sometimes, His Side-Chick is a Dude

Hey Girl: Sometimes, His Side-Chick is a Dude
By Zondra Hughes Hey girl, let me ask you a very important question. This question is as uncomfortable for you to read as it was for me to write, but we’re being killed in the sheets and we must address it. WHAT IF a man that you love, and may even have children with, was... Read more »

Dr. Dawj: What Does A Homeless Person Look Like? It Was ME

Dr. Dawj: What Does A Homeless Person Look Like? It Was ME
By Dawgelene (Dr. Dawj) Sangster To see me and talk to me, one would never really know that I was once homeless. But what does homeless look like? What does homeless sound like? We often can’t tell the stripes and scars that individuals have across their backs.  One never really knows who is standing in... Read more »
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The #1 Reason Why You Should Never Judge a Man By His PayCheck

The #1 Reason Why You Should Never Judge a Man By His PayCheck
By A Comeaux As most of you now, we hosted our 5th annual Black Women’s Expo panel discussion, “He Says/She Says,” where we discussed the multifaceted dynamics of loving a Black man. While muddling through my personal opinions and the concerns of other sisters, (a few who were battling bitterness and hopelessness), there was a... Read more »

Nakita Tells: "How a Sneaky Disease Destroyed My Marriage"

Nakita Tells: "How a Sneaky Disease Destroyed My Marriage"
By Nakita Nicci May is Lupus Awareness month; let me explain my most difficult obstacle of dealing with this mysterious disease to date. Fact: According to the Lupus Foundation of America, more than 60% of people who suffer from Lupus will experience some type of memory problem such as recalling names, dates, appointments and balancing... Read more »

Choose Integrity, Even When Social Media Wants You to Lie

Choose Integrity, Even When Social Media Wants You to Lie
By Kym B. “The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” – Bob Marley When I was in my early teens, a friend dared me to take this fancy bubble-gum lip gloss from a local department store.... Read more »
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21 Things Black Men Need to Hear

21 Things Black Men Need to Hear
For #MancrushMonday, Khalid Scott submits 21 Things Black Men Need to Hear. 1. I love you, bro. We don’t tell each other as men how much we mean to each other. There is no weakness in that; only strength, solidarity, and power. 2. You don’t have to be perfect. You just have to commit to... Read more »

Dear Karrine Steffans: Put Some "Respeck" on Your Own Name

Dear Karrine Steffans: Put Some "Respeck" on Your Own Name
By Angela T. Jones Dear Karrine, Let’s talk about your sentiments on social media, referencing why we don’t show the same amount of respect to you as we do to Oprah Winfrey and Maya Angelou. Receipts below, just in case you forgot what you tweeted: I have to admit, you talk a good game but... Read more »