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Laura's Harrowing Ordeal: Driving While Black

Laura's Harrowing Ordeal: Driving While Black
 By Laura Hayes On Saturday, July 30, 2016, my husband Richard and I decided to take a little road trip to Oakdale, Louisiana for a family reunion on his side of the family. A five hour or so road trip. We were pretty excited about it and all was going well until around 7:00 pm... Read more »

How to Make Love to a Black Woman

How to Make Love to a Black Woman
By Amir, guest columnist Making love is spiritual and it forms a bond between two people that lingers long after the climax. Sex is a physical act, for some, it is just an exercise. If you’re juggling multiple women, no matter what you do in bed, you’re just having sex with them, because you’re playing... Read more »

Minneapolis: "It Hurts to be Black"

Minneapolis: "It Hurts to be Black"
By A Comeaux I’m  in Minneapolis. My head is pounding, my body is aching and it hurts to breathe. Light pains my eyes and my ears are ringing like a faint cry in the distance. My job calls it the flu. Today, I know it just hurts being black. Last night while I kissed on... Read more »
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A Super Mother is Still NOT a Father

A Super Mother is Still NOT a Father
By Shemeka Michelle Super mothers are NOT fathers. I Didn’t Wish My Single Mother “Happy Father’s Day”! Here’s why…. Prior to Father’s Day, there was some debate about whether or not single moms should be honored. Greeting card companies in recent years have even designed cards that read “To my mom on Father’s Day.” While... Read more »

Colored People Salad: Race Talk Over Lunch

Colored People Salad: Race Talk Over Lunch
By Nicole Harding You know it’s summer in our house when that first Saturday comes and the macaroni salad is in the fridge waiting for the boys to come and get it. It’s a summer Saturday staple; from Memorial Day to Labor Day, you can count on it. As I stood at the island making... Read more »

The 3 Things Black Women Won’t Say

The 3 Things Black Women Won’t Say
By A Comeaux I’ll write my own disclaimer. I’ll tell the ugly of my truths before I ever highlight that of others, especially my sisters.  We need work. We need a sincere dose of honesty that begins first with self, so we can better articulate our wounds to others. Here’s where I’m going with this:... Read more »
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Dear Mona Scott Young: Why Do You Hate Black Women So Much?

Dear Mona Scott Young: Why Do You Hate Black Women So Much?
By A Comeaux In the wake of a national crisis, racial tensions and wars coming closer to home than we’re prepared to fight, there is a woman (you, Mona Scott Young) oblivious to her power to invoke change in media. Mona, I’m not holding you independently responsible for the muck that is America at present.... Read more »

How Can My Black Child Protect Himself Against a Cop?

How Can My Black Child Protect Himself Against a Cop?
By A Comeaux I am the mother of a Black male child. A precocious, outspoken, intelligent and spirited 8-year-old who America is conditioned to fear. My child resembles what SOME modern-day and yesteryear people believe is worthless. By way of systematic oppression and character assassination, black men are seen as violent, angry and simply guilty.... Read more »

Hey Black Girl: Don't Be Bitter

Hey Black Girl: Don't Be Bitter
By A Comeaux Good morning and good evening. Come in and take a seat please, as there are a few things I want to talk to you about, Black girl. No disrespect. We all have a little girl in us that we channel and she’s the one who needs to hear this. I want to... Read more »
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Sorry, I'm NOT the New Black--And Will Never Be

Sorry, I'm NOT the New Black--And Will Never Be
If there’s a nerve left on the issue of what’s Black, Black enough, too Black, rich Black & poor Black, my beloved Pharrell just danced on it. And I’m NOT “happy” about it. Recently I had the opportunity to discuss the logistics of exactly what the “new Black” entails on WVON, the Talk of Chicago.... Read more »