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Are We Raising Our Girls to KILL Over Boys?

Are We Raising Our Girls to KILL Over Boys?
Beehives and Bathroom Brawls By Sylvia Snowden When Prince died, I was devastated (he seemed almost immortal, you know?), and one of the things I did to help overcome my sorrow was to immerse myself in all things Prince. I listened to all of my favorite Prince songs, I watched all of my favorite Prince... Read more »

Iggy, Girl, I'm SORRY

Iggy, Girl, I'm SORRY
Nick Young?  Are you kidding me?  Nick Young is the victim?   I mean, how is that possible? On what planet do some people spend most of their time? If you haven’t heard, Nick Young is a player for the Los Angeles Lakers, he’s also the fiancée of rap star Iggy Azelea.  Recently, Nick confided in... Read more »

Sylvia's Throwback Thursday: "When I Was In Kindergarten"

Sylvia's Throwback Thursday: "When I Was In Kindergarten"
When I was in Kindergarten, I had this amazing teacher named Mrs. Brown.  Every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m., Mrs. Brown hosted reading circle. The way reading circle was supposed to work, was that my classmates and I would sit at Mrs. Brown’s table in small groups, and take turns reading with each other.  I’m not... Read more »
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An Open Letter to Spike Lee

An Open Letter to Spike Lee
By Sylvia D. Snowden Dear Spike, You released your movie “Chiraq” recently and unsurprisingly, not much has changed.  Young kids are still carrying guns and killing each other in Chicago’s streets.  But you had to know your life wasn’t really going to help anything around here, right? Ok, so, no, the movie was not an... Read more »

“Why We Didn’t Protest When a 9-Year-Old was Murdered”

“Why We Didn’t Protest When a 9-Year-Old was Murdered”
By Sylvia Snowden For some strange reason, a lot of people–black, white and otherwise–have asked me “Why do black people only care when the police kill a black person?  Why didn’t black people get this upset when a black person killed a 9-year-old black child named Tyshawn Lee?” I mean, I don’t really know, but... Read more »

In Defense of Planned Parenthood

In Defense of Planned Parenthood
By Sylvia D. Snowden I had cramps. Bad ones. These weren’t “oh, let me pop a Midol and take a nap” cramps.  These were excruciating, day-ending, schedule altering cramps. And the older I got, the more intense the pain became.  My cramps felt like a fist wrapped around my stomach, squeezing every five seconds, with... Read more »
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He Claimed to be a Christian but...

He Claimed to be a Christian but...
By Sylvia D. Snowden Is it possible for a girl to grow into a woman without making a mistake in love? Nope. And, let me tell you, I’m no exception. When it comes to love and relationships, I’ve had more than my fair share of regrettable moments. If you were to ask me exactly how... Read more »

When Rich People Cry: Girl, BYE!

When Rich People Cry: Girl, BYE!
By Sylvia Snowden A  Muppet?  Really?  Girl, BYE. When I saw day time talk host/singer Tamar Braxton weeping on camera over having been called “a Muppet” by a rival singer, I couldn’t believe it.  I mean, I tried to feel sorry for her, but, I just couldn’t get into it. First of all, Tamar Braxton... Read more »

The Secret Power of Being Alone

The Secret Power of Being Alone
 By Sylvia Snowden People make being by yourself sound like it’s the worst thing in the world, don’t they?  We hear things like “two heads are better than one,” or “I didn’t want to get caught eating lunch by myself,” and, of course, “you need to get married, so you won’t grow old alone” all... Read more »
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Tell That Man: BUY or BYE!

Tell That Man: BUY or BYE!
Buy or Bye By Sylvia Snowden Whenever one of my friends gets married, I celebrate by buying a new pair of shoes (that way, everyone’s happy!).  So this one time, I was headed to a wedding and found myself looking for shoes with less than an hour before the nuptials were set to start.  I... Read more »