Posts in category "Self Help"

The Shame Game Parent Ought to be Ashamed

The Shame Game Parent Ought to be Ashamed
by Nicole Harding The Shame Game Parent: is an internet sensation, but let’s not forget their co-stars. The co-stars are the very ones the Shame Game parents say they love the most: Their wanna-be thug sons, or perhaps their puberty passionate daughter. The plot is the same no matter who plays the game: Child acts... Read more »

Why Your Ex Doesn't Belong in Your Bed

Why Your Ex Doesn't Belong in Your Bed
by Toni D. Bailey Please allow me to leave you with this food for thought. An ex of mine thinks that I won’t have sex with him because I’m still in love with my most recent ex. This ex can’t seem to grasp that my refusal to allow him to taint my sheets and body... Read more »

My Three Relationship Rules for 2015

My Three Relationship Rules for 2015
by A Comeaux Happy New Year everyone! This salutation is as far as I’m willing to go… considering I’m no cliché chick, this is plenty. No you won’t hear any declarations of ‘New Year, New Me’ or the like. Why? No I’m no hater, I’m fully aware I’m the same ‘me’ I was before the... Read more »
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I Knew I was Strong When I Became a 15-Year-Old Mom

I Knew I was Strong When I Became a 15-Year-Old Mom
By Nicole Harding Thirty years ago, I became a 15-year-old mom. Even as I type this it seems unbelievable to me. Fifteen? Mom? Where would I get the strength to raise a baby and, well, finish raising myself? I made a mental pact in those first few days of motherhood:  I would be strong and... Read more »

5 Tips to Survive Your Family During the Holidays

5 Tips to Survive Your Family During the Holidays
By Kym B. As you reach for the last piece of stale miniature chocolate that lingered for a month from the October festivities, you realize that the holidays are once again upon us. The only constant thing that you can rely on, during this season, is it will not be always perfect, it will not... Read more »

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 »
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27 Monday Motivation Tips from Oprah's The Life You Want Tour

Iyanla Vanzant and Oprah Winfrey on the Life You Want Tour.
By Shameeka Hunt It’s MONDAY! Let’s get motivated! I thought that Day 1 of the two day #LifeYouWantDC event was awesome.  Day 2 was even more mind blowing, thought provoking, energetic, and astounding.  Day 2 is when Oprah brought to the stage each of her trailblazers that went deeper into what it means and what... Read more »

The REAL Real reason Why You're Still Single

The REAL Real reason Why You're Still Single
By Sylvia Snowden To my fellow single ladies, Let’s get real here. The main reason we’re still single is we keep reading these ridiculous articles about why we’re still single. They never tell us anything useful, they’re always all about what we’re doing wrong and what we should do better. I ask you, what about... Read more »

My Sad Life as the Side Chick

My Sad Life as the Side Chick
By Zondra Hughes Once you’ve been a Side Chick, you can’t shake that experience–especially if it didn’t end well. I should know, I was a Side Chick. Iowa State University can be a sad place when you’re the only brown girl for miles, and yes, I do mean miles. The few black guys on campus... Read more »
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Three Words of Advice for All the Single Ladies

Three Words of Advice for All the Single Ladies
By Devin Miller Today’s women were undoubtedly raised to be extremely independent. However, there are things that even the strongest and most competent of women can’t ignore; WEDDINGS AND BABIES. The wedding industry is a $51 Billion Dollar industry, and the Baby industry has a projected profit in the next 4 years of $61 Billion... Read more »