Posts tagged "authenticity"

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 »

That Awful Time That I Hit My Mother

That Awful Time That I Hit My Mother
By Shemeka Michelle “Say one more word and I’m going to knock your teeth down your throat,” or, “Keep talking back and I’m going to knock your teeth out!” Those statements are both threats from my mom and also ones I utter to my kids anytime they take a leave of their senses. Recently, Grammy... Read more »

Dear Light-Skinned Sister: I'm Sorry for all the Evil I Did

Dear Light-Skinned Sister: I'm Sorry for all the Evil I Did
Dear Light Skinned Sisters, I would like to offer a sincere apology to all of my beautiful light skinned sisters. I’ve always hated discrimination. I think to classify and treat people differently because of race, gender, or sexual orientation is ignorance at its best. Most people would agree. What most people won’t admit is when... Read more »
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Dear Bill Cosby Accusers

Dear Bill Cosby Accusers
By Nicole Harding Bill Cosby and Cliff Huxtable are not the same. Interesting how a self-proclaimed child molester who starred in Seventh Heaven still gets his residual checks, but the Cosby Show re-runs are cancelled. Coincidence? I don’t think so. While I am pondering the bigger issues of it all, the thing that really burns... Read more »

"I'm 44-years-Old and I've Never Been With a Man Who Was Worth the Long Haul"

"I'm 44-years-Old and I've Never Been With a Man Who Was Worth the Long Haul"
Editor’s Note: We ran across Toni D. Bailey’s post on Facebook, and we were so compelled by her authenticity that we asked her to share it with you. We share our stories in the name of service, and we hope Toni’s story is helpful to you. -Zondra By Toni D. Bailey My temp is 99.... Read more »

Hey Black Men: Black Women Have Options, Too

Hey Black Men: Black Women Have Options, Too
Editor’s note: A Comeaux penned this blog in response to Shemeka Michelle’s blog, Why Black Men Won’t Marry Black Women By A Comeaux In Minnesota, black men of all socio-economic classes vie for the affections of non-black women here. I used to think only rich, successful black men ran off with their dream Barbie… But... Read more »
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My Sex Addiction Doesn't Define Me

My Sex Addiction Doesn't Define Me
By Shemeka Michelle This weekend I had the opportunity to see Zane’s new movie “Addicted.” I must say it was well put together and closely resembled the book which for me is always a plus. However, as the movie goers laughed and talked loudly to the screen as so many do especially during opening weekend,... Read more »

A Recovering Addict's Letter to Her Children

A Recovering Addict's Letter to Her Children
By Rachel Trimble My darling innocent ones, You only know me as Mommy, and I hope that is the only way you will ever know me. But someday you will ask me why I call myself an addict and what does that mean, anyway? Being an addict means that mommy used to be very sick,... Read more »

The Fight of My Life...

The Fight of My Life...
By Yanni Brown I believe that we are all connected. Some of us have to disconnect in order to re-connect while others simply need to open their inputs (hearts) in order to receive the connection. We were not meant to live alone, exist alone or succeed alone. We need each other to survive.   This... Read more »
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Lofty Expectations Made Me An Unhappy Camper

Lofty Expectations Made Me An Unhappy Camper
By Celeste T. Parker When this girly girl changed her Facebook status to “going camping” a universal LOL ensued.  Think Paris Hilton on the reality show, The Simple Life.  With more sense, fewer dollars, and about the same love of all things fabulous I would seemingly fare about as well as she.  To all my,... Read more »