Posts tagged "women"

"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 »

Six Ways to Spoil HER-- Guys, make sure you read this one!

Six Ways to Spoil HER-- Guys, make sure you read this one!
By Gina B. Do you spoil your significant other? If the answer is no, shame on you! In my opinion, spoiling is a primary relationship component and it should be done regularly and reciprocated. By BOTH parties. I tend to be the CSO (Chief Spoiling Officer) in my relationships and it comes naturally to me.... Read more »

5 Guaranteed Ways to Get Sex By Thanksgiving

5 Guaranteed Ways to Get Sex By Thanksgiving
By Amy Loeb Sex! You want it, and despite being in a relationship with someone, you can’t get it. Let’s say for reasons beyond your control, you and your guy haven’t been frisky lately. He made you angry; the bills are piling up; the children are misbehaving (and they’re always home!) and the two of... Read more »
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Dating After a Dry Spell

Dating After a Dry Spell
by Andrea Wright How does one ease back into the dating scene? A friend posed this question last week as we discussed what topics I should explore. I was working on a piece: Dating After Divorce, but after we talked, I wanted to expand the story since it’s not always after divorce that one is... Read more »

Women: The Hate Has Got to Stop!

Women: The Hate Has Got to Stop!
YOU ARE YOUR SISTER By Devin Miller Commonly I stray away from male bashing; and today is no exception. Women this message is for you, you are no different from the SIDE CHICK, THE WIFE, THE SINGLE WOMEN, THE FAST GIRLS, THE BRICKHOUSE, THE ATHLETIC CHICK, THE SMART CHICK, THE GIVER CHICK, THE NATURAL HAIR... Read more »

WOMEN on the DOWN LOW

WOMEN on the DOWN LOW
By A Comeaux Awww dayum! I hate to break it out, expose it and deliberate, but men catch flack unanimously about being on the Down Low, as they should! Insert: eeeewwww. Being a woman of dual views, I deem it justified to speak on the women who are doing the same. Picture this: a ‘good... Read more »
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When is it Okay to Cheat?

When is it Okay to Cheat?
By Andrea Wright This is an age-old question, and people have been known to change their answer after getting married, divorced, engaged, heartbroken…or cheated on. According to an article on living.msn, cheating was cited as the third highest reason people divorce today. The first was lack of communication followed by too much arguing (or too... Read more »

Susan Taylor's National CARES Mentoring Movement

Susan Taylor's National CARES Mentoring Movement
Kym B. attended Susan Taylor’s National Cares Mentoring Movement fundraiser event on Tuesday night. In a statement, Taylor explained her mission: “When I handed the reins of Essence magazine over to the next team of editors, it was because I was called to do the most important work of our time: ensuring that on our... Read more »

When the Side Chick Has a Baby

When the Side Chick Has a Baby
When Being the Side Chick Goes Wrong By Shemeka Michelle Side chicks have been around since the beginning of time. Some women even claim to have found glory in being number two. My story however is a little different. As a side chick I wasn’t wined and dined or taken on any expensive shopping trips.... Read more »
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A Man Reveals: Are You His Starter Chick or a Benchwarmer?

A Man Reveals: Are You His Starter Chick or a Benchwarmer?
Are You His Starter or A Benchwarmer?: One Thing Single Ladies Must Know By J. Shawn Durham I remember it oh too well. In my reckless days, Homegirl was just a hookup to me. Strangely, we became friends during our dalliances. But that’s all we were gonna be: Friends with benefits as I never projected... Read more »