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  • Choke On It

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    "I didn't touch her. I don't even like black girls. I know what this is about, she is just upset I have a white girlfriend. I couldn't tell you the last time I dated a black girl. She was trying to get with me, "

  • Osama Bin Laden: What do we believe?

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    I woke up to the news of Osama Bin Laden's death and I wasn't shook to...

  • The Choking Kind: A Complainer's Story

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    I used to be that girl that would point out my faults before someone else did, it was a way for me to detract the criticism of others. It became a habit of mine, until one day a friend pointed out that I was making her uncomfortable by complaining about myself. I am now fully aware that playing small for the sake of others isn't helpful nor welcoming.

  • Donald Trump: Unworthy!

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    Why are we listening to Donald Trump? Is anyone really taking him serious? Who is...

  • The Reunion: WHY IS IT NECESSARY?

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    While initially I was very excited about going, just recently I have questioned why at all it is necessary to do. For one weekend we will come together to reminisce, laugh and re-connect but what are we really looking to do? Re-kindle old flames? Flaunt our perfectly shaped adult bodies in front of those who teased us about being bigger or smaller than they were? Sit around scowling at all those we secretly hated for ten years?

  • Who's watching you?

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    Each day we move deeper and deeper into technology and with that progression we have opened ourselves up to living lives that are not so private anymore. This upsets me and I feel that we as citizens of the US have unknowningly signed away our privacy for the sake of being open to technology.

  • EAT, PRAY, LOVE and LET GO.....

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    This past weekend I decided to watch EAT, PRAY, LOVE. I have heard so much...

  • Tyrese is a relationship "expert" from hell!

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    It's kind of hard to swallow the notion that a man can be promiscuous and a woman has to be docile and willing to accept it. I have one brother, and I can't say fully, but I believe that my mother and father didn't raised him that much different from me and my sisters when it comes to relationships. On the other hand I understand that there are men that have been taught it's ok to be freer with themselves.

  • Chivalry is Dead!

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    The worst of the kind is the man that has equipment that he carries with him everyday and his equipment need a seat of their own. Death to his equipment and his reasoning.

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    5 reasons to love a man 6ft and taller.....

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    I'm only 5'3, at one point I could have sworn I was 5'5 but thats...

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    Chemicalization: Is Natural Hair just a phase?

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    Many of my friends have gone natural and I love their styles but I was a silent advocate against going natural because I thought it was just a phase. But now, for me, I see it as a necessary way of escaping the rigourous routine of a hairstyle that last no more than a week.

  • Honesty: Saying what needs to be said....

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    Particularly in intimate relationships honesty has become strained and replaced with half-truths, whereas if you ask about something in particular you get the answer but if not it gets left out. Ever notice when someone asks you a question and it ends in "Be Honest", that adage is a way of knowing that oft times we give what is refered to as the "Best" answer; the one that allows the conversation or situation to remain at ease.

  • Are We Really HAPPY?

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    I viewed the new movie Limitless this weekend and I can't say I liked it much but it wasn't bad, what I did conjure from the movie was that in today's society we all want more than we have and frequently this want doesn't lead to happiness but lots of turmoil. We believe that money, things and status will make us happy and we are willing to slide down that road of "whatever it takes" to get to it.

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    Marriage: The 21st Century Dilemma

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    At one point to be married by the time you graduated from high school was an accomplishment. If you dare ask any teenager today if they wanted to be married soon after their high school graduation, they may answer with an expletive or they may be too focused on updating their facebook status to answer you. Oh how times have change.

  • Who Gets The Bed?

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    From my experience of living with my man for the past two years, I can't differentiate between what is his and what is mine. It has never crossed my mind that if we split up, we would have to go through everything and figure what belongs to who, but without the lawyers

  • Ladies are becoming extinct

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    The biggest shocker were the girls that talked freely about sexual experiences and what they planned on doing to other teenage(I hope) boys. Imagine someone telling you about a porno they'd seen that involved really explicit scenes with lots of fluids and insertions that can only be thought of for porn, I don't even think I ever thought of half of the stuff they were saying

  • Oral Fixation: EVERYDAY?!?!?!?!?

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    Growing up, many girls in my high school looked down on giving oral sex, it was like a stigma of disgust. No one ever claimed to have done it or if they "tried" it they didn't like it. I laugh at that now, seeing how all that was more than likely a lie. My man says "there isn't a way around oral sex, its a part of sex", I understand that completely now. But why is it a need to indulge in the act on a daily basis?

  • Sexual Exploitation??? I dont think so...

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    Sex is always going to be controversial, whether it is verbalized or if it's the physical act. I'm beginning to believe people who have too many hang-ups about sex are just bored and probably unsatisfied, so they stuff the issues down our throats unnecessarily. And when did America become such a moral country anyway?

  • Gun Owner's Should Be Made Public: Madigan's Plea

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    The people of this city has seen our crime rate peak more than any other large US city. There is a substantial amount of fear in the people of this city and to add fuel to that fire by allowing us to know that the guy in the office that likes no one owns a firearm or knowing that certain individuals DO NOT own guns, may not go over to well.

  • Artistic Appreciation: What the Oscars mean to Me

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    The Oscars are my all time favorite awards show. I love the energy surrounding and...

  • Pay Tithes or get shot

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    Do not misunderstand me, there are many benefits in congregating in churches, I just feel that no one should be manipulated or coerced into doing something just because another HUMAN says it has to be done. Be mindful, there may be prophets and apostles that walk among us but not everyone who says they are, actually fit the bill.

  • Cellphone Conversations: "Hi Mommy"

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    It's hard for some women to look at a man, as a man, if he refers to his mother with such a juvenile label. I have had the pleasure of dating a momma's boy and what I experienced tilted toward the extra-ordinary and rather weird.

  • Ntozake Shange at Depaul University Tonight

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    Many have seen For Colored Girls. Many more have read For Colored Girls Who Have...

  • Let the Opinions Begin

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    "If I want your opinion, I will give it to you" - Martin Lawrence Opinions...

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