Category: controversy

Charles Dixon: How the Sneaky Friend Ruins Relationships

Charles Dixon: How the Sneaky Friend Ruins Relationships
By Charles Dixon  One of the most dangerous threats in the jungle of love today is the FRIEND. The friend, who used to be referred to as “that’s my home girl/my dude, we got history, we go way back and so on,” has taken on an entirely new meaning. The term is used so loosely... Read more »

Alton Sterling & Philando Castille: Queens, Rise Up

Alton Sterling & Philando Castille: Queens, Rise Up
By A Comeaux Yesterday was surreal on many levels. After Black Americans celebrated Independence Day—freedom—we were reminded that we are NOT, collectively nor individually, free at all. Alton Sterling In Baton Rouge, Alton Sterling was shot dead, point-blank range. Sterling’s hands were empty as he bled to death. But that’s not the part that broke... Read more »

Beyoncé, Solange and Jay-Z: the United Front

Beyoncé, Solange and Jay-Z: the United Front
By A Comeaux In today’s world of lack of loyalty, I respect a united front. I honor a code that doesn’t allow strangers and Nay Sayers to have their way with my personal life. There may be evidence, there may be pictures and speculation. But at the end of the day, loyalty to the brand... Read more »
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Stop Shaming Our Single Mothers!

Stop Shaming Our Single Mothers!
But I thought He Wanted to Try By Sylvia Snowden I recently had an opportunity to read an article that featured a young woman I’ve known since high school.  In it, she discussed her journey to single motherhood.  She was quite candid and described the experience as heart-sickening and lonely at moments but, overall, incredibly... Read more »

What's in Your Bag of Privilege?

What's in Your Bag of Privilege?
By Nicole Harding Well as you know, George Zimmerman is back in the news. While one man was found not guilty I was overcome by shock and disbelief not only at the verdict, but the divide that still exists. And how close the dissension is to my own heart. Just like social media was used... Read more »

Memoir: The 2 Faces of a Preacher's Wife

Memoir: The 2 Faces of a Preacher's Wife
By Toni J. Spearman The 2 Faces of a Preacher’s Wife is a memoir of an ex-pastor’s wife who struggled with her identity as a woman, a first lady and a child of God. It details a journey of childhood abuse that resulted in her embracing an alternative lifestyle despite the teachings of the church... Read more »
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Twerking and Nappy Hair: A Bad Week for Black Women

By A Comeaux What a week it’s been for the Black woman! As soon as I sat down to write a response to one satirical headline here comes another. Let me catch my breath and spew this with the last shred of restraint I have left. If you don’t know, I’m a black woman. I... Read more »

Ladies Make Him PAY

By Sylvia Snowden I know that for some folks, the recession is in full swing and all, but make him pay for the date. Yes he has bills, but so have you. Make him pay. What’s that you say? “Is it alright for you to handle something small, like the tip?”  NO. Make him pay for... Read more »

Backlash: A Comeaux Responds to Hate Mail

By A Comeaux My pseudo supporters chimed in about my stance over the media craze that is our real life; with chagrin and pride I stand by my words. We are not Victims. We are not Slaves. We are more powerful than we know or care to take fully realize. America is afraid of our... Read more »
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No More B.S.: A Moment of Clarity

By A Comeaux In the wake of national injustice, inner city turmoil, global wars and starvation my forced choice… I’m overwhelmed. I feel like writing about my trivial yet monumental heartaches is insensitive. But what I can do…? How can I help troops get home? How can I feed prisoners who are using their own... Read more »