Blessed? Amazing?! Wonderful?!! How Is Your 2014 Looking So Far?

Thus far, my year has been all of the above and more! How many of you made New Year's Resolutions at the end of 2013? Well, now that one month has … [Read more...]

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Parisian Figure Skating Pair Vanessa James and Morgan Cipris are Hot Enough to Melt the Ice

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics are underway, which, for ice skating aficionado's means multiple chances to watch lithe athletic women being hoisted in … [Read more...]

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It’s Official: Tyra Banks Has a New Boo

Tyra Banks, model and creator of the reality TV show for aspiring models America's Next Top Model, was photographed getting her smooch on in a … [Read more...]

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Vintage Black Glamour Is Coming to a Coffee Table Near You

Beauty. Class. Style. Grace. Talent. Nichelle Gainer, writer and proprietor of the tumblr site Vintage Black Glamour, is set to publish … [Read more...]

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How Much, If Anything, Do the Beneficiaries of Profits From Slavery Owe to the Descendants of Former Slaves?

Turns out Benedict Cumberbatch's fine arse is the descendant of plantation owners who got super from owning sugar-cane producing plantation in the … [Read more...]

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OK, So You Possibly Hate (Or Love) Beyoncé’s New Album, But At Least You Now Know Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Is

She deserves the hype. And by "she," I'm referring to Nigerian feminist author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Beyoncé's recent eponymous album--and the … [Read more...]

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Apollo Nida, Husband of RHOA Star Phaedra Parks, Gets Indicted AGAIN

This is foolishness at its finest. I'm not a Real Housewives of Atlanta Fan. In fact, I've never watched the show other than the occasional snippet … [Read more...]

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One Man Found Guilty of Not Disclosing HIV Status, Another Man Was Just Charged

Consider this post a friendly public service announcement about the importance of safe sex. It's not just high schoolers who need this … [Read more...]

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Has ‘Bridgegate’ Ruined New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s Political Career?

Last September the traffic on the most traveled bridge in the world, the George Washington Bridge, slowed to a trickle for several days after lanes … [Read more...]


One Day Only! Catch “Black Coffee” in Select Cities

I just heard about "Black Coffee," a new movie opening in select cities on Friday, January 10th. Watch the trailer … [Read more...]

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Oneika, our Favorite Traveller, Gets Engaged!

The holidays are a really popular time for couples to get engaged. Something about the prospect of spending yet another Christmas eve or Hanukkah with … [Read more...]

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Ani DiFranco Cancels Retreat that Was To Be Held On Former Slave Plantation

I was never a huge Ani DiFranco fan, but I loved (and still do love) her song "32 Flavors." DiFranco, a feminist (some would appendage the word "icon" … [Read more...]


What Are Your Goals For 2014?

The new year is almost upon us. It's a time to reflect on what happened in 2013 and figure out what changes we want to make in 2014. For my part, … [Read more...]