BB&W Fan, ‘Dr. PhillyGirl’: How International Travel Changed My Life

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We are always on the look out for great stories of black women doing great things. Luckily we have only the look in our own back yard.  One on our … [Read more...]

Active Voice…..

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Voice. Diction. Structure. Restriction. Nouns. Verbs. Adjectives. Words. Don't pretend u can't understand me at … [Read more...]

“My Name is NOT Baby,” a Rant About Street Harassment and Discrimination

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  One day, I was standing outside of a store waiting for my dad to meet me. While I was waiting, I made a phone call to my mom. While I was on the … [Read more...]

Confessions From a Woman Struggling with Her Sanity…Can You Relate?

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Writing has always been my escape from life. I understood, at a very early age, that no one really gave a fuck about what happened to me. My job as a … [Read more...]

Leona’s Love Quest: The Final Chapter

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It’s hard to believe that two years ago right before Valentine’s Day I sat down at my desk and crafted my introduction to "Leona’s Love Quest." My … [Read more...]

“I Love You. So Before You Tell Me Why I Should Watch ’12 Years as a Slave” Consider This…”

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That I think about slavery every day. And have for as long as I can remember. Every time I look into my eyes, big and brown like Harriet’s and … [Read more...]

Perfectly Mixed: “What’s In My Hair”

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Excerpt written by Abby Allen, creator of "Perfectly Mixed," documenting the interracial experience in America through stories and professional … [Read more...]

One Writer’s Response to Tracy Renee Jones.

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By Don Rice I'd like to thank Tracy Renee Jones for inspiring me to write this rant. When I first came to this blog, I loved it; it was a safe … [Read more...]

Photo of the Day: Me and Ben Carey, Lead Guitarist for Lifehouse!

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As if I needed another reason to love my town, me and The Husbster go out on Saturday to a fledging restaurant and lo and behold we see Ben Carey, the … [Read more...]

Man Candy Monday: Who Said Indian Men Ain’t Sexy? Upen Patel Sure Is!!

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Okay, to show you all just how shallow one needs to be in order to identify, process and discard men, I give you Exhibit A. Upen Patel is a hot, … [Read more...]

Opinion: Are We Sexually Free or Slaves to a Sexy Media

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By Jolie Doggett A short while back, Rihanna premiered her music video for her hit single "Pour It Up". The song itself is superficial, glorifying … [Read more...]