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Commentary on the Crooked Room: You Mad Sapphire? You Mad…the Angry Black Woman Trope

Hello. My name is Jenn. And, I am an angry black woman. You know why? Well, because I, like all other human beings, possess the ability to get … [Read more...]

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Cheer up! Black women have much to celebrate because the times, they are ‘a changin’

Another day, another study on black women and interracial dating that sounds a little depressing. BUT these studies should not be taken as the … [Read more...]

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Commentary on the Crooked Room: Mammy, Oh Mammy, Wherefore Art Thou Mammy?

In Part 2 of this commentary series, I discussed the first character introduced in Melissa Harris-Perry's 2011 book Sister Citizen: Shame, … [Read more...]

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The Superwoman Complex: Deepak Chopra Breaks Down the Dangers of a Stressful Lifestyle

Everyone always talks about stress. They say things like "eat better to reduce stress." And, "exercise for 30 minutes daily to reduce stress." But, … [Read more...]

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Commentary on the Crooked Room: Melissa Harris-Perry Reveals the Jezebel in All Her Glory

Originally, I thought I could do Melissa Harris-Perry's work, Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America, enough justice by … [Read more...]

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Commentary on the Crooked Room: Melissa Harris-Perry Shines a Light On How Perception Affects Black Women

A recent sequence of posts about Black women, perceptions of beauty, and our inability to accept compliments rekindled a desire in me to write about … [Read more...]

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3 Men Father 78 Children by 46 Different Women – What the Cuss???

No Child Support for Tennessee Dads Terry Turnage, Richard Colbert, Desmond Hatchett  Pay No Child Support for 78 Kids by 46 Different Women … [Read more...]

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Three Days Till Thanksgiving. Are You Ready to Meet His Parents?

It can be the most stressful event swirling couples go through. After it happens, some won't make it. Some will question everything. And some will … [Read more...]

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The Holidays Are Upon Us. Do You Know How to be a Gracious Hostess or Guest?

The holiday season is again upon us and during this season many of us will either be hosting a fabulous party or two or the guest of one. Whether you … [Read more...]

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Black Women vs. Black Women: Why Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Recent appearances by actress Vivica A. Fox and columnist Crystal Wright on BET's Don’t Sleep, hosted by BET personality T.J. Holmes, spawned a swarm … [Read more...]

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Black Femininity: Who Decides What?

I am glad this came up in the post from the other day, because it's definitely something that needs to be discussed at length. I didn't want to do it … [Read more...]

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“Just Ignore It” Isn’t a Solution for Abusive Behavior

Women walk down certain streets in certain neighborhoods and get verbally assaulted daily. These women change their style dress thinking too much calf … [Read more...]

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Brenda’s Rebuttal to Bloggers Who Take Jabs at Black Women Who Prefer Interracial Dating

Brenda wanted to comment on this post, but decided she had a lot to say. --CK Lets face it.  Most of the women writing ridiculous articles like the … [Read more...]