2012 Essence Music Festival - Day 1

Sometimes Jesus Wants You To Get Some Therapy, Says Happily Married…

Sometimes we need more than prayer to get us through.

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Why Do We Always Have to Be Reminded that “White People Do It,…

When black people act up and are called on being scumbags by people who are not black, the issue isn’t that the persons in question are scum, but why black scum isn’t treated as well as non-black scum. Yes, let’s completely ignore the whole “scum” thing in the name of racial solidarity.

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Dolce and Gabbana 2013–Racist or Overblown?…

Are critics being so sensitive about this new collection?

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Let’s Hear It from the Boys: Why Flirting and Romantic Overtures…

Are you missing the cues?

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Chef Bob’s Stuffed Peppers with Ground Beef and Rice…

A mixture of ground beef or sausage, seasonings and rice slowly baked in a savory tomato sauce is the epitome of comfort food. Served up with some smooth rich mashed potatoes and warm bread you’ll think you have found the perfect way to spend a cold winters evening! Stuffed Bell Peppers are also excellent on your diet as they are low in calories.

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Russell Simmons Speaks Out on Lil Reese Beating. You Buying It?…

Russell Simmons says he’s going to spank Lil Reese “in private.” Is that enough?

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

Vivica A. Fox versus Crystal Wright on BET’s Don’t Sleep once again depicts Black women in constant competition with one another. Political debate aside, both women made fools of themselves.

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Sapphire On a Side Note: Patriarchy, Purity and the Obviously…

Tracy drops the knowledge…

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Northwestern Mutual Survey Highlights Gender Differences in the…

Despite suffering crushing financial hits during the recent recession, African American college graduates are optimistic about their ability to become financially stable.

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Girl in the City: The Newest Workout Trend–Masala Bhangra by…

Our resident BB&W New York intern finds out what’s hot on the work out scene.

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Leona’s Love Quest Part XVII- Confessions of a Lovelorn Quester…

You won’t to miss this juicy installment!

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Thanks to Social Networking, Lil Reese and Def Jam Records are on…

Nothing makes me work harder and gives me the fighting spirit than people who underestimate me. Take a look at how social networking, Tweeting my brains out, and the unity of like minds can achieve.

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Four Hair Colors Not Made From Nature that Women of Color Should Avoid…

We all like a little variety and spice when it comes to coloring our hair. The beauty industry makes it easy for us to color our strands any shade of the rainbow. But just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. We keep seeing this over and over, but someone needs to tell these offenders that Crayola hair is generally not a good look. So we will, as lovingly as we can muster.

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Watch this Short, Award-Winning Film on Interracial Relationships in…

Schwarz Weiss Deutsch (English title: Germany in Black and White) stars a couple, played by Fabian Püschel and Eve Wangui,who discuss their interracial relationship and racial politics in Germany.

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Jamila: “My Roommate and My (Non-Existent) Boyfriend are Driving…

Yet another reason room mates are the debbil…

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EarthJeff’s “Swirling on Planet Earth Part III”: The…

EarthJeff has met Bee’s kids. Find out how the reaction has been.

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Did Colin Powell Endorse President Obama Just Because He’s Black? A…

Colin Powell has come out in support of President Obama once again. Is it for the reasons he’s said? Or simply because he’s Black?

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Tom Stemberg, Staples Inc., And Why Marriage Does NOT A Quality Man…

Staples Inc., founder Tom Stemberg has come into the spotlight very recently thanks to buddy Mitt Romney’s possible perjury on his behalf during his divorce. Even though I mention Romney’s “October Surprise”, this post is not about him or politics as usual.

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Chef Bob’s Ham and Potato Soup…

How can you go wrong making a soup that has two classic ingredients in it, ham and potatoes? You can’t! Ummm, by the way, this is NOT low calorie, sorry.

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Lonnie’s Friday Funny: It Sometimes Makes You Feel Better When…

After the last couple days of such depressing and soul-killing posts, it’s time for a stiff drink and some laughs.