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

Innate social messaging systems tell Black women that they have to overcome, challenge, beat, and win every single thing they do. And, the Superwoman Complex is a leading indicator of stressful lifestyles for Black women. Do you cope with this or mask it?

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Five Tips to Get Red Carpet Ready This Holiday Season…

It’s the time again…

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Gifts for a Cause: World Vision Gifts Help the Neediest Among Us…

Ever regret giving someone a gift because they were a colossal ingrate? Well even when you do that this year, if you purchase it from World Vision, you’ll that someone will be grateful–the creators of those gifts.

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Duchess Kate is Pregnant! Do You Care?…

It’s official news across the pond. “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby,” the prince’s office said in a statement Monday, adding that Queen Elizabeth and the royal family were delighted.

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Fighting Back Against Street Harassment (part two)…

“AY! AY! AY!”

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Commentary on the Crooked Room: Melissa Harris-Perry Reveals the…

You’ve heard about the “crooked room,” now meet the characters posted on the walls. First up, the Jezebel.

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Pics of the Day…Shameless Cuteness.…

I’m celebrating. It’ took me a year to do it, but last month I paid off my insanely expensive Canon T3i camera and…I’m still trying to figure out how the damn thing works. So I decided to experiment on the local color.

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Black Skin Aging Looks Different. How It Looks and How to…

As we age, the melanin in dark skin is our saving grace. The darker you are, the less risk your skin has of looking like a road map of wrinkles in your twilight years. But wrinkles aren’t the only giveaway to revealing your age.

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Can you really go from high school straight to medical school? Yes you…

Because blacks are underrepresented in health care, some schools offer programs designed to help minorities get into medical school.

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Chef Bob: Linguini in Tomato-Clam Sauce…

Here is a fresh twist on a classic pasta recipe. Canned clams and a pint of cherry tomatoes make this quick dinner ready in less than 30 minutes. This recipe is an adaptation of a recipe from The Two Guys from Italy Italian Restaurant. The fresh clams and herbs give this dish a lovely flavor. Very good served with a fresh green salad and some crusty bread

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Up For Discussion: Is There a War on Men?…

Here’s the conundrum: I love what the Sexual Revolution and Women’s Lib achieved *in general* but with every shift, there comes consequences. Are we ready for them?

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Mammy, The Mule and Equally Yoked: Black Women as Beasts of Burden…

Celebrating the myth of the Strong Black Woman has mistakenly become an aspiration and an inspiration to those in certain demographics of the Black Community. When things are down and out and a black woman is tired, or fed the fuck up, someone, somewhere will remind her that this disgusting and frustrating existence is merely a test of her ability to survive when life is clearly giving her signals that she should make changes.

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Roll Call: Who’s New? Time for an Intro. Come Out of Lurkdome,…

I see the numbers, so I know you’re out there. For two months straight, this blog gets an excess of 500,000 page views. That’s half a million pages being read by a ton of peeps, and this month and last month we reached 100,000+ unique visitors. “Unique,” as in, coming to these parts for the first time, ever. So…who are you? And why are you here? Come out of lurkdome. I’ve got a special holiday gift–a free autographed copy of SWIRLING–for one lucky lad or lady.

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Product Spotlight: Arquiste’s Boutonniere No° 7, a Gardenia…

Hey guys, let us show you something…

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Friday Funny: What is it About Cat Videos that Makes Us Watch?…

I’m not a fan of cats in real life. I’m terrible allergic. I’m not really a fan of general disinterest in anything except napping under sunbeams and scratching up the furniture. But watching them online? Priceless.

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Fine-Haired Girls Unite! My Last ‘Hail Mary’ to Get to…

One year of trying to grow, I got new goals for the next six months.

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Does the Right Hate Susan Rice Because She is Black?…

If Susan Rice is so similar to Condoleezza Rice, would conservatives question her credentials and preparedness to potentially occupy the same role Condoleezza held during the Bush Adminstration? Well, it’s actually trite at best.

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Eve Finds Her “Adam” in an Unexpected Package Worth a…

The bloggosphere was abuzz with Eve’s apparent surprise at finding serious, deep, and lasting love with a white guy, while in virtually in the same breath complaining how it’s 2012 and people should stop making such a big deal about interracial relationships.

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Blasian Fusion Couple: Andie and Ken (Part 3) – Forget the…

We’ve all had one, girls anyway, at one point or another. That list you create when you’re dreaming of that special person. You imagine what he looks like, his smile, and the color of his eyes. Then you think about how he’ll make you feel, what his kisses taste like, or how he smells. Next, logistics roll into your mind: what is his job, what are his passions, what do you have in common. What is you ideal man? Andie imagined nothing short of her own personal Thor, God of Thunder. Instead, she got Ken: a short, lip-smacking, nerd… who loves him with all her heart. They say you can’t help who you fall in love with or it’s the person who you least expect. Who would’ve guessed this man would be the one to change all her rules?

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Blog to Follow > > > The Blasian Narrative…

Asian men and Black women are FINALLY discovering each other…online.