(Mostly) all of us in front of my MIL's childhhood home in Brooklyn, NY

The Wild and Wacky Karazin Clan is at it Again.…

Just a little update on the Karazin Clan reunion…

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The Hater’s Number: Odds Are, You Already Have It.…

“I think what it is, plain and simple, is recognized lacking. Opposites attract, and negative energy is drawn to positive energy: These people will look at you and look to you because they see in you things that are lacking within themselves. They hate you not because of who you are, but because they can see what it is they are missing from their own lives, manifested as a blessing or as good fortune in someone else.”

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Some Real Talk on ‘Swirling’: Concerted Efforts to Kill My…

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Trojan ‘Charged Sex Life Survey’ Released, Black Sexuality…

“While the overall results of the survey are interesting to read, it seems that African American sexual behavior has been singled out for the lions share of media attention. And I think I know why.”

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True Story: “My Parents and Brother Ran Off My Boyfriend”…

Read one woman’s story about how her family-full-of-bigots ran her man right out of her life.

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Video: Check Out Where Our Next ‘Swirling’ Social Will Be?…

I think Janice and I have topped ourselves on this one…

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(Bonus) Friday Funny: Who Would YOU Pick for the Cast of…

We just signed the State Street deal to make “Swirling” a movie, and the ink is barely dry and I’m already thinking about who I’d pick as an all-star cast. Take a look at tell me what you think.

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Lonnie’s Friday Funny: Nerds of the Universe, Unite!…

Seemed appropriate, since the zoo that is Comic-Con just wrapped up.

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Trend Report: 23 Ways to Wear Polkadots…

Polka dots invoke nostalgic pictures of Hops, roller skating, root beer floats and hamburgers. Large, medium or small, this comeback kid is making a big splash on the runways and roadways this season. Here are 23 ways to incorporate them into your wardrobe.

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The Nive Nulls: Journey for Preggo to Babster in Pictures!…

We’re going to have to have this adorkable couple on for a couple profile, like SOON!

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Thousands of Hair Conditioners: Which One is Right for You?…

Pop quiz! Do you know how to maintain the proper protein and moisture balance? If you don’t, you might be seeing one too many hairs on the back of your tank top.

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3 out of 5 Black Women Have Experienced Abuse, Linked to Obesity…

Science has proved it: Some black women are using fat as a shield.

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Product Review: Dove VisibleCare, ‘Toning’…

It’s not the worst…but…

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Baby…..Momma…..July 18, 1990…

Sometimes, we need to look at the other side of things. I’m so grateful to know Tracy Renee Jones. She’s a soul-full soul. She thinks deeply. She loves deeply. She helps me UNDERSTAND. Happy birthday to Tracy’s precious child. –Christelyn

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Because it’s AWESOMESAUCE!! Our Official Statement About…

…Because it’s my own dang blog so I’m-a toot my own dang horn!!

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Mitt Romney Is Fighting Class Warfare, And He’s Losing…

Between avoiding discussion about his tax return and failing to adequately explain how his policies will benefit poor people, Romney has allowed himself to be painted into a corner.

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Product Pick: At Last, a Bra that Makes Me Think Twice About…

Lily of France holds “the girls” lover-ly.

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Poll: Would You Vote for Mitt Romney if He Promised to Address the…

Would you, could you?

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Etiquette 101: Sometimes it is ok to be a little “rude.”…

When necessary don’t be afraid to use it.

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It’s Time to Talk About the Fathers of the Children Born…

I’ve come to the conclusion that perhaps the only way to help lower income women is to help lower income men. You see, it seems that no matter what, women will have children with whomever is available for them to have children with. And if the only men in neighborhood are the type of men who dream of becoming rappers and/or already have a baby mamma or two ’round the way, then those are the men that those women will procreate with.