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New Documentary on the Black Church Shines a Light on Prosperity Pimps…

I have to give credit where it’s due, because columnist Deborrah Cooper was the first to shine a light on how the church exploits black women and milks them of their resources. I remember interviewing Deborrah on this issue way back in the day. The conversation continues with this newly-released documentary from Moguldom Studios. I […]

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Have I Got You Curious Enough to Try Yoga? Online Guide Gives You the…

  I’ve been preaching the benefits of yoga on this blog for years because quite frankly, it works. It is such a holistic mode of exercise that quiets the mind, detoxifies the body, and builds muscle, improves posture, and produces a sleek, feminine physique.   Because there are so many varieties, sometimes folks can get […]

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One Black Mother’s Heartbreaking Story of Raising Her Son…

When I read this very personal account from Breukelen Bleu, the founder of the Black Woman Think Tank, I knew I had to share it. So much of the criticism of single mothers raising black sons focuses on blaming the MOTHER for all the negatives. She and she alone is to blame if her son is […]

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History Made: Michelle Howard Become Navy’s First Female Admiral…

Monday was event for celebration as the United States Navy appointed Michelle Howard to the ranks of Admiral making her the first woman in US history to do so. Her also being a woman of color makes this even more of a cause to take note. Along with her new rank and four star shoulder […]

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July is My Birth Month! Countdown to 41!…

Last week I took this picture to memorialize how I look at 40. If you would have told my 20 year-old-self that I’d feel better and look better an nearly 41, I would have lobbied to have you committed. I’m proud of a few things at this point in my life. I’m growing my own […]

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Grow It in a Bag: Patio-To-Plate Encourages Container Gardening…

As I turn off a dusty road in Temecula wine country, I can’t help but be impressed with Catrina’s green house, where she’s growing just about everything you can imagine. She’s growing everything–all non-GMO organic seeds she also sells–in containers, to stay in containers. Catrina is convinced urban dweller can grow their “garden of eating” […]

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Five 100% Natural Beauty Products that Work 100% of the Time…

I’m proud to say that the majority of the things I put into my body is natural and organic, but I can’t say the same thing about what goes on my body. While I try to stay away for synthetic chemicals and potentially harmful preservatives, much of my beauty regimen come from “science magicians.” This […]

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Austin, TX Man Asks, “Am I the Black Woman’s Second…

First, thanks to all the men who have been writing me lately. I’m glad you’re listening and observing. Gap, meet bridge. I got this letter from a reader yesterday and it’s so important I moved it to the front of the queue. An Austin, Texas man is concerned that all the interest he’s receiving from […]

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Man Candy Monday/Tuesday: “Kilt” With Kindness…

I hope you all are enjoying the warm weather we’re having. Me, I’m out and about keeping my eyes open for candy and potential new dates, and mates. You, well, you were hoping that this week’s Man Candy Monday would be all about the men who ‘kilt us with kindness’, the kind that makes you […]

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QOTW: “Should I Move to More Interracial Relationship-Friendly…

People move for jobs all the time. But what about packing your bags for the chance at romance?

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Riddle Me This: What Other Award Shows Have Actual Shootings and…

I’m convinced most of the wealthy black elite class in America could not give two negative phucks for ‘regular’ black people, and they’re willing to sell folks a bill of hoodwinked goods if it will turn 30-note of silver. News you’re about to hear now won’t likely be reported in the same way everywhere else […]

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Open Thread: Hotep-Dude’s Idea of a Legit Harem….You Know,…

This photo and subsequent caption came along my Facebook feed, and not the first time–I’ve seen lots of propaganda of late advocating polygyny–or, er–polygamy, which basically means the same thing. My first thought is, what benefit is this to black women, who out-educate, out-earn, and outnumber marriageable black men? Read the caption: POLYGYNY……. This is […]

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I Officially Hate the Female Character for Zane’s…

So why am I a hater? Take a look at this trailer and you’ll get an idea. Okay so this woman has TWO hot and delicious men in love with her and want her cookies?! Oh the decisions…and that’s why I’m hating! The skinny: For Zoe Reynard, finding the pleasure she wants, the way she […]

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Is Paying an Extra $500 for Produce Convince You To Start Urban…

This post is especially targeting to my readers in California, Oklahoma and Texas–the states most affected by this ongoing drought. News released today suggests that the average household will spend an extra $500 per year on fruits and vegetables as farmers cut acreage and spend more on water due to the three-year drought. California farmers […]

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It’s Here! Author Tiana Laveen’s New “Saint and…

The sexy tale continues with Tiana Laveen’s latest, Saint and Sinners! This book can be read as a stand-alone; however, the reader is at a tremendous disservice if the previous series installments are not read in chronological order. They are as follows: 1. The Naughty Sins of a Saint 2. When Saint Goes Marching In […]

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Lupita Graces Her First Lancome Ad… Take a Look!…

I’ m buying what Lupita is selling and I don’t even wear make-up, but I’ll make an exception. Lancôme’s Teint Idole Ultra 24H foundation is one of the most diverse products on the market. Check out the Academy Award winner’s first Lancome ad for a dose of one stunning black girl giving proper face to the […]

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Why Tomatoes Should Be Growing in Your Garden and Eaten on Your Plate…

Tomatoes are by for the most popular plant purchased in the summer, and with good reason–tomatoes are easy to grow and prolific fruit producers. Tomatoes are also versatile in the kitchen. You can make sauces, dry them and store them in jars full of olive oil and Italian herbs, chop them up in a salad […]

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Oh Lawd. The “Ghosts of Mississippi” Have Arrived in the…

There’s been fervent discussion as of late regarding the widening disparity between the 3′s and the 4′s–as in curl pattern 3, which is a loose curl that a lot of mixed chicks rock (2/3 of my girls are included in this group) and the 4′s–who have a kinkier and more common zig-zag curl pattern that […]

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This Brown Baby is Oxford Bound! 8 Year Old Makes University History…

His name is Joshua Beckford and he’s ‘just a normal 8 year old’, according to his proud father. He asks a lot of curious questions and he can be difficult at times. He seems like any other little boy but for the fact that he’s been reading since age two, and speaks fluent Japanese. Oh, yeah, […]

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You Know Your Polish Rocks When the Technicians Ask Where You Bought…

It’s not often that I, as an avid gardener get both a manicure and pedicure at my local strip mall nail salon, but this time was special. I wanted to put the colors Mineral Fusion sent us for review to the ultimate test. Nail technicians are probably the best judges of the quality of nail […]