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Swirling in History Part Seven: Mahala Lynch Davis…

Mahala Lynch Davis, married her former slave owner Isaac P. Davis in 1857. On the right is their daughter Martha Davis Wilson (b. 1848) holding her baby Julia Wilson (Car). Davis freed Mahala and then married her moving from his former Virginia plantation to Chilicothe, southern Ohio.

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Damaged vs. Damaged Beyond Repair vs. Work-in-Progress: What’s…

Question: What are some other ways to differentiate between someone who is “damaged beyond repair” and a “work in progress”?

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Why You Should Care About the Fact that Lil’ Wayne Has…

I know: The last thing in the world you want right now is to read another post about rapper Lil Wayne and his issues of mental and emotional instability, but bear with me for just a moment.

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A Self-Proclaimed ‘DBR’ Black Woman Reaches Out To Us.…

“Admitting this openly is something that I wouldn’t normally do, but I guess I felt it had to be said openly to someone in the hopes of preventing or reducing the number of functional DBR women produced in the black community. Even though I’m only sharing my story, I’m sure there are many more instances of black women who share the same background as me.”

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Day 20 of 28 Days of Heart Health: Healthy Living Idea Swap and…

Share your secrets, get a prize.

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SOCIAL GRACES 201: Home Gathering Raises Your Relationship Stock!…

Small, intimate gatherings give an excellent opportunity for the single men to observe your domestic skills in entertaining and interacting as a hostess (don’t worry, no one is trying to push you back to the 50’s) If you can’t cook, don’t worry,you can always cheat!

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Why Should Black Women Be Saved? Because We Are Worth It!…

Culture has dictated for over 400 years that black women are property, of low grade and value, and are more male than female. That mindset, although it may take another 400 years, must change and that starts with you and me.

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Swirling in History Part Five: Agatha Alphosin Ganteaume…

Blasian love in the 19th Century…

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Serious Question: Why Can White Women Get Married Five Minutes After a…

They marry, divorce, and get remarried faster than a jackrabbit getting a quicky behind the bushes. Why?

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Kym Worthy, Detroit Prosecutor, Still Going Through Thousands of…

The Wayne County NOW Board of Directors named Detroit Prosecutor Kym Worthy one of the 2012 Feminists of the Year, and the board bestowed upon her the Susan B. Anthony Award.

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Schlub-Hotty: Three Looks, One Raggedy T-Shirt.…

Bet you didn’t know I could be so creative with a white t-shirt, huh?

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Question of the Week: Twenty-Something Law Student Parched in a Swirl…

She is law school, and is seeing many of her white schoolmates dating, mating and beyond. But there’s only slim pickings for her.

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It’s Winter, So What — Brighten Up…

This just in: Winter is here for another 5 weeks but that’s ok. Even though we find ourselves in the grips of one of the coldest winters on record doesn’t mean our wardrobe has to be, ermmm, frozen stiff…

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“The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter — And How to Make…

Twentysomethings are more confused than ever, and their confusion is partly due to receiving well-intentioned, but ill-informed and inaccurate, advice. Twentysomethings are also confused because they fail to realized just how important their twenties actually are.

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State of the Union Address: Pomp and Circumstance or Prolific Event?…

Last week, President Obama performed one of his annual duties by delivering his State of the Union Address before a joint session of Congress. Democrats and Republicans, Senators and Representatives, and even common voters alike looked on as he touted some of his major accomplishments from his first term. But, after seeing so many of these in the past resulting in little action from Congress, particularly those from President Obama, one must wonder, is the State of Union Address just a formality now or is it worth all the attention it receives?

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Why I’m Using My Platform to Endorse Lenny McAllister for…

It’s a big feat, and I’m hoping with all my might that my friend, Lenny McAllister will win the congressional seat that has opened since Jesse Jackson Jr. stepped down and his shenanigans have been exposed. With all the ills going on in Chicago, don’t you guys think it’s time for someone with some sort of moral compass to step up? Me too.

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Monogamy Isn’t A Condom: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You!…

It isn’t enough to pretend that your being with one guy is enough to save your life and your womb. Because it’s not. Get tested often, and always use protection. Monogamy isn’t a condom.

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Come Hither: Moving On After a Loss (A Very Final Conclusion)…

I’m not crazy and it wasn’t a hopeful presumption on my part or a case of mistaken identity.

Puffy was running back up the block towards me; he grabbed me in a hug and twirled me in the air when we reached each other…

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Chef Bob: Split Pea Soup with Ham…

A delicious pea soup recipe with ham and seasonings. This tasty soup provides a hearty meal that includes meat and vegetables in one dish. It is great topped with croutons or served with a slice of your favorite bread. Green or yellow dried split peas can be used with this recipe.

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Rapper Lil’ Wayne discovers that there is a line in the…

Amazing–Jesse Jackson says NOTHING about these rappers degrading black girls and women. But when “Lil Rat” insults a Civil Rights icon, he flexes his muscles. If there has EVER been a doubt about who is MORE important in “the struggle” set your minds at ease. If the answer isn’t clear by now, you just may not want to face reality.