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My Birthday: Act Three…

Get your tissues ready…

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Election Results!!! President Obama Elected for Second Term…

By roughly 11:00 pm eastern time, many of the major news station determined that President Obama had secured a second term. Here’s how it all happened.

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Fashion #Trending: Equestrian Style…

Besides military polish, I have a love for equestrian style. There is something posh, upper crest blue blood about the style that I like. Not to mention the fact that I love horses. Nipped-in blazers, jodphurs, knee high boots, riding cap, tweed and scarves are the staples in this trend. They are all classic pieces that are timeless, never aging, never going out of style. In fact, Ralph Lauren has built his career on it.

EarthJeff: Swirling on Planet Earth Part IV, “The Look”…

“I enjoy the looks that we get from people in public as we hold hands, as I have my arm around Bee, when I rub her shoulders or back, or when I kiss the back of her head. One person out of every 10 gives an “Awww, isn’t that sweet?” look. On the other hand, nine out of 10 just give “The Look” of shock, surprise, or disgust. “

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Race a Factor in Academic Achievement? Florida Schools Say Yes…

The Florida State Board of Education recently ratified an initiative to bridge the educational gaps between racial groups in the state. Sadly, the new goals only highlight the fact that they are out of touch with what really impacts Black student educational outcomes.

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Election Day Has Arrived, Ready to See it End?…

You may be waiting for the election season to come to an end. So, let me give you a brief rundown of the last few days before you get out and VOTE!

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Even from London, BB&W Intern Niala Nags Us Like Aunt Ethel to Get…

With American elections slowly coming to a close, it is important to realize how lucky we are to have our voices heard not only for our choice of President, but the propositions within our own state.

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Let’s Keep Up the Heat–Def Jam Considers Handing…

Read, and then answer me this: If he does lose his contract, how much do you wanna bet that he’ll blame the “bitch snitching” and not his sociopathic tendencies?

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Black Women and White Men: Of Alliances and Foot-shooting…..…

Decades ago, the instinct of mistrust against all non-black people might have saved your life. Now it just makes you obnoxious.

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Question of the Week: “Nobody Wants Me, So Why Should I…

Take a read. This letter really broke my heart.

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“White Men Best Natural Allies in Battle to Counter Negative…

From “Paul in Oakland”l–“From a personal perspective, I have recently looked beyond myth and stereotype and have discovered that BW are incredible, remarkable and beautiful. Yet, as a group, BW are too often physically abused, disrespected, socially limited and under-appreciated. Beauty is meant to be appreciated. It is a crime the beauty of BW has been made socially invisible to a large segment of our culture — and even to them. To the extent I failed to perceive this beauty in the past, my bad.”

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Finally, A Reason to Tune in to BET…Black Girls Rock 2012!…

In my household, Black Entertainment Television isn’t allowed. Ever. BUT…will all the buzz surrounding tonight’s BLACK GIRLS ROCK! 2012 event, I just might make an exception.

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Chef Bob’s Classic Potato Pancakes…

Potato pancakes are shallow-fried pancakes of grated or ground potato, flour and egg, often flavored with grated onion or garlic and seasoning. Potato pancakes may be topped with a variety of condiments, ranging from the savory (such as sour cream or cottage cheese) to the sweet (such as apple sauce or sugar), or they may be served ungarnished with porkchops, Seared chicken breast, Steak, Omelets, Baked, broiled or fried fish, ham.

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Jamila: “He said I was too broke to be in a relationship.”…

Everyone single person hates this question, but we’ve all probably been asked it at one time or another: So, why are you single? I like to respond that I just haven’t met the right guy yet. But I have a sneaking suspicion that the real reason I’m single is because I’m poor–hardworking and ambitious, but poor all the same.

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To the Swirling Familes, a Cautionary Tale to Remind Us to Vet The…

The case of Glenda Moore and the downing death of her two young boys reminds mixed race families have to choose their neighbors and neighborhoods wisely.

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Ready to Join the Convent? Nine Tips to Make Dating Easier.…

Before you throw in the towel and give up dating altogether, take inventory of what’s not working. Take a look at SwirlQueen’s tips…

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Friday Funny: Things Scarier Than Having a Black Wife……

C’mon. I bet you can think of a few.

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A Man’s Right to Choose: The Ongoing Battle over Your Uterus…

Does it seem like women’s reproductive rights have been at the forefront of virtually every senatorial, gubernatorial, or presidential election debate thus far? Well, maybe that’s because as the parties polarize, more extreme views of social issues become the norm. So, what does this mean for the epic Roe v. Wade? Only time will tell…

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Fashion #Trending: Graphic Sweaters and Skirts…

Graphic Sweaters are all the rage this fall. Not just any graphics, but cute graphics like kittens, hens and polkadots. These cute additions to anyone’s wardrobe adds a bit of whimsy to your style. Showing others that you are never too old to be a bit girly and fanciful.

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What Does Hurricane Sandy Mean for the American Voter?…

A massive storm has devastated most of the east coast. Some have speculated that the election may get delayed. But, the true political impacts of Hurricane Sandy are still uncertain.