All About Travel Tweet Chat TODAY that You Will Not Want to Miss!

Later today will be the tweet chat of all travel tweet chats when we feature the flyest, flyers I know...the queens of international travel to answer all your holds barred. On our illustrious list of panelists we include:   Founder of, Gabriela Oliveira. … Read More...

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Let It Fro. Let it Fro. Let it Fro…

What type of hair do you have? The answer doesn't really matter since nearly all ethnic hair has some form of coil, curl or kink. Blacks are the originators and perfectors of the illuminus hairstyle called the afro, or the 'fro' for the cool people. And no matter whether you got a little or a lot … Read More...


Kym Worthy, Detroit Prosecutor, Still Going Through Thousands of Untested Rape Kits

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.


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 Desert

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 the Most of Them Now,” A Book Review

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.


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?


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

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.


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…


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.


Rapper Lil’ Wayne discovers that there is a line in the sand–and that he crossed it when he disrespected Emmett Till

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.