Wedding Bells for Gabourey Sidibe! But…...

Written by Nicole Featured image photo credit: Brandon Frankel Gabourey Sidibe announced her engagement to her now fiancé Brandon Frankel this past week, and social media has lit up with congratulations for the happy couple. I am happy for them and wish them nothing but the best in their future together. However, as with any…

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What is “Black Culture”, Exactly?...

Written by Nicole With mere days to go before we put the hell that is 2020 behind us, the Internet is ablaze yet again with the latest episode in fool...

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Things Black Women Don’t Have To Do...

Written by Nicole   There are certain things that has been codified into the Book of Black Experience.  Some items include washcloth use, how to...

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Burt’s Bees and Black Outrage…Again...

Written by Nicole The latest ad campaign that has ruffled a few feathers on social media was that of some festive pajamas by Burt’s Bees. It hasn’...

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Kelli and Jim: Listen to Your Heart, Part 2...

Kelli and Jim’s relationship has withstood the test of time. In this article, they share some of their secrets on how to have a have a long and happ...

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Kelli and Jim: He Found Her in the Paper, Part 1...

Kelli and Jim are our newest couple feature on the blog. When you speak to them, it is like you have known them forever. I hope you enjoy reading abou...

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Tomorrow Isn’t Promised. Shame Abusers Today....

Written by Nicole Every time a celebrity dies, their long list of accomplishments is displayed on news outlets as part of their “In Memoriam” segm...

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Four Simple Life Hacks for Black Women...

Written by Nicole Let’s face it. Life is hard. And it’s hard for pretty much everybody. But as black women, we face unique challenges at the inter...

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[Candidate] Won. What Happens Now?...

Written by Nicole When I started writing this post, the election results were still not released. At this moment in time, it could still go either way...

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BW Pain- The Perpetual Punchline...

Written by Nicole With Halloween out the way yesterday, we were treated to as much trick or treating as social distancing would allow. And as is custo...

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Dear Black Women – Get EXPENSIVE....

Written by Nicole As black women, we have quite strong spending power. It is estimated that black women will push Black spending power to $1.5 trillio...

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Better To Be Alone than Date a Bum!...

Written by Nicole Now more than ever it is important to do what needs to be done to secure the very best life for yourself. The pandemic rages on, and...

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The Hidden Threat to Your Divestment Journey...

Written by Nicole There continues to be many topics and posts about the tenets of divestment in these social media streets. What is it, who can do it,...

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The Curious Case of Conservative Cancellation...

Written by Nicole Election season is upon us. I have received multiple text messages from both parties seeking my vote. Can you imagine, little old me...

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Five More Behaviors That Keep BW Losing...

Written by Nicole Earlier this month I wrote a post about five behaviors and beliefs that keep black women losing. Today I have an update on that list...

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Phrases You’ll Hear on your Divestment Journey...

Written by Nicole The Divestment Movement has been picking up steam on social media in recent months/years. I myself do not identify as “divested”...

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The Many Benefactors of BW’s Low Self-Esteem...

Written by Nicole If you think about it, despite the mantra of Black Girl Magic, and (harmful, pervasive) declarations of being a Strong Black Woman, ...

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Dating Trend: FICO Before F^&Kbois Challenge...

Written by Nicole We all know dating is hard, the dating pool is kind of…contaminated, and character over color is the name of the game. As the ...

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5 Behaviors/Beliefs That Keep BW LOSING...

Written by Nicole Everybody wants to be a winner. To the victor goes the spoils. History is told by the winners. The person that said winning isn’t ...

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Black Women: Pawn, Cannon Fodder, Sacrifice...

Written by Nicole A thirty second clip from a march in Louisville, Kentucky, protesting the lack of justice for Breonna Taylor, has started making the...

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A Look at Sexual Abuse in the Black Community...

Written by Nicole ***Trigger warning: mentions of sexual abuse*** I cannot tell you how many news articles I have seen that boldly states “Man/Woman...

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Black Love: Lessons in Marrying Down...

Written by Nicole 2020 continues to be one hell of a year. There has been tragedy and triumph, natural disasters at every corner, and of course, Miss ...

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The “I Only Protect Females In My Family” Lie...

Written by Nicole (Trigger warning: mentions of rape, murder) In the last few weeks of summer, we have seen an uptick in discussions around “protect...

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Beware the Struggle Hypothetical...

Written by Nicole Ladies, would you date an unemployed high school drop-out whose current address is the couch of whichever friend is letting him cras...

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4 Words That Will Change BW’s Lives FOREVER...

Written by Nicole Throughout social media there are scores of black women looking for “The Answer”. The Question in need of answering varies depen...

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Candace Owens is Pregnant! My thoughts...

Written by Nicole I know I’m in the minority when I say I like Candace Owens. She goes against the grain, and while I do not agree with much of her ...

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Six Things for Black Women to Cancel for 2020+...

Written by Nicole 2020 has been the year of cancellation. The year itself has been cancelled, and it took everything, from a political darling’s car...

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Would You Give Up $135,000 For the Culture?...

Written by Nicole An interracial couple made the news this week after having their house under-appraised to the tune of $135,000. The first appraisal ...

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Can We PLEASE Stop Marching For Predators???...

Written by Nicole One of the most aggravating things that I see black women do is defending predators at any cost. This is not unique to us, but we re...

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Are we or are we not a monolith?...

Written by Nicole   As black people, specifically American black people in particular, there are some things on which we can all agree. Meat is r...

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