Diagnosis: Swirl Apologist Syndrome...

Written by Nicole For all the talk we have about black women dating interracially, black women who date and marry out represent a small fraction of the population. However, in that population is a curious phenomenon black women get the most out of all people who date interracially, and I am calling it Swirl Apologist…

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The Race for the Cure: Featuring Kizzmekia Corbett...

Going Viral In the early days of COVID-19, we saw everyone watching coronavirus outbreak news, exchanging conspiracy theories and WhatsApp videos, and...

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Queen Today, Bitch Tomorrow, a poem by Nicole...

Queen Today, Bitch Tomorrow Unrest, protest, marching in the streets Rubber bullets to the face, and chanting on repeat Showing up and out to support ...

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When is the right time to discuss black femicide?...

Written by Nicole Author’s Note: This is quite a long blog post on a very contentious topic. While I welcome disagreement, I humbly ask that you...

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Black Women Stay On Code: Police Brutality is not your fight...

Note: This article was not written or endorsed by Christelyn Karazin, Nicole or any other writers on the blog.  Note 2: All tweets are used with perm...

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Black Women and the Reopening of America...

Written by Nicole As some states gradually reopen, people all around the country eagerly await the opportunity to return to the way things were…...

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Joe Biden, You Just Lost This Black Woman’s Vote....

Dear Mr. Vice President Joe Biden, This is a formal notification of my official withdrawal of my support for your 2020 presidential campaign. I caught...

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Would you date a man with 22 kids?...

Written by Nicole   Since things are still quite serious around these parts, here is a fun little article to bring some levity to the otherwise t...

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Tik Tok Toxicity and Black Male Preference...

Written by Nicole The latest upset that has been making rounds is that Lebron James’ son Bronny has expressed his preference for white and nonblack ...

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Who Marches For Us? – A Poem...

Who Marches For Us? A poem by Nicole. One thing I’ve noticed, a quite glaring disparity That happens with rather alarming regularity When a black ma...

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The Ten Commandments of Black Motherhood...

Written by Nicole For Mother’s Day last year, I wrote about ways black mothers fail their children. This year, I’m writing about black mothers in ...

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Black Folks and Miss Rona: My Thoughts...

Written by Nicole. Unfortunately I think my time writing about the harder-hitting topics like what I’m going to discuss today, is coming to an end. ...

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Addictions of Black Womanhood...

Written by Nicole. In my unprofessional opinion, I don’t think many black women are mentally well. Many of us have undiagnosed depression and anxiet...

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Just How Divested are You?...

Trigger warning: If you are a fan of Kobe Bryant, Terry Crews, Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, Nelly, or defending black men in general, maybe sit this ...

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How “Thinking You’re the Special One” Can ...

Originally published December 2018 As women, we always want to feel like we’re special. We may think that our looks, body, nurturing, intelligen...

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Jesus Christ Is Not Birth Control...

Originally published January 2019 By  Candice Smith Adewole Recently in conversation, I mentioned how I saw my 19-year-old niece on Instagram hugged ...

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Mental Health Tips in the Age of the Internet...

Originally published August 2019 I love the Internet. Reliable Wi-Fi is a close third after food and shelter. I got my first dial up connection shortl...

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The Power of Telling the Truth...

Originally published September 2019 I come across a lot of stuff on my timeline, IG and Twitter feed every day. Most of it is rubbish. About 2% is pro...

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The Strange Similarity Rats Have with Your Female Coworkers...

Things are getting hard out here. Did you hear that rats are getting desperate for food because their supply—restaurants and public gatherings when ...

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Tips for Surviving Hobosexual Season...

Written by Nicole J. Originally published September 2019 – republished because this phenomena is bound to make a reappearance when those stimulu...

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PSA: You are free to be childfree!...

Written by Nicole J. Originally published August 2019 In the last few weeks, I wrote about 5 stories about black parenting that went viral recently. T...

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What Does Vetting Mean, Anyway?...

Written by Nicole J. Landlords vet potential tenants, employers vet potential employees. In a market where you are the prize to be won (despite what m...

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Cosmic Connections: The Census, The Coronavirus & BWE...

If in the last two weeks, you’ve scoured your local grocery store for pantry staples, worn a mask out, or had to meditate your way out of another tr...

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You’re Pretty… For a Dark-Skinned Girl...

You’re Pretty… For a Dark-Skinned Girl By Cloe Luv “You’re pretty for a dark-skinned girl.” That was the comment that de...

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Future Thinking: When COVID hits the road...

Hello all! Happy Monday! To start the week fresh, let’s think about what the first thing you’ll do once the lockdown is lifted. Maybe you ...

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Worried About Your Job? Better Get Real About Relational Agg...

Things are crazy, right? And in times like these, when jobs come into question and the Dow is schizophrenic, the claws in the corporate world come out...

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Open Chat: Making the Best of Things...

Hello again folks! How is everyone doing this fine Thursday? Here is another topic for open chat: what can black women do in these times of uncertaint...

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How’s Everybody Doing?...

Happy Friday! How are you all doing? News coverage got you down? Got cabin fever from the lockdown? Eyeing your 77 rolls of toilet paper and wondering...

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Weave – Another No Go Zone...

WRITTEN BY NICOLE J. As one commenter so eloquently put it, I went and done kicked the hornet’s nest with the post about weave and coronavirus. And,...

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Additional Supplies for your COVID Prep...

Written by Nicole J. Shelves are cleared clean out of the essentials in the event of a worldwide coronapocalypse. Toilet paper statues are being built...

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