Disney Brawl Postscript: How Toxicity Flourishes...

Written by Nicole J. Apparently no charges were pressed following the Disney beat down that happened earlier this month, and that is a testament to how black people let toxic behaviors continue. For those who missed it, a black family was in Toon Town, an area in Disneyland meant for its youngest visitors, and had…

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Couple Crush! Katie and Philippe: A Strong and United Love, ...

In this article, we will continue to share the story of our first couple from France. Thank you, Katie and Philippe, for doing this interview with me....

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Couple Crush! Katie and Philippe: He Found His Black Pearl, ...

In this article, we will welcome our first couple from France. Katie  has graciously agreed to discuss her marriage with Philippe. I hope you enjoy t...

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At 46, So Many Lessons…...

Next week I’ll be 46. And you know what? I’m sooo good with it. I’ve learned so much, and I still have so much more to learn. Here’s 10 Things...

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Hot Take: If Prince Eric was black…...

Written by Nicole J. The casting choice of Halle Bailey to be in the latest Hollywood remake, The Little Mermaid, has stirred up every social media pl...

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No Bargaining: You Either Want It Or You Don’t...

Earlier this week, I was speaking to a woman who wants to lose about 60lbs. She’s been trying to lose the same 60lbs. for over a year. Even hyperten...

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Throwing Hands at Disneyland: A Look at the Latest Brawl...

Written by Nicole J. This Disney brawl got me heated so there is cursing in this blog. A family outing at Disney Land devolved into Animal Kingdom whe...

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90 Day Fiance: The Curious Case of Nicole and Azan...

Written by Saran Lawson I feel like 90 Day Fiance is one of those shows people watch but don’t actually realize other people watch it too. It’s li...

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My Thoughts on the #CucumberChallenge...

Written by Nicole J. Another week, another group of black women publicly broadcasting themselves in the basest, poorest, worst of lights. Apparently t...

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Black Women, Forgiveness and Chris Brown...

Written by Nicole J. Kelly Rowland recently posted on noted abuser Chris Brown’s Instagram saying “we love you Chris” following the latest furor...

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Chris Brown and the Black Women Who Support Him...

Written by Nicole j. Let’s start with a story. Not too long ago, my husband found himself on his personal Instagram account that lay unused for many...

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Bananas, Ice Cream Cones and Phallic-ies...

Written by Saran Lawson Like most Americans, I love ice cream. The Quicktrip not far from my house happens to sell a decent ice cream cone for 49 cent...

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Dear Black Women: Toddlers Don’t Need Hair Extensions!...

Written by Nicole J. I love YouTube and probably spend way too much time on there. From book reviews to makeup tutorials, there’s something for ever...

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Kim Kardashian and the Controversy of Kimono...

Written by Saran Lawson Kim Kardashian West has recently launched a shapewear line. She has been working on the collection for over a year. The idea o...

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What’s so bad about a pink d**k?...

Written by Nicole J. Please note: This blog contains vulgar slang referring to male and female genitals. If you have delicate sensitivities, you’ve ...

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Trini and Jay’s Relationship Building...

What challenges have you faced?  I have one crazy sibling who I feel is ‘Americanized’ in not necessarily the ‘best’ way. Other than that, wi...

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Six Reasons Black Women Should Avoid HBCU’s...

  Ah…I remember the movie, School Daze. Spike Lee did an excellent job displaying the dynamics of colorism between sororities and how frate...

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Black Female Obesity Promotion: A Look at Lizzo...

Written by Nicole J. For those of you who might not know, Lizzo, a musician and incredibly talented flautist has been reaching new heights with her ca...

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S. Helena and Naveen, It was Fate...

I had the opportunity to interview S. Helena on her three-year marriage with Naveen. Some of you may remember her from one of Christelyn’s in-depth ...

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For Father’s Day: A Tale of Two Patriarchs...

Written by Nicole J. Two famous men died recently, from similar illnesses, at similar ages, both in California hospitals, and I couldn’t help but no...

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8 Ways Black Fathers Fail Their Children...

Written by Nicole J. For many black people, Father’s Day is a tough day to deal with. Whether their father was absent their whole life, or was prese...

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Dear Black Women: Don’t be the face of uprising...

Written by Nicole J. Alaa Salah, 22, from Sudan, was photographed by Lana Haroun earlier this year in protest of Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir’s...

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Pink Pill Spotlight: Naomi’s Take, Part 2...

In this interview, we will be continuing our first Pink Pill Spotlight. We will explore tips and tricks while on the date. Many thanks to Naomi for su...

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Loving Day Appreciation Thread!...

It’s that time again, where we reflect on the two people, Richard and Mildred Loving, who made it possible for American black women (and the res...

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Pink Pill for College Girls: Your Degree CAN Keep You Warm!...

Written by Nicole J. In the dating world, a fairly common question black women get asked is “what do you bring to the table?”, often by men who ha...

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Pink Pill Spotlight: Meet Naomi...

In this interview, we will be conducting our first Pink Pill Spotlight. While recent interviews have featured women, who are married or dating, this i...

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Colorism: Are We Overplaying It?...

Before I get into the meat of this blog, let me address a few things: Do I believe colorism is real? Yes. Do I believe colorism is a problem in the Bl...

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You Can Have That “Strong Black Woman” Trope, I&...

Written by Nicole J. My most recent article, discussing my thoughts on Karine Jean-Pierre jumping to the defense of inadequately secured Senator Kamal...

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A Discussion on the Modern Interracial Community: Do We Need...

Written by Saran Lawson I was a part of a discussion on modern interracial dating. The discussion touched on groups created online such as Facebook as...

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Wakanda Ain’t Real And You’re Not in the Dora Milaje!: A...

Written by Nicole J. As black women navigating life, we have to cope with a lot of negative stereotypes that make our journey to greatness a little mo...

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