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Nicki Minaj – A Cautionary Tale

Nicki Minaj apparently married her felonious boyfriend Kenneth Petty this week, and while I’m saddened by the subterranean depths she reached in...
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Welcome Home: The Year of Return

Written by Saran Lawson Many of you may have seen Steve Harvey’s trip to Africa on social media a few months ago. In a post he wrote, “Leaving out...
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Is Bob Hearts Abishola #cancelled?

Written by Penelope Farthing In today’s episode of outrage, Bob Hearts Abishola, a freshman comedy new to CBS, has been slapped with a Change.org pe...
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Netrea and Gary: College Sweethearts, Part 1

Netrea and Gary recently responded to a request I made on social media, for couples to share their stories. We had a great conversation. I hope you en...
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Are you offended?

An unfortunate theme I see in level-up spaces is the almost inevitable departure from the group/subscriber base when someone says something that rubs ...
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I Watched the Mixed-ish Pilot, and I Have Mixed Fe...

Written by Saran Lawson Mixed-ish is the second spin-off of Black-ish; Grown-ish being the successful second spin-off. The show follows Bow (Rainbow J...
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Who Is Lizzo?

Written by Saran Lawson When I think of Lizzo, I’m actually transported back to a time before I knew of her existence. A past space where Missy Elli...
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Lessons from a Legend: Diahann Carroll

Icon, pioneer, legendary actress and Pink Pill muse Diahann Carroll passed away today at the age of 84, and the world simply will not be the same with...
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It’s October 3rd. Get In! We’re Going Over...

I am not sure if this will become a series, but I am really loving the opportunity to talk about my favourite movies or TV shows, and the lessons we c...
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The Duke of Sussex: Prince of the Four Ps

Written by Penelope Farthing Prince Harry made the news this week because he and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, are suing the UK press for their ...
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Don’t be like Valencia Love

Written by Penelope Farthing Back in February, I wrote about Valencia Love, the restaurateur and child-care service provider who coughed up R. Kelly...
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Lessons from Friends: When Your Love Life’s DOA

On September 22, the world celebrated the 25th anniversary of Friends. I recently hopped off the late-bus and binge-watched the show. I often wonder w...
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Case Study: Naomi Campbell

Written by Penelope Farthing This blog marks what will be the first of many case studies, where we will discuss and explore the attitudes, behaviors, ...
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Inconceivable: A Man As You Wish

Recently, the internet has exploded due to rumours that Sony was looking to remake the 1987 classic, The Princess Bride. People are understably outrag...
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