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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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Nicki Minaj Announces Retirement

Written By Saran Lawson Hater her or love her Nicki Minaj is undoubtedly the reigning Queen of Rap. Her body of work and her mark on music and Hip Hop...
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Grammy Award Winning Songwriter Lashawn Daniels, D...

Written By Saran Lawson If you were a fan of the hit short-lived reality show, Tamar and Vince, then chances are you have become acquainted with LaSha...
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Throwaway Children

Written by Penelope Farthing Is it just me, or has there been an uptick in the number of news stories that feature harm coming to black children in th...
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