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The Photograph Movie: First Impressions

As an aside, this post is dedicated to all of the lovely ladies who encourage us to post more about black love. It never ceases to amuse me that peopl...
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Who should have portrayed Harriet Tubman?

Written by Nicole J.   So the Harriet Tubman movie featuring Cynthia Erivo as the titular character was released recently, and it seems like it...
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Whatever you like: T.I., Deyjah and the Duality of...

Introduction T.I., a notorious rapper turned “black elder and pundit” decided to open his dutty, stank, rancid, ugly fat trap once more to announc...
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A Modern Love Triangle: White Women Allies, Black ...

Oh, the ties that bind. As the proverb goes, a cord of three strands is not easily broken. I am sure that I do not need to lay the foundation for our ...
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He’s Just Not That Into You: The Case of Angela ...

Thanks to Nic and Christelyn, I have been challenged to expand my writing repertoire beyond my weekly interviews. While I will still be interviewing c...
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Comedy Legend John “Pops” Witherspoon ...

Written by Nicole J. Legendary actor and comedian John “Pops” Witherspoon died on October 29th at his Sherman Oaks home. He was 77. It is ...
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Jason Momoa Brings Sexy Back to Funny in SNL Skit ...

Who knew Jason Momoa, lucky husband of Lisa Bonet, was so funny? Check him out in this new Saturday Night Live skit where he plays a defendant address...
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Nicki Minaj – A Cautionary Tale

Written by Nicole J.  Nicki Minaj apparently married her felonious boyfriend Kenneth Petty this week, and while I’m saddened by the subterranea...
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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 Nicole J. In today’s episode of outrage, Bob Hearts Abishola, a freshman comedy new to CBS, has been slapped with a Change.org petition c...
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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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