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

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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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&#...

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 ...

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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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 &#...

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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