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Black Women, Your Pain Only Matters When a White M...

  “No! Stop! Help Me! Please Help Me!” Those were the words I heard when viewing a video in which someone conducted a Facebook Live of a woma...
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I Don’t Believe You: Why I Can’t Hear Celebrit...

By now, we’ve all either seen or heard the fine points of the R. Kelly documentary, “Surviving R. Kelly.” To recap, a whole list of women who me...
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Jesus Christ Is Not Birth Control

  By  Candice Smith Adewole Recently in conversation, I mentioned how I saw my 19-year-old niece on Instagram hugged up with some boy on a photo...
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Snag Your Spot–The Purple Pill Inaugural Eve...

You’ve heard rumors and rumblings about the upcoming Purple Pill, a play off of Kendall St. Charle’s Breukelen Bleu alias and my Pink Pill...
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Chance the Rapper: “I Didn’t Value [R ...

Chance the Rapper sat down with Jamilah Lemieux (who appeared as a commentator on Surviving R. Kelly), and revealed a LOT about black men that we alre...
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What the Latest McDonald’s Beatdown Says Abo...

Another day, another video going viral of a black girl or woman being beaten is what I thought at first when I viewed the latest footage of a deranged...
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The Importance of Having White Friends

Okay, that title was a bit specific for shock value, but what I meant to title it is, “The Importance of Having Non-Black Friends.” You mi...
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12 Things I’ve Learned Dating European Men

  By Candice Adewole As an African-American woman in America, I was feeling the sting of romantic segregation. After getting divorced and going t...
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How “Thinking You’re the Special One&#...

As women, we always want to feel like we’re special. We may think that our looks, body, nurturing, intelligence or a higher power will serve as ...
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Pink Pill’ers Had Our First Retreat and It W...

Last week the Sisterhood of the Pink Pill had its first annual retreat in gorgeous Southern California wine country. About 50 black women came togethe...
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Tika Sumpter Give Subtle Shade to Colorist Black C...

Actress, mother and interracially-married wife, Tika Sumpter gave some serious shade in between the lines when she was interviewed by Madame Noire to ...
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Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams: ‘I’ve...

In a clip for her upcoming show premiering on OWN, Michelle’s Williams, formerly of Destiny’s Child, shares that people on social media ha...
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Spice ‘Bleaching’ Punked the Entire Di...

I’ll be honest. I never heard of Spice until she became the buzz of outrage when she posted a picture on social media that appeared that display...
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How Women and Groupers are in Danger of the Same K...

Here’s a bit of (seemingly) worthless trivia for you. Did you know that the grouper fish has a sidekick? Yes. While most little fish that come t...
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