Thriving

Mamie: “I Am Damaged, But Not Broken.”

I woke up this morning and got ready for work and looked in the mirror for a bit. Such a mundane inconsequential action, looking in the mirror, but wh...
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For Those Who Think Insults Endear You…Think...

One thing that the black community clings to for dear life is the notion that people can be changed and taught through humiliation and degradation. It...
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Mamie: Your (Black) Feminism Crash Course…

By Mamie Mooney As the saying goes,”You’re only as good (or as relevant) as your loudest idiot.” Unfortunately, feminism has had the...
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When IBM Nonsense Doesn’t Go Over Well with Whit...

There is yet another “relationship” book by black men aimed at black women. As soon as I heard this one has eight – EIGHT – co-authors, I knew...
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Video: Five Reasons Nobody Wants a Black Woman!

Take a look…you’ll probably get a kick out of it. It’s my attempt to disrupt all the hate-filled, anti-black woman screeds on You Tu...
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Anti-Swirling Black Women And You: Why Their Loudn...

I was moved to write this post by BBW community member Vivaforever, who expressed her concerns over the ugly hatred that is spread toward black women ...
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‘Ratchet’ Doesn’t Happen in a Bu...

A fan just shared this with me…it’s unbelievable. But read closely and you’ll see that these events don’t happen in a bubble. ...
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Overcoming Ambivalence to Make Room for the Love Y...

Does anyone else struggle with what to say when people ask the dumb, “Why is a pretty girl like you still single?” question? I usually have an ars...
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Reader Weighs In: Wife vs. ‘Wifey’

I got this letter from a reader the other day, and it was so impactful, I had to cut and paste just as is! It also goes along with my video commentary...
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Civil Rights: Can We Focus Less on Marching and &#...

I have seen trailers for upcoming movies to be released in the next few months. I see superheroes, sci-fi, fantasy, fairy tales, feel-good biographies...
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Young, Beautiful, Sexy, Talented, Accomplished and...

Both Fawn Stone and Lakesha Yvette Walker were featured as singles on Interracial Marriage and Family, formerly Swirling and Marriage.  I have not be...
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The Discipline of Happiness – Being the BEST ver...

        By “Empress NK” “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Abraham Lincoln “We cannot ...
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Okay; I’ll Admit It. I’m Feeling Some ...

  *Before you read on, being insulting or unnecessarily cruel in your comments won’t be tolerated, regardless of your hue.* When I heard ab...
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Watch Out for ‘Childmen’ With Patholog...

As an observer and participant in social media, I’m privy to a wide range of belief systems. Some are based in reality. Many are so off the mark...
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