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Jacque Reid, Tom Joyner, radio, personality, coaching, IRR dating,

Honest Question: What Do Folks Expect Quality Blac...

By now you’ve heard that I’m coaching adorable radio and television personality, Jacque Reid. We announced the endeavor, coordinated with ...
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So…Street Harassment is Important Now That W...

Recently, a video documenting one woman being harassed on the street by various men in New York went viral and sparked numerous discussions on news ch...
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I’m Beginning to Think that Many Black Folks...

I’m reeling because I just ended a relationship with a person whom I have respected for years, and whom I thought was an ally on behalf of No We...
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Deion Sanders Acknowledges the Reality of “D...

We get a lot of criticism about our use of the term, “DBR,” a psychology/psychiatric term that was popularized by blogger, Evia Moore. It&...
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On Vetting: Dump Toxic People Who Prefer You to Su...

I ran across a news story about a woman who lost 150 pounds of extra weight who had to also end an engagement with a man who would rather see her morb...
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My Strong Is Not Your Strong, My Swirl Is...

I would like to reiterate a few things before I get started. They are things that are obvious to full-time participants in this lovely community, but ...
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Listen Ladies! If You’re Going to Complain A...

I wasn’t going to write about it. I wasn’t. I saw the article on the Huffington Post  like everyone else; about the woman who bemoaned ou...
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We Broke $5,000 in just THREE Days! Get Your ̶...

The fundraiser for a dedicated forum and social networking site COMPLETELY dedicated to the romantic, spiritual, financial and physical empowerment of...
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Challenge! Can You Be the BEST Version of You?

EmpressNK here, I said I’d do a series of posts with the underlying theme of “Being the best version of yourself, to your advantage”. In this fi...
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The Iyanla Vanzant Cluster Cuss: We BB&W MUST...

During my 72-hour Facebook exile, several people posted a letter on my wall from the eldest child of the man featured on Iyanla, Fix My Life who boas...
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male opinion, street harassment, abuse, violence against women, dialogue, conversation, men, black men, stereotypes, tropes, social issues, culture, perception,

He Said, She Said…A Discussion About Street ...

Editorial by: Howard Tyrone Smith II Video: Christelyn Karazin HE SAID… The murder of Mary “Unique” Spears and countless other women...
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Ladies, Time Isn’t Always On Your Side–...

  By “EmpressNK” As I write this I just started reading a manga series where a 60 year old woman wishes to be 17 so she can enjoy her...
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A Picture Says 1000 Words…

I took this screenshot of the individuals arrested during protests in Ferguson. This picture is poignant on so many levels that I really don’t n...
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Three men who say they are “good.” Thr...

by Christelyn Karazin My personal Facebook page is often a bastion of spirited debate. I’ll throw out a bomb, and sit back and watch the fallout...
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