Thriving

“Legion of Doom Mothers,” Lead Their C...

Last week, a power outage in our area left us with no cable television.  It was a little early for my children’s bedtime so I popped in a DVD...
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WTF?! People GLEEFUL Over Our Negative News…...

I won’t provide the link to soul-killing garbage that apparantly indicates that black women are picked last in online dating, because, really...
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Who Should ‘Shut Up’ Again? T...

You have the right to remain silent. In fact, silence can be used to great effect to express having the power in a situation. Passive aggressive indiv...
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Sisters, It is Time to STOP Giving Birth to Men Wh...

In this letter, my use of “you” means you, me, all of us. This letter, sister, is from someone who is sitting, not-so-quietly observing, a...
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Are Black Women Safe Anywhere?

Renisha McBride was in a car accident at 2:30 am last Saturday. Having been in a horrible accident myself this year, I know how frantic one can become...
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Taking Off Your Desperation

I discovered the fabulous Ava DuVernay when it was announced she’d be directing an episode of my favorite TV show, Scandal (the episode will air o...
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PT 2: An Honest Conversation Between You and I: Bl...

This is part two of a conversation inspired by an email I received from one of our dear readers. My intention as a writer is to bring light to the sha...
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Princess Learns the Hard Way “Project Help a...

Before I show the excerpt of this woman’s formal statement, I need to make myself clear so as to stave off the fire-breathing ass weasels who wi...
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Social Graces 101: In Memoriam Maxine Powell 1915-...

“Mrs. Powell was always a lady of grace, elegance and style, and we did our best to emulate her. Every asset of my personality has been by her influ...
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OOW Children Are No Mistake, But Stop Projecting Y...

One of the most difficult discussions when it comes to the OOW rate among black women is acknowledging that it is a problem. Mainly because black wome...
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Have You Heard about ‘Stop Telling Women to ...

A few weeks ago, I came across a Kickstarter campaign for Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s public art series “bringing awareness to gender based street...
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A Canadian Comments on Similarities between BWE, B...

I am a Canadian woman and my parents are from the Caribbean. That means I am not African American and all I know about AAs is what I see in the media,...
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Black Women Don’t Want to Be ‘The Help...

Dr. Danielle N. Lee, a biologist and a blogger for Scientific American, was called a “whore” for refusing an offer to work without pay. A ...
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Newsflash to The Entitled: Pastors Have the Right ...

Fox 2 News Headlines Before I get into the meat of this issue I want to present a scenario to you. Imagine if you will, a couple attending a strict ch...
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