Thriving

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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Black Women and Benefits, We Don’t Get None,...

Question:  How do you know when you are happy?  Think about it for a minute. Do you smile more? Do you hum a tune?   However and whenever you f...
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Life Is Tough. Stop Telling Folks Not to Use Their...

  Speaking of privilege… An interesting article caused a wave of indignation on The Root and Ebony this week when writer Asha French wrote an o...
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Introducing “Fables for Thrivers”: The...

The Caged Bird and the Free Bird Once upon a time, there was a caged bird who would get weekly visits from a free bird. The free bird would fly far an...
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Should White Men Be Telling Black Women’s St...

The majority the dudes writing stories about black women were probably raised by single moms and think we’re not supposed to have a feminine bon...
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Black Woman Stages of Grief: The Acceptance Stage

This post is the long overdue conclusion to my series on the “Black Woman Stages of Grief”. You can see Part I and Part II here. I think t...
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Wear it Well Wednesday: The Color Red

I’ve got no time for fraidy cats so those of you who wish to continue reading in the comforts of your own routine and bored life may do so. The...
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Of Gold-Diggers, Womb-Guardians, And Why Black Wom...

If you never in your life want to hear a black woman either go off about why “she don’t need a man” or why it’s perfectly reas...
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Pimps Up! Hoes Down…. Breaking Down The Tric...

A mind can be a terrible thing to waste and I’m aware that not everybody’s mind is built for social combat. I’m fortunate to have had a ...
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“You Must Hate Them All!” ActuallyR...

I have a confession: Unless someone has done something absolutely terrible or is consistent in their questionable behavior, I have a tendency to forge...
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