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On Vetting: How Men Run Game By Holding Your Past ...

He says he doesn’t want any secrets between you. He says your past doesn’t matter…but he still just wants to know. Everything. The a...
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TBT: Good Times……….Art, Music, W...

by Tracy Renee Jones There wasn’t much in terms of television that caught my attention as a child. I wasn’t allowed to sit in front of the...
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TBT: Brown Girls Rocking Beads on Braids

I’m sorry, White folks land wants to claim each and every awesome thing about Blackness and turn it into a consumable item attributed to THEIR b...
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TBT: Lady Sings the Blues

In 1972 Diana Ross took on the role of the magnificent and tragic life of Billie Holiday. As she she withers in a strait jacket in a prison cell, wait...
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TBT: It’s……………...

I don’t know where you were raised or who taught you how to dance. All is know is that the only place to be on any given Saturday morning was in...
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TBT: Más, Mucho Más Menudo…..

I heard about the fan fare involving Michael Jackson and dem during the early 80’s but I just wasn’t into him like that. The bad boy image...
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TBT: The Beautifulness of Duran Duran Then and Now

Children!! I’ve got a confession to make. When I was but a wee babe, there was no such thing as (c)rap music!! There wasn’t much R&B (...
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TBT: The Dukes of Hazzard

Growing up in the 80’s was quite an experience. Television shows revolved around likeable charecters that weren’t too bad on the eyes. It ...
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NYC Flagship Loving Day Event on June 14! Primo Op...

If you East Coast people haven’t get gone to the Loving Day flagship event in New York city, you absolutely do not know what you’re missin...
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Big Mistake: When Slavery Makes Your Romanticize &...

I recently had a radio interview with a well-know African American host. While I was invited to talk about swirling, it seems that it’s almost i...
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And People Wonder Why We Rail So Much About Colori...

You know what I’m thinking…   But folks steadily claiming we’ve overblown colorism in the black community…...
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“I Love You. So Before You Tell Me Why I Sho...

That I think about slavery every day. And have for as long as I can remember. Every time I look into my eyes, big and brown like Harriet’s and Sojou...
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Vintage Black Glamour Is Coming to a Coffee Table ...

Beauty. Class. Style. Grace. Talent. Nichelle Gainer, writer and proprietor of the tumblr site Vintage Black Glamour, is set to publish a coffee table...
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How Much, If Anything, Do the Beneficiaries of Pro...

Turns out Benedict Cumberbatch’s fine arse is the descendant of plantation owners who got super from owning sugar-cane producing plantation in t...
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