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GQ Lists Colin Kaepernick As 2017’s “Citizen Of The Year”

blogged by @baetoven_ GQ has named former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick its 2017 Citizen of the Year. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Kaepernick, whose protests of racism and police brutality caused national outrage, remains unemployed after opting out of his contract with the 49ers earlier this year. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Colin also …

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Say “No” And You’ll See A Person’s Real Character

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⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You can say “yes” a thousand times, but the moment you say “no” everything you ever did is out the door. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Many times people are in our lives because of what we do for them. It has nothing to do with a mutual friendship. For example, I’ve been …

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If Your Friend Talks About Your Other Friends, Best Believe She’s Talking About You As Well

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m going to keep dropping these jewels my mother gave me. Listen, “If A dog will bring a bone, he’ll carry one.” It sounds like gibberish, but it’s the truth. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you have a homegirl running around telling all of her other homegirl’s business, best believe your business …

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Believe People The First Time They Show You Who They Are

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There is a quote that says “excuses are tools of incompetence that build monuments of nothingness.” So it’s safe to say these “aint sh*t” people came from poor excuses. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I don’t know if it’s naivety, stupidity or willful ignorance; maybe it’s good sex, but we can see people …

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Top Ten Black Movies Everyone Should See

It’s true.. there’s nothing better than black Hollywood especially in the form of film. From iconic movies like “A Raisin in the Sun” to more modern day classics like “Friday,” black films have been making us laugh and cry for years. In case you haven’t seen any of the movies …

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The Acceptant Nature of Blacks

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As long as blacks can get an apology or leave it in God’s hands, then whatever tribulation comes our way will be minimized. We have that acceptant and forgiving nature.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I watched my mother be denied care and literally bleed to death before my eyes. Her soul bled out before …

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Breast Cancer Awareness Tips

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. While breast cancer awareness is something that should be discussed all year round, this month we should especially take time to educate ourselves on the second most common kind of cancer found in women.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Did you know that about 1 in 8 women …

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Why Fearing Failure Will Hinder You

“Fear does not prevent death, it prevents life.” I live by that quote written by Naguib Mahfouz, faithfully. I think about the moments where I could have succeeded, could have given it a shot, could have made a call, could have sent an email, or could have went to an …

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