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The Value Of The Black Dollar

Secure the bag has become a popular phrase in Black culture, but aside from getting money, do you know the true value of the dollars we amass as a community? While it’s no secret that African Americans are seemingly a minority in the total US population, consumers of color spend …

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Are You Really Happy Or Just Faking It?

I want to ask you something, on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the highest score, how well would you rate the current level of satisfaction you feel with your life? I know it seems like a weird question, but it shouldn’t be. Have you ever even thought about …

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The Social Media Effect

Are you old enough to remember life before social media? The days of long telephone cords and cordless phones. When you knew everyone’s number by heart and call waiting was the best thing in the world? When you actually went outside to enjoy life versus wasting hours scrolling to see …

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Listen To Your Elders

In this day an age, if you are lucky enough to still have your granny and/or granddaddy around consider yourself blessed. There is nothing like the love, lessons, and traditions gained from the wisdom shared by our elders. Over the years, things have changed a bit, and some grandparents are …

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Stop Making A Big Deal Over The Little Things

In the spirit of wanting to live our best lives, we have to understand that there’s power in the words we speak, think and type online. You see examples of it every day in the comments section of social media. I guess some people didn’t learn the golden rule, “if …

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How To Stay Away From Married Men

A committed and married man in and of itself should be the ultimate no-go zone for single women, but that’s just not always the case. There’s a certain allure to forbidden love that can be very appealing and while both parties share responsibility for their actions, there are some things …

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Should You Stay For The Kids?

According to fairy tales, first comes love, then comes marriage, insert a couple of kids and boom; happily ever after. In the real world, what starts off as a beautiful journey between two people can quickly turn into an unexpected adventure or even a nightmare. The wide-eyed optimism and enthusiasm …

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No Ordinary Love: Why Are We Against Polygamy?

By definition, Polygamy is the practice of having more than one wife or husband at a time. Now, it’s not a popular practice in western culture by any means based on certain religious beliefs, societal norms, and personal preferences. If you even mention Polygamy in a sentence most people will …

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What About Your Friends Sis?

“I feel so sorry for women who don’t have “female friends”. When I first saw this tweet by Issa Rae, it really spoke to my spirit and I couldn’t help but wonder, why do so many women have such animosity towards each other? Now, before you hop on the “because bi$!& …

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