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Rules For Bringing Your Significant Other Home For The Holidays

It’s the holiday season, and nothing says “I love you” quite like an invite to meet your significant other’s family. For many, meeting the family marks a pivotal moment in the relationship where you know it’s real and that you’re more than just someone’s “little friend.”  Despite the excitement to …

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Who Can Say The “N” Word?

Have you seen the 2011 clip from the HBO special ”Talking Funny,” of Chris Rock sitting with Jerry Seinfeld, Ricky Gervais and Louis CK discussing the infamous “N” word? It seems like every year there’s a need to address this topic and while it’s been answered numerous times already, let’s …

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Last Minute Christmas Gifts

We are down to the last couple of shopping days before Christmas. Hopefully, you’re just about done, but if you haven’t even started yet, then you might want to have an idea of what to get before heading out into the crowds.  If shopping for small children, you can never …

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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?

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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

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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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