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Dear Mo’Nique: Life Will Have Disappointments

I wasn’t going to say anything but…..I can’t help but notice the amount of press comedienne Mo’Nique is getting after announcing that she was once up for the role of Cookie on Fox’s mega-hit television series “Empire”. While out promoting her new movie, “Blackbird” she seems to be telling anyone who dares to ask a…

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7 Traits of a Highly Scorned Woman

Rough day? Rough week? Rough month? Rough year? Rough life! Day in and day out you feel like a soldier in the army fighting a battle, putting out fires, and doing your best to save the world. It seems like you’re doing what you’ve got to do but in essence it’s eating away at the…

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Me Want One Wednesday: GemPhones

GemPhones is the place where fashion meets earphones and we think it’s Faaaaabulous dahling (darling). It used to be that the most exciting thing about your earphones was the color or the size…well no more! Now, you can rock pearls while you rock out or gems while you jam! These fashion forward earphones are made…

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The White Man’s Ice

I recently started working for an African America publication and one of the first leads I received for a story was about African Americans who were picked to head historically white organizations. I immediately asked myself, is this newsworthy because black men were picked to hold positions traditionally held by white men or is this…

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It’s All About Trust

I’ve been having a lot of trust issues with men lately. As I reflect on what I’ve been going through, I realize that I may have put my trust in the wrong place. I didn’t ask God to step in and reveal to me what I needed to know until after I realized that something…

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The View From Mars: What Men Think About V Day

After we stuff all the turkeys, wrap all the gifts and scream “Happy New Year,” there is one more holiday we usually celebrate before the season of spring. It’s Valentine’s Day. Once a schoolboy’s playground for sending out romantic gestures—such as “pick me” or “kiss me” in the form of colorful heart-shaped candy—has now become…