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Pretty Hurts: The Struggle With My Weight

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Where do I even begin? For those of you who follow my blog, this is nothing new. However, it strangely feels new to me. To be honest, I've ALWAYS struggled with my weight. I remember sharing this inner battle with a friend and her reaction being complete shock. She didn't have a clue. Actually, no ...

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CNN’s CHICAGOLAND (Full Episode 1)

Friday, March 7, 2014

photo credit: I didn't get a chance to watch CNN's Chicagoland when it first aired last night, but I'm currently watching it, and I must admit this is good stuff. Did you miss it as well? Here's the full first episode. Enjoy!

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Why We Need Another Civil Rights Movement

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sometimes I feel like I was born in the wrong generation. As a child I would often watch old clips of the Civil Rights Movement and desperately wish I could have participated. The focus and eloquence of Dr. King inspired me. The courage of the children challenged me, and the unity of Black people was ...

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Bride & Groom Does Harlem Shake at Altar: This is a MUST see!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Last year the world went crazy over what was being acknowledged as a "new" dance entitled the Harlem Shake, even though it was done YEARS ago. But that's not the reason of this post, I digress. BRAVO reality t.v. star Demetrias Lucas (A Belle in Brooklyn) from Blood, Sweat & Heels posted this video on ...

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Why All Black People Should Visit Africa

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

I was 23 years old when I took my first trip to Africa. If you ask me, my trip occurred a little too late. It should have happened as soon as I developed comprehension and understanding. It should have happened before the “African booty scratcher” jokes became funny to me, and before Africa became the ...

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Is It Necessary to Celebrate Black History Month?

Saturday, February 1, 2014

photo credit: blue “We don’t have a White history month, so why is there a Black history month?” Those exact words rolled off the tongue of my White co-worker, who was oblivious to the fact that he was embarking upon the biggest history lesson of his life. Although his comment was offensive and a bit ...

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Why Some Black Women Are Walking Out On Religion: My Response

Sunday, January 26, 2014

photo credit: Last week I came across a article on For Harriet entitled "Why Some Black Women Are Walking Out On Religion". Candace L.M. Gorham is the author of The Ebony Exodus Project: Why Some Black Women Are Walking Out On Religion-and Others Should Too. As a previous minister, Candace argues the following: Black women ...

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Richard Sherman, Thank you for violating the G-Code

Monday, January 20, 2014

Bryant Cross, Contributor I don’t know if this blog will ever come across the eyes of Richard Sherman, but if it does I just want to say - Thank you. Thank you Sherman for violating the G-Code (that’s a euphemism for “the gangsta-code”) yesterday in your post-game interview. Now the G-Code is a bit 80’s & 90’s in language, ...

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