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WHY SISTERHOOD IS SO IMPORTANT

I believe friendship is one of the single most important parts of life. Your friends often become closer to you than your family. As I always tell some of my friends, blood couldn't make us closer. This is especially true in my situation, as I grew up an only child. I'm even in a sorority, where sisterhood is a way of life. … [Read more...]

DOUBLE STANDARD

In a recent interview on Hot 97's Angie Martinez show, rapper Eve discussed her relationship with race car driver Maximillion Cooper, a white man. I brought this up to my co-workers the next day and an overwhelming consensus among the ladies was that Eve deserved to be happy. If a white man makes her happier than a black … [Read more...]

THIS WEEK IN BLACK HISTORY – MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. (VIDEO)

On January 15, 1929, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born. He grew to become the face of the Civil Rights Movement. He is known for his non-violent approach to gaining equality for African Americans in the U.S. Dr. King led the 1955 Montgomery, AL bus boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership … [Read more...]

MARIJUANA VENDING MACHINES?

As I was doing my daily news reading, I ran across an article on NBCNews.com that really made me shake my head. A California company is looking to develop and market a vending machine for recreational marijuana users. There are currently vending machines for medical marijuana users that require a fingerprint to access your … [Read more...]

NEWS FLASH: NYC TEEN SLAIN OVER COAT

On Friday, January 4, 2013, Raphael Ward, 16, was killed in New York City. The New York Post reported that Ward was killed by a gang over his expensive Marmot winter parka. Marmot coats retail for as much as $600. Ward, who hours earlier posted a status on Facebook that said “I’m dead”, was shot once in the chest on … [Read more...]

A DIFFERENT VIEW OF BLACK WOMEN

I recently had a chance to scratch something (actually a few things) off my bucket list. I took a magnificent vacation on the Carnival Freedom cruise ship where I was able to visit the Cayman Islands and Jamaica. It was also my first time out of the country. I have been to Canada but I’m from Detroit, so it really doesn't … [Read more...]

DEBT FREE IN 2013: PART 2

Happy Holidays everyone! Your homework was to pull your credit report, track your spending, and track your income. I checked my credit and I didn’t have any errors so I’m good to go. I also gathered my last 4 pay stubs to get my average income for the month. While tracking, I noticed that I spend most of my money in what … [Read more...]

LOOK BUT DON’T TOUCH

A friend of mine recently told me about a male friend of hers who just began to touch her hair one day, saying that it looked really nice.  During this encounter, he said he’d done this to another black woman and the result was him getting slapped.  Now that reaction is very extreme, but I know a lot of black women who … [Read more...]