The Black Man Chronicles, Part 1: Living Up to The Stereotypes

We’re shiftless, lazy, irresponsible people. I’m certain that there are at least a hundred other adjectives and adnouns used to describe the black man. You can find us see us out in the street hustling drugs, t-shirts, or even bottled water. We’ve also achieved the incomparable feat of occupying the most space in national jail and prison systems. It is said that we’ve fathered numerous children out of wedlock and that we have no intention of being committed to a monogamous relationship. Surely, that is what most of you think; and I’m certain that you have mounds of evidence to support your belief.

Jesus Is My Homeboy, But I Hate His House

My affair with the Southern black church began at age four when I sang my first solo. “I Know the Lord Will Fix It” was the song’s name. I was so tiny that I had to stand in a chair just to be seen over the large pulpit in front of the choir area. The […]

Black and Introverted: 5 Tips To Attract Women – Quietly

Let’s face it. We’re a minority. No, I’m not just talking about being black. I’m talking about being introverted AND black. We aren’t allowed to exist as we rightfully should these days because black men are supposed to be outgoing. Hell, brothers are supposed to be flat-out crazy as far as the general population is […]

He Will or He Won’t: 5 Reasons Why He Didn’t Call

“This is my friend Kristin,” she said. My girls and I went out last month for our Secret Santa exchange. Yes, my friends are cool and we do gift exchanges! We had an awesome time and I got a great gift! After dinner, we decided to head up to the bar to “mingle” A.K.A. sit […]

Why Is Halle Berry Crazy, But Steve Harvey Is A Relationship Guru

A few months ago, famous actress, Halle Berry announced that she was ending her third marriage to Oliver Martinez. It didn’t take long for the bitter, misogynistic men brigade to chime in with how crazy Halle is, which is why she can’t keep a man. It didn’t take long for the women to offer some […]

The Telling Signs Of Male Depression

  In American culture, being a man means being strong and silent in the face of adversity. Unfortunately, such an unrealistic standard means that many American men are poorly equipped to cope with depression. Defined by the American Psychiatric Association, depression is “a common and serious medical condition that negatively affects how you feel, the […]

10 Ways to Celebrate No Shave November aka Movember!

  It’s that time of the year again, when men tap into their more masculine side by obtaining as much hair on their face as possible — for a good cause of course. In October there is a celebration of boob health, but in November (also known as No Shave November or Movember) there is […]

Tough Love: A Black Woman’s Open Letter To Hip-Hop

This past Monday Vh1 aired a special called “Out in Hip-Hop” which basically was an open forum on what it means to be gay in today’s Hip-Hop culture. During this special DMC of Run DMC stated, “In Hip-Hop we disrespect the hell out of our women, so what do you think they’ll do to a […]

7 Deceptive ‘Health’ Foods That Are Making You Fat

All of us have realized that we must try and live healthy. We have made the necessary changes in our dietary patterns to lead a healthier life. We switched over to health foods and cereals, energy bars, diet sodas, and frozen low-calorie foods. However, how many of us know if the health food we eat […]

Confession of a “Church Girl”: Stereotype or Struggle

“So you’re a church girl,” he said. I laughed to myself. Here we go. “No, I’m Christian who happens to be a woman,” I said. I’m a preacher’s daughter and grew up in church all of my life. Now I’m fully aware of the stereotype and misconceptions that come with being the “church girl”. Let […]