Trouble With The Swirl: My Boyfriend Was Ashamed Of Me Because I’m Black

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I learned that love isn’t blind the hard way. “I didn’t think you’d want to know.” This was how my boyfriend of three years told me that he was leaving me for a different girl. A white girl. As I watched him struggle with what to say, I remembered that I had seen them together around campus […]

Terry Crews Upsets Women with His View on Fatherhood

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When I first saw the headline and video of Terry Crews’ views on fatherhood floating around the internet, I braced myself to expect that he was going to say something ludicrous or unbearable. To my surprise what he said really wasn’t that bad. Here are the three main things Terry Crews said fathers give their […]

Can Cheating Make Your Relationship Stronger?

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I’ve always thought that people should find ways to make their relationships work even if it might strike others as odd or unnatural. In the end there are only two people in your relationship, you and your significant other. I’ve sat on panels and had private conversations with so many people who tell me what […]

What Are The Dangers of Office Romance?

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From time to time our readers do us the pleasure of sending in articles worth sharing. Not all of them make it to the site but this one was a goodie. Some people can find love and romance anywhere: in college, at social gatherings, standing in line at the store, and even at their work […]

Saturday Night Live The Beygency Short

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While Saturday Night Live’s Lupita slave skit might have rubbed people the wrong way, their Beygency short had everyone dying for a full film.

Is Affirmative Action On The Way Out?

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Yesterday, the US Supreme Court decided that Michigan could do away with considering race in college admissions. There are arguments to be had on either side and I think that as African Americans we need to be careful not to react without knowing all the facts. That said, what alarmed me the most was the […]

[Video] Young Black Men Choose Suits & Ties at Illinois High School To Defy Stereotypes

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  I was very impressed by this video and the following quote: “The negative stories told daily in the media and in our culture about our young African-American men tend to ignore their successes and don’t tell the full story about how young Black men are becoming leaders within our community schools,” said Centennial High counselor Tiffany […]

Hear What You Want: Richard Sherman Beats Commercial

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Beats by Dre ad capitalizes on the NFL’s most polarizing figure- Richard Sherman. The commercial consists of Richard Sherman being attacked in the locker room by a swarm of reporters and a slew of questions. Interrogating Sherman about trash-talking, violence in Compton, and being a “thug”. The beauty of the commercial is the parallel between […]

5 Odd Things the Internet Does When Famous People Die

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1. #Hashtagging. When writing out phrases like #RIPSoAndSo #GoneButNotForgotten and #YouWillBeMissed, doesn’t it feel a little icky? Are you trying to pay tribute or create/be part of a trending topic? I don’t mean to be a stickler guys, but it’s scary that we’re only a few steps from featuring hashtags in eulogies. When I die, […]

So Tragic: How I Got Catfished

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Even in my early years of childhood I was a skeptical kid. Santa? Not buying it, Dad. Tooth fairy? Suuure, Mom. How’s it going young man? Get lost, stranger, I watch America’s Most Wanted and I don’t trust any adults being cordial to a 10-year-old. This attitude has evolved over the years and I’ve always considered myself somewhat guarded and […]