Sex, Kids, Relationships

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Sex is a natural part of human life.  We don’t have to deny it and we shouldn’t feel ashamed to talk about it.  As women, we’ve been so conditioned to think a certain way and act a certain way to Read more

Straight Talk: Kecia J. Shares What Life is Like 10 Years After a Positive AIDS Diagnosis

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  As we close out National AIDS awareness month, we would like to share the story of Dying to be a D.I.V.A. author, Kecia J. This author, HIV/AIDS Educator, and  International Speaker & Truth Strategist, was one of the faces Read more

Conversations With My 18-Year-Old Self

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  I often see posts on social media asking, what advice would you give your teenage self? My advice is always, love the boy. I don’t live a life of regret; many things I have experienced have been lessons. I Read more

The Black Woman Is Broken

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Everywhere I look in society there is something new telling me, what is wrong with me. Clearly, I am broken and in need of being fixed. Essays on my attitude, my hair, my love life and more. Everyone can tell Read more

Author Spotlight: Kristal Gayle House

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Kristal Gayle House is an extraordinary talent who has begun to impact the literary world in a magnificent manner. Kristal uses her purposeful gift of transforming pages with words as a way to not only captivate each reader, but to Read more

The Illiusion of STRENGTH

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One of the biggest issues many of us face in our relationships as African Americans is the stigma of always needing to be strong. Most really have no idea what true strength involves. We sometimes throw being strong into our self-description; along with titles Read more

Love and Social Media

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There are so many opinions when it comes to sharing our romantic relationships on social media.  Is there a such thing as too much?  In my opinion, of course there is.  Many of us love to celebrate those that we Read more

Intimacy

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When you hear the word intimacy, what comes to mind? Most people equate intimacy to sex or some physical act between two lovers. However, true intimacy has very little to do with sex. In order to build strong foundations in Read more

Author Spotlight: Ty A. Patterson

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Ty A. Patterson is a writer, motivational speaker, entertainer and entrepreneur. Her first book entitled “Southern Jewel: The Elements Within” was released in 2014. She is the owner of the home décor shop Phenomenal Gifts and creator of Pretty Personality Ministries, which Read more

Author Spotlight: Anika Martin

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    Our author spotlight  today, Anika Ennett (Martin), was born in Philadelphia, PA, and grew up in the Mt. Airy and Germantown sections of the city. Anika has had the opportunity to travel a little, living in Norfolk, VA Read more

Marriage, I Didn’t Sign Up for That!

Marriage is not only a union; marriage falls under several sub-categories.  Marriage consists of the following: Ministry Business deal Commitment Journey Hurt Loss Victory Hard work Marriage is not to be entered into lightly nor should it be discarded like Read more

Love’s Identity Theft

Loving you doesn’t mean that I have to lose my identity!  How many times have you found yourself in a relationship and the “honeymoon” stage had everything looking so wonderful as cupid’s arrows shot into your heart? However, as time Read more

Love Refund

There are some relationships that I’ve been in where I want a full refund from the love that I gave!  Yes, a full refund please.  As women, we tend to give our everything in the relationship arena and because we Read more

The Single Life, This is Not a Game!

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So you’re living the single life, huh?  Well let me add my two cents on why your single life is the best time of your life! Being single is more than a title or a label people put on you; Read more

Materialism: Are We Cool With Trading Good People For Things?

Today we live in an extremely materialistic society. Every time we turn on the television, radio, or even when we are out and about, we are reminded of what we don’t have and how less of a person we are Read more

Celibacy! Can You Wait?

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So 2017 is fast approaching, and one of your top resolutions is shutting down the cookie and to wait for Mr. Right or at least for him to put a ring on it. While the idea seems easy enough, the Read more

Three Reasons You Should Love Being Single During the Holidays

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It’s that time of year again. The temperature’s falling, snow’s on the ground, and the question is the same whether you’re at work, the beauty salon, the supermarket or the liquor store: What are your plans for the holidays? For Read more

Fall in Love With Reality Not Potential

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One of the biggest mistakes people of color make pertaining to dating and relationships is our tendency to date a person’s potential over the reality of who they are. Disappointment is the result or the effect of not believing a person’s actions the Read more

#FancysThoughts: A Mess or a Masterpiece?

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The other day I noticed a post by relationship expert Chey B. asking if it was true that “The more “mature” a woman gets (the older she gets) the lower her sex drive.” I tweeted back that I thought it Read more