At the end of the year, my fifth-grade teacher wrote, “Latoya can be an excellent student with encouragement. Tends to be easily led.” This was most certainly an assessment made through the lens of a teacher who lacked cultural competency. While the term has become a buzzword in education in…

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Love and Hip Hop’s Yandy Smith and Mendeecees Harris renewed their vows in Dubai but not before the legitimacy of their first wedding was called into question once again. Yandy has admittedly let us all know that she was unwilling to sign a marriage certificate that would legally bind her…

Being in a pandemic for over a year has undoubtedly changed relationships. Some have grown to appreciate family and friends after experiencing so much loss, grief, and solitude. With mental health issues at an all-time high, some have also come to feel uncared for because their friends don’t check in…

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How MAFS Poured Salt on the Open Wounds of Black Women

I’m an avid watcher of Married at First Sight and pre-shows. I plan my workouts, meals around Wednesday night’s episodes. Everything has to be done by 8 p.m. so I can have my glass of wine and text my…

4 Reasons Why You May Need a Life Coach, Sis.

The consensus is that 2020 was one of the worst years ever for us, and by us, I mean Black people in America. We were forced to sit and stew in our anger and grief over Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor…

Black Women Unchained

One of the most challenging aspects of being free is the response you receive from others. In fact, other people’s judgment and condemnation are often why so many people put off “unchaining” themselves. The hesitancy is warranted because racism, patriarchy, and tradition will make you feel compelled…

Three More Harmful Habits Black Women Are Ditching

#BlackGirlsRock. #BlackGirl Magic, #StrongBlackWoman…phrases and hashtags that have been motivating and affirming for many of us. They can also be detrimental, distorting how the world perceives us and dictating how we perceive ourselves. Actor and activist Jesse Williams said, “Just because we’re…

Three Harmful Habits Black Women Are Ditching

Black women are winning in education. We are writing and telling our stories. We are CEOs and Madame Vice Presidents, we are flipping states in elections. We are building our own table instead of waiting for a seat. Black women are also dying…

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