Three Things I Hated (and Loved) About the 56th Grammy Awards

Three Things I Hated (and Loved) About the 56th Grammy Awards

I usually don’t do this. I’m usually able to find the good in anything and highlight it, but last night I was really irritable while watching the 56th Grammy Awards. And honestly, you all’s tweets didn’t make it any better.…







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Hairography: The Joe and Tahiry Story

Hairography: The Joe and Tahiry Story

Season 1, episode 11 of Glee was entitled “Hairography.” Rapper Eve plays Grace Hitchens, the glee club director at Jane Adams Academy, an all-girl schools for troubled youth. Hitchens choir is competing against McKinley High in an upcoming showcase. Like…







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Being Mary Jane: The Soundtrack

Being Mary Jane: The Soundtrack

Every influential television show becomes known for something other than its plot and characters. The Cosby Show was known for its portrayal of middle class, Black culture. Scandal is recognized for its fashion. And last night, Being Mary Jane stood…







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Confessions: The Story of Girl Melanie

Confessions: The Story of Girl Melanie

As a kid, I was one of the few girls who didn’t jump on the Usher bandwagon. And then Confessions happened. While the entire album was amazing, and arguably Usher’s best ever, the title track is what stood out to…







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Creator Mara Brock Akil Provides Insight on ‘Being Mary Jane’

Creator Mara Brock Akil Provides Insight on ‘Being Mary Jane’

I fell in love with Mary Jane as she lay in bed with a man after sex and prayed, “Please, God, if he’s mine, give me a sign.” I loved her because she was real. I loved her because she…







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Perfected by Balance: Spelman’s Twin Valedictorians, Kristie and Kirstie Bronner, Share the Role of Faith in Their 4.0 GPAs

Perfected by Balance: Spelman’s Twin Valedictorians, Kristie and Kirstie Bronner, Share the Role of Faith in Their 4.0 GPAs

“I definitely do not feel like I came to school perfect,” said Kirstie Bronner. “I always felt like a 4.0 student was a genius, and I didn’t think that I was a genius. I still don’t think I’m a genius.…







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Beyonce Taught Me: Three Relationship Lessons You Must Learn from Beyonce & Jay-Z

Beyonce Taught Me: Three Relationship Lessons You Must Learn from Beyonce & Jay-Z

In case you didn’t know, I have hood tendencies, so you shouldn’t be surprised by the fact that “Upgrade U” is by far my favorite Beyoncé video. The imagery used creates a picture of the Beyoncé I love. Not the poised,…







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Taxes and Jesus: About Rendering Unto Ceasar…

Taxes and Jesus: About Rendering Unto Ceasar…

From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and from the one to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be demanded. (Luke 12:48) Since college, Luke 12:48 has been one of the founding principles…







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Marriage Mondays: About Pre-Nups…

Marriage Mondays: About Pre-Nups…

On Friday, the Twitter streets were all abuzz over the fact that Kandi was asking Todd to sign a pre-nuptial agreement. In her Bravo blog dated January 24, Kandi does a great job of explaining her logic behind requesting a…







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The Death of Monogamy

The Death of Monogamy

You probably already know I’m a fan of monogamy and happily ever after, but not everyone is. In an environment where over 50% of marriages result in divorce, many find themselves questioning whether monogamy is a viable relationship option. The…







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Kenya, Baby, You’re Dehydrated: 3 Lessons to Learn from Miss Moore

Kenya, Baby, You’re Dehydrated: 3 Lessons to Learn from Miss Moore

Last night’s episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta was painful to watch as Kenya Moore basically begged Walter to marry her on national television. This baby took thirst to an entirely new level. Seriously, she needed an IV drip…







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Kia Speaks Featured in TV One’s Online College Guide

Kia Speaks Featured in TV One’s Online College Guide

One of the things that bothered me most as a high school educator was the massive number of students who weren’t prepared for college. And I don’t mean just academically. Many students, even high academic achievers, are completely ignorant of…







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RNC 2012: Road to Jeb Bush 2016

RNC 2012: Road to Jeb Bush 2016

It’s an undeniable fact that Jon Stewart is my favorite political commentator. His commentary is honest, funny and usually a form of what I’m thinking. I hope you enjoy his coverage of last week’s RNC.   Todd Akin’s Media Problem…







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