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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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Fighting Fairly: 7 Steps to Save Your Relationship

Fighting Fairly: 7 Steps to Save Your Relationship

I recently heard someone say, “Get the lesson. Then the cost of your mistake is just tuition.” That’s a great way to look at life because undoubtedly, you will make mistakes, but if you learn the lesson and change your…







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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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My Favorite Big Boi Verses

My Favorite Big Boi Verses

Today, Big Boi released his second solo album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, and the critics thus far have loved it. You can read the Rolling Stones review here. While I still lust for another Outkast album, I’m excited to…







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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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Angela Davis Meets Storify

Angela Davis Meets Storify

I love social media. Everyday a new site with a new superpower emerges and I become intrigued all over again. My newest baby is Storify. It allows you to capture posts from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Flickr and Google Images…







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Single Ladies, Dating & Relationships: Kia Speaks in Ebony Magazine

Single Ladies, Dating & Relationships: Kia Speaks in Ebony Magazine

Guess who’s gracing the pages of Ebony Magazine. Yep, moi! You can find little ol’ me, along with five other gorgeous and intelligent ladies, on page 136 of the October issue of Ebony. Gabrielle Union is on the cover. What are we…







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Wanna Blog?

Wanna Blog?

In it’s June edition, Spelman College’s online publication, Inside Spelman, featured nine alumnae bloggers who were “blogging with purpose.” I was honored to me one of the chosen ones. On June 13, the nine of us joined Inside Spelman editor Joyce…







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