Why I Refuse to Date Someone Who Isn’t Unapologetically Black

Why I Refuse to Date Someone Who Isn’t Unapologetically Black

by Lincoln Anthony Blades

As social awareness of all the various iterations of systemic discrimination garner more mainstream attention, how Black people talk about race, prejudice and survival... Read More

Is it Really Possible to ‘Divorce-Proof’ Your Marriage?

Is it Really Possible to ‘Divorce-Proof’ Your Marriage?

by Shantell E. Jamison

This Chicago-area couple is on a mission to save marriage from divorce in ten steps Read More

#RelationshipGoals: Love Requires Effort

#RelationshipGoals: Love Requires Effort

by Lincoln Anthony Blades

Being in a relationship is incredibly difficult because no matter how many books and articles so-called “relationship experts” write, there is no definitive guide... Read More

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Why You Shouldn’t Allow Gender Roles to Define Your Relationship

by Shantell E. Jamison

I am firmly aware of some folks’ positions when it comes to gender roles in relationships — especially African-Americans I know. In a so-called traditional heterosexual union,... Read More

Ladies, You Can’t Keep Your Man from Cheating

Ladies, You Can’t Keep Your Man from Cheating

by Lincoln Anthony Blades

Last week, I received a call from one of my friends who was clearly distraught after discovering that another one of her close friends had recently gotten engaged.... Read More

Reflecting on the Advice of a Mother, 15 Years After 9/11

Reflecting on the Advice of a Mother, 15 Years After 9/11

by Paula Edgar

On September 10, 2001, the last words my mother said to me before she died were, “If you don’t love him, don’t marry him.”... Read More

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#Trending: Wiz Khalifa Shuts Down Amber Rose’s ‘Booty Call’

by #teamEBONY

Uh oh, Amber Rose. Wiz Khalifa let us all know that he is not a “booty call!” Two was not better than one for... Read More

How the Term ‘Wife Material’ Hurts Black Love

How the Term ‘Wife Material’ Hurts Black Love

by Lincoln Anthony Blades

In the summer of 2000, I vividly remember sitting in a park with about 15 of my boys, just chilling and collectively catching our breath... Read More

Love During the Mercury Retrograde

Love During the Mercury Retrograde

by Shantell E. Jamison

Whether you believe in astrology or not, there’s no debating there are times when things are just…off. No matter how effectively you execute your communication... Read More

Staying Power: 4 Ways to Last in the Bedroom

Staying Power: 4 Ways to Last in the Bedroom

by Glamazon Tyomi

The idea of the Black man being a supreme lover with uncanny stamina and a mandingo-sized member to match doesn’t always translate into real... Read More