Love & Hip Hop Reminds Us Why Being the Side Chick Backfires

Love & Hip Hop Reminds Us Why Being the Side Chick Backfires

by S. Tia Brown

Like many reality show lovers, I’m glued to the television screen most Monday nights at 8 p.m. to catch Love & Hip Hop. The... Read More

In Love, There’s No Such Thing As A Beautiful Struggle

In Love, There’s No Such Thing As A Beautiful Struggle

by Lincoln Anthony Blades

Some people like to criticize what Disney did to the relationship mentalities of an entire generation. The thinking is, learning the phrase “…and they... Read More

Why Men Don’t Give A Damn About Cultivating New Relationships

Why Men Don’t Give A Damn About Cultivating New Relationships

by Lincoln Anthony Blades

Whenever I see relationship discussions pop up online, far too often ashy comments directed at women surface.  It’s that “your expectations are too high”... Read More

Sign Language: Snagging A Sexy Sagittarius

Sign Language: Snagging A Sexy Sagittarius

by Shantell E. Jamison

“When I discover who I am, I’ll be free!” – Ralph Ellison Confession: I am a Sagittarius (wink and smile). Sagittarius season (November 23-December... Read More

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Lawrence, ‘Insecure’ and the Myth of the Good Guy

by Kyra Kyles

Who invented the “good guy”?  Is it the same respectability politics trickster who invented the “good girl”? Oddly, I don’t think so. Because the... Read More

friendship

Ladies: Your Dude Doesn’t Hate Your Ex-Men, He Hates Your X-Men

by Lincoln Anthony Blades

Whenever I find myself in a debate with women about whether or not men and women can truly be just friends, 98.7% of the time... Read More

Cheating

Life After Infidelity: 5 Reasons to Stay

by Shantell E. Jamison

Earlier this year, I wrote an article that outlined steps to forgiving your mate after cheating. What was missing from my piece was the... Read More

How the Election Revealed the Black Politics of Being Anti-Interracial Dating

How the Election Revealed the Black Politics of Being Anti-Interracial Dating

by Lincoln Anthony Blades

Think back to 1999 when FUBU, goose down jackets, toques with brims and ICQ were all in style. That was also the year that... Read More

How Hypermasculinity Hurts Black Men’s Sex Lives

How Hypermasculinity Hurts Black Men’s Sex Lives

by Lincoln Anthony Blades

Not too long ago, I logged into Twitter and saw a tweet that had Black Twitter buzzing, a practice commonly associated with certain oft-repeated... Read More

Sign Language: #ScorpioSeason, How to Lock One Down

Sign Language: #ScorpioSeason, How to Lock One Down

by Shantell E. Jamison

“Seduction isn’t making someone do what they don’t want to do; seduction is enticing someone into doing what they secretly want to do already.”... Read More