What to Expect When Dating A Strong Black Woman

What to Expect When Dating A Strong Black Woman

by Shantell E. Jamison

Let’s get one thing clear. This article is not about the “strong Black woman” stereotype. It is hella negative, inaccurate and does not take... Read More

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Shoppe Black’s Entrepreneurs Commit to Business — And Each Other

by Glenn Jeffers

It started with a Facebook post. Curator and entrepreneur Shantrelle Lewis took to the social-media site to find sharp-dressed brothers for her exhibition, “The... Read More

The Most Important Relationship Advice I’ve Ever Received As A Young Black Boy

The Most Important Relationship Advice I’ve Ever Received As A Young Black Boy

by Lincoln Anthony Blades

To be an older millennial—one approaching his mid-thirties—is an interesting phenomenon because of how we’ve been able to see the world evolve, shift, and... Read More

#ShootYourShot: A Lesson from Woman’s Uber Driver Dalliance

#ShootYourShot: A Lesson from Woman’s Uber Driver Dalliance

by Shantell E. Jamison

So the Internet is blowing up about a story that Kelli Amirah, a 19-year-old college student,who was lovestruck after ordering up an Uber. Kelli,... Read More

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

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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