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The Greatest Black Love Story Ever Told

by LaSha

“Michelle LaVaughn Robison, girl of the South Side…” so began President Obama’s tearful address to his wife during Tuesday night’s farewell address. As the... Read More

The Myth of the Homewrecker

The Myth of the Homewrecker

by Shantell E. Jamison

Confession: I don’t do too well with excuses, especially when I’ve decided to build a life with you. Reasons, I’ll take sometimes, but excuses? Not so... Read More

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Why Trying to be the Woman You Think We Want is NOT Sexy

by Lincoln Anthony Blades

Have you ever met “Ms. Choose Me?” Chances are, you have. Ms. Choose Me is the woman who constantly goes out of her way... Read More

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Chris Brown Just Reminded Us That Some Men Think They Own Women

by Shantell E. Jamison

Twenty-sixteen was a rough year, and you would think that everyone would be up for leaving it and all of the BS behind. But unfortunately, a... Read More

10 Love Habits to Throw Away in 2017

10 Love Habits to Throw Away in 2017

by Lincoln Anthony Blades

At the end of every year, the new common refrain we all collectively find ourselves inundated with is “New year, new me.” While that... Read More

Sign Language: Love the Capricorn Way

Sign Language: Love the Capricorn Way

by Shantell E. Jamison

“The greatest ability is dependability.” – Bob Jones Capricorn season ( December 22-January 19) is upon us, and if someone born under this sign... Read More

Why Men Don’t Know How to Heal After A Breakup

Why Men Don’t Know How to Heal After A Breakup

by Lincoln Anthony Blades

Last week, I was listening to Bill Burr’s “Monday Morning Podcast”— one of my favorite podcasts out—and he was recalling the heartbreaking story of... Read More

7 Tips for Rob & Blac Chyna — and Why They Shouldn’t Break Up

7 Tips for Rob & Blac Chyna — and Why They Shouldn’t Break Up

by S. Tia Brown, LMSW

Giving up is easy. And that’s exactly what a lot of folks will suggest for pop culture’s favorite odd couple, Blac Chyna (born Angela... Read More

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