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by Michael Arceneaux

Since he was such a huge part of my childhood, I felt instant sadness when I learned of Robin Williams’s death. But I couldn’t… Read More

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Chamique Holdsclaw Speaks on Her Depression

by Mame M. Kwayie

Years ago, a cowboy on a horse whipped a lasso in Chamique Holdsclaw’s direction, trying to capture… Read More

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It started with my childhood. Muddled with failed attempts to gain the affection of my aloof and alcoholic father, followed by his… Read More

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There’s a deep well of encouraging phrases most people turn to when trying to cheer up a friend or loved one: “You’ll… Read More

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Why Are Young Blacks Killing Themselves?

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In December 2012, after fatally shooting the mother of his three-month-old daughter, NFL Player Jovan Belcher took his last drive… Read More

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When Shawn Stockman and his wife, Sharhonda, first learned Micah, one of  their fraternal twin boys, was autistic at age 2, Shawn’s first… Read More

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The Emphathetic Manic Depressive

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After reading the news of For Brown Girls creator Karyn Washngton’s passing… Read More

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Is 'Strong Black Womanhood' Killing Our Sisters?

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She encouraged others to accept themselves, yet she may have expected too much of herself.  Though she was thoughtful and humble… Read More

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by Amy DuBois Barnett

By the time I graduated from college, I had lived in nine cities on three continents. The current count is a total of 12 cities. I’ve been married… Read More

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