Held Hostage by Love: Part 4: ‘My Mate is All I Know’

Many people stay in unhealthy romantic situations due to some form of “love.” But more often than not, they’re captives of  other emotions (fear, comfort or complacency, for example), not the one they claim to be their reason for remaining committed to a less-than-deserving partner. This four-part series explores the many ways one can be […]

Why “All My Babies’ Mamas (I’m Sorry)” Sets Blacks Back

Usually, I tend to stay away from entertainment because frankly I don’t give much of a damn about it. But upon hearing the news of rapper Shawty Lo’s new-found reality television series, I felt compelled to share my thoughts on the subject. Let me first start off by stating that I have a love/hate relationship with television. I […]

We’ve Lost Another One: The Black Woman’s Response to Interracial Dating

  Okay guys this topic isn’t new, but unfortunately like other things that we believe should have died with the great jheri curl still have staying power. The other day a friend on Facebook put up a status about black women being angry when they see a black man with a white woman. Of course […]