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Loving and Raising African American Children

BLACK BABIES ARE BEAUTIFUL Breast is Best Black mothers are the least likely group to breast-feed, the decision to nurse might raise eyebrows among friends and family and support may need to be sought elsewhere. Many local hospitals are part of the international Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, designed to support a mother’s breastfeeding decision. Tell your obstetrician you want to ... Read More »

Homosexuality And The Black Community

Michael Sam

Is Gay REALLY the New Black? Do African-Americans have a special responsibility to fight for LGBT equality? Some time ago, it was suggested by one of our contributors to include pieces on the LGBT community.  As recent events continue to unfold about gay rights and with the announcement by University of Missouri All-American defensive lineman Michael Sam that he is  ... Read More »

The High Cost of Being Average

Satchel Paige

No One Remembers Joe Average Do you realize that no one ever remembers the “average.” Who are these nameless, faceless people who blend into the backdrop of our lives and make no impact on our psyche? Think about any event in your life where you engaged in social discourse, shopping, eating out, at the theater, getting your car serviced, that ... Read More »

African American Love Marriage Divorce

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My Advice To Married Couples After Divorcing My Wife Of 16 Years by Gerald Rogers Obviously, I’m not a relationship expert. But there’s something about my divorce being finalized this week that gives me perspective of things I wish I would have done different… After losing a woman that I loved, and a marriage of almost 16 years, here’s the advice ... Read More »

How Emotionally Intelligent Are You? Here’s How To Tell

Molecular Thoughts

Test Your Emotional Quotient Plato said that all learning has some emotional basis, and he may be right. The way we interact with and regulate our emotions has repercussions in nearly every aspect of our lives. To put it in colloquial terms, emotional intelligence (EQ) is like “street smarts,” as opposed to “book smarts,” and it’s what accounts for a ... Read More »

Dating A Cougar 101

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The Joy Of Dating An Older Woman According to, older women who date younger men, affectionately known as “cougars” in most social circles, are awesome. There are a number of reasons not limited to the fact that many studies have shown they actually have higher sex drives than their younger counterparts. You don’t believe me? Here’s a quote from a TIME ... Read More »

African American Blended Families

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Black Families and Healthy Parenting Blended Families What is a blended family? In a blended family, or step-family, one or both partners have been married before. One or both has lost a spouse through divorce or death, and may have children from the previous marriages. They fall in love and decide to remarry, and in turn, form a new, blended ... Read More »

Black Male Female Relationships


Independent Black Women   We’ve all heard of her; she’s been crooned, immortalized and hyped since the beginning of the 1990’s as the strong, self-sufficient black woman. She’s appeared in film, literature and theater as the saving grace of the black family and the antidote to black male patriarchy. In the process, she’s become the star of African American post-modern ... Read More »

Men Women Should Never Date

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Women, Never Date These Kinds of Men Many of us are challenged with superficial dating habits. Most often we choose a mate based on physical appearance, what that bank account looks like or maybe even some special talent our potential partner may have. If this is how you are choosing a potential mate, chances are your relationships are full of ... Read More »

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