I Want a Supportive Relationship That Encourages Growth, I Don't Want To Be Your Damn Trophy

So when thinking in terms of "being in a relationship", the person I end up with needs to be able to, in some way, alleviate some of that pressure of always having to be "on". What else you got? Because I can "take care" of myself.

I Want a Supportive Relationship That Encourages Growth, I Don't Want To Be Your Damn Trophy

I'm Not Turning On My TV For A Reboot of An Old Show

While everyone seems to be excited to follow-up on their favorite characters from the original show I happen to be in the small percentage of people who are completely against the reboot and remake of the old older shows that I consider to be memories of my childhood.

I'm Not Turning On My TV For A Reboot of An Old Show

I Kind of Feel Like Dating Is For Teenagers, Adults Just Hang Out And Get On Each Other's Nerve

Growing up the pinnacle of every girls teenage years was when she was allowed to start dating. Nothing was more exciting and finally being asked on a date and you're allowed to go.

I Kind of Feel Like Dating Is For Teenagers, Adults Just Hang Out And Get On Each Other's Nerve

The 8 Types of Men I Have Learned to Avoid When Dating

Whether it was through a casual encounter, multiple party conversation or by design. Having had my fair share of dating “Hell No” scenarios I have a long list of “Not on my last leg” types that, if offered the opportunity, I would drown myself in chloride before going down that route again.

The 8 Types of Men I Have Learned to Avoid When Dating

Motherhood Helped Me Understand My Temper and Deal With Unresolved Misdirected Anger

In dealing with my own daughter I have learned that delivery matters. I think what has helped me the most as a mother is having to come up with healthy ways to teach my daughter how to deal with her anger and how to control her temper.

Motherhood Helped Me Understand My Temper and Deal With Unresolved Misdirected Anger

Every Woman Should Push To Achieve Self-Reliance, Secure Your OWN Bag and Screw His

I remember this day like it was yesterday. I was living in Fayetteville (Fort Bragg) at the time. It's a military town and I was at the Ross near the base, so I'm assuming she was a military wife.

Every Woman Should Push To Achieve Self-Reliance, Secure Your OWN Bag and Screw His

Being A Working Class Single Black Mother In America Sucks and Employers Are Trash

I learned at the very early age of 15 that these employers are anything but loyal. I learned that employers don’t care about your travel time, or your health. They don’t care if your children never see you.

Being A Working Class Single Black Mother In America Sucks and Employers Are Trash

The "Five C's" of Relationships I Wish I Knew Ten Years Ago

First and foremost it should be understood that there is no clear, surefire way to a healthy relationship. Much like business, no two relationships are the same thus every unique relationship requires unique strategies in order to make it "work". 

The "Five C's" of Relationships I Wish I Knew Ten Years Ago

Stop Telling Young Girls That Older Men Are More "Mature", It's A Lie and It's Dangerous

When are we going to collectively stop using the age old “girls mature faster than boys” as an excuse for dismissing behavior from the men/boys? When will be the time where we place proper blame and/or accountability where it should be?

Stop Telling Young Girls That Older Men Are More "Mature", It's A Lie and It's Dangerous

The Great Disconnect: Why Black Women Struggle Raising Daughters Who Struggle To Love Mama

A lot of our grandmothers, who were/are victims of incest, sexual abuse and molestation, were blamed for the actions of their abuser. They were told that they were being fast, even though they were only 8 years old and just sitting in their room playing with their dolls

The Great Disconnect: Why Black Women Struggle Raising Daughters Who Struggle To Love Mama

Another Year Another Easter Sunday and Another Chance to Show Up First Lady for the Culture

In my previous life, this is would be the weekend I spent being extra with everything because for Black folks, Easter isn't about Jesus. It's about finally having a chance to "one-up" the First Lady with the biggest and most obnoxious hat you could find in the corner of Mondawmin mall.

Another Year Another Easter Sunday and Another Chance to Show Up First Lady for the Culture

Your Hood Bias Is Becoming A “Hood” Problem That Needs Unpacking

It’s always easy to point out the individuals who have never actually been in the hood, been around the hood, dealt with people from the hood on a platonic or romantic level, or spent time with people from the hood. They typically give themselves away as soon as they open their mouth.

Your Hood Bias Is Becoming A “Hood” Problem That Needs Unpacking

A Lesson in Side Chicking Featuring Eniko Hart and Kevin Hart

The old saying goes, "You lose him how you got him.". Eniko Hart, much like other women, thought that she would be the exception only to be proven to be the "rule". Here's what we can learn from her "situation".

A Lesson in Side Chicking Featuring Eniko Hart and Kevin Hart