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Friday, June 23, 2017

Three Negative Affirmations Every Dad Must Guard Against.

Tweet ( Someone much wiser than me once said, “You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons and daughters”. Negative affirmation is the opposite of positive affirmation; it’s affirming something that is unproductive, un-needful and un-founded. There is no greater tragedy on this earth than a dad who uses negative affirmations as part... [Read more...]

The Type-A Mind-Set of Empowered Fathers.

Tweet ( Welcome to the empowerment mind-set, the requisite success tool for today’s father! Fatherhood demands our best effort. It requires of us complete commitment and resilience. The Type-A personality is competitive, outgoing and ambitious. We need Type-A fathers – fathers who will not buckle under fire, who will not be satisfied... [Read more...]

African American Youth and the Burden of Cool.

June 12, 2017 by  
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Tweet ( I play it cool and dig all jive, that’s the reason I stay alive. My motto as I live and learn is dig and be dug in return. -Langston Hughes In 1992, Dr. Richard Majors, along with Dr. Janet Mancini Billson, co-authored a book called Cool Pose: The Dilemmas of Black Manhood in America. Cool Pose was the result of a six-year... [Read more...]

How To Become The Kind Of Person That You’d Want To Be With.

May 30, 2017 by  
Filed under Opinion, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( If you feel like you are always on the lookout for someone new to date, then it could be that you’re not too sure about what you are looking for. You might not have a particular ‘type,’ which is all very well. But you also might not have an idea about the person that you are looking for and the personality traits that... [Read more...]

Love is Not Complicated.

May 29, 2017 by  
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Tweet ( At what point did we allow ourselves to believe that love and relationships were complicated? Why is it that if there isn’t fighting and drama we feel love is not present? Personally, this concept seems quite ridiculous and it’s as if our mindset is literally programmed to keep us separated. It reminds me of the division... [Read more...]

The Myth of the Independent Black Woman.

May 27, 2017 by  
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Tweet ( 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... [Read more...]

I support Black On Black Violence.

May 26, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Opinion, Politics, Relationships, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( I support black on black violence! I’m not talking about the World Star Hip Hop videos that get millions of views each month; I mean succinct, logical arguments made by any black person that systematically dismantle truncated and racially insensitive narratives parroted by another black person at the expense of our community.... [Read more...]

3 Tips for Improving Black Love.

May 25, 2017 by  
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Tweet ( Being in a romantic relationship is a full time job, just as parenting is. Relationships require optimal balance for success and longevity. You are an individual yet one with another. You must focus on your personal growth as well as the growth of your relationship. We are mirrors, clear reflections of the partner we have attracted. Most... [Read more...]

Black Men & Women Displaying Self Hate.

May 23, 2017 by  
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Tweet ( Self hate is defined as the intense dislike of oneself, many in today’s society suffer from such a thing. It has been brought to my attention by various forms of social media the self hate of black men and women. These individuals were not born to hate themselves but were forced into it by the beliefs and experiences of society.... [Read more...]

Knowing When to Leave a Relationship.

May 13, 2017 by  
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Tweet ( One of the hardest things to do is to decide to leave a relationship, a relationship can either make you happy or miserable. The overall longevity of the relationship will include different challenges because that is normal in any relationship. Choosing to end an important relationship can be very difficult because you start... [Read more...]

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