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May 13, 2014

Dr Monique Morris: How reality TV is ruining young black women

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There was once a time when black women had Clair Huxtable to look up to as a role model.  Now they’ve got Nene Leakes and Evelyn Lozada.  Is this a fair tradeoff or one that makes sense? Probably not. Dr Monique Morris, an expert on black women and girls, says that reality TV might be one of the worst things to happen to young black women.  Dr. Morris speaks with…

Huge Inspiration from Life Class and Oprah

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  Visualize your life daily and what you want to manifest, and see what happens. Create your life!! April Taylor In one of Oprah Winfrey’s recent Life Class posts, she discusses the need to focus and believe in the things you want to achieve in order to see them manifest. One of the first things she discusses is how the ego is the biggest roadblock that keeps people from moving…

Jay-Z, Solange and keeping the right people around you

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In this Financial Lovemaking episode, Dr Boyce Watkins and S. Tia Brown discuss the fight between Jay-Z and Solange Knowles.  The focus is not on the gossip behind it all, but on what we can learn about protecting ourselves from people who might be harmful to have in your life. What do you think?  Can a man be abused as well as a woman? Is it ever ok to put…

Solange, Jay-Z fight occurred after rapper made plans to attend Rihanna’s after-party

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The mega-fight between Jay Z and Beyonce’s sister Solange Knowles is probably the story of the year for those who follow this kind of stuff.  Everyone has been searching for the reasoning behind the big blow up, but no one has been able to get anywhere near the trio to find out what happened. But of course, there are always those people around the celebs who know what’s been going…

Black youth from United Students of New Orleans say white teachers cant relate and are racially insensitive. www.blacklikemoi.com

Black Youth In New Orleans Say White Teachers Don’t Understand Black Culture, Racially Insensitive

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Reported by April Taylor Although 60 percent of New Orleans population is comprised of African-Americans, and 88 percent of students in the public school system are African-American, only 31 percent of teachers are African-American.  This is due in part to the entire school system — around 7,000 employees — being laid off in the weeks after Hurricane Katrina.  The union that many employees were part of was rendered useless as many…

Jessika Davidson asks: Has TMZ gone too far?

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Has TMZ taken it too far? Are celebrities not allowed privacy anymore? It’s the news that’s currently shocking the world. TMZ leaked security camera footage of Beyonce’s little sister/singer Solange attacking Jay-Z following the MET Gala last week. The fight has been the subject of numerous comical trending topics and Instagram memes and it’s not likely the buzz will cease anytime soon.  Although this story has all the elements for great…

The 1964 play created by Amiri Baraka titled The Dutchman explores Black peoples reception of interracial dating. www.blacklikemoi.com

Do Black Women Really Care If Black Male Celebs Date White Women? New Play Explores

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Reported by April Taylor Amiri Baraka, one of the most widely published authors of his generation, has often been either extremely praised or highly condemned for his work.  As The Root points out, the revival of his play The Dutchman has stirred up controversy similar to the way it did 50 years ago when it was first released in 1964.  Much of Baraka’s work deals with violence, misogyny, homophobia, and racism.  The Dutchman is…

This popular web series brings the beautiful black skin we should see on TV

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When the hit HBO series Sex and the City wrapped in 2004— with the finale of Girlfriends following after— there was an undeniable void left in television for women. The small screen was missing a show with relatable, likable female characters that exhibited the everyday conversations and concerns of average women. It was absent of the kind of show that women and even men could watch for fashion ideas, laughs…