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For our daughters’ sake, let’s end misogyny in America

For our daughters’ sake, let’s end misogyny in America

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In this video, I discuss how Rush Limbaugh is just the latest example of the disdain this country has for women. It has to end if we really care about future generations of women. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuGXnm7umKI&w=420&h=315]

The (Ree)lationship Guide: What Does It Mean to be “In Love”?

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A common request I get from my clients is to define what it means to be in love. My response is: A mutual exchange of the utmost respect and admiration for someone you exclusively share an intimate relationship with. The key words in my definition are mutual exchange, i.e. reciprocity. In other words, I’m saying one person can not be in love with someone who does not share that same…

Trayvon Martin dead. Am I next?

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Video: Trayvon Martin dead. Am I next? In this video I discuss how the Trayvon Martin killing highlights a real issue that black people and especially black men face on a daily basis: being killed for just doing what we’re supposed to do. In 2012, some people still believe that we don’t belong in certain neighborhoods, cars, or places of employment and, unlike other racial groups, it can really cost us…

The (Ree)lationship Guide: Are You Talking Too Much?

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Far too often I’ve run across situations in which someone’s significant other cheated on them with a childhood friend or a relative. While there is no excuse for this extreme deception, I’ve oftentimes questioned my clients about conversations they have with their “inner circle” regarding their relationship. Below are 3 relationship topics you may want to cease discussing with your “inner circle”.   1. Good sex. Bragging about good sex…

The (Ree)lationship Guide: Ladies, Stop Accepting Those Gifts

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It’s always frustrating when you’re on the dating scene and can’t quite figure out who you like and who likes you. I’ve heard a substantial amount of complaints from clients who are dating women that they’ve wined and dined but are uncertain as to whether or not the woman is interested in them. Ladies, here’s a rule of thumb: Don’t accept gifts from anyone that you have no interest in…

Let’s Discuss NBA Player J.R. Smith’s [Ass]tronomical Love Life with The (Ree)lationship Guide

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The media has been abuzz with news of the $25,000 fine imposed on New York Knicks’ J.R. Smith for tweeting a picture of his girlfriend’s [ass]tronomical body part. The $25,000 should be the least of his concerns, as he’s probably spending that amount of money on his monthly expenses. His biggest concern should be his relationship. Let’s assume his girlfriend knew his intentions prior to the media catching wind of…

The (Ree)lationship Guide: 7 Relationship Tips Men Can Learn from Hip-Hop Recording Artist Common

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I am a huge fan of hip-hop recording artist Common. I initially loved him solely for his music, but after reading his autobiography One Day It’ll All Make Sense, I grew to love and respect him as an individual man. A romantic man. Below are excerpts from One Day It’ll All Make Sense that illustrate Common’s lessons learned from various relationships:   1. Love when it’s unpopular. “I was living…

The (Ree)lationship Guide: 3 Ways to Kill the Cheater in You

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                  by Ree, “The (Ree)lationship Guide” Although 80% of Americans believe cheating is wrong, the percentage of adults admitting to cheating on their significant other is increasing. Unfortunately, there isn’t a “quick fix” for this behavior, as some cheaters claim it’s an addiction (not according to research) . Below are the top 3 ways to kill the cheater within you. 1. Identify…

Inconsistency: Relationship Suicide

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When I’m asked what a couple can do to reinforce or restore passion in their relationship, I always ask about things they consistently did in the past. Yes, it’s great to be innovative and bring new ideas to a relationship; however, your relationship should have a few consistencies that are regarded as sacred. Some common examples I hear are: praying together every day and/or night, dedicating one day per week…

How To Handle Rude Natural Hair Comments

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Rude comments are one of the many things us naturals have to deal with concerning our hair. I made a video recently entitled, “Stuff People Say to Natural Girls and Behind Their Backs” to laugh at some of the ignorant comments we often hear on a daily basis but what do you do when you are directly faced with an insult? Here are 4 tips courtesy of Natural Chelsea on…

Fighting Sex Trafficking in Hotels, One Room At a Time

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Sex trafficking is not an issue at the forefront of most Americans’ minds. Kimberly Ritter is one U.S. citizen that has her full focus on this topic and is doing everything in her power to stop it. CNN has the Full Story Here

Look the Part for your Valentine!

Look the Part for your Valentine!

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Spread the love and look great doing it!!!!

Ludacris Closing One Restaurant To Focus On Another Eatery In Atlanta Airport

Ludacris Closing One Restaurant To Focus On Another Eatery In Atlanta Airport

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    Grammy winning artist Ludacris is closing Straits Atlanta, a Midtown eatery he has operated for four years with partner Chris Yeo. Ludacris, whose real name is Chris Bridges, made the decision after winning a contract to open a restaurant — Chicken N Beer — at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport with Atlanta Restaurant Partners. The airport’s concession contracts were approved Tuesday in a marathon City Council meeting. The eatery was…

Shoe Company Calls Boot Color ‘Kentucky Negro’

Shoe Company Calls Boot Color ‘Kentucky Negro’

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    Naming products is a tricky business, but it’s fairly easy to come up with something that doesn’t seem horribly racist. Or so we thought. This afternoon Styleite was tipped off to Melissa Pierce‘s Twitter feed, which made note of some offensive footwear. Pierce was shopping on Amazon when she came across a boot made by Coclico. The style? Miller. The color? Kentucky Negro. Um, WHAT?! From a brief perusal of Amazon’s Coclico offerings, we…

Nelson Mandela’s Grandson Marries Again, In Spite of Ban on 3rd Wife

Nelson Mandela’s Grandson Marries Again, In Spite of Ban on 3rd Wife

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The grandson of Nelson Mandela is planning to marry a third wife Saturday in spite of a court ban on his pending marriage. Chief Mandla Mandela’s is planning to marry Princess Mbali Makhathini at the Mvezo Royal Palace in rural Eastern Cape province, according to family spokesperson Sidima Mnqanqeni.“We are confident that there will be no disturbance and the marriage is on,” said Mnqanqeni.     In addition to being the grandson of Nelson Mandela,…