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My Ten Sense: Back to school money lessons for high school and college students

My Ten Sense: Back to school money lessons for high school and college students

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I’m always willing to use my mistakes to help others. So I freely admit I’ve had a car repossessed. I almost went to jail three times for writing bad checks, and I climbed out of poor credit to build my first house. I wish I knew as a teenager or college student what I know now about money. So I’m making sure as many young people know what I know…

The (Ree)lationship Guide: There Really Is a Thin Line Between Love and Hate

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by Ree, “The (Ree)lationship Guide” I recently ran across a photo of Usher Raymond and his ex-wife Tameka Foster in court continuing their fight for custody of their two children- I’m assuming. This amazing photo captures a vast array of tensions. In the foreground, you see a solemn Usher appearing as if he’s trying to hold himself together while Tameka Foster, with a sinister smirk on her face, exudes the…

Dr. Wilmer Leon: If Obama Loses, do Black People Have a Plan B?

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  by Dr. Wilmer Leon       “Under the Obama administration, African-Americans are worse off economically, but where’s the outrage?”   As the country moves into the full-scale presidential election process, a troubling pattern is developing within certain segments of the African-American community. There’s a concerted effort by some to silence those who are offering honest, valid, and well-thought-out analysis and criticism of the Obama administration.   I’ve written…

So What Will You Tell Your Son…How Do You Explain To Your Daughter?

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im back, so wipe the crust out ya eyes!…lol DISCLAIMER: these posts are not in any form intended to step on any toes. These are merely my thoughts, experiences, and actions put into words hopefully to reach someone in similar situations. My poor lil brain is always in overdrive over a topic or hundred per day such as: What WAS the best thing before sliced bread? Why would a wood…

The (Ree)lationship Guide: Is Trash the New Class?

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by Ree, “The (Ree)lationship Guide” I was a bit baffled by Vibe Magazine’s choice in placing reality “stars” on the front of its June/July cover and referring to them as “role models”. There is a trend in hip-hop in which women who were once looked upon as a disgrace to society are now exulted and sought after by some of the most powerful men in entertainment. Most of these women…

The (Ree)lationship Guide: 4 Ways to Identify a Man with ‘Potential’

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by Ree, “The (Ree)lationship Guide”   I recently had a conversation with a group of single ladies about whether or not they’d consider dating a man who is unemployed and/or working an entry-level job.  Majority of the ladies said no- stating the man’s ability to financially support the relationship (e.g. dinner and a movie) and a future household as reasons of concern. I will never be an advocate of a…

Side Chic

The (Ree)lationship Guide: 5 Common Characteristics of the ‘Side Chic’

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by Ree, “The (Ree)lationship Guide” We all know at least one woman (young and old) who has carried on an affair with a man who is already in a relationship with someone else. These women are usually discreet about the affair unless a large sum of money becomes available. The “side chic”, i.e. woman helping carry out an affair, is one of two of the most selfish persons living- the…

The (Ree)lationship Guide: 4 Instant Ways to Know Someone Is Attracted to You

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by Ree, “The (Ree)lationship Guide” For most people, first interactions with someone can be quite intimidating- especially if that “someone” is a person they’re attracted to.  Obvious signs of nervousness are easy ways to identify whether or not someone is attracted to you. 1. Trembling Hands. If you are exchanging numbers or even a hand shake with someone you just met and they’re hands are visibly shaking- that person is…

The (Ree)lationship Guide: Chris Brown Is Exuding Signs of a Bitter Ex-Boyfriend

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by Ree, “The (Ree)lationship Guide” R&B recording artist Chris Brown recently hit the studio to record the remix to Kanye West’s “Theraflu” record. The media was abuzz with rumors that Chris Brown dissed Rihanna in the song. Peep the lyrics below: “Don’t fuck with my old bitch, it’s like a bad fur Every industry nigga done had her Trick or treat like a pumpkin just to smash her“ Chris has…

Black folks! Don’t use the Bible to condemn gay marriage

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In this video, I talk about how it is wrong to use a book that was utilized to justify the enslavement of Africans and African Americans as a reason not to support gay marriage. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJfv6iDV8BA&w=420&h=315]  

Are you the bathroom lover?

The (Ree)lationship Guide: Identifying the ‘Bathroom Lover’

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by Ree, “The (Ree)lationship Guide” I am usually floored by some of the stories my clients share with me about women/men who they consider to be their ‘bathroom lover’.  The bathroom lover is the person contacted solely to fulfill a desire for sex.  The bathroom analogy stems from our everyday interaction with the bathroom. When we’re in dire need of a toilet, we’ll practically do anything to access it; however,…

The 29 year old man with 21 kids by 11 different women working a minimum wage job

Man With 21 Kids by 11 Women: My Thoughts About BabyMomma #11

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by Ree, “The (Ree)lationship Guide” Recently, news broke about the 29 year old man with 21 kids by 11 different women. My first thought was “This can’t be true.” To my disappointment, the story is indeed a true story and one man, 11 women and 21 children are going to suffer severely from this situation. After I shook my head in utter disgust for the 21 innocent lives that will…

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama

The (Ree)lationship Guide: Did the POTUS Forget Michelle Obama???

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by Ree, The (Ree)lationship Guide.   Residents of Ohio cheered as a vibrant and smiling President Obama emerged from the Air Force One aircraft upon landing. The cheers abruptly faded as one spectator asked “Where’s he going?” President Obama charged back into the aircraft and reappeared with a gleaming Michelle Obama on his arm. It appears the President’s excitement caused him to forget to escort his wife from the aircraft….

Photography by NHOPHOTOS; Chicago, IL

The (Ree)lationship Guide: Are Black Men ‘Bitter’ About Love?

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by Ree, “The (Ree)lationship Guide” In 2005, Tyler Perry’s  film titled “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” attempted to shed light on possible reasons why African American females are “angry” in regards to love and relationships. Four years later, Tim Alexander filmed a narrative/documentary titled “Diary of a Tired Black Man” that displayed video footage of conversations with minority (primarily African American) men and women regarding love and relationships. Majority…

I am WOMAN!

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  My sisters, mis hermanas…. In my short little time here on this lush green Earth, I have come to know a beautiful diverse amount of women.  All from different areas in the country or another country, in life, in goals etc.  But the one thing that some of them lacked was the acknowledgment of the power that lies within all of us women. Which is just that, being a…