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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…

The (Ree)lationship Guide: 3 Common, Teeth-Cringing Statements Men and Women Make about the Opposite Sex

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Throughout my journey of consulting with people about their dating and relationship woes, I’ve heard some disrespectful and outright ignorant statements from men and women about the opposite sex. Below are a few statements from each gender that literally make my teeth cringe. Let’s work together to rid ourselves of such narrow-minded thinking!   3 Common Statements Made by Men   1. “Women are crazy.” This statement shows a level…

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…

The (Ree)lationship Guide: 3 Reasons Why Chivalry is Dying and It’s Your Fault

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I frequently hear complaints about chivalry from my clients. The biggest complaint from the ladies? Chivalry is diminishing. The biggest complaint from the males? Chivalry isn’t appreciated.  Below is a list of the top 3 reasons why chivalry is dying at our own account. 1. Lack of Self-Respect People can “sniff” low self-esteem in another person like a German Shepherd “sniffs” fear in a child. Why are you attempting to…

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…

Hate it or Love it???

Hate it or Love it???

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  Ashanti on 106 & Park Ashanti has been spotted in a few places and it’s obvious that her style has changed. I don’t know if she’s going for the Aztec Warrior Princess look or what? What do you think about it? Love it or hate it???

Dr. Boyce: Should Black America Expect More from Obama Than Any Other President?

Dr. Boyce: Should Black America Expect More from Obama Than Any Other President?

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    by Dr. Boyce Watkins I’ve heard people say that the expectations on Barack Obama are greater from our community than they have been for any other president.  When someone highlights the fact that black unemployment has actually worsened under the Obama Administration while improving within the white community, the quickest reaction I typically hear is “He’s president of all of America, not just black America,” which appears to…

Dr. Boyce Video: Would Dr. King Support Obama’s Policies

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Madam Prezident: Why Do You Hate Me For Having a Perm?

Madam Prezident: Why Do You Hate Me For Having a Perm?

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    I’m so tired of the Natural Hair fiasco! Women who have decided to go natural don’t deserve a prize! There are a couple misconceptions to going natural that people don’t know about. 1)      Natural hair maintenance requires the same timely attention as permed hair. Any woman who cares about her appearance spends time nurturing her look; No matter the look. A woman can sit in the chair of her…

The Politics of Giving Your Child a Black Name | Political News and Opinion from a Multicultural Point of View

The Politics of Giving Your Child a Black Name | Political News and Opinion from a Multicultural Point of View

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    Yesterday, New York City Department of Health revealed that the number one name Black parents applied to their baby girls was Madison, a name historically and traditionally given by White parents. By contrast, the number one boy name was Jayden, often considered a typical “Black name.” The juxtaposition of the contrast is striking. It is no hidden secret that many Blacks in America for decades have struggled with the decision of…

Yvette Carnell: Is Ron Paul a Racist? Part II

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To read Yvette Carnell’s first piece on Ron Paul, click here.  by Yvette Carnell Over the past couple of weeks, two distinct memes about Ron Paul have grabbed hold; 1) Ron Paul is racist 2) a racist should never be President. I submit to you that even if both these suppositions are true, they still don’t matter, certainly not in any meaningful way that actually matters to African Americans. Firstly,…

The Night We Saw a Star Fall | Black Life Coaches Network

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    On a steamy evening in Orlando Florida a capacity crowd at the Amway Arena got to witness what very few in the public ever get to see! At around 9:56pm the phenomenon simply known as Bee took a tumble down a flight of stairs on her set while signing her chart buster Ring the Alarm. Of course I am talking about the Mrs. Beyonce Knowles–Carter herself. The date…

The U.S Military wants black women | Madam Prezident

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A new study by the Pew Research Center found that of the 167,000 women in the U.S. combined forces, 31% are black. When white women make up just 53% of the women in the military, but represent 78% of the general female population, that percentage is huge. According to Madam Noire, Beth J. Asch, a senior economist and defense manpower specialist at the Rand Corporation, suggested in a New York…