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Is chasing a thug good for your love life?

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The media plays a huge role in determining what we want out of our lives and out of our relationships.  Black people are fed specific imagery that sometimes glorifies thugs and athletes over regular, hard-working men, and there are some who feel that these messages are harmful to young women seeking mates. But is it natural for a woman to chase after a man who seems “dangerous” and “edgy?”  If…

Dr Boyce Watkins & S. Tia Brown: Jamal Bryant, “These hoes ain’t loyal”

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In this episode of Financial Lovemaking, Dr Boyce Watkins and S. Tia Brown discuss Pastor Jamal Bryant’s remarks in church. During a recent sermon called “My enemy’s worst nightmare,” the pastor used the term “these hoes ain’t loyal,” which led to controversy. This builds a conversation about the relationship between the black church and it’s congregations, and whether black women are duped by pastors who give messages that might be degrading….

Dr Cornel West: America has become Morally Obscene

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The New Paradigm forum in Brooklyn New York was absolutely explosive.  In an historic meeting of leading black scholars and thinkers, the forum spoke to a jam packed auditorium filled with black people seeking a better day for their community.  The scholars at the event provided a wealth of information and specific action steps designed to make black America stronger and better for the future. The participants in the event…

If Beyonce’s baby brother is homeless, is that her responsibility?

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  Dr Boyce Watkins and S. Tia Brown talk about love, life and money:  Financial Lovemaking   In this video, Dr. Boyce Watkins and S. Tia Brown discuss Beyonce’s younger half brother recently becoming homeless. The little boy, whose name is Nixon Alexander Knowles, is the love child of Mathew Knowles, Beyonce’s father, and Alexsandra Wright. The child was conceived when Mr. Knowles had an affair while still married to…

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…

Financial Lovemaking: Singer The Dream is wanted by the NYPD

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Dr Boyce Watkins and S. Tia Brown talk about the domestic violence allegations against “The Dream.” [leadplayer_vid id=”536112846ED29″]

Financial Lovemaking: Should a man automatically be in control of the finances?

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  Dr Boyce Watkins and S. Tia Brown ask whether it makes sense to automatically put a man in control of the finances of a relationship.  Does it make sense for a man to be able to control everything that happens financially in your home?  Maybe it doesn’t make sense if the man is not financially responsible.  But millions of couples every year have serious problems in their relationships and…

Phaedra Parks Husband Might go to Prison: Where Did She Go Wrong?

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Phaedra Parks is a respected attorney and star of the hit TV show, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”  For quite some time, the public couldn’t quite understand her relationship with her husband, Apollo Nida.   Phaedra was a definite “who’s who” in Atlanta, especially in legal circles.  She was a respected attorney with deep connections and even deeper pockets, at least that’s what we were led to believe.   [leadplayer_vid…