There’s a huge difference between wanting to be recognized for your efforts and wanting a pat on the back for a job well done. I don’t need a pat on my back for doing my job. People have Millennials mistaken. I don’t think any of us want someone to coo at us every time we do our job and say, “Aww, you’re so good, thank you!” Well, I certainly don’t. I would much rather be in a position where my job is valuable and people respect my position in the

Baby Steps

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My philosophy is if you really want to change something, you will. It’s that plain and simple. So if you find yourself constantly complaining about your own life, just remember that you have the power to change it. Perhaps it’s your weight, diet, attitude, career, level of education, relationship status, whatever. If you don’t like it, you can change it. And if you don’t change it, then stop complaining about it because it obviously doesn’t bother you enough to fix it. With that being said, I often think about how

Choices: Part One

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Why is it that Black people feel they are exempt from making choices in America?  Why are we incapable of realizing that we too are part of our own demise? I get so tired of listening to all of these Pro-Black, overly conscious Afrikan leaders who are supposedly expert in all things Black who are intently focused on how society ruined Black lives. Thank you for reminding us what slavery has done and how it still impacts us today.  Thank you for letting us know how the war on drugs

I really think we need to stop and think about what Raven Symoné and Stacey Dash are saying before we jump to conclusions and ostracize them like the world tried to do with Beyoncé. Because to be totally honest with you, they are partially correct in their logic. The sad thing is the idea of calling people American who were actually born and raised in America is crazy when in reality, that’s how it’s supposed to be. If I was born in France, my nationality would be French and I

I Support Queen Bey

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Dear Beyoncé, I stand with you and I hope all Black women do for this very one reason. The support of our own in the midst of being politically scrutinized. And I’m not even a huge Beyoncé fan, I just stand behind her because I should. I’m not a fan of idolizing no human being, but when it got to a point where people told her what she should and could not do and started to protest her shows, I had to write a blog because a facebook status simply

Oh hail ye Beyoncé. I only have one comment to make about her new song Formation because I don’t want the Bey Hive attacking me. There are many other contradictions I could speak on, but I really don’t feel like arguing with people who would eat collard greens from her arm pits. So I’ve read several articles about her reference to Red Lobster. Bey’s fearless followers are upset that Red Lobster took too long to respond to her and did not capitalize on the marketing advantage. I don’t understand how

Be Honest

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I used to love playing with Barbie when I was a little girl. And to be totally honest, I didn’t really care what color she was either. I just loved how fashionable she was and could play for hours. I had the whole Barbie getup from houses, bikes and cars to school classrooms and veterinarian hospitals. Unfortunately, Barbie has been the cause of self-image issues for little girls. Barbie is criticized that her shape is unrealistic and gives little girls a false sense of beauty. Meanwhile, little boys are playing

You’ve seen women with luscious locks full of thick, kinky curly hair and you’re wondering if you should try it. Here are a few things to consider if you want to take that plunge. I was going to send this in an e-mail to my little mentee but figured a lot of women could use the advice. 1) I don’t want to cut all my hair off And guess what, you don’t have to! Once you decide to go natural, you can simply stop getting relaxers, grow your hair to

I watched a video about labels and how they do not accurately represent who we are. He started his narration by saying, “I am not black, I mean, that’s what the world, calls me, but it’s not me. I didn’t come out of my mother’s womb saying hey everybody, I’m black. No, I was taught to be black and you were taught to call me that […].” As he continues his narration, he talks about equality, division and how we can solve racism (and any other –ism) by not using

Just My Thoughts

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I plan to start dress shopping in the next month for my wedding and decided to watch, “Say Yes to the Dress.” I found myself just as excited as the Brides were when they found their dress! While watching the show, I noticed the disparities between the women and it just made me sad. Many of the Brides came in with their entourage of family members and friends. Some had budgets ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 just for their dress. Some were planning their ceremony and reception for as many

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