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IrieScents: The Skin Care Line that Helps Eczema & Cancer

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IrieScents By Brenda Alexander Many successful businesses begin by chance and for IrieScents owners Yolanda Washington and Samyra Lyles, their journey was no different. Both lost their jobs and sought career changes that landed them in the same massage therapy school in Atlanta. After meeting and finding out they both hailed from Baltimore, they clicked, and later discovered they were…

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Quad & Dr. G’s Cheating Scandal Got Us Wondering, is it Ever Justified to Cheat?

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Quad Webb Lunceford and Dr. Gregory Lunceford  By Brenda Alexander Their marriage started off rocky with them canceling the wedding just weeks before getting hitched only to turn around and jump the broom in a ceremony while guests watched with side-eyes at a later date. Being newlyweds on reality tv didn’t help. She took pride in being a stay at…

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Can Somebody Tell Celebrity Baby Mamas that Child Support is for the Child?

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Chris Brown, daughter & Nia Guzman By Brenda Alexander Children are expensive…this I know. But after recent reports of Chris Brown’s baby mama Nia Guzman gunning for more than $20k monthly in child support, I’m stuck with one question: Are mothers of children who have wealthy fathers taking advantage of child support? Because you can’t tell me that $20k a…

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Actor Dorian Missick On Playing a Hater & Why We Can’t Wait for the Brian Banks Biopic

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Dorian Missick (Center) By Brenda Alexander The remarkable story of Brian Banks leaves you both angry and inspired. A high school football star, his future was interrupted when he was accused and convicted of raping a classmate. He spent 5 years in prison after copping a plea deal, afraid of a potential 41-year-to-life sentence. After being released, his accuser messaged him…

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1 Year Later: What Kenneka Jenkins’ Death Taught Me About Drinking And Friendship

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Kenneka Jenkins By Brenda Alexander It’s been a year since the tragic death of Kenneka Jenkins, the Chicago teen whose body was found in a hotel freezer after a night of partying gone wrong. Her case attracted national attention, protests and conspiracy theories, but was ultimately ruled accidental- she got intoxicated at a hotel party, wandered away from her friends…

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When Keeping it Hood Goes Too Far: Cardi B Vs. Nicki Minaj

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Cardi B  By Brenda Alexander So Cardi B decided to interrupt the Harper’s Bazaar Party during the fashion industry’s premiere celebration of New York Fashion Week for a full-on old school street fight with Nicki Minaj. I knew nothing of this beef, but I digress. What’s more important here is that I’m disappointed that once again, my people cannot handle…

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The Bobby Brown Story Will Make You Believe in Second Chances

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Bobby Brown with wife Alicia Etheredge-Brown (Source: Essence Magazine) By Brenda Alexander If you haven’t watched the second part of the Bobby Brown Story on BET, get your tissues ready, because 80% of the film was nothing but sadness. Continue Somebody died literally every 10 minutes. In between the deaths of close loved ones, he struggled hard to kick his…

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The Bobby Brown Story Pt 1 Was Epic & Twitter Had Us on the Floor

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Bobby Brown By Brenda Alexander From the moment the promo for The Bobby Brown Story dropped that opened with the original Bad Boy of R&B snorting a line of cocaine (seriously BET, y’all couldn’t think of anything else) and featured his classic pelvic thrusting performances, I knew we would get his raw unfiltered truth. We’ve anticipated a biopic for years….

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