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I Didn’t Want Southern Church Folk To Distract Me From God, So I Stopped Going To Church

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Photo by Zach Vessels on Unsplash I Didn’t Want Southern Church Folk To Distract Me From God, So I Stopped Going To Church As told to Veronica Wells-Puoane of NoSugarNoCreamMag.com Shantice describes how the horrible behavior at her church, from Pastor on down, caused her to get to know God outside of the building and away from the people. When…

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Tell It Tuesday: To the People in Church Who Don’t Want to ‘Hug Thy Neighbor’

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By Ta-Ning Connai I LOVE TO LAUGH! Just sitting here thinking about it makes me feel like belting out a huge Ahahahaha! And nothing brings me more chuckles than a Facebook page called Church of Laugh, where nothing churchy is off limits. From feathery hats large enough to be a lethal weapon to choir leaders that should be officially banned…

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Dear Black Women, We Can’t Pray Mental Illness Away

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By: Lenora Houseworth What words come to mind when you think self-care? Bubble baths, facial masks and meditation apps? If you haven’t already noticed, the self-care revolution has become big business–and with good reason. Women are twice as likely as men to suffer from stress and depression, with Black women uniquely impacted by race-related daily stress. It took me many…

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When Obsessing Over Doing “the right thing” Can Lead to Major F*ck Ups

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By Devon Mac There’s this word that I’ve become newly acquainted with called repression. To say that I’ve become newly acquainted with repression is sort of misleading because most of my conscious and breathing moments on this earth, apart from early childhood, have been lived repressed. What I mean is that at 40 now, I’ve become a lot more conscious…

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What Were You Taught About ‘Adult Films’ Growing Up & What Do You Think Now?

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By Veronica Wells To be completely honest, there was a large part of me that balked when it was suggested I write about porn. I’ve enjoyed my fair share of porn (which I’ll talk about later.) But I also remember after one particularly fulfilling session in college, having a That’s So Raven-esque vision of myself becoming addicted to it, watching…

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Never Give Up. What This Mom Did When Her Son Was Wrongly Imprisoned.

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LaVerne Knighten & Son Willie Knighten By Erickka Sy Savané African Americans are only 13% of the American population but make up the majority of innocent defendants wrongfully convicted of crimes and later exonerated, according to a study conducted by the National Registry of Exonerations on race and wrongful convictions. Blacks constitute 47% of the 1,900 exonerations listed in the…

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