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Black Women and Extended Family: My Uncle Cut Me Off Once I Stopped Paying His Bills

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Photo by Clarke Sanders on Unsplash Black Women and Extended Family: My Uncle Cut Me Off Once I Stopped Paying His Bills As told to Veronica Wells-Puoane of NoSugarNoCreamMag.com Originally published on MadameNoire.com We all know the wealth disparities that exist between White men and everyone else in this country. And with Black women earning only 63 cents to every…

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“Your Behavior Diminishes Your Message” Iyanla Scolds Tamar Before Exiting Braxton Family Values Finale

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Iyanla Vanzant  By Veronica Wells I’m waiting with baited breath for the day WE tv shows the meet up between Iyanla Vanzant and the Braxton sisters. To put it simply, the Braxton sisters have a lot of things to work out and Iyanla has the type of no-nonsense, honesty that the family could use a lot bit more of.  For…

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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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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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Take the Mystery Out of Co-Parenting With These Do’s and Don’ts

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Swizz Beatz, wife Alicia Keys, Ex-wife Mashonda & Kids By Mwabi Kaira No one sets out thinking they will raise their kids by co-parenting, but life happens. Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Sheree Zampino have been the faces of the co-parenting and blended family for over 2 decades now. More celebrity couples have joined the ranks including Neyo, wife Crystal…

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If You’re Still Mad at Swizz Beatz for Marrying Alicia Keys You Need to Move On

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Photo Swizzbeatz IG By Mwabi Kaira What rapper and producer Swizz Beatz (Kasseem Dean) thought was an appreciation post to his wife Alicia Keys and a message to men, turned left with a quickness last week.  Continue Swizz posted, “Attention all MEN. You shouldn’t be jealous or upset if you have a Queen that’s successful, smarter or better than you!…

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The Hypocrisy of the Braxton’s Family Values

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Photo Courtesy of WE TV By Brenda Alexander Nothing irritates me more than seeing black kinfolk treating each other like enemies on any public space while we and non-coloreds (i.e. white people) sit and consume their familial drama for entertainment. We have enough outsiders preying on our downfall for us to partake in the mess, especially publically. Unfortunately, this has…

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