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Tell It Tuesday: The Lesson in Jada Pinkett Smith’s ‘Red Table Talk’

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L-R: Adrienne Banfield-Norris, Jada Pinkett Smith & Willow Smith  By Ta-ning Connai Jada Pinkett Smith is the realest! She’s the perfect mix of class and sass, and will go gangsta on any fool who thinks she won’t! She’s the reigning queen of killer abs and balances work and fam like nobody’s business. All of which is why she’ll always be…

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This is 50! Model Tomiko Fraser Hines is Killing the Game

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Tomiko Fraser Hines photo by Guy Viau By Brenda Alexander While most fashion models are slowing their careers down by age 25, Bronx-born Tomiko Fraser Hines was just starting out. After being told constantly that she could have a successful career as a model, the brown-skinned beauty eventually quit her job as a secretary in favor of a more flexible gig as…

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How to Help a Loved One You Suspect is a Victim of Domestic Violence. Antoinette White Shares Her Story.

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Sisters Heather (left) & Antoinette (right) By Erickka Sy Savané Domestic violence is so prevelent in our society yet it’s so rarely discussed. Even this story I knew about, but was waiting to share during domestic violence month- though it’s months away- when people are more receptive. Then Rhianna had to clap back at Snapchat for being dumb enough to…

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Spiraling From Past Trauma: Iyanla Tried to Fix Producer “Memphitz’s” Life

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Mickey “Memphitz” Wright By Brenda Alexander Say what you want about Iyanla Vanzant and what many consider her style of life coaching to be unconventional and exploitative; but, one thing she’s never wrong about is the hindrance unresolved traumas will have on your life. Case in point: Mickey “Memphitz” Wright. When I saw the preview for Memphitz appearance on the…

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7 Things I Hope To See On This Season’s Braxton Family Values

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The Braxton Family By Brenda Alexander I’ve been a stan of Braxton Family Values from the start. The sisters are beautiful, talented, relatable and hilarious! BFV expose what other reality shows fail to do: their actual reality. The sisters make headlines outside of filming with social media squabbles, money troubles and relationship turmoil. With all the headlines off season and…

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‘Married at First Sight:’ Can We Not Blame Relationship Struggles on Natural Hair, Please?

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Jephte and Shawniece By Veronica Wells I love me some “Married At First Sight.” While most of the couples on this Lifetime series eventually divorce, it’s fascinating to watch two strangers come together and unite in Holy Matrimony the day they meet each other. Each season, the show usually finds one Black couple to feature. Naturally, it’s the Black couple’s…

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When The Family Claps Back: Zeola Gaye & Rain Pryor Dispel Quincy Jones’s Rumors

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Rain Pryor & Zeola Gaye  By Michelby Coco Whitehead Quincy Jones’s interview with Vulture has been a doozy in every way imaginable. While the interview did provide great commentary on what he thinks about today’s music industry and his relationship with Ivanka Trump, it also spilled some messy tea that has left a lot of people pissed off. Continue The…

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