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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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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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Do You Ever Feel Guilty Choosing One Stylist Over Another?

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By Veronica Wells The lore of Black men feeling unhealthy and irrational attachments to their barbers is not reserved only for them. Black women have our own struggles separating from beauticians and stylists who have been doing our hair for some time. I’ve seen women tolerate bad attitudes, ugly styling, stagnant hair growth and even damage for the sake of…

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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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