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Remember When We Thought the Worst that Could Happen in a Relationship Was Cheating?

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By Veronica Wells  My friend of nearly twenty years was visiting me this past weekend. So naturally, we were reminiscing over our middle and high school years. As she was describing how our classmates’ lives had turned out, she said, “Remember when the worse thing we thought a man could do in a relationship was cheat on us?” I responded,…

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Anyone Buying a Lauryn Hill Ticket In 2018 Deserves Whatever She Gives Them

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Ms. Lauryn Hill Courtesy Photo via TheMiamiTimes By Veronica Wells  I was in fifth grade when Lauryn Hill’s Miseducation was released. I don’t think I could overstate what that album meant to me. It changed the game for me (I would learn later, so many other young, Black women.) A year later, during a family reunion—where we ended up in…

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The Blow-Up on Twitter About Beyonce’s ‘Natural Curls’ Proves We Still Have a Long Way to Go With Our Hair

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Beyonce via Neal Farinah IG By Veronica Wells I’ll never forget my homeroom teacher Mr. Litz and the thoughts he shared one day about Black hair. In addition to home room, Mr. Litz, a White man, was also my middle school art teacher. And during his explanation of how he recreates Black hair, he told us, his predominately Black class,…

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You Can’t Pray Someone Else’s Prayer to Manifest a Man But You Can Do This…

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Actress Yvonne Orji and Emmanuel Acho via IG By Veronica Wells Years ago, I was attending a cultural parade downtown. Having reached my limit of human interaction for the day, at the parade’s conclusion, I announced that I would be returning home. This was a deviation from what the rest of the group was doing: following up the parade with…

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When Should a Man You’re Dating Tell You He’s Expecting a Child?

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Dominique Perry & Sarunas J. Jackson By Veronica Wells  This week, “Insecure” fans were surprised to learn that Dominque Perry, the actress who played Tasha the bank teller, gave birth to a child fathered by her castmate Sarunas J. Jackson, (the man who plays Dro.) There was a shock factor associated with this revelation not only because no one would…

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