20 Darker Skinned Couples/Pairings Showcased in TV, Media and Movies That Need To Be Acknowledged

I must admit that it is fairly easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of current outrage whenever it hits social media news streams. Sometimes, and I am guilty of this myself, we get so caught up in being heard that we often completely ignore the facts that should be considered when talking about these complex issues. 

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Focusing On The Right Sh*t This Year - A Concept

This year I’m not focusing my talks on racism nor will I be spending unnecessary time or energy going back and forth about things that will not see change in my lifetime. It’s not that I don’t care and it isn’t because I feel as though though things do not matter. They matter very much on a larger social scale but individually those fall lower on my list of things that need to be tended to.

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It Might Be Time To Cut The Emotional Tie I Have With Facebook Before Facebook Kills Me Mentally and Emotionally

OK that may sound a little dramatic. Obviously I’m going to log back in again. Facebook has become my way of staying in everyones business without having to actually deal with the person. I like being able to communicate with people from all over the world from the comfort of my living in my pajamas. The idea of having to go out into the world and “people” gives me the hives and I’d much rather stick myself in the eye with a fork

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How My Mental Breakdown Helped Me Leave The Church And Find Myself

I grew up in the Apostolic church. I’ll be honest, I don’t have very good things to say about it. I have no good memories of my time as an active member. I can’t recall one time where I was truly happy while attending. I don’t remember many smiles. I don’t remember any key defining moments in which I knew without a doubt that was where I belonged. In fact, I always felt like the oddball. I never felt quite comfortable or as if I was suppose to be there. I tried though.

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Roxanne, Roxanne: A Story About Nothing I Didn't Already Know About A Black Girl Growing Up In The Projects

When I learned the Netflix was creating an independent film telling the story of Roxanne Shante I flipped, literally. I was so eager to finally get a story about a woman who helped shape and mold the hip-hip game. I was looking forward to seeing the recreation of her dopest battles and her struggles with holding her own in the industry.

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Growing Up With A Predator In The Home: How My Grandmothers Common Law Husband Got Access To Me + Screwed Me Up For Years

Having to perform domestic duties for “Roscoe” while being lusted after in exchange for money that would not have been coming into the household had it not be for me was the price to pay for a little change. I learned at the early age of 13 that nothing in this world was free, not even that which belonged to me.

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