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Want success? Emulate the strategies of someone who has already done it. (Videos)

  Many think you have to reinvent the wheel to achieve success. You don’t. The easiest thing to do is to find someone who is

September 23, 2014 Career and Business
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The NY Times and Alessandra Stanley figure out: How to get away with racist, sexist, colorist and ageist tropes against Shonda Rhimes and Viola Davis

by Shanay Watson-Whittaker Crossposted from http://lafemmenegrita.com/new-york-times-shonda-rhimes-angry-black-women-stereotype/ Just when you think that the New York Times couldn’t sink any lower, they did! The “Gray Lady” wonders

September 19, 2014 Culture
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Dear Black America, I am a Black mom who doesn’t believe in spanking.

This is in response to some people justifying Adrian Peterson beating his four year old child with a switch. He has been charged, indicted and released on

September 13, 2014 Family
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Stop revictimizing domestic violence victims when they need compassion, kindness and love.

Today Mrs. Rice wrote a statement in support of her family. Per her Instagram account: “I woke up this morning feeling like I had a

September 09, 2014 Culture, Family
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Child-free vs Parents? Let’s put this “debate” in a six-foot hole, throw dirt on it and let it rest in peace!

Aren’t you tired of the child-free vs parents “debate?” Heck, I am.  It is another way to force societal pressures on another human being and pit

September 04, 2014 Culture, Family
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Black women: Start a Business, Create a Business Plan, Find customers, Grow it and Beat Your Competition for Free

“I got my start by giving myself a start.” Madame CJ Walker I am tired of seeing Black women beg for crumbs. With studies saying we have a

August 26, 2014 Career and Business
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Parents of Black, Latino, First Nations or mixed raced children you need to talk to your kids.

If you are the parents of Black, Latino, First Nations or mixed race especially Black children you need to tell them the truth. Love will not

August 25, 2014 Culture, Family
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Black women and girls killed by the police. Speak their names, see their faces and know their stories.

There is this false myth going around that Black women are not victims of law enforcement. I believe the myth exists because quite frankly the media,

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Clicks, likes and shares: The dizzying messages we send to Black girls and Black women

Our society and social media is crazy. We send a ton of dizzying messages to little Black girls and then we blame Black women if they

August 22, 2014 Culture
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My Nana’s Advice. Her common sense tips for Black women to have a successful life.

When I look back on it I realize that my nana was awesome and was ahead of her time. She went to college in the

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