This morning, I received an update from Facebook that included hundreds of pokes.  I usually ignore them, but then I wanted to investigate exactly what was going on. What is a poke, anyway? Since I never poked anyone, I wondered if this was a greeting ritual or method of flirting with someone using social media. […]

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Excerpt from Increase Your Chances! The Love Guide to Finding Your Match: Strategy #1: Get out of your house. When I do leave my house, which usually means I have a meeting or a social gathering (i.e., I am forced out of my home), I meet nice men 95.5% of the time. Just because I […]

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The complete saying goes something like this, “There are plenty of fish in the ocean.” It is a wise proverb meant to illuminate the notion of abundance when it comes to potential relationships.  While it can be a healthy way to rebound from relationship failure, it is not a saying that one should use often […]

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It is wonderful thing when you are content in your relationship and so comfortable that you can do things together that you would normally do in private.  He walks around the house naked and she sucks her thumb when they watch scary movies. Yet, there are some things that are better left to your own […]

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Performed by Ralph Tresvant Listen baby Don’t even waste your tears on an insensitive man There’s better things for ya I mean, what you really need is someone who cares Someone who’s gonna be there for you Someone like me baby, someone with sensitivity, ooh Do you understand? Do you feel it? Hey, ooh, nah, […]

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Reblogged From: 6 Toxic Relationship Habits Most People Think Are Normal Holding the Relationship Hostage What It Is: When one person has a simple criticism or complaint and blackmails the other person by threatening the commitment of the relationship as a whole. For instance, if someone feels like you’ve been cold to them, instead of […]

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When disease hits, it seems to hit people of African descent especially hard.  The recent Ebola health crisis spreading from West Africa is no exception.  From Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Senegal, and Nigeria to Spain, France, and Germany to the United States, Ebola is proof that what happens in the Motherland is relevant to us […]

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“The sad truth is I can go weeks at a time without coming across a nice photo of a woman of color in lingerie.” Cora Harrington, a.k.a. Treacle Tart, cross-posted from The Lingerie Addict. Most of us are stimulated when we see something that appeals to us. African Americans wear lingerie, too!  Do you?

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According to the the 2013 American Values Survey (AVS) conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute: Americans overall reported, on average, a social network of 3.4 people out of a maximum of seven people. Overall, people named in these networks are slightly more likely to be immediate family members (an average of 1.8 people) than […]

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