by Shani Fenderson
I met a young man, in an unconventional setting, online. I was researching for a project when we met. He found me, I was not really looking. I liked who he was as a person, from what I could see. He wanted us to be honest and upfront. We were. He was very influential, into politics, and divorced with one child. We had our differences as well as distance that made it hard for us to be physically face to face. I wanted to know why I was in his life. I prayed about it, but the answer did not appear right away.
by Dr. Phoenyx Austin
Have your ever turned down a date by, or are you considering pulling the plug on a relationship with a great guy because you’ve heard remarks like “he’s not on your level?” Are you a professional woman feeling pressured to turn down a great guy because he doesn’t have the abbreviations M.D. or Esq. after his last name?
by Dr. Phoenyx Austin
Every race has its stereotypes. And we’re all aware of the stereotypes directed at black women. There are stereotypes that depict us all as ghetto, loud, argumentative, bitter, etc… I don’t like to be stereotyped- especially negative stereotypes likes the ones I’ve listed above. That’s why, as a black woman, I’m very mindful of my words and actions, while refusing to play into “black woman” stereotypes. I’m still genuine to who I am, and I don’t try to serve as the PR representative for an entire race of people. But I also recognize that because of the culture black women live in, it’s wise for us to be fully aware of how and why other individuals form opinions about us. This way, we’ll be fully equipped to recognize, not play into, and even tear down any negative stereotypes when the spotlight is on us. My advice to all black women is this: Be mindful of the image you want to portray. Here are 10 ways to end “black woman” stereotypes.
by OaToya James
Disclaimer: This article contains my thoughts and opinions based off the way I currently see things. So chill out!
Anybody tired of relationship advice? I know I am! It’s EVERYWHERE and all of it is geared towards women and what we need to do to get a man. So even though I’ve never been one to take someones advice on relationships, I feel like their talking to me too and I don’t want to hear it!