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Seeking Therapy

By tamara @tamaracg 2:00 pm April 4, 2012 Several months ago, I decided that enough was enough and I started to see a therapist. It wasn’t that the stress was new. I have seen stress in my life but I have always found a way to cope, but not this time. Whether it was the […]

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On Lynching and Prejudice

By tamara @tamaracg 2:00 pm March 28, 2012 Photos of lynched bodies have always given me pause. My body has a very visceral reaction to seeing a lifeless form hanging from a tree. More than the body, the white faces that stare up at it in contentment, contempt or fascination haunt my mind for hours, […]

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A Letter to my Future Son

By tamara @tamaracg 2:00 pm March 21, 2012 Dear Son, I want to start by apologizing to you. This is not the world I wanted you to be born into by any means. Your life won’t be easy and no amount of my love can change the way people will see you. And for that […]

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And the Attack on Women’s Reproductive Rights Continues…

By tamara @tamaracg 2:00 pm March 7, 2012 There is a serious lack of sexual education in this country and that’s no secret. One of the smartest young women in my life believed that the rash of teenage pregnancy in her school could be contagious and that possibility scared her so much that she wanted […]

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Reconsidering Natural Hair

By tamara @tamaracg 2:00 pm February 29, 2012 On the heels of a study that suggests a connection between hair relaxers and uterine fibroids, actress Viola Davis decided to leave her wig at home and take to the red carpet at the Oscars in a stunning gown and an even more stunning teeny weeny afro. […]

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Surprise: Too Short is a Dirty Old Man

By tamara @tamaracg 2:00 pm February 22, 2012 I understand the outrage at rapper Too Short’s latest comments. But should we be so up in arms? Since dropping his first song, the rapper has consistently degraded and disrespected women in his music. But it wasn’t his lyrics that drew the ire of the media and […]

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Celebrity Worship

By tamara @tamaracg 2:00 pm February 15, 2012 It’s becoming problematic. The obsession and total preoccupation we have with celebrities is problematic, as evidenced by the number of young girls who, while watching the Grammys, stated that they would allow Chris Brown to beat them. I’ve always been concerned with how forgiving we become of […]

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The Commercialization of Black History Month

By tamara @tamaracg 2:00 pm February 8, 2012 I’ve been meaning to write this post since I watched a commercial for a K-Mart Martin Luther King, Jr. day sale. I’m all about a deal, and I can’t be sure but maybe Dr. King was also, but seriously? It took me back to a discussion I’ve […]

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Emotional Affairs: How Much is Too Much?

By tamara @tamaracg 2:00 pm February 1, 2012 Dating and relationships are touchy subjects with my friends these days. We’re at that strange point in our lives where half of us are in committed relationships and half of us are single but all of us are still trying to figure out what the hell we […]

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Survey Says…

By tamara @tamaracg 1:00 pm January 25, 2012 Sparked by a study conducted in conjunction with the Kaiser Family Foundation, The Washington Post started a series of posts about Black women. This article is the first in the series. In the article, author Krissah Thompson reports that Black women are actually complex beings. That, contrary […]

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