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Lupita Nyong’o options rights to film based on Americanah

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:24 pm May 30, 2014 Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o has optioned the rights to a film based on Chimamanda Adichie’s most recent novel, Americanah.  Adichie had previously hinted at the project, but the news was just confirmed recently via the Stylist Magazine blog.

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Happy Valentine’s Day: a love letter from Dr. King to Coretta

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:02 am February 14, 2014 It’s Valentine’s Day and what better way to acknowledge the holiday than by reading a letter written by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to his lovely wife Coretta. The letter, written a year before the two got married in 1952, shows a softer side to King. 

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Nobody’s Greater Than You

By Rae Kae @nanking_ 6:39 pm November 27, 2013 Brace yourselves. You might need some protection when you step outside your door today. It’s cold out but people are colder. As you have your morning breakfast or lunch or dinner, depending on what side of the world you live on, be sure to have a […]

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Why the black man will never tell you he wants commitment

By Shantell @shantell_em 11:22 am November 6, 2013 The long-held belief that black women are starved creatures who continue to be overlooked when it comes to love is sickening. It doesn’t matter if they are successful or average, pretty or standard, the idea that women are just sitting around waiting to be selected by a […]

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A young orphan’s plea for adoption

Davion Navar Henry Only is 15 years old. While most teens his age desire the next “it” item, he just wants a family. So on Sunday, his case worker drove him to a local church in St. Petersburg in hopes of finding him one.

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Boris Kodjoe’s Deal Breaker? Weight Gain

Usually cheating, abuse and drug habits come to mind as deal breakers in a relationship. Actor/Model Boris Kodjoe has a less intense reason. Kodjoe recently opened up to television personality Cherise Nicole about his marriage no-no and let’s just say it’s more likely to happen than not.

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Two Men Tie the Knot in What is Being Called “First Traditional African Gay Wedding”

Tshepo Cameron Modisane and Thoba Calvin Sithol recently tied the knot in what is being called Africa’s first traditional gay wedding. Tshepo and Thoba, both 27, hope to have children and raise a family one day. Congrats to the newlyweds!

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High School Wrestler Without Arms or Legs Wins First Match!

Though St. Paul, Minnesota teen Caleb Smith lost his arms and legs after a bout with meningitis, he hasn’t let that stop him from pursuing his passion, amateur wrestling. And he recently won his first match! Such an inspiring story. Good luck, Caleb!

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Dream House Of a Thousand Kisses

By Keantre Malone 2:00 pm November 27, 2012 Express your current obsession with a womyn to let her know that her efforts haven’t gone unrecognized. Explain to her how she provides you with mental, physical, & emotional support. Speak metaphors that clarify your position in the life of your relationship. Relationships engage a backbone-to-backbone collision […]

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Healing Our Relationships Take REAL Empathy

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By Keantre Malone 2:16 pm July 31, 2012 Tribal relationships—unions of people that involve romance and creativity—are hard to maintain because of conflicting worldviews. What it means to be a man or womyn in love causes problems for many tribes because their demands and dreams clash without a middle ground. Since I’m raised to be […]

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