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WNBA’s Brittney Griner bears all in new memoir

WNBA star Brittney Griner has written a memoir, In My Skin, that will be released in April. Excerpts, published in USA Today, detail Griners struggles both on and off the court, as well as her plans for the future. Notably, Griner talks about her time at Baylor University and the strained relationship with her former coach, Kim Mulvey.

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Robin Roberts comes out

“Good Morning America” anchor and long-time television journalist Robin Roberts publicly acknowledged her sexuality for the first time in a Facebook post on Sunday. Roberts, 53, has been very open about her health battles, but has not previously confirmed publicly that she is in a same-sex relationship. 

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Why the black man will never tell you he wants commitment

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 man who has his pick of the litter […]

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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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Healing Our Relationships Take REAL Empathy

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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 a black male by other black males, my […]

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A Memorial of Polyamory (Taming of ‘the Few’)

After 2 years of staying single—going on “dates” with various womyn, initiating quasi relationships—I’m back into an exclusive relationship. What I’ve learned over these consistently dynamic months (everyday was not easy), is that you can love multiple womyn—truly be crazy about the personalities of different people at the same time—but you must choose one for […]

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VIDEO: Erykah Badu “Tyrone”

Check out Erykah Badu’s unforgettable “Tyrone” at BlackYouthProject.com.

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About the Dorks on Facebook

[Like] posts have taken over facebook. You see them religiously on young Black teens’ walls, and (less acceptable) they appear on 18 and 19 year-old pages. I see no other reason for such creations except various situations of low self-esteem. No one can blame young folks; as teenage years mark the beginning of partner relationships, […]

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Sex Over Consciousness?

Lights Please So now we in the hotel Mirrors on the ceilin’ She say she wanna blow L’s I hear her and I’m willin’ But everytime I smoke well a nigga mind gone So that every word I spoke well I’m tryin’ to put her on But she couldn’t hear me I told her all […]

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Labels Aren’t Romantic and Never Have Been

Too many make the mistake of directing energy toward formality or “making official” their relationships. As if listing dating-experience on a resume has gotten anyone a job, the misinformed forget that everything exists, that, in particular, love is more than words floating around facebook and gossip. Some folks walk away from a reality with bitterness […]

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