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    July 7, 2014

    While many single black and latina women internally battle the marriage disparity between them and their white counterparts, the idea of tolerating inappropriate behaviors from significant others becomes more appealing and tolerable than being alone for the rest of their lives.  Now, that reasoning may seem fine and dandy in the moment, but that’s not what being in a happy relationship is about.  This idea that all r...

    June 4, 2014

    When the one cheating is female, she's labeled a slut and identified with a scarlet letter resulting in her character being questionable at best.  When her male counterpart is caught cheating he might be called a dog or a jerk for some time, but unfortunately in our society it's also kind of expected. Isn't it? Let's be honest, there really isn't a scarlet letter to be worn by unfaithful men.  Now, we're not saying t...

    April 25, 2014

    With Lupita Nyong'o being recognized by People Magazine as 2014's most beautiful person, society's basis for beauty just got broader. There are so many women out there that struggle with their appearance and the pursuit of ultimate beauty, Lupita herself during an award speech admitted to feeling as a young girl that she'd never be what Hollywood considered beautiful. It's a big deal when what is perceived as impossi...

    March 13, 2014

    Does a successful woman really have to be synonymous with a single woman? For years women have been fighting to get equal rights in the workforce, but unfortunately the very same women reaping the benefits of having successful careers have seen a decline in their love lives. This certainly isn't true for every woman that has a successful career, but definitely speaks to the experiences of many women in big cities whe...

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