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Women & Weed: High Diary IX (By @AujaBomaye)

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High Diary, Okay look… let me explain… A LOT of shit has gone down since our last check in. I can’t even feel bad cuz once I break it down you’ll understand the absence and you’ll probably want the number to my therapist. I’ll write it down for you after I’m done with this entry. First of fucking all, Donald ... Read More »

Barbershop Unwritten Rule #1: “Eyes” (By @knowledgekno717)

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Let’s take it back to the late 90s/early 00s, I was 12/13 and I finally convinced my mom to stop giving me trash cuts and give me a $10 allowance every two weeks. I decided to go to the neighborhood barbershop (since I obviously wasn’t driving). In my previous experiences of going to the barbershop with my dad and step ... Read More »

Focus On Yourself (By @PGoodiezz)

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“How could I ever let your words affect me, they say hip hop is dead, I’m here to resurrect me.” – Common When the path is clear to you, nothing can stop you from achieving the success that you have visualized for yourself. The only condition is that you have to believe. Here are 5 suggestions to consider for the ... Read More »

President Trump: A Spiritual Analysis (By @christymaccc)

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Donald J. Trump, 45th president of the United States, is truly going to make America great again… AND HE DOESN’T EVEN KNOW IT! In contemplating the results of the presidential election from a place of spirit, I’ve found a sense of peace with it all. Maybe America needed this Trump presidency to understand just how dark they’ve allowed themselves to ... Read More »

Focus On Yourself (By @Pipe_tyson)

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“I’ma tell you why I’m mad, youknowhatI’msayin? I’ma tell you why I’m mad. These niggaz is makin five hundred thousand dollar videos, yunusayin? They drivin around in hot cars. They got bitches, they got all that shit. YouknowhatI’msayin? I’m still livin with my MOMS, youknowhatI’msayin? That’s my word. I’m makin records I ain’t made no money yet. This is my ... Read More »

Celibacy as sexual freedom (By @christymaccc)

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The definition of celibacy has been widely accepted by society (though defined specifically by the Roman Catholic church) as abstinence from any and all sexual relations, so first and foremost let me be clear that I define it as abstinence from outside sexual relations in an effort to better know thyself… Allow me to explain. Growing up in the catholic school system, I ... Read More »

We’re all hoes (By @__TheWill)

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First and foremost let me start off by saying shout-out @AujaBomaye for writing this article and capitalizing the word Hoe and recognizing it’s place in the grammatical world as a proper noun. Now lets get down to business. There is an age old question among men that is used as an equalizer a measuring stick if you will, to judge ... Read More »

3 things I learned from my favorite villain “The Reverse Flash” (By @JymesX)

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Ever think about the villains agenda? We can learn a lot from our favorite villains. My favorite villain of all time is The Reverse Flash for so many reasons. Born in the 25th Century, Eobard Thawne (The Reverse Flash)  grew up idolizing the Flash and studying the legacy of the Scarlet Speedster. However, as he learned more about the Flash, Eobard (The ... Read More »

For The Love Of Thirty! (By @CosThoughts)

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Ladies, if you’re anything like me you’ve probably had an entire blueprint to how you thought your life would be. You figured you would graduate high school, go off to college, meet the love of your life; Simultaneously, get married, have children along with a wonderful 9 to 5 career that would unrealistically allow you to retire within 10 years, right? ... Read More »

8 Things We Learned From Ghost About What Not To Do As Parents (By @MoneyMarr)

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Come on mannnnn. Come on. I wasn’t going to write about this but after seeing the newest episode of Power I had to put something together to express my feelings towards the situation.  Ghost is taking care of his kids financially but as far as being there as a father? He definitely dropped the ball.  Kanan killed his son in ... Read More »

If Our Candidates Skated. (By @omarimunch x @_hahaitsdiego x @shoelacebeltz)

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Every four years America comes together as a country to pick someone to be the puppet  president. This year is quite possibly the most entertaining election to date with the debates sounding more like reunion episode of “* Insert American City* Housewives” which is a jab at the nominee’s debate skills and not Hilary So we just decided to sum up our ... Read More »

Give The Poet Some: @WriterFromBklyn

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Letter To My Women Whatever happened to the aspirations of greatness? Women mature faster than men but yet they’re still immature, Running the streets reckless with no sense of direction, They think the only thing they’re good for is getting up and putting down an erection, Whatever happened to the dream chasers? The ones on the sheets of Ebony and ... Read More »

Quick Little Gems Dealing With Independent Women (By @SerenaAlfaro & @TonyTuss)

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There are two types of women in this world: gold diggers and goal diggers. We can all appreciate a woman who has her own, but there is a deeper darker side to dealing with one that’s I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T if you know what I mean. Here are a few gems for dealing with women who want, but don’t need you: Trustworthy: She ... Read More »

How shaving my head changed my perspective on life and why every woman should do it at least once (By @misfit_cearra)

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After being diagnosed with a neurological disorder as a teen, depression took over my life. My battle with depression caused me to be insecure and it has really felt like I’ve constantly played an internal game of tug of war, having to battle between outward appearances and how I truly dark I felt inside. Coping with a neurological disorder as ... Read More »

It’s His loss (By @ChinkBaeB)

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So let me guess… they left you.  They no longer needed you & now you’re sitting there stuck.  You’re hurting, depending on how much you loved them; you might feel like you can’t breathe.  You’re replaying everything back in your head, every word spoken and every action made.  You start thinking about all the things down to the small things, ... Read More »

Effort Ain’t “Tricking” Bro …. A Guide For The Real (By @Bazzquiat)

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Something that younger me and a lot of my not as emotionally developed friends and acquaintances currently suffer or have been victims of the ideology that putting in effort with a woman or doing something nice for her either makes you “whipped” or you are tricking. I am way too young and haven’t lived enough to know where this logic ... Read More »

Give The Poet Some: @Lo_Go503

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They throw daggers at the walls of the glass house. Nothing is staggered or well mannered when you choose to wake up like none of it matters; you left it all out. I write it all out. It’s not the time to fall now. I know my feet won’t fail me. I know you could walk the trail that I ... Read More »

Don’t sell yourself short out of love (By @Bettyeshete)

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As females, we tend to give all of us when in a relationship. I grew up hearing about the sacrifices my mother made for my father, the family, etc. And i’ve heard the same story repeatedly from other female figures throughout my life, “I did it for my family” or “ I did it because I love him”… I never ... Read More »

Quick Little Gems Dealing With Women Pt. 42 (By KevM3)

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Never make the development of your manhood contingent on ‘what the ladies like’ because different ladies like different things and it’s a very weak metric to use what women like as the barometer to judge your life because their tastes can be so fickle and you are also giving up your autonomy as a man by basing your actions on ... Read More »

Why You Can’t Find Your Purpose (By @x_confucius)

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“Finding your purpose” is a something I know  you’ve heard a million times. You’ve probably googled how to do it just as many. And you still wind up stumped by the end of scanning a bunch of articles on Forbes and searching Amazon for the perfect book to help you do it. But here’s the thing…..you can’t discover something that ... Read More »

Attachment 1 Image: “Protect Her Nudes By Any Means Necessary” (By @KortKobane)

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Life is different. We have become society obsessed with the small electronic devices that document our lives daily. Our lifestyle appendages; iPhones, Droids, and Tablets, have all become our new right hands and hold the key to each of our own secret lives. The camera phone has changed everything about our personalities. The self consciousness that Kanye rapped about on ... Read More »

Why Older women are great (By @Bazzquiat)

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This is my first time writing for other people to see beyond reports to my college professors in about 3 or 4 years; I wanted to start it off with a deep quote or a fascinating epithet to portray my intelligence and great writing skills but nothing felt cool enough or flashy enough that I would get crowned as the ... Read More »

Give The Poet Some: @_MS_TIINY

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  “Pain” What is pain Pain is weathering the storms Come out on top & still lose Cause your hearts been broken And easy to bruise Your mind is lost And easy to lose Loss of appetite & going crazy Knowing he’s sleeping next to another lady Or maybe Having somebody else’s baby Pain is seeing you hurt Watching you ... Read More »

Gems From The Workplace Vol. 4 (By @YoungLordSean)

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What’s good good people? It’s ya boy Bernie Slanders aka young metro young metro young metro card aka it’s too hot to do that right now you tripping bro wait til sunset. I came back like Cleveland down 3-1 with Gems From The Workplace Volume 4.  I had to take a hiatus I was unemployed and I can’t lie to ... Read More »

Growing. Glo’ing. Gone. (By @AujaBomaye)

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It happens the same every year, but I can hardly believe how summer flew by. It seems like just yesterday we were waiting for it to really heat up and now we’re welcoming hoodie season back with open arms. This summer was particularly unmemorable, save for a few exceptional bright spots and I find myself very happy to finally see ... Read More »

5 Tips To Help Women Survive Football Season (By @LeronCrowder)

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Madden just hit the shelves. Do you know what that means ladies? Yep, it’s that time of year again. The NFL is BACK. Do you want your man home a little more than usual? Buy him Madden. Make your relationship stronger. Okay, now back to the topic at hand. The smell of pigskin and jerseys seem to be circulating through ... Read More »

How To Get Her Back Pt. 2: The Shawn Michaels “Heart Break Kid” method (By @BABYGATOR)

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After reading part one I hope you went out and bought the same gloves Sting had on when he went against the NWO because it’s time to get your hands dirty. What do Tom Brady, Lance Armstrong, Barry Bonds and Shawn Michaels all have in common? They are winners and are also willing to bend the rules to win. Some ... Read More »

Give The Poet Some: @FAVIOLA_Inc

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How can you even attempt to kiss a woman When you don’t even get the fire behind her eyes? You won’t even begin to understand her taste. Her eyes are like wildfire Insatiable ferns Revolving eruptions Commanding, you yearn Her lips will dissolve in the throws of your touch Her skin is a blaze Immerseful rush Her tears are.. Casablanca ... Read More »

The longest Distance (By @aliciamarierob)

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Idk how many of you have every dated someone either out of your state or even out of your city but if you have then you know how crazy it can drive you. Rewind eight months ago. He was starting his last semester of college and only had two classes. He decided (after some pressure lol) to move in with ... Read More »

It was all a dream (By @TinaGray24)

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“Write it down on real paper with a real pencil. And watch shit get real” – Erykah Badu I never had a typical dream. Seriously. Growing up I never had that “What do you want to be when you grow up” type of plan. I wanted to be everything! Why? Cause I was good at everything! If I wanted to ... Read More »

You Get What You Ask For (By @Quinton_Harris)

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Sometimes in life we ask and pray to God for certain things & we wait & wait & wait thinking the prayer was never answered when in fact it was. It takes years of failure & experience to understand exactly how to pray when asking for blessings. We sometimes also forget God is not our genie & walk that thin ... Read More »

“She’s Not Coming Back Bro”:….How To Deal With That Post Relationship Hurt (By @KortKobane)

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It’s a wrap. Now lets just accept the fact that its over, so the next person can get the best “you” possible. Yes, break ups suck. You’re miserable regardless of whose fault it was, or even it was a mutual agreement of irreconcilable differences, the past is the past. She’s not coming back bro, here’s to getting over it and ... Read More »

Game Winning Shot: How To Close On A Woman (By @BlackDannyOcean)

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Michael Jordan is considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time not only because of his God-like athleticism and incomparable skill, but his innate ability to close. His clutch gene. Being able to win late in the game when the stakes are high and the pressure is on. As I collect experiences, I’ve realized how uncommon pivotal male ... Read More »

How to get her back Pt. 1: The Lil Wayne Effect (By @Gunsandcrayons)

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It’s your favorite rotten boy back at it again. Some of you know me as Baby Gator (just my nickname). For those who don’t know who I am. I’m a fashion designer who’s in his 20’s that owns the brand Guns & Crayons. I do other things as well but that’s not really that important right now. We’ll get to ... Read More »

Curved Chronicles: Embracing Your L (By @CoolStoryLu)

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What’s good, my name’s Luis, Lu for short, and I am a professional curve taker. While also being an accomplished and skilled veteran to ugly nigga team, I have had to learn how to adjust & flow with each curve I’ve taken, be it from life, women or a combination of the two. I’m writing this to try and give ... Read More »

Don’t Have Kids (By @WhatMilaSaid)

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I open up my Twitter and there it is, a tweet asking the pros and cons of having children. And it struck me that the time has come, I’ve finally reached that age where buying a house, investments and children have now become the topics of discussion between my peers. So, the advice I have is this: unless you are ... Read More »

Why Getting A F*cked Up Haircut Is Important In Becoming a Man (By @KortKobane)

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There comes a point in every man’s life, where going to the barbershop becomes more than a regular routine of keeping his fade tight and line up sharp. It becomes a second home, a retreat, a hang out, even a therapy session, but most importantly it becomes an epicenter of culture for that young man as he embarks on this ... Read More »

Is Forgiveness Necessary? (By @InMyFcknMind)

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It’s a cold, cold world baby, and you’ll learn eventually but in the meantime, you better cuddle up… Ever so often, someone manages to prove to me that at the end of the day, all that really matters is self. The desperate lengths some people are willing to go to just for some short-lived self-gratification is not even surprising anymore. ... Read More »

7 Deadly Acts of Pride (By @Pgoodiezz)

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“…and when he considers others to be lacking in the imagined merit within himself, he perceives himself to be superior; this perception of supremacy over others causes in him a state of vanity, which is pride.”  We all have within us a super power, the ability to make the decision to put into action what we know and to thrive. ... Read More »

6 Tips On Making The Devil Hate You (By @Quinton_Harris)

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Be happy with what you have & what you’ve accomplished. If you never take the time to appreciate the work you’ve put in you leave an opening for doubt, failure & misery to creep in & consume you. But if you appreciate the progression you’ve made, you’re showing God you’re willing to put in the work & you’re ready for ... Read More »

You’re Doing Relationship Shit….. But Your Relationship Is Some Shit?? (By @KortKobane)

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She’s leaving razors in your shower, bobby pins on your night stand, and hair ties on your door knob….But you say she’s just a friend, “But you say she’s just a friend, oooooh baby youuuu” (I couldn’t resist). The reality of the situation is, you’re doing the same things you told yourself you wouldn’t do, because mentally, you have told ... Read More »

Give The Poet Some: @Dreamchaser_JP

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Seasons come, seasons go. Leaves fall off and new ones will grow. The flowers will die off and wither away. The things we once knew will never be the same. Just as fall and winter comes with lost and changing of times, comes the spring and summer which brings new hope and new life. Every season doesn’t mean you have ... Read More »

It’s time to support and give Nick Cannon some positive shine. (By @Carlos_MMXII

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I know, he’s been labeled a “cornball brother” for most of his professional career (I’ve been guilty of this) and sometimes it’s been for good reason. But it’s hard for a young celebrity to shed that label once it’s been practically branded on them. And yeah maybe he’s corny, but let’s take a look at what he’s done. This is a ... Read More »

Gone and Back Again (By @lame______)

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After years together. No more good morning texts. No more snapchats. No more FaceTimes. No more dates. No more comfort. No more nothing. She’s gone. You spend the next 6-12 months going through it. You don’t understand why. You don’t understand what happened. You’re confused. And of course you miss her, but your pride won’t let you tell her. But ... Read More »

Quick Gems Dealing With Women Pt. 43 (By KevM3)

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As a man, if you don’t have respect from a woman, you don’t have anything at all but a bunch of stress and headaches because a woman will definitely try to push the limits when you first meet her and see what she can get away with. If you don’t set any boundaries, she’s going to come in the door ... Read More »

Happiness Vs. Convenience (By @Pipe_Tyson)

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I am currently at one of the weirdest and most confusing points in my life. I am going through a sort of crisis if you will. Yes, I am only 23 years old, but that is not what’s important. What is important is what I have come to realize. There comes a point in all of our lives where we ... Read More »

It’s Not Too Late To Get Out Of The Friendzone (By @KortKobane)

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We all find ourselves in situations, with certain people, that we would like to do special things with. Sometimes we do those special things and those people become very important us. It could be a co-worker, a classmate, shit it could even be a neighbor. But somehow you connected, and you spend way too much time with this person. You ... Read More »

“Can You Cook?” (By @Turoxshakur)

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I’m a dater. I date often. All kinds of dates. Movie dates. Ice cream dates. Coffee dates. Dinner dates. No museums yet for strange some reason, but regardless my love life is dates dates dates dates. Some go better than others, but the one constant that always comes up is the age old question, “Can you cook?” My eyes immediately ... Read More »

F*cking Your Ex Doesn’t Make You A Bad Person (By @KortKobane)

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We’ve all been in love. And if you haven’t by now, trust me, just like the other inevitable things that happen in life such as losing a tooth, at some point in your adulthood you will fall into this trap. You can’t prevent it. It’s a natural human emotion that happens to be sparked by someone who you find to ... Read More »

Your “Good Morning’’ Text Isnt What It Used To Be (By @KortKobane)

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We’ve gotten to a point in life, where having options in dating isn’t as taboo as it once was. The double standard of men being the “player”, and women chasing men is slowly shifting and the playing field is being leveraged. With social media applications such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, and yes Tinder, women have given themselves the tools ... Read More »

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