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The longest Distance (By @aliciamarierob)

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)

“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)

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)

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 @Champagnemalc))

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

“…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)

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)

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

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

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______)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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 »

What’s Wrong With Marrying Young? (By @BigKickup)

Not to sound cliche, but times have changed. Let me say that one more time, times have changed! Do you remember the early mornings in first period (middle school) when all the ladies would talk about getting married right after high school?  Seems like just yesterday they were planning their future out to jump the broom in their early-mid twenties. ... Read More »

Tips on Emotional Intelligence (By @pgoodiezz)

“There are no idle thoughts, all thinking produces form at some level.” Our goals can be a variety of things. You may want to be a housewife, CEO, create a community garden, raise money for a cause, become a top producer in your industry, lead the charts with your music or the next founder to make headlines. The goal doesn’t ... Read More »

Give The Poet Some: @Still_FloW

That scent was from our flower, Those petals bloomed gracefully each hour, Like a seed that needed waters of affection to grow, Your words said it all, A petal with a fragrance unknown, I could thank you for it’s slight tone I could describe it’s scent as an open mountain, The freedom you yearn, The air so clear, The peaceful ... Read More »

What Do You Want To Do? (By @Dalkysenc)

I’m 29 living in New York with a toddler and I still can’t answer the dreaded “What do you want to do?” question. I thought I would be living my successful, carefree, life by now. So where do I go from here? Where do I even begin to look? I’m stuck in a dilemma of being too picky to settle ... Read More »

Under 1000 followers Twitter vs Everybody (By @TonyTuss & @Dalkysenc)

In the midst of all these social movements for change, we’ve been inspired to spark our own #Under1kTwitter movement. It just feels like the right time to speak on behalf of some of the most oppressed people of our generation. People with under 1K followers have been marginalized by the Twitter Cool Table for what feels like decades. This is ... Read More »

Washed Combine (By @TonyTuss)

Let me start by saluting @Nerdatcooltable & @RegularAssRon for first reporting on the washed culture when they gave us This site will let you know how washed you are on a scale of 1 to wearing a 2-tone durag under a fitted. The Washed Combine is a series of household chores and tasks that measure a man’s Bae potential. ... Read More »

Live by the tweets, die by the tweets (By @Zoo757)

Hello people, I’m Zoo. Some of you may know me by Zoo757 on Twitter. And some of you may know me as the fat boy in the videos getting busy doing the heel toe. Regardless, I’m sure you’re familiar with my name. Anyway, Friday May 20th was probably one of the worst days of my life. It’s the day I ... Read More »

Top 40 Motivational Quotes From Curren$y (By @DOEDoobs)

If you’ve been a fan of the legendary Curren$y the Hot Spitta for as long as I have then it comes to no surprise to you that the man has given us some of the coolest, slickest bars we’ve ever heard. A favorite that comes to mind is “Y’all acting and I’m actually in action.” While we know Spitta delivers ... Read More »

A Letter To My Younger Self (By @TinyySmalls)

Hi, I write this letter to you from your desk at work. Yes, this means you didn’t grow up to be Carrie Bradshaw. You aren’t writing from an adorable chair, in an adorable apartment, in designer shoes. But you are writing (and you do own some really, really great shoes.) Your position is functional and in many ways you are ... Read More »

A Letter To Every Woman In The World (By @DarthVenn)

Ladies, if no one has told you today, tomorrow, or yesterday I want to tell it to you. You are smart, beautiful, strong, wonderful, fierce, delicate, and worthy of the love you give. Don’t ever let others determine your worth. You are a queen. You were born one, and will die one. Don’t ever forget that. Your “imperfections” aren’t imperfections. ... Read More »

The Mental Hospital: Pain is real, but so is hope (By @DarthVenn)

 I was on the floor screaming and crying. I was convinced my life was over. That I was ready to come to the other side. Cutting. Feeling the glistening blade slice my skin while I scream into a phone how worthless my life is. How worthless existing is. How worthless the fact that I was even born. I was at ... Read More »

Reverse Catfish (By @SerenaAlfaro)

Meeting somebody you’ve been chatting with online for the first time can be stressful, even for extroverts. What if you have nothing to talk about? What if their voice is annoying? The biggest fear of all may actually be….what if they don’t look like their pictures? *GASP* We all know what it means to be “catfished” thanks to Nev and ... Read More »

Dust to Side Chicks.. (By @TinaGray24)

“Ashes to ashes, dust to side chicks”   – Beyonce  Aw man, where do I even start here?  Disclaimer: I DON’T LIKE SIDE CHICKS..PERIOD! Now that that is out of the way…..SIDE CHICKS DON’T OWE THE OTHER WOMAN SHIT!  So, I have this thing where I don’t like being judgmental. I TRY my best at being understanding. I like to understand why someone may ... Read More »

The Real Reason You’re Frustrated With Love and Relationships (By @ModPre1)

The allure of the first 6 weeks dating.   The balance of managing your desire for security and spontaneity.   I could stop there and I would have still titled this piece accordingly. Let’s face it, when it comes to life and everything that falls under that umbrella, we all want the best and the most with the least amount of effort ... Read More »

Naps….I love you (By @Lame______)

Legend has it that if you walk to a beautiful meadow in the mountains and take a nap you’ll wake long after all your problems can bother you and be a new person. Ok that’s a lie. That’s basically a loose interpretation of the tale of Rip Van Winkle. Shout out Washington Irving. But honestly naps are the cure for ... Read More »

Is Social Media Ready for your Relationship? (By @dabst1eva)

When it comes to relationships we all want to be happy right? Of course that is the ultimate goal, but let’s say you have had a few failed relationships and you have just began to date again. When is a good time to let the world or better yet social media know about your relationship?? I know some of you ... Read More »

The Greatness of Pharrell’s ‘In My Mind’ (By @Nu_Kewla)

In 2006 Pharrell released a great album amongst other great albums by other great artist like Jay-Z, Ghostface, The Clipse, Nas, Game, Lupe Fiasco, The Roots, Busta, T.I., Ludacris (whose album Pharrell was on “Release Therapy” and it also took the Best Rap Album in the 2007 Grammys) etc. That year even saw an epic release from Kevin Federline. Okay ... Read More »

Single Boyfriend (By @TinaGray24)

“If a man is not delicate with you or not delicate with your feelings, if he isn’t aware of your femininity and need for comfort, even past his ego, pride and regardless of whether you are friends or together; then he is not ready. For you or any woman for that matter. Stand clear or him…” – B …The whole ... Read More »

The Mental Hospital: “Ask Venny”

From psychiatrist offices to psyche wards. From the deep waves of depression to blinding sunshine. I’ve been through it all dealing with my mental illness issues. I’ve been diagnosed with bipolar depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, Panic disorder, anxiety disorder, self harm, suicidal thoughts, and chronic use of certain medical prescription drugs. One thing that my mental issues have given me ... Read More »

I could see, in the depths of his eyes … (By @Twist_it_tea)

…my own beauty reflected. – The Alchemist Falling for someone can feel like the most bi-polar thing to ever happen to your body ….. one moment you’re floating high on life (or on marijuana, whatever you prefer ), looking down on yourself carelessly exiting reality and swan diving into the “happily married’ abyss. The next moment, you’re standing on the edge of the cliff, looking down, PARANOID As Fuck– wondering, is the ... Read More »

What Your Avi Says About Your Twitter (By @imJSanch)

Last year I covered what your haircut says about you, and this year I have another guide for your self-analysis.  What does your Twitter avi say about you? One look at your Twitter avi can give a strong indication of what sub-section of Twitter you belong to or what we can expect to see from your tweets.  Liquor Holder Anyone ... Read More »

Um, why are you so obsessed with water? (By @Miiich_)

 “Drink water” is my life motto. No, seriously. It’s my answer to everything. I should have it tattooed on my forehead. Person1: “My head hurts.”  Me: “Drink water.” Person2: “My stomach is bothering me.” Me: “Drink water.” Person3: “My dog ran away.” Me: “Drink water.” I tend to exaggerate, but there is a method to my madness here. It’s a fact that proper water consumption is ... Read More »

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

This may go contrary to what a lot of guys say, but if a woman makes you think or she forces you to play some kind of game in order to deal with her, then DON’T. You can spend all the time in the world learning how to give her an emotional rollercoaster, to play with her emotions and to ... Read More »

Light Road or Dark Road? (By @Dolo_Deon)

I write this in such a fitting space, some kind of thunder/lightning storm that I had no idea about has knocked my power out in my East Atlanta neighborhood. So I’m literally in the dark, and very much so the same for my life. Not in a bad, sad or any kind of harmful way. Just a lost way. I’m ... Read More »

Becoming Yourself (By @SLIMESAUCEBOSS)

What a life…What a life. We are all born and told what to do until we hit that rebellious age where we all just say “fuck it, I’m going to do What I want and makes me happy”. For some that point comes at an early age which can lead them to make naive decisions or mistakes that they will ... Read More »

Ultralight Beams (By @Twist_it_Tea)

Ahhh aesthetics. Color stories make me warm and fuzzy inside. Kind of like the feeling I get when I see pretty shiny lights. Story time … My first year of high school I was forced to be in ‘B Lunch’ and to sit at a lunch table with all upper class men (yikes). I specifically remember a conversation one day  going ... Read More »

The Misrepresentation of The “Lonely” Friend (By @amoreSTEPH)

You know, men have always had an issue with their girlfriend’s “lonely” friend.  There is usually one in every bunch; I can say this because in my very microscopic pool of friends, I am that “lonely” friend. Only, the word “lonely” needs to be defined: if you let a man tell it, this friend is typically miserable 25 out of ... Read More »

How I dropped out and made money traveling and working events I love (By @Dolo_Deon)

In fall of 2013 I dropped out of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA. I felt like I had disappointed so many people, my family, the 100 black men scholarship organization that supported me, all of my old teachers. Most importantly I felt like I let down neighborhood of East Lake on the Eastside of Atlanta. I saw how student ... Read More »

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