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Some Real Girl Power Sh!t (By @Tinyysmalls)

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I have learned that it is ok to be the type of woman men enjoy looking at. What’s more important is that I do not mistake a pair of eyes for hands. I am a woman who understands now that it is not fun to be beautiful – it is important. Because men need to see what a woman looks like since many of them ... Read More »

Be More Than Somebody They Use To Know (By @Lddennis3223)

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It’s astonishing to me in modern times we have more ways to talk and be in contact with each other than ever in the history of mankind but we communicate less than ever. I’ve never been able to stand in a room with someone I once said I loved and just act like they don’t exist. I’ve witnessed this first ... Read More »

I Only Sit in the Family Section (By @Lddennis3223)

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I remember vividly the look in my mother’s eyes on those nights when she would tell me beautiful lies. The most frequent lie in my youth she told me was “Son you eat, I’m not hungry”. She would say this with a straight face as she would give me a portion of food that was meant for her mouth. Instead ... Read More »

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

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High diary, I knooooow it’s been a while. A long while. My bad dawg, I’m not too good with keeping track of diaries. Or anything else really. It’s the weed. You know, I was so high the other night I got in the shower with a hat on. Not a scarf or bonnet or anything but like an actual outside ... Read More »

Putting Band-Aids On A Bullet Wound (By @RedHands)

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Are you a big picture kind of person? Or do you live in the moment and only think about the now? Either way, many of us try to fix long term problems with short term thinking. Hence the name of this article, because you can’t put a band-aid on a bullet wound and expect things to get better. Find out ... Read More »

Cut You Off … to Grow Closer? (By @Queen_biird)

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We’ve all heard and participated in the “cut off negativity” ritual. We’ve all cut out people in our lives and either seen instant results or instantly regretted the decision.  It’s been a very self loving year, not only for myself  but also for the whole community it seems. The more i scrolled past my instagram feed the more I saw “cut ... Read More »

Bandwagon Haters (By @NateSaid)

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If you don’t like something then that’s cool. Everything isn’t for everyone. I get that. However..if you don’t like something because someone else doesn’t like it then you’re just a hater. A flat-out hater. A Bandwagon Hater at that. And Bandwagon Haters are not welcome in the culture. Bandwagon Haters have got to be expelled from the culture with any Yes Man, Wavejacker, or culture vulture. Bandwagon Hating works ... Read More »

Find your Spark & Build Momentum for the New Year (By @Cozy_Bryant)

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2015 is winding down (thankfully, for some of us) and we starting to look ahead to the New Year. I can’t speak for everybody, but for me 2015 was all about getting those Ls out the way. I lost mad shit this year… my license, my job, my girl, my car, and for awhile it felt like I lost my self. ... Read More »

Empowered Couples (By @pgoodiezz)

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The idea of “power couples” is commercial. Two people strategically aligned and presented to the public as the ideal. When I imagine these power couples, I imagine that most of their time is spent apart working tirelessly to maintain an image of richness and power in commerce.  It seems profitable, but cold in most cases. Power is defined as “the capacity ... Read More »

Reality Doesn’t Have To Suck (@ClockDodgers)

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It’s something that you hear people say all the time, “well, back to reality”. Such a depressing, vibe killing, view on life. It doesn’t have to be that way though. “Back to reality” doesn’t have to be the worst thing in the world, but many people have made it that way. The scary part is when you tell yourself that ... Read More »

The Aftermath Of A Glo-Up (By @QofAstoria)

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The glo-up, the coveted celebration after several years of being curved by potential-lovers because of self proclaimed ugliness. The glo-up, the verbiage now passed around as a prized possession on social media accounts with reference to Drake lyrics. The glo-up, a challenge of sorts and an excuse to hate your previous lack of self awareness and present self of over ... Read More »

“Did you eat today?” and other non-negotiables (By @gabrielleione)

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The following is a list of non-negotiables in the world of baedom, boo-loving, trying to get out the friendzone (for the fellas). Non-negotiables AKA how to get a girl and KEEP her AKA if he don’t do these things let him go sis. 1.“DID YOU EAT TODAY?” We’ve all heard it said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. I ... Read More »

The Female Friendzone (By @TuroxShakur)

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Ladies we’ve all done it, met a really great guy who treats you really well that you just can not imagine yourself fucking.  He’s so amazing! He changes your light bulbs, takes out your trash, you invite him to your cookout because you know he’ll volunteer to supervise the grill, he even lets you talk to him about your man ... Read More »

Abuse (By @TinyySmalls)

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There are so many types of abuse. Most of us only recognize the type that leaves visible marks. Bruises and scars aren’t the only lingering remnants of abuse. Those who have been abused often adopt abusive behaviors as part of an abusive cycle – the most difficult cycle to break. These are the remnants that hurt the most. The first ... Read More »

Quick Little Gems Dealing With Women Pt. 39 (By KevM3)

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Just about every man wants that super strong love and to be validated in that belief that your woman will hold you down forever. Reality? She can get bored and leave at any time. Therefore, you have to mentally have the expectation that she will leave at any time or do something in which you will have to go your ... Read More »

Is What A Time To Be Alive Unappreciated ? (By @OhMiikey)

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The enormous hype surrounding Future and Drake’s collaborative mixtape “What a Time to be Alive” made expectations unfulfillable.  This album was put together not to be one of the greatest of all time, but to be a celebration of what has been a great year in music. The tape is exactly what the culture needed – two rap super stars teaming ... Read More »

International Players Article (By @BlackDannyOcean)

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Ladies and gentlemen aka sluts and savages, I have a disclaimer. This article is based on the data I’ve reviewed myself from other men who I know very closely. This doesn’t speak for all of us, but I think it speaks for a whole lot. If you’re an exception, shut up, f*ck you and keep reading You can’t turn a ... Read More »

Drugs and Mental Illness…A Love Affair (By @DarthVenn)

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Depression and addiction go hand in hand. When you’re depressed you want to escape reality and drugs do that. Drugs become…It’s like a vacation from the pain, the heartache, the emptiness, the prison inside you. It’s like being Alice and you’re depressed, but every time you take a drug you get to to back to a wonderland. You begin swallowing ... Read More »

The curious case of the Derrick Rose Syndrome (By @stumprothstein)

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Today, I found myself reading some articles on basketball, and talking to a few friends on what to write about. Upon request, I was asked to write something in the neighborhood of Derrick Rose’s injury prone nature. That has led me to further explore the very nature of how this rule came about, and most Chicago fans, when I was ... Read More »

8 Things I need to teach my daughter (By @SHREMPwithaE)

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For the most part my life has pretty much unfolded the way I thought it would.  I did my prep and cut corners where I could.  I basically planned and prepared for everything.  It’s in my blood.  It’s who I am.  Every move I make has always been premeditated.  Go to school…..check.  Get a job…..check.  Get married after you turn ... Read More »

Women & Weed: Match Something (By @AujaBomaye)

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I’m on one today you guys, bear with me. It’s been a while since I’ve had something to say in regards to my two favorite topics but life lately has inspired me. The title’s pretty self-explanatory; no need to go that deep, but part of what inspired this one is this new group of folks I’ve been smoking with. I ... Read More »

Balance (By @P_GoodSpeed)

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I often think about why the evolved teach detachment. Intellectually speaking, of course I understand. I know the dangers of addiction, insatiable passion and getting lost in fantasies. Detachment isn’t being cold, its being aware and open creating space for balance. Here are the “whys” and “hows” of balance as I understand it at my current milestone: Why: We are ... Read More »

Wiz Khalifas Impact & Influence On The Culture Over The Years (By @OhMiikey)

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It’s 2:39am on Sept. 15th, right before one of the most influential artist of our time jumps right back into headlining a world tour. I wanted to take time to appreciate the cultural impact Wiz Khalifa has made over the years. I was first introduced to his music as a freshman at Grambling State, obviously I was aware of “Say ... Read More »

How To Eat Healthy on A $100 A Week “Diet” (By @ZeusOfQLF)

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So I’ve been reading comments everyday about how expensive it is to buy food and I figured if anyone is going to help y’all out it might as well be me. So I want to dive into how to save y’all hundreds a month by switching to GIECO.. Wait, I mean by eating out and even food shopping so you ... Read More »

Quick Little Gems Dealing With Women Pt. 38 (KevM3)

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Whenever you show weakness and plead to a woman, it’s messed up from there on out. The only real solution right now is to keep it pushing, because the longer you stick around, you’ll eventually realize that things keep progressively getting worse, with her getting more and more distant. ******** Once you start crying and showing her weakness, her whole ... Read More »

The Truth About Loving Unhappy People (@TinyySmalls)

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I recently read through hundreds of posts on one of my favorite blogs. I found countless pieces on how to help, how to love, how to be happy. I couldn’t find one piece written for people who’ve spent years trying to be happy for someone else. At an early age my parents taught me that misery loves company. As an ... Read More »

How To Keep Your Sanity In A Long Distance Relationship (By @DarthVenn)

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I refuse to believe in the idea that long distance can’t work. I also refuse to believe that out of the billion people in this world, or soulmate has to live in a 5 mile radius. Just here to give some healthy long distance relationship tips, because your relationship is just as important as any other relationship. Especially since it’s based ... Read More »

How To Deal With Her Mental illness (@DarthVenn)

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Dating someone with a mental illness can be such a struggle sometimes. Confusing, unsure, sad, a bit scary, and alarming. But, don’t you dare for a second think it can’t be beautiful. People with mental illness are the same as anyone else. Deep down I think everyone has one, just not as intense as others.  You love her, you need ... Read More »

How To Finesse Twitter (By @NorthKai_)

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The internet is based on content.  Every tweet you send out is a form of content.  Pictures & videos being shared are another type of content.  Articles, reviews and text in general are the most recognizable forms of content. Once you have lots of people engaging with your content then you can start the process to generating income.  No matter ... Read More »

Time Management Advice from Multi-Million Dollar Producers (@pgoodiezz)

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“The only time I waste is time I spend doing something that, in my gut, I know I shouldn’t.” – Simon Sinek We often talk about the value of time and rarely the importance of a schedule.  Time, as with any gift or talent is quickly wasted without proper management. Here are some tips provided by top producers on how ... Read More »

Quick Little Gems Dealing With Women Pt. 37 (By KevM3)

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A lot of dudes wouldn’t mind helping women out if not for the attitudes of a lot of these women who actually look down on a dude helping them, and instead of appreciating it, she feels as if she’s some seductress or hustler who finessed her way into something. It’s pretty sad the lack of gratitude that can be exhibited ... Read More »

Only Real Sh!t Gonna Last (@AujaBomaye)

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What up fam. Are you all tired of my Drake references yet?? Don’t answer that, I don’t give a damn. And this aint that anyway so you can relax*. I finally listened to that Dom tape and I’ve got a word on my heart that I need to share. As an avid (read: obsessive) hip-hop fan, I’m constantly monitoring its ... Read More »

Broke My iPhone, Fixed My Life (@NateSaid)

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It’s been a quiet, slow last three days for me without my iPhone. Even though three days isn’t a lot, during these three days I came up with a lot to talk about. Actually fuck that. I always have a lot to talk about. With that being said it’s weird that as a writer, I don’t put articles out at ... Read More »

Unconditional (By @TinyySmalls)

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We’re told the things we can’t forget about are the things most meant to be in our minds. We’re also told that the difficulty behind letting go of something stems from how much we love it. Neither are true. Falling in love with someone because they provide a contact high is like falling in love with a film. You can ... Read More »

Fallen Heroes: Jared Fogel (By @ZEUSofQLF)

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* Walks into the Court of Public Opinion * I want to start off by telling you, most of our heroes are frauds. From the allegations against Bill Cosby to the truth about Hulk Hogan’s feelings about black people, as of late, our heroes seem to be crashing down from their pedestals at lightening speed. I am no way condoning ... Read More »

Anxiety (By @TinyySmalls)

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Sometimes everything sucks. It just does. You’re exhausted. You’re stressed. You’re down on yourself and you’re down on everyone else. Nothing you’ve done has made you feel proud or excited or enthusiastic. Your greatest accomplishment has been transferring that pile of laundry on your couch to the chair next to it. Everything you write sucks. Your face looks weird today. ... Read More »

The Good, The Bad, and The Netflix & Chill (By @ToiMeetsWorld)

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I’ve seen so many different perspectives on this text exchange.  Some side with the man, stating that his ability to want to get to know her before intentions to pursue was a mature approach.  Personally, in my opinion this text exchange epitomizes the deterioration of courtship.  My grandma keeps the book Etiquette in her house by Amy Vanderbilt, and I remember reading ... Read More »

The Art Of The Broken Heart (By @JusGQ)

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It’s ya boy Lex, aka Mac Miller face, bka the great white (half Puerto Rican) hope. Mr. Green Eyes w/ the Black Soul and the Pale Flesh, in the flesh. That’s how I’m supposed to start my blog off, right? On some Ghostface type shit? Make me seem important, ya dig. Iight, fuck that.  Topic is: The Art of The ... Read More »

The Things No One Tells You (By @tinyysmalls)

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A person once told me that I would lose myself in love. By that i’m sure she meant I was obsessing. I was losing the bits and pieces of myself that she was once familiar with. And it isn’t an uncommon thing to say. It’s a concern from a loved one. A warning from someone who cares about whether or ... Read More »

It’s not You, It’s Them (By @CrisLex)

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I’m going to skip the intro to my new blog and just jump right into it. IT’S NOT YOU. It most likely isn’t ever you. At times it maybe going to be the other person when things may not work out. Believe this. And that’s okay.  We have all heard the cliché line “it’s not you, it’s me”. Bullshit. It’s ... Read More »

Home-buyer’s Checklist (By @pgoodiezz)

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I’ve been in mortgage banking for more than twelve years. My business grew the old fashioned way; lunch dates, eye contact and conversation. I don’t want to be a blogger, I want to have real conversations and be a resource for practical information. In my profession, trust matters. Sitting down with a mortgage professional means sharing your spending habits, revisiting ... Read More »

Quick Little Gems Dealing With Women Pt. 36 (By KevM3)

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You treat a dog well, you got a loyal bud for life. With women, you treat them too well and you upgrade a woman to a certain point, then she starts feeling she’s too fly for you and takes off. Women only want to stick around a man they feel is beyond them, so upgrading a girl too much brings ... Read More »

Reciprocation: Give & Take (By @PaulTheEsquire)

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re·cip·ro·ca·tion \ri-ˌsi-prə-ˈkā-shən\noun 1 a  :a mutual exchange b  :a return in kind or of like value 2 :an alternating motion  How much of yourself are you willing to give? How much of someone else or something are you capable of accepting? Are you liable to give more of yourself and accept less of other things? Or vice versa? In life there are ... Read More »

Hip Hop Isn’t Healthy For You (By @ZeusofQLF)

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* stands in front of TelePrompter, adjusts DRI-FIT  tie, takes a breath and, in best Kanye voice,  tells the world: “HIP HOP DOESN’T CARE ABOUT HEALTHY PEOPLE ” * They called him Big Meech, Larry Hoover…but then Rick Ross lost 100 pounds and Twitter came to drag his (now significantly lighter) ass. Interestingly, the majority of those hateful comments came from ... Read More »

The Differences Pt 2 …. Serena Williams & Ronda Rousey (By @LamondreDeshawn)

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Something has been bothering me for the past couple of months! How can the public view of these 2 similar but different female athletes be so skewed? These two legends are both great at what they do and will most likely be the bar that future female athletes measure themselves to when they are competing. Both athletes are also very ... Read More »

An Open Letter To The Broken, The Depressed and The Anxious (By @DarthVenn)

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Anxiety is like falling into a deep well filled with cold water.The water puts you into a shock, and you’re trying not to drown just clawing. Clawing at the walls and gasping for air and trying to swim. Your feet are tired of kicking & your muscles hurt & you want to stop swimming. But if you stop swimming your ... Read More »

Don’t F*ck This Up: A Girl’s Guide to Keeping It Cool W/ The Guy You Like. (By @CrisLex)

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So you met a guy and things are going soo damn good. Good Morning texts, Facetime-ing, flirtatious tweets, hangouts/dates and unexpected sweet phone calls. You are glowing. You feel good. And this guy, this guy…he just makes you feel like you are Aphrodite on a Spring day. But hold up, wait a minute, those familiar feelings of uncertainty start to ... Read More »

He Cheated…and You Need To Realize A Few Things (By @DarthVenn)

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Being cheated on is a touchy subject…and I love touchy subjects. So touchy we shall go. I just want to discuss some things you should, realize, consider, and think about whether you take him back or you leave for good. I want to make something clear, if it was a breach of trust on your relationship it counts as cheating. ... Read More »

Don’t Become a Revolving Door (By @DerrickMills92)

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This post ties into the ISM. When broads begin kicking it with you and feeling your vibe they’ll become entranced by the ISM and won’t want to leave (which is a good thing). However, some broads are lame or simply not ready. Sometimes people have to go through some shit to get their minds, bodies, and souls right. I call this ... Read More »

So, They Left You….Now What? (By @DarthVenn)

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So they left you, you feel like dying, you feel like you’ll never get over it, and the pain will never end. You wanna get over it, you want the sunshine inside you again. Well, I’m here to give you some steps to try. I’m here to be your dumped guru. I’m here to show there’s sunshine on the other ... Read More »

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