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Honor The Code: Ways Women Can Practice Sisterhood

As we all know, Black women can be catty, über defensive and petty when it comes to dealing with other women. In a world filled to the brim with drama-saturated reality television shows and glorified hoes, it's no wonder that young women have a hard time exercises sisterhood. Unlike women, most Black men have a strong brotherhood or at least try to. Lacking the female trait ("bitchassness" as Diddy would say), men usually find ways to build with other men in several scenarios instead of tearing each other apart. They're even able to do this when they don't know one another.

Vixens, it's really time to honor our biological codes to empower, build relationships with one another and unify in confidence. This can only breed success, positive lifestyles and

Here are some rules to honoring the code. Get familiar!

1. Realize that women are not your sworn enemies!

I hate when women say, 'Oh, I'm not a girl's girl' because guess what? You are!

Naturally, we are born to facilitate friendships with other women. Even if you're a tomboy there is room for you during tea time, and if not, there's other women out there that like rolling around in the dirt as well. Women, despite differences in interests, are not your enemy. Learn to appreciate other women for their likes and dislikes, and realized that their dislikes don't make you their nemesis.

2. Speak!

It's that simple. Speak to one another and be friendly. You know how women like to get in a room, fold their arms and scowl at one another like, 'I don't know her (insert eye roll here!). Let's all stop doing that starting, um, yesterday! When guys get in a room, at the very least, they have enough respect for their fellow males to shoot a head nod or dap each other up. Can't we do that, Vixens?

Introduce yourselves, shake hands and attempt to make friends! Try it, and see where it takes you.

3. Don't fight over a guy!

Very seldom do we see men go to extremes over a woman, especially if it's not their girl. Like men, we need to stop fighting over guy's we barely care about. Sure, he may have done you dirty for the next chick, but she's not the problem--he is. Of course, your feelings toward her may be sour, but don't vow to ruin her life over a man that's not your husband. It only creates a bigger wedge in the current sisterhood gap.

3. Ladies first!

Don't ditch your friends for a guy you barely know, dismiss loyalty over one small tift or talk shit about your girls! As women, we should always support, protect and serve each other. Look at how men will literally go to blows, then make up the next day. Add a little bit of that to the our lady mix and we can run the world (Beyoncé included!). If we simply maintain respect for one another, our sisterhood can be that much stronger. It's that simple.

Oh, yeah...and do NOT do shady things like sleep with your friends man or betray them in some sinful way!

4. Fly recognizes fly!

Don't hate on the next chick just because she's walking by in something you less than like. Not only does it make you look insecure, it doesn't breed the sisterly love we're aiming for. Style isn't something every woman is born with, so respect each woman style for what it is. Honestly, tearing another woman down for any reason is just shallow.

Vixens, what other ways can you practice sisterhood?


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In an interview with Billboard, Rowland shared her hopes for putting out a new body of work and the pressure that she's encountered since she's been in the studio. "This is by far the longest, most pressure-filled process ever, only because I know what it's supposed to be and I have been so hard on myself. I know it," she said. "And it's the first time I've said it out loud. I've been extremely hard on myself. But it's definitely coming, and I'm more so excited about this project than anything else."

The news follows the recent release of Rowland's "Kelly" track, which was met with critical acclaim in November 2018. In addition to preparing the release of new music, the "Motivation" singer discussed fans' wish for a Destiny's Child reunion. The rumors have been fueled by social media photographs of Rowland with either Beyonce or Michelle or all three, especially during Beyonce's past Coachella performance. But Rowland assures readers that it's not what they think.

"It's so funny. I guess every time people see us together, they just see music but I see sisterhood, and that's what we are and that's what me, her, Michelle [Williams] and Solange and I are. People see us all together, they immediately think music. I'm like, no. Just family." As Rowland previously mentioned Solange, she hopes to one day work with her again.

"I'm a huge fan," she said. "I love her writing and how detailed and particular she is. I always wanted to figure out how the heck she has so many different layers of harmonies when she is constructing these vocals, and it's so complex but simple. It's genius. It's the genius in her genius mind that she has in there." One of the last times the pair collaborated was on Rowland's "Simply Deep" track off her debut solo album of the same name. Solange also penned a few songs off the same project. Fast forward to 2016, and Rowland's vocals were featured on Solange's iconic A Seat at the Table.

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Directed by Gregory "Beef" Jones, The Aunties Inc., and Taylor herself, the Harlemite takes viewers on her journey to the expression-filled space where she hopes to rack up 10s across the board from a group of judges. The premise of the video also seems to follow a mockumentary format airing on a fictional network named FEMTV. Alongside Taylor, other men and women get ready to display their talents and confidence on the ballroom floor.

"WTP" is featured on the mother-of-one's sophomore album, K.T.S.E., which was released in June 2018. While the rollout's controversy didn't entirely muddle the excitement behind the project's debut, Taylor said she was sold on the idea that her album would be treated as the biggest out of G.O.O.D. Music's string of releases last year.

"I didn't know ahead of time that there wouldn't be any singles or visuals. But I knew that it was going to be the five-album thing," she said during a HOT 97 interview. "[Kanye] wanted [my album] to be last, he wanted mine to be the biggest. That's the way they sauced it up. I was sold."

The video will debut on Jan. 19. Check out the teaser below.


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Gabe Solis, the ex-husband of Trina Braxton, lost his battle with cancer, Thursday (Dec. 20),  TMZ reports. He was 43.

Solis passed away at his home in Texas, surrounded by friends and family, according to the outlet. No official details have been released about his passing.

Solis had reportedly been keeping his cancer battle private. His death came as a shock to his loved ones. On Friday (Dec. 21), Braxton seemingly mourned the loss of her ex-husband with a cryptic Instagram meme reading, “I need a hug..E bottle of wine.”

The former couple tied the knot in 2003, and appeared together on previous seasons of WEtv’s Braxton Family Values. Despite finalizing their divorce in 2015, Braxton and Solis confronted lingering issues from their marriage during an episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life, earlier in the year.

Braxton has since moved on to a new relationship, but remained friends with Solis.


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