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Things I’ll Never, Ever Do in a Relationship Again

Denial, devastation, self-doubt. They’re three of the stages of recovery from the imploding of a relationship. Not the kind when you finally cut ties with your on-again…

Black Folks Can Be So Embarrassing At Times

My, how I love my people and all of the idiosyncrasies of our Blackness. I do. But that doesn’t mean that every once in a while, something or someone will crop up and…

Man Down: 3 Ways To Tell Someone Their Breath Is Not What’s Up

Picture it. You’re meeting up with a friend or maybe a hot blind date for a night on the town. As they walk up you begin to fill with excitement, but that excitement…

Things Women Should Know – The Basics

After writing my post a while back about women who can’t cook, I began to think about what other basic life skills there are that women should know.  I thought about all…

Manners Still Matter: 20 Annoying Things People Do to Be Rude

I’m not a stickler for too many things—even though I’m a writer and grammar geek, I don’t even flinch when people say “conversate” instead of “converse”—but it irks my…

22 Reasons to Get Your Black Card Pulled

I don’t like collard greens or sweet potato pie. I don’t eat grits—with sugar, eggs, shrimp, cheese or salt. Don’t eat them period. I’ve learned how to play dominoes and…

Bag of Tricks: How My Purse Saves the Day

Satchel. Crossbody. Baguette. Tote. Hobo. Messenger. Bucket. Bowler. Clutch. Whichever style it is – whichever color, fabric, or hardware selected – a woman’s purse is a…

Stepping to the Side-Chick

It starts with that grating feeling in the pit of your stomach, works its way up to the base of your neck, and shakes your intuition awake. Your man is seeing somebody…

Girl, You’re Doing Too Much

Has anyone ever told you that you wear too much make-up? Do you look caked, baked, and faked on? Do you sometimes get mistaken for Homey the Clown? If you answered yes…