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Narcissism for Black Women: The Very Good and Healthy Expression of Deep Self-Love, and Extreme Self-Devotion. Why? Because It's Good For Ya! And Sometimes I Write about Natural Hair, Among Other Things


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Real Life vs Fiction: Faces of a Villain

Recently, I’ve been watching a thoroughly enjoyable crime drama. There’s always quite a number of them floating around: cop shows, superhero movies, episodic thrillers and the like. However, when it is really riveting – I’m reminded of the crucial aspect which makes them work. A story with only an awesome protagonist lacks the essential element […]

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For Colored Girls by Ntozake Shange

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Black Magazines, Black Fashion: Burt-Murray Goes White and Vogue Africa is Fiction

Total Fiction: Vogue Africa Vogue Africa by Mario Epanya Vogue (Africa) doesn’t exist, but the pictures circulating the web are fascinating, intriguing, and perplexing. The photographer is Mario Epanya. He wanted Vogue (Conde Naste) to have this magazine showcasing Africa. I’m curious and would like to ask: couldn’t he find investors in oil-rich Nigeria, diamond-rich […]

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As a Child

I used to decapitate my dolls. I used to set things on fire. Today, I’d take the shortcut and set my dolls on fire.

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I Wish I Was An Artist: Having a Hobby Would Be Nice

Curiosity and Open Mindedness A friend called me the other day looking for advice. I’m flattered, and slightly amused by these calls, because the person asking for the advice is older, and has many more college degrees than I do. I know it’s not always an indication of relative common sense, but the degrees she […]

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