Words I Never Said: A Letter to My Big Brother

About a month ago, on May 3, 2014, someone that I love was shot and killed. His name was Keelin Brandon Broach, and he was one of my big brothers on my father's side. He was the baby of the bunch until I came along. 🙂 Growing up, I remember him living with me, our …

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What A Man THINKS A Woman Wants

So I came across this article the other day by James Michael Sama, a self-proclaimed relationship guru. The article was titled "8 Things She Secretly Loves" and it focuses on eight small things that a man can do that a woman secretly loves. Upon first glance of the title alone, my interest was piqued. I …

Sisters Holding it Together: Keeping a Brave Face When Another Baby Comes Along

What do T.I., Ludacris and Dwayne Wade all have in common? Besides being in the entertainment industry? Well, the three of him have all been accused of fathering illegitimate children outside of their relationships to their significant others. Clifford "T.I." Harris is the latest victim to undergo the scrutiny. Earlier this month, he and his …

The 5 Love Languages

You know how people say that folks show love in different ways? Well, that statement couldn't be any more true. According to Dr. Gary Chapman, a relationship counselor, there are five love languages. Dr. Chapman is also the author of the entire The 5 Love Languages series. Basically, this book, rather this entire series (which …

Viola Davis Covers Essence Magazine; Says ‘I Took Off My Wig Because I No Longer Wanted To Apologize For Who I Am’

Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis covers the October issue of Essence magazine, on stands now, and she looks absolutely stunning! First off, let me just say that I am loving the fact the she is on Essence's cover with her natural hair! As a fellow naturalista, that makes me proud. It is small progress like this …