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I Think I Suffer From Post Traumatic Dating Syndrome

I Think I Suffer From Post Traumatic Dating Syndrome

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Dating is traumatizing and I think I’m ready to throw in the towel.

Two nights ago, I had an anxiety attack.  I was sitting on my couch waiting for my date to arrive. I glanced at my watch, and it showed me he was 5 minutes late.  Not a big deal, right? What’s a measly 5 minutes?  I decided to occupy myself with channel hopping. HBO, Showtime, Sundance, MTV, VH1. I flicked the channels for what…

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Want Braids But Allergic to Synthetic Hair? Here Are Some Solutions and Hair Alternatives

Want Braids But Allergic to Synthetic Hair? Here Are Some Solutions and Hair Alternatives

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The natural hair movement has brought more women into the fold and wearing their natural hair but it has also brought more women to wearing natural styles even if they are still relaxed. It’s popular and it’s OK to admit that. Natural hair is beautiful and unique and as we embark further into this movement we are seeing a surge of wigs, weaves and braids that are taking on natural textures as…

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Study: Children Exposed To Religion Have Difficulty Distinguishing Fact From Fiction

Study: Children Exposed To Religion Have Difficulty Distinguishing Fact From Fiction

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A new study published in the July issue of Cognitive Science says that young children who are exposed to religion have a hard time differentiating between fact and fiction.

5-and-6-year old children from public and parochial schools were presented with 3 different types of stories — religious, fantastical and realistic –- to see if they could identify narratives with impossible elements as…

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Trial Begins for Man Charged in Shooting Death of Renisha McBride

Trial Begins for Man Charged in Shooting Death of Renisha McBride

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Jury selection began on Monday in the murder trial of the Detroit man who shot unarmed, 19-year-old Renisha McBride in the face last November.

Thomas Wafer, 54, is charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, and committing a felony with a firearm in the fatal shooting of Renisha McBride, who walked up onto his porch hours after being involved in a car accident. Wafer claims he felt…

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Teenage Missionary Accused of Raping Young Children at African Orphanage

Teenage Missionary Accused of Raping Young Children at African Orphanage

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An Edmond, Oklahoma teenager is facing a possible life sentence after authorities learned that he raped several children while on a missionary trip in Kenya. 

According to court records, 19-year-old Matthew Durham was volunteering at a Kenyan children’s home when he raped and molesteda number of young children. Durham has confessed to raping several young girls, forcing some boys to perform oral…

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Water Shutoffs Suspended In Detroit For 15 Days

Water Shutoffs Suspended In Detroit For 15 Days

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Yesterday began th Detroit Water and Sewerage Department’s suspension of their controversial shutoffs for 15 days in order to give residents another chance to prove they are unable to pay their bills.

“In case we have missed someone who has legitimate affordability problems this will allow them to come to us to see if they can work out payments,” said Bill Johnson, department spokesman. “We’ve…

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Black Businesses Help Refuel Motor City, But Are Hardly Mentioned in Recent Detroit Success Stories

Black Businesses Help Refuel Motor City, But Are Hardly Mentioned in Recent Detroit Success Stories

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The news coming out of Detroit lately hasn’t been all that great: widespread poverty, reproductive health gaps, water shut-offs, and now the first anniversary of its bankruptcy filing. But what about city improvements and small business that are helping to rebuild and revitalize the city?

There have been a few stories spotlighting Detroit’s hot spots and small ventures, but hardly any mentioned…

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Black Women Become Entrepreneurs 6 Times More Than the National Average

Black Women Become Entrepreneurs 6 Times More Than the National Average

Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 1.41.32 PMWe’ve all face the office politics, double standards, and other obstacles at work, but many of us aren’t sticking around and tolerating it. According to a special KTVH 11 report, more black women are launching their own ventures – at a rate of more than six times the national average. Yep, we’re running our own ish.

“As more and more African-American women obtain higher degree levels, they’re…

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Smoker’s Widow Wins $23.6 Billion In Damages

Smoker’s Widow Wins $23.6 Billion In Damages

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Cynthia Robinson has been awarded one of the largest verdicts against a tobacco company. A Florida jury awarded Johnson $23.6 billion in punitive damages in her lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

Robinson’s husband, Michael, died of lung cancer when he was 36, after chain-smoking since he was 13.

“First, I heard millions,” “I didn’t know it was “b” with-a-b-billions. I still can’t believe…

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