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Open Thread: Have You Ever Settled In a Relationship?

Open Thread: Have You Ever Settled In a Relationship?

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Last time we chatted about relationships, I received a text, a day later, from someone who stood me up. Needless to say, although it was disappointing, it was quite cathartic when it came to what I was willing to settle for, and what I didn’t have the time for.

I sat back and reevaluated my past relationships and the things I put up with.  Inconsiderateness was one of them.  My girlfriend got…

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Dating Don’ts: How To Handle Rejection In Dating

Dating Don’ts: How To Handle Rejection In Dating

SadLike conducting a job search, online dating is an exercise in patience, compatibility, and, sometimes, rejection. It’s not romantic, but to a certain degree, the search for a suitable partner is not unlike the job hunt. You use the internet to varying degrees of success, clicking and writing emails and then clicking some more, and sometimes, if the cards are in your favor and the stars align, you…

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Legal Weed: White People Get Rich, Black People Get To Stay In Prison

Legal Weed: White People Get Rich, Black People Get To Stay In Prison

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Ever since Colorado and Washington  legalized marijuana, people have realized how much of a big business it actually is.  So far Colorado has brought in over $200 million in revenue, and now it’s even a bigger hotbed of tourist activity.  Just imagine the other states that are noticing the huge success of weed, best believe they’ll attempt to profit off of it.

But what do the faces of those…

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Dad Knocks Out Man at Pennsylvania Wawa For Eyeballing His Daughter

Dad Knocks Out Man at Pennsylvania Wawa For Eyeballing His Daughter

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Some people will give this unidentified man a “Father of the Year” award, but others may think he went too far after noticing a grown man looking at his teen daughter.  The Upper Darby Police Department in Pennsylvania is looking for the man who thought a customer was looking at his daughter too hard, so he punched him.

According to police, the victim suffered a cut and a possible concussion…

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19 Things Black People Need to Know About Racism Today

19 Things Black People Need to Know About Racism Today

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Since the post Civil Rights Era, the Black community has largely abandoned its collective struggle against continued racism and discrimination. Gone are the demands for justice and an end to inequality. They have been replaced by narratives of meritocracy, “colorblindness” and the bootstrapping individual negro who can single-handedly rise above his circumstance to beat the odds stacked against…

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Study: Women And Minorities Are Punished For Promoting Women And Minorities At Work

Study: Women And Minorities Are Punished For Promoting Women And Minorities At Work

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Breaking through the glass ceiling at work can be a difficult task, especially if you’re a minority or even a woman.  Occasionally, if you’re lucky enough, you’ll come across someone in a position of authority, who is also a woman or minority and understands what you’re facing and gives you a break despite the status quo that exists.  But according to new research from the University of…

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Whoopi Goldberg Defends Stephen A. Smith’s Domestic Violence Comments

Whoopi Goldberg Defends Stephen A. Smith’s Domestic Violence Comments

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Whoopi Goldberg had her say about Stephen A. Smith’s controversial domestic violence comments during a recent episode of The View.

The “View”  host completely agreed with Smith’s comments saying, “You have to learn you can’t hit anyone without expecting to be hit in return.”  Goldberg was referring to Smith’s rant about Ray Rice’s two game suspension.

Goldberg then went on to state that she…

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NYPD Places Pregnant Woman In Chokehold Because She Was Grilling On The Sidewalk

NYPD Places Pregnant Woman In Chokehold Because She Was Grilling On The Sidewalk

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It’s a day that ends in “y”, and the NYPD has placed yet another person in an illegal chokehold. NYPD visited an East New York apartment building over the weekend because Rosan Miller, 27, was grilling on a sidewalk, which is a violation of the local law.  Allegedly, a fight broke out that ended with Miller, her brother and husband being arrested.

 People Organizing and Working for Empowerment,…

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The Real Problem With Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” Cover Art & Her “Black Jezebel” Brand

The Real Problem With Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” Cover Art & Her “Black Jezebel” Brand

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Last week, Nicki Minaj released the artwork for her new single “Anaconda,” featuring the rapper in a squat position with her large posterior aimed directly at viewers. The image was met with mostly support from fans and critics but some questioned if the image was “too racy.” In response to those criticisms, Minaj tweeted several Sports Illustrated photos with White swimsuit models in similar…

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