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Alice and Olivia bargain find=SCORE!

November 30, 2010 by

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I live, breathe and eat great bargains. That’s why I was extremely excited when Loehmann’s, one of my favorite discount retailers, sent me a 50% off coupon yesterday. I nearly got up from my desk and ran around the office. Instead, I maintained my composure until I made it to the store on my lunch […]

Kanye’s only fault…and why Chicago will never be on the map

November 30, 2010 by

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Kanye’s fault isn’t that he throws temper tantrums or doesn’t respect former President Bush—we all do that. Nope, his only fault is that he hails from Chicago, the City of Hate. This lyrical and musical genius has never received the respect he deserves in his own hometown, yet he is highly respected in nearly every […]

Reflections on life as a student at Roseland Christian School

November 29, 2010 by

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When looking back on my life and evaluating how I became the person that I am today, Roseland Christian School plays a BIG part in that. I was nearly brought to tears when watching this video on one of my former teachers, Mr. Bill Dykstra. RCS was more than a school, but truly a family. […]

Brown skin hate

November 29, 2010 by

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So you probably read the post the other day about “shadeism” in various cultures around the world. I came across a very interesting piece today on “The Strange Culture of High Yella Hatred.” The blogger, AverageBro, made some good points about how celebrities, who date light-skinned, long-haired women, are often seen as sell-outs, while the […]

Must have: Dolce Vita Arie Boot

November 24, 2010 by

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As I made my daily visit to the Gilt Groupe, I came across the hottest platform boots that I’ve seen in awhile! The Dolce Vita Arie Boot is a seasonal must-have. If your style is more Taylor Swift than Beyonce, you might want to pass on these because they are not for the fashion weak, only […]

How churches are turning off an entire generation

November 23, 2010 by

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Back in the day, churches used to be a place of comfort and fellowship. A growing number of Americans, between the ages 0f 18 – 29, are saying no to church and embracing relationships with God, or a higher being, through personal, more meaningful relationships. According to a recent Pew Study, two-thirds of Americans in this age group prefer […]

Brown sistas living in a fair-skin obessed world

November 23, 2010 by

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As a “brown sista” myself, hearing insults associated with my complexion were commonplace as a child. These insults often came from my very own brother and cousin. Even strangers insulted me without realizing it–“you’re pretty” was always accompanied by the disclaimer: “to be dark-skinned.” Somehow, someway, I was never self-conscious about my complexion–more agitated by their stupidity than […]