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Is He Playing With Your Emotions and Wasting Your Time? Is He Playing With Your Emotions and Wasting Your Time?

Sometimes we want someone so badly, we overlook all the warning signs and red flags that should send us running in the opposite direction. Other times, we are already waist-deep in emotions and feelings before we realize that the dude has no intentions toward us, accepts no accountability for his actions and is really…

‘Mammy’ Calendar Distributed to Residents at North Carolina Assisted Living Facility ‘Mammy’ Calendar Distributed to Residents at North Carolina Assisted Living Facility

The year is 2017, and an employee at an assisted living facility in Wilmington, N.C., that houses mostly white residents thought it would be a good idea to include a picture of a mammylike character in the December calendar of activities because white and unabashed racism is still alive and well in this country,…

Wait, Matt Barnes Was Still in the NBA? Wait, Matt Barnes Was Still in the NBA?

After 15 storied years in the NBA that included multiple trades between teams and an infamous altercation with a former teammate over Gloria Govan, Matt Barnes has announced that he will retire from the sport of basketball to focus on business and spend more time with his children.

Letting Him Back In: Why Are We Unable to Let Go of Our Problematic Exes? 

I can’t count how many times I played Lauryn Hill’s “Ex-Factor,” singing along to the lyrics, woefully aware of the fact that she was telling my life with her song. I couldn’t let him go. I couldn’t get him out of my system. I kept letting him back in.

Rep. Steve King Might Be a Racist, and This Tweet Proves It Rep. Steve King Might Be a Racist, and This Tweet Proves It

On Thursday I wrote about Roy Moore waxing nostalgic about the days of slavery. And every day, The Root covers something crazy that the current sitting president has said. This current regime is not attempting to hide its racist overtones, and this latest incident is no exception: A Republican congressman from Iowa…

#Flint: Michigan May Reconsider Program for Free Bottled Water #Flint: Michigan May Reconsider Program for Free Bottled Water

Friday marks 1,323 days that the people of Flint, Mich., have been without clean water. Although the water is reportedly testing below the federal-action threshold, pipe replacement and infrastructure changes in the city have left residents relying on bottled water and filters for clean drinking water. The…

A Woman-to-Woman Conversation About a Man Is Not Always the Move A Woman-to-Woman Conversation About a Man Is Not Always the Move

“Hello? May I speak to Barbara? Barbara, this is Shirley.” So begins a classic R&B song where one sista reaches out to another to have a woman-to-woman conversation about the man they are unwittingly sharing. Shirley found Barbara’s number in her man’s pockets and decided to call Barbara to break the news to her. But…

Roy Moore Thinks America Was Better When Slavery Was in Place Roy Moore Thinks America Was Better When Slavery Was in Place

Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore has been accused of a lot of things. He’s referred to Asian Americans and Native Americans as “yellows” and “reds” like they’re fucking M&M’s. Multiple allegations have come forth suggesting that he has a predilection for underage girls. The man is seriously problematic,…

Rep. John Lewis Is Boycotting Trump’s Visit to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Opening Rep. John Lewis Is Boycotting Trump’s Visit to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Opening

Reps. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) announced Thursday that they will be skipping Saturday’s opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson because Donald Trump will be in attendance—something they consider to be “an insult” to the black heroes commemorated there.

Hey, Kylie Girl, Rihanna Got You Shook Again? Hey, Kylie Girl, Rihanna Got You Shook Again?

Everyone is still going crazy over Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty line. From the foundations (I still don’t know what shade I am—I should get on that) to the lipsticks (I do know Stunna is my fucking color, bitch!), she has something for everyone, and by “everyone” I mean all the black women willing to go broke buying…

Why Nola Darling 2.0 Is Not a Good Example of Polyamory Why Nola Darling 2.0 Is Not a Good Example of Polyamory

Let me start off by saying that I loved the Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It. I thought it was brilliant, and I highly recommend it. It is classic Spike Lee—everything we want and expect from him in a film on the small screen. From the cinematography to the soundtrack to the acting, everything was good, in my…

Gabrielle Union on the #MeToo Movement: ‘The Floodgates Have Opened for White Women’ Gabrielle Union on the #MeToo Movement: ‘The Floodgates Have Opened for White Women’

On the eve of Time magazine’s announcement that its Person of the Year would be “the silence breakers”—the victims of sexual harassment who have come forward to tell their stories—an interview with actress and sexual assault survivor Gabrielle Union revealed her thoughts on the #MeToo movement and how the voices of…

Why Emotional Maturity and Emotional Intelligence Are Important for Healthy Relationships Why Emotional Maturity and Emotional Intelligence Are Important for Healthy Relationships

Emotional maturity and emotional intelligence are key factors in maintaining healthy relationships—romantic or otherwise. Many people are lacking in these areas, which leads to a breakdown in communication and, ultimately, complications in or even the breakup of relationships. There is no way to navigate relationship…

These Shirts Are Every Thought People of Color Have Refrained From Saying to White People These Shirts Are Every Thought People of Color Have Refrained From Saying to White People

I recently recounted for some friends an incident that occurred on a Los Angeles train where a white woman sitting next to me could not resist the urge to try to touch my hair. She had not spoken a word to me after sitting next to me, but I could feel her burning a hole in the side of my face with her stare. Out of…

Lubaina Himid Makes History as 1st Nonwhite Woman to Win Prestigious Turner Prize Lubaina Himid Makes History as 1st Nonwhite Woman to Win Prestigious Turner Prize

Lubaina Himid is a visual artist whose drawings, paintings and installations reflect the African Diaspora, and on Tuesday she became the first nonwhite woman to win the prestigious Turner Prize, a British contemporary-art award.

Terry Crews Files a Lawsuit Against Adam Venit, WME for Sexual Assault Terry Crews Files a Lawsuit Against Adam Venit, WME for Sexual Assault

Updated Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, 4:50 p.m. EST: Shortly after publishing this, I tweeted that I personally believe Terry Crews should also sue William Morris Endeavor for turning a blind eye to Venit’s bullshit and not openly addressing it until Crews went public with his story.

Choke Me, Spank Me, Pull My Hair: For the Women Who Like It Rough Choke Me, Spank Me, Pull My Hair: For the Women Who Like It Rough

First of all, let me give props to the rapper Xzibit, who gave us a hot-ass song that is both a mood and an anthem for the women like me who like it a little rough in the bedroom. Plain old missionary is not enough for us. We want to be spanked. We want to be choked. We want our hair pulled, and we want you to talk…

Trump Administration Is Detaining an American Citizen in Iraq, Denying Him a Lawyer: Report Trump Administration Is Detaining an American Citizen in Iraq, Denying Him a Lawyer: Report

An unnamed American citizen is being detained in Iraq as an “enemy combatant,” and although the man has requested an attorney, the U.S. government is denying him his right to one, authorities say.

Today We Honor Chad ‘Pimp C’ Butler of UGK on the 10th Anniversary of His Death Today We Honor Chad ‘Pimp C’ Butler of UGK on the 10th Anniversary of His Death

Ten years ago today, we lost one of the greatest treasures in hip-hop—Underground Kingz member Chad Butler, otherwise known as Pimp C.

LaVar Ball Pulls LiAngelo Ball Out of UCLA Over Indefinite Suspension: Report LaVar Ball Pulls LiAngelo Ball Out of UCLA Over Indefinite Suspension: Report

LaVar Ball is reportedly unhappy with the punishment his middle son, LiAngelo, is receiving at UCLA since returning to campus in the aftermath of the China shoplifting incident—so much so that he has removed the younger Ball from the school in order to explore other options.

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