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Self Love Transforms the Way We Love Others

Originally posted on Soul Set in Motion:

self loveFind the sweetness in your own heart, then you may find the sweetness in every heart.  –Rumi

When you really love yourself, you stop trying to be perfect. You painfully figure out (after years of “trying”) that perfection is a myth and the thought that you could ever fit a random definition of what that means is absurd.  Finally, you let yourself off the hook, you give yourself a break, and accept the “good, the bad and the ugly” – – all of who you are. Once this knowledge really sinks in, you take a look around and realize you can stop expecting others to be perfect too. Your sky high ideals weren’t winning you any friends anyway.

When you learn to love yourself, you stop denying your “faults” and start accepting them as part of who you are. You stop hiding behind that false façade of control and let…

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Marriage Melodrama: Toya Wright Hints To Relationship Struggles With Memphitz On Instagram

Originally posted on Atlanta Daily World:


Just days after Memphitz created a media firestorm with questions surrounding his marriage to wife Toya Wright, she too has responded to their relationship status.  The music producer made several posts on Instagram about trouble in his 3-year union to the former reality star, which he?s since deleted. Memphitz (born Mickey Wright) uploaded a photo which appears to be of an engagement ring and wedding band (Toya?s?) at the bottom of a glass with the caption:

all I?ma say is this public marriage thing ain?t for every1. shit is hard. but when love let u down u let love go.

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He then followed up with a cryptic messaging saying:

lost love. life is life.

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Now Toya is sounding off with a few things of her own. Yesterday, she decided…

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NO!!!!! Chris Rock And His Wife File For Divorce After 19 Years!!!!!!

Originally posted on 97.9 The Box:


I just watched Chris Rock’s new movie “Top Five” on Friday and I feel like it was pretty obvious that it was loosely based on his life. Rock plays a successful comedian who starts making wack movies (after giving up drugs) and eventually fails at his love life too! Now, the movie is starting look a lot more real, because Rock’s wife just released a statement to PEOPLE magazine:

“After much contemplation and 19 years of marriage, Chris and I have decided to go our separate ways.”

Chris Rock is one of my top 3 comedians ever. It’s sad when almost any couple calls it quits so I’m wishing both of them the best. I love ya’ll. -Diamond

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How Feminism Killed Chivalry

Originally posted on Black Millennials:

Yesterday, I stood cramped on a rush hour A train headed home. The sweltering heat was only exacerbated by an army of over-worked NYC dwellers and a non-functioning AC. In the middle of the crowded train stood a mother and her young son. The wailing child was uncomfortable, and the mother tried unsuccessfully to calm him.

As if by fate, there was a row of three men sitting in front of her. Not one offered their seat.

This is a situation I’ve seen time and time again. A struggling mother who could use a moment of relaxation, only to be met with rudeness. I’ve seen pregnant women standing, while men pretend she is invisible. Women who navigate between screaming children and bags of groceries, only to be ignored.

That’s the thing about trains… you’ll learn a lot about cultural mores and social norms if you dare to pay attention.


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Is Trans the New Gender?

Originally posted on Atlanta Daily World:

Laverne Cox

With the recent revelation that R&B singer R. Kelly’s daughter Jaya Kelly publicly came out as a transgender boy this past week, and the brave youngster’s willingness to face the arduous journey for self-discovery and societal acceptance, several other high profile black transgender people have come to the forefront. Some you may have known about, but some you may not have.


R. Kelly’s daughter Jaya Kelly said that coming out as a transgender boy this past week only represents the beginning of an arduous journey towards continued self-discovery and societal acceptance.

Laverne Cox

“Orange Is the New Black” star Laverne Cox is an outspoken advocate for transgender recognition and acceptance. She has been a leading proponent for transgender rights and openly discusses how her sexual orientation affects her career and her experiences as a high-profile transgender woman who uses her celebrity status to bring issues of trans justice to national attention. celebrity status to bring issues of trans justice…

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Black male depression often gets overlooked

Originally posted on Atlanta Daily World:


The issue of depression among young Black men is a rarely discussed topic of conversation.

At a symposium held at the University of Chicago School of Social Service in February, Dr. Waldo Johnson Jr. said, “Black boys are more depressed because they believe their physical safety is always being threatened. Their families are economically poorer than Whites and many Black families live below the poverty line.”

Johnson is an associate professor and leading voice in the field of social work.

Although some, in more conservative circles may believe that young Black males are merely lashing out due to their own self-imposed victimization, Dr. Cornel West, in his essay titled “Nihilism in Black America,” said this is not the case. Nihilism, by definition is a philosophical belief based in extreme skepticism, maintaining that nothing in the world has a real existence.

According to West, as it pertains to the Black community…

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