Hall Pass

After years of living in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, I’ve learned that it’s truly the mecca of single, attractive and progressive-minded women of color. If you take a survey, there is clearly a noticeable difference in the number of single, educated women in comparison to single, educated men. There are plenty of factors that […]

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Or Else?

Growing up in the early 90s life was simple. My days were filled with routine and rarely did anything occur outside of what I considered normal. However, certain events occurred that impacted me as a youth; I saw another world outside of Super Mario Bros and The Cosby Show. I remember watching footage on primetime […]

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UnAnchored Heart

Loved at her capacity considered a lofty King Imperfections judged my case will never be Queen Mind of emptiness prolongs my early release Denial of satisfaction my life yields no increase Blood on my hands before her I make an appeal Freedom! I cry handcuffed tightly as I kneel Guilty verdict sentenced awaiting my bail […]

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No Sex

As dinner concludes, I sit back in full disbelief of the woman that “Keisha” presents herself to be. Even though this is our fourth date, I truly feel as though our relationship is heading in the right direction. After finishing off my glass of wine, I get up to assist her in cleaning the kitchen. “What […]

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Blurred Lines

It’s very important to effectively communicate when you’re in a relationship. As you develop an understanding of one another, finding a resolution to conflict should gradually become easier. Cultivating a relational bond with someone should provide you with the necessary information to either progress or cut ties. Arguing back and forth between one another doesn’t […]

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I Just Came Here to Find a Husband: Part 2

As a man, there are certain things on a woman’s behalf that I truly can’t identify with or speak on. One of those things includes a woman’s desire of wanting to become a wife. As I read Ayana’s interview, she assisted in helping me understand the other side of things. She expressed not only her […]

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The Divorced Part 2: My Untold Story

When I got married at 24, divorce never crossed my mind. I was so much in love and would’ve done absolutely anything to keep my marriage intact. However, my visions and aspirations for this union came to an end when my divorce decree arrived January 2013. I entered into deep depression after my divorce. At […]

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I Just Came Here to Find a Husband

Prior to the launch of CommonTruce.com, I started posing relationship/dating questions to my Facebook and Instagram followers. Genese Jamilah, Owner of I DON’T DO CLUBs emailed me a photo of a woman wearing a sign on her back that read, I just came here to find a husband. Genese thought this would be a good topic of […]

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The Divorced

Are you completely healed from your divorce? Trust me, if you aren’t, it’s okay! It’s a pretty dramatic experience for anyone to undertake, especially if you believe vows are meant to last forever. You put in the work needed, compromised and focused your desires to satisfy your significant other. Yet, you are now back where […]

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The Friend Zone – The Black Hole

Repeated phone calls and text messages are not being answered like once before. What was once full-throttle flirtation seems to be reduced to, “What’s for lunch?” You sense transition from a distance but aren’t sure when things went left. The realization comes when you are replaced by a “busy schedule.” You’re hanging on to the […]

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