12 Minutes

As I headed down the escalator to the Chinatown Metro, I rushed and barely made clearance into the last cart heading towards Fort Totten. I gathered my composure, slipped down into an open seat and pulled out my phone to adjust my Spotify track. As the train arrived at the next station, the lights began […]

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A Brand New Year

I find myself (like many others) thinking back on many of the choices I have made in 2015. I possess many regrets concerning my contributions to others who are in my life. I’m not referring strictly to dating; it includes my family, social, and business relationships. Though it is so cliché to “turn back the hands of […]

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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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Where’s Boaz?

Many of us have seen the countless articles on statistics regarding black women and marriage. I don’t need numbers to highlight my daily experiences. I’m a 34-year-old black woman. I am single and so are many of my friends. We are a part of the percentage of educated black single women. We are also successful, […]

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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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Why you Should Never Assume with Men

Having strong feelings, spending a considerable amount of time together, having sex, meeting the parents, etc. are not indicative of exclusivity. You go to the movies, meet for happy hour and have even gone on a few quick weekend trips. It’s the perfect relationship until you find out he is also having that type of […]

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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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