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Surviving Valentine’s Day: Tips and tricks for the romantically challenged

 Yes, assigning love a specific day is a bizarre and insidious corporate tactic, but just know that you can take The Man’s attempt to oppress you/force you to buy chocolate and use it to your advantage. Valentine’s Day. Some call it a holiday. Others call it a nightmare. it’s that time of year when we […]

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After a fight with a boyfriend, I picture soccer fields

It’s after midnight and my boyfriend and I are having a fight, and it reminds me of a fight I had with an ex-boyfriend. It’s a fight that makes me feel bad about myself, and for some reason I picture the soccer fields in Wilmington, my hometown. This is where I spent afternoons and weekends […]

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My philosophy of life courtesy of Damon Dash

“My win is to never in life have a boss. To always be free to say what I want. To be able to empower the people I love. That’s my dream. My dream is to make the money without selling out. Anything else is a loss to me. Somebody might say ‘If somebody pays me $100 […]

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5 questions I still have about the Jay Z-Solange elevator brawl

I know, I know. Elevatorgate has already been discussed to death. There are more important things to focus on and more constructive things I could be doing with my time than writing about the family strife between Beyonce, Jay Z and Solange. Just because I share the last name Carter with two-thirds of the clan does […]

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The 5 types of Facebook likes

So you’re on Facebook. Welcome to Earth. The social media giant has become the central hub for posting pictures, stalking acquaintances, ignoring event invites and boosting the self-esteem of members of our social circle by “liking” their posts. “Likes” are Facebook’s social currency, and there’s plenty of them circulating. The only problem is that most […]

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Web, social media ‘connection’ is a double-edged sword

My mind was wandering the other day and I got to thinking: What did people do before the Internet? And a question I had an even harder time answering: What did I do before the Internet? I can’t pinpoint the exact moment it became a central part of my life, when I started using my […]

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Why America needs Kanye West

Kanye West makes it easy for people to hate him. He throws tantrums at award shows, he snatches mics from blond pop princesses, he rants at concerts, he screams at radio hosts who don’t have the answers. He is often tactless and lacking decorum, and his honesty comes with absolutely no filter. Branding him as […]

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A few thoughts about writer’s block, denial and facing the truth

As a writer I need to write about all aspects of my life: the good, the bad and the ugly. I need to feel like I can express myself freely. When the writing is good, it doesn’t come from me so much as through me; I’m a vessel through which the words flow and I […]

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The man sleeping in the grocery store

It’s 9 o’clock on a Wednesday night, and I’m at the grocery store to get cat food. I walk in and see a display of patio furniture with a man sitting in one of the chairs. He almost looks like part of the display, except for the fact that he’s slumped over with a brown […]

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