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I Remember

By Zaneta Williams I remember it. I remember what happened. I don’t think of it often. It rarely comes up for me now. But, sometimes, the flashbacks come at the strangest times. Typically, they happen whenever I tap into...
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Your Dream Job

By Kareem Taylor If you could tell your boss how you feel, would you? Well, over the weekend, that’s what 25-year-old Yelp employee Talia Jane did. It ended with her getting fired. But did she do anything wrong? No...
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A Mother’s Love: Part Two

  By Rhonda Bayless Understanding the impact of trauma and abuse on my own mental health, I am determined to promote mental health awareness amongst the women in my life and in my community. As someone diagnosed wit...
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Six Delicious Treats That are Good for You

By Marisol Flores Being vegetarian/vegan for three years opened a whole new world of dessert for me. I’ve been blessed to find treats which not only taste good, but are also pretty healthy. Below are some of my fav...
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Black Mothers are Dying and that Hurts Black Babies

By Dr. Joia Crear-Perry The number of Black Women dying in childbirth continues to rise — 137% in 10 years according to the CDC — and we don’t know why. The medical community focuses on the most common ...
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Your Kind of “Love” Hurts!

By Zakeia Tyson-Cross As I reflect on my previous relationships, I recall the horror and hurt I felt behind the thick walls of my Atlanta home in 2004. Images of me plastered against the wall — filled with anguish ...
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The Question That Helps Me to Prioritize My Life

By Marisol Flores Prioritizing can be a hassle. We try to do too much at once and feel torn and overwhelmed. The solution lies in saying “no” to others … and to ourselves. While I find it easier to do …
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Freedom

By Alexia Clifton 2014 was a difficult year. I turned 49 — the age at which my father died — on November 12. We lost him 30 years ago and we held his funeral on my 19th birthday. I miss …