Jazz, at its very core, is sex. The one begs the other. Harmonic tension, rhythmic tension, and even melodic tension, followed by release matches the feel of the moment, passion and unrest bent up inside a person before the ultimate and sudden exhale. The New York American had this to say of jazz music in 1922, […]
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If you ask a kid, any kid, to name a famous basketball player, you’re more than likely to see the kid light up with excitement, maybe dunk an imaginary b-ball and run off names with a smirk like Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Jordan, even if they know the latter only by his sneakers. Ask the little one to name a singer: “Beyonce”, “Willow Smith”, “Nicki Minaj.” Now ask her to name a famous Black doctor.
If the year was 1989, she might say “Dr. Huxtable.” In 2013, you’ll hear crickets…Read more at EBONY.com
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My mother once told me that she never liked sex. She has always been the conservative kind: always wearing pantyhose under all dresses and skirts, just a touch of makeup when she went out— which she seldom did and was almost always back home and in bed by 10:30. In fact, she surprised me the one […]
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A man’s choice in drink is a sign of maturity. Just as a man’s ability to discern a woman’s desires comes with experience, his behavior is adjusted accordingly. The at-home dinner date provides an opportunity for him to show just how far he’s come in his journey from a boy to a man. The man as […]
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I sauntered in a black halter and purple peek toe stilettos, my summatime (sic) shoes. I walked over to the bar, ordered a complimentary specialty cocktail, aptly named “Love,” and sipped for just a few moments before I was joined by a gentleman dressed in red. A red tie that is, one of two colors […]
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Black history is not just for Black people. Just as the world is not painted in “50 Shades of Grey,” and America is a melting pot of flavors, those aspiring to be well-cultured put on their technicolor glasses, stepoutside their comfort box, and expose themselves to something they may not already know….Read more at Ebony.com
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We waited, the man and I, outside the courtroom for paperwork to be drawn up, and a court date set. Me, sitting on a bench, sipping cold coffee. Him, pacing the floor in front of me, talking on his phone to…someone…about what had just transpired. In that moment, I remembered how every area of my […]
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