Fades to Black III

“Let me hold $150 until Sallie Mae kicks in in a couple weeks,” I said. “I ain’t got it,” CB said. “Ask the Muslim that bought you that dress, ask Chicago-he’s an investment banker, ask one of your other niggas.” What I told him in return shall not be repeated here. But basically I told him to lose my number; …

On the Eve of Christmas

In recognition of Christ’s birth it was only right. As Christmas approaches many of us indulge in consumerism while forgetting the real meaning of Christmas. On Christmas Eve I drove down Gallatin Road and witnessed the massive amount of people at K-Mart, Best Buy and Rivergate Mall. You would have thought these stores were giving away free Plasma Tv’s with …

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A Legion of Fools in Love

Lately we have been unable to escape the media’s infatuation with celebrity domestic violence, spousal infidelity and the deaths of now two NFL players. My own experiences sprinkled with what I observe in the media and in real life have led me to believe we are a generation confused about the true meaning of love. It wouldn’t be so bad …

Hands Off My Phone

We all know that there are a lot of women out there that feel the need to reassure themselves that their man is not creeping. Most women who are plagued with the ill of snooping do this via their man’s phone. And there are those who check EVERYTHING. Emails. Mail. They search the house as if they are looking for …

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Expectations, Get Some

Expectations are defined as the act or state of being expected. I think I would be making a fair generalization by stating we all have certain expectations when it comes to friends, careers, family and our expectations of what we are looking for in potential mates. I’m not referring to standards, which usually consists of a certain criteria a woman …

Melanie Fiona “It Kills Me”

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfVfFy-I0z0] One word: orchestra. Canadian singer-songwriter Melanie Fiona is a breath of fresh air. Her debut single “Give It to Me Right” didn’t really catch my attention. Even though it wasn’t one of those songs that I would say, “Ooh that’s my song right there,” there was no denying that the girl could sing. But this second single “It Kills …

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He Has a Girlfriend, So What?

Every now and then you meet an intriguing individual who you just may throw all your rules out the door for. One of those rules should be an unspoken code for us women: never date or even consider dating a man that has a girlfriend. And a man who is married is definitely off limits. Unfortunately, we live in such …

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Less Than A Week & In Love: The End

Back in May you questioned how I could be in love in four days. Yes, in four days I had fallen in love with a man that goes by many names. To me he was just my love. About a month in I realized this new found love of mine had major characteristic flaws. My lover was loud, always overcrowded …

Less Than a Week and In Love: The Beginning

For five days Jamaica Queens has been where I lay my head and wake up in the morning. Quickly I realized that many of the preconceived notions that lots of non-New Yorkers have about NY is just not true. As I breathed in the air, the foul smell of garbage on the streets consumed my nostrils. Taxi’s honking their horns, …

Wiz Khalifa Rocks at IU’s Official Homecoming Concert

By Bené Viera Over 500 people stood outside in the rain to see Fabolous perform. But Fabolous -the original headliner for the official homecoming concert- was a no-show. His replacement Twista never arrived either. Yet fans rocked with Wiz Khalifa word for word, bar for bar. When Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity heard Fabolous allegedly missed his flight, they pulled strings …