Missing Woman Found Dead; Frustrated Mother Wants Answers

Keiana Rogers never imagined her life without her daughter, Nickeisha Holloman (known as Keisha to her friends and family). Based out of Cincinnati, Ohio, Keisha was a fun and loving 23-year-old woman who loved her family, friends, and living life.  Like most young adults, Keisha was in the discovery stage of her life and was working on creating her path. July 1st was the last day Keiana spoke to her daughter. She caught a ride to a hair appointment but never made it. 

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It Wasn't Your Fault: Surviving Child Sexual Abuse

Not in a million years did she think she would have been in this situation. She did her due diligence in identifying a good in-home provider. She checked the necessary government sites to ensure that the day care was a quality establishment. She spoke to other parents who brought their children to the daycare, yet her daughter was still a victim of sexual abuse. However, Keke’s quick reaction time, ability to pay attention to detail, and communication skills helped her convict and put away a child predator.

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Orange Is The New Black: The Rundown

Okay, season 6 or Orange Is The New Black is here and I have finally finished the season. This season you see a lot of old favorites disappear and new faces introduced as the women try to adjust to their new lives at Lichtfield Max. OITNB focuses on the aftermath of the prison riots which leads to some big changes for our ladies. If you haven't watched this, go to Netflix and get your binge on!


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3 Reasons Why Single Women Can Give Great Relationship Advice

The crazy thing is, she’s not the only one who thinks this. Many people think if a woman is single, she cannot give advice on dating. They don’t care that she had strong relationships and they didn’t work out because of differing end games. They don’t care that maybe she’s a widow or lost her significant other because of circumstances beyond her control. Heck, they surely don’t care that she is single, because she genuinely wants to be single.

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Beautiful Teen Slain in Oakland, California

The stabbing of the two sisters appears as a random attack at the MacArthur station. The suspect was a heavy set white man who appeared in his 20s and 30s with short hair, fled the scene and is still at large.


Late Sunday night, friends, relatives, and just people who were touched by this tragedy gathered to show support and remember the beautify Nia Wilson.

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E-Courses Can Be Great For Self Improvement

Typically called an E-Learning Course, these are online videos or presentations that teach you about various subjects. Going to college can be a great thing! You will learn a lot of skills, information, and talents. You will also network with others and build long lasting relationships. However, college can be expensive! In addition, though your professors are people who have experience in the fields that they they are teaching to you, many stick to textbook teachings which can be out of date or worse, the techniques work in theory, but haven’t been practiced.

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4 Fun Summer Dating Tips!

Don’t meet someone you just met in a private place- Many of you are into online dating, which I think is cool! Unfortunately, it’s hard to read someone until you meet them in person. Sometimes they may offer to come to your place or invite you to theirs, but just say no! Meet them (and anyone new for that matter) in a public location until you finish vetting them and are comfortable. Do not let anyone rush you to do what you aren’t ready to do. If they say they can find someone else to do whatever, throw them the deuces and get right back on it!

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Her Husband Gave Her HIV: Renee Burgess' Story

She didn’t mind sharing that she was pregnant with twins when she discovered her status.  Nor that when she found out that he tried to shame her into staying with her due to her being infected and used the infamous abuser phrase of “Who want want you now?” Ms. Burgess was so inviting with her conversation because she’s had so much practice speaking on her situation. When you talk to her it isn’t a “woe is me” type of story but a story of great deception that later led her to finding a higher calling.  I think many have focused on the details of how it happened to her, but I want to focus more on life after being infected.  

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4 Ways To Protect Your Heart While Being In A Situationship

You're Not The Only One - Hurts doesn’t it? The fact that you put that thang down so hard and so bad that you thought, "Man he ain’t going nowhere and he’s only going to want this." Negative, Nancy. You are not his only thing he is smashing, he’s got Bettys on deck. He may not tell you this, but trust and believe me, there are some other ladies that he is entertaining. Especially if he is not trying to lock you down or is not coming to you often to get it( a lot of men claim to have high sex drives, so I’m just going off of what they claim). You can’t blame him, he’s a single man, and that’s a perk of being a single man,

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The Midwest Regional Sweet And NaturalFest

The Sweet and Natural fest Put together by founder Daphney Thomas who has a background in Community Engagement, Program Coordination, and PR consulting for small businesses. This festival was created with the intent to promote "economic mobility, collectivity, and admiration for ethnic beauty in a family friendly and very vibrant atmosphere" says Thomas.  Tiffany Ware was also very pivotal to helping pull off an amazing event!  Ware who is the creative director for The Brown Girls Project which was "developed to celebrate, uplift, encourage and inspire a specific segment of black women and girls who are normally invisible or even dismissed by mainstream media and oftentimes our own community." Look out for this duo's amazing feats in the future!

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Confessions Of A Single Gal: Part 1

Now our girl will tell another chick in her situation that she should move on. Or make sure she keeps her heart separated, but it’s hard for her to take her own advice. Just like many of us. Why is it so hard to take our own advice? We know this is good stuff and we know we are giving some A1 advice but why do we not take it? Do we feel like we are above our own advice? That we can beat it? Or maybe we think if we keep giving others this advice that somehow our own issue will become better.


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3 Ways to Communicate Better

Another reason is that people become tired of explaining their thought process, especially if they’ve already stated it. I remember growing up people would say “I’m not a recorder. I don’t repeat myself.”  In this case, I assume you want to have miscommunication issues because you aren’t willing to be patient enough to help people understand your point of view. If they don’t hear you the first time or understand your intentions initially, why do you think saying it the same way will help them better understand you?  Sometimes it is a volume issue. Perhaps this person is hard of hearing and cannot understand what you are saying in its entirety. Other times, when you thought you were clear, you may not have been as clear as you thought you were to that individual. 

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The Effects Of Sexual Assault And Domestic Violence Doesn't Have A Time Limit

Flash forward 50 years later and women are now able to come forward when they have been assaulted and for the most part, have their abusers addressed. Unfortunately, so many of our mothers and grandmothers didn't have that chance to share their stories. And for some, this is now their time to be heard. 

People complain why did they wait so long, when the question should really be why did we wait so long to care? No matter when the pain happened, it never goes away. I hate that people say "you should have kept it to yourself", which is saying the victims should continue to be silent.

Can you imagine telling someone who lost their child to murder and share their stories later, why are you still talking about it? Why are you now choosing to say something about it?

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Morgan Freeman May Have Been Outed As Having A Sexual Relationship With His Step Grandaughter

Once Freeman released his statement, it appeared that the rumors died down until a tragic event happened in 2015.  E'dena Hines was murdered by her boyfriend Lamar Davenport on August 16th outside of their Washington Heights apartments.  Neighbors reportedly could hear Hines screaming as Davenport stabbed her 25 times, while possibly shouting religious phrases. Attorney's for Davenport allege that they were both high on PCP and that the murder wasn't premeditated which is why he is being charged with Second Degree Murder. 

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Dating 101: Top 3 "Good Guys" To Watch Out For

He contacts you throughout the day and mysteriously is never available in the evening. And when he is, he is trying to come over to your home to see you. He doesn't want to go out in public on dates because he doesn't have the money to spend on expensive dates,(yeah right) and if you offer to pay he'll come up with another reason why he can't meet you but insist to come over. (He think he slick)

When you finally do go out, it's to a place that's in a obscure area.  Why is he doing this? Because he's really not single. He may be kinda single but not all the way single. What's kinda single? It can fall into some of the following categories

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