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3 Things I Learned To Let Go Of To Let Love In

Last night, I was listening to The Roommates podcast. Listening to these Black mean speak made me realize that all black men aren't complete lost causes. But, it made me wonder to myself, "Why are you so cold towards Black men, sis?" I've always said that my heart will always belong to a black man, but lately, I've been dang near tempted to look elsewhere....

Sharing Our Wins On Social Media Is Lit, But Sharing Our Losses Is Real

As a Black woman, I am cognizant of my environment professionally, socially and even in my own relationships. As a result, somehow, I've always perceived a Black woman to be incapable of flaws and incapable of messing up. And if she did, hunny she sure wasn't going to tell anyone about it. But I later found that hiding my flaws and internalizing/scrutinizing my failures was...

For Black Boys And Girls With Absent Fathers, The Pain Is The Same, But Here’s Why The Support Isn’t

When I was a child, I used to watch The Cosby Show and wonder what it would be like to be a black middle class family with a father present. I come from your average, traditional family. I have a mother and a younger brother, but my father is absent. Like a lot of black families, I didn't  have the luxury of having a father figure.There are plenty of outreach programs for black...