Make Sure You Know What The Underground Railroad is Before Ringing in the New Year

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Everyone wants to make fun of and call Porsha Stewart from The Real Housewives of Atlanta stupid because she thought The Underground Railroad was an actual train, but I chose to call her misinformed or uneducated. She also didn’t know … Continue reading

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Dogs Playing Poker: The Story Behind The Famous Painting

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You’ve probably seen it hung in bars, in basements, perhaps even in art galleries. Each year, pictures made by dog lovers on Twitter or Instagram try to replicate it. But what is the story with the famous paintings of a … Continue reading

10 Fall Fashion Trends You’ll Definitely Want To Try

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As the greens of summer leaves change to fiery shades of red, orange, and yellow, fashionistas everywhere are feeling the itch to put the bold prints, gladiator sandals, and flowing florals of summer away in favor of pieces more compatible … Continue reading

Top 5 Alternative LGBT Holiday Destinations

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As attitudes throughout the world continue to evolve, thousands of cities across the globe are awakening to the vibrancy of LGBT culture.  From tiny beach side hamlets to major metropolises, exciting holiday destinations with diverse gay communities are proliferating and … Continue reading

Independent Film Spotlight: Look At Me, Damn It!

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For filmmaker Carolyn Battle-Cochrane, “Biracial, Not Black, Damn it” is not just a film series title, but a way of life. Battle-Cochrane spent most of her life trying to hide her biracial identity, which was the source of more than … Continue reading

Top Story – Would You Hire A Male Escort? I Would!

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Have you ever watched Gigolos, the Showtime series about male escorts in Las Vegas? It’s very entertaining and comical. Why? Because in my opinion, none of the men are as smooth or desirable as they think they are. They also … Continue reading

How To Have A Real Summer Vacation – Without Spending A Lot Of Money

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Summertime is supposed to be a fun time, but it’s not really a whole lot of fun to be sweltering in the heat doing nothing interesting while your friends are out gallivanting around the world.  So what can you do … Continue reading

Top Story – How To Say ‘No’ Like A Gentleman

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Very often in life, we encounter dilemmas wherein the most convenient way of handling things isn’t necessarily the best, and rarely the classiest. This holds true whether it’s shaving, dating or deciding on what to do in your 20s. It’s … Continue reading

Top Story – Power Off The Grid: MacGyver Tips On How to Survive With No Electricity

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Many grew up watching MacGyver problem solve his way through seemingly impossible situations. His use of brain over brawn inspired many to follow in his footsteps with a degree in physics and chemistry. Maybe the lure was not the specific … Continue reading

Top Story – Celebrity Detox Diets You Need To Try

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The detox is becoming an increasingly popular way for people to shed some excess pounds and make themselves feel better by ridding themselves of the remnants of a previous unhealthy diet.  Many use it to get into shape before an … Continue reading

The Half Series Interviews: Jerian DiMattei

What is the ethnic background of your parents? My mother’s ethnic background is Italian and my father’s ethnic background is black. What type of colorism have you had to face and how did you deal with it? Being half white … Continue reading