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Month: August 2017

Kings Speak: 12 Black Men Discuss How To Pop the HIV/AIDS Question

  Have you ever had to pop the HIV/AIDS question? I don’t know how many times I’ve been asked about my HIV status, but I can honestly say not enough. My husband and I got tested early in our relationship, it pulled us closer together, and led to freakier sex. Knowing your significant other’s status is comforting, and I swear it automatically makes your organisms 10x better. The HIV/AIDS Talk isn’t the easiest to have, even if you are negative. When do you ask? Does it kill the mood? How does asking make the other person feel? I mean...

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Penis Health: 5 Ways To Keep It Up

The penis is an amazing organ, and most of us marvel at how it changes in shape, size, and constitution within a matter seconds. Aside from being responsible for some of the most epic nights in your life, you should take care of your penis because it is vital to your overall health and longevity. While we know that the size of a man’s heart is bigger than the size of his penis, we still prefer it long and hard. Unfortunately, nearly 18 million American men over the age of 20 have reported experiencing some form of erectile dysfunction....

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Happy Black Philanthropy Month

The History of Black Philanthropy Month Black Philanthropy Month was created in August of 2011 by Dr. Jackie Copeland-Carson, the co-founder of the Pan-African Women’s Philanthropy Network. Every August we recognize and celebrate giving from people of African descent. The primary goal of Black Philanthropy Month is informed, involve, inspire Black philanthropy. Although this is only its 7th year in existence Black Philanthropy Month has been promoting black philanthropic investments and conscious giving in communities coast to coast all month long. The most notable celebration is taking place in the form of an exhibition entitled “The Soul of Philanthropy.”...

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Conversations: Catching up with Vivian Green

Vivian Green has a new album out, and I love it! It is grown and soulful.  She took a few minutes to answer a few questions about her new album, her career, and more… Click here to purchase Vivid (August 2015) NNG: I am so excited about your new album, Vivid (August 2015). It is one of those albums where you don’t need to skip a song. You can turn it on and have fun with it. VG: Thank you so much! This is exactly what Kwame and I wanted. Kwame produced the entire album, and he is a...

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Official Interview with Dr. Umar Johnson

I love a good scholarly conversation, and after watching a few YouTube videos featuring Dr. Umar Johnson and learning some of the controversy that surrounds him I wanted to meet him myself. I am excited that he wants to open a school that provides a nurturing and safe place for young men. While he may not be everybody’s cup of tea, we still need him. We don’t have enough safe places for young black men. As his naysayers shoot him down, they offer no solutions. Another interesting take is that I don’t see principals in pubic school judged for...

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