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Author: AishaAdams

3 Secrets About My Marriage

Raf and I got married at the Asheville City Jail precisely four years ago today. You’d think that as much as I write about social injustice and champion for untraditional police reform I would have said “No”, but I just figured with us being citizens, paying our taxes and all that the magistrate works for us. While I know it is not always that cut and dry for all black people, that magistrate that day, whatever his name was, served us. Truthfully, I would have married Raf anywhere short of the sunken place, and let our wedding be proof...

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Kings Speak: Black Men Respond to “Me Too” Campaign

Have you seen the “Me Too” campaign? The other day, actress Alyssa Milano tweeted, ”If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote ‘Me Too’ as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.” Not only did victims of sexual harassment and assault post “Me Too” as their status, but they also posted their stories. Some went as far as to name their accused. These statuses flooded the Facebook and Twitter feeds giving life to the statistic 1 in 5 women have been sexually assaulted. While Alyssa’s status spoke directly...

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Behind When Loves Kills: Meet The Real Falicia Blakely

Have you seen TV One’s Original Movie When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story? I know I am usually tardy to the party, but I had to catch this one. First, it was Tasha Smith’s director feature debut. I’ve been a fan of hers since Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? Second, I wanted to see Lil Mama win. I had seen some random interview a while back where she talked about taking acting seriously. I could hear the hunger in her voice, and so I wanted to support her. Finally, It was the true story of Falicia...

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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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