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Hot Damn, Reggie Bush!

I never found Reggie Bush sexy … until now! I finally understand Kim Kardashian‘s attraction to Reggie, even though he usually looks too short and squat for my tastes. Thanks, Essence, for putting him on the cover of the first-ever “Black Men, Love and Relationships” issue. [Essence] Keep reading »

What Is “Dating Like A White Girl”?

Melanie Sims wrote an essay called “Dating Like a White Girl” for the November issue of Essence magazine. In the piece, she says she rewrote her “conservative Black girl dating rules” to have fun with dating and get over a man who was unfaithful. Here’s her explanation:

“Yes, I’m stereotyping White girls as footloose and free based on my first introduction to courtship (Kelly Kapowski on “Saved by the Bell“) and the White women in the cubicle next to me who don’t live in fear of some looming man shortage.”

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Quickies!: This Is What Happens When You Over-Pluck Those Brows

  • I’m a cat lover, but never have I considered swapping my eyebrows for a cat tattoo. All of the women in these pics should grow bangs. [Just Whatever]
  • Awww. These guys proposed to their girlfriends in Essence magazine, and now you can help them win a $50,000 dream wedding by voting on their surprise marriage proposal videos. [Essence.com]
  • A recent study claims women who practice yoga report more satisfying sex lives. Well, duh, you’d have to be a yogi to get into most Kama Sutra positions. [Your Tango]
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    Essence Magazine: Voluptuous And Lovin’ It Issue

    I was very skeptical when I heard about Essence’s special “Voluptuous Issue” this morning. I thought maybe it would be a gimmick like Vogue Italia’s “Black Issue”. And I didn’t see a need for a special issue celebrating full-figured women because Essence seems to do just that on a consistent basis. One of the reasons I’m not a big fan of this lady mag is because each month they have a section on how to wear a certain outfit in any size. The problem is the first size is an eight. I’m no where near that size, so I felt excluded each time I picked up the magazine. I also, for the life of me, couldn’t figure out why a magazine would celebrate a lifestyle that could lead to health problems. According to the Obesity Society, black women and men have the highest prevalence of obesity than any other race or ethnicity. But after reading the magazine, I had a greater understanding of the thinking behind this issue. Keep reading »

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