women

Megan Thee Stallion Speaks Up For Black Women in Powerful Essay: ‘We Deserve to Be Protected as Human Beings’

“We were not in a relationship. Truthfully, I was shocked that I ended up in that place. My initial silence about what happened was out of fear for myself and my friends. Even as a victim, I have been met with skepticism and judgment. The way people have publicly questioned and debated whether I played a role in my own violent assault proves that my fears about discussing what happened were, unfortunately, warranted.”

The rapper notes that in the weeks leading up to the Nov. 3 election Black women are “expected to once again deliver victory for Democratic candidates,” noting that Black women have gone from being unable to vote legally to being a “highly courted” voting bloc in just over a century. “Despite this and despite the way so many have embraced messages about racial justice this year, Black women are still constantly disrespected and disregarded in so many

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wedding

Celebrity Wedding Officiant Speaks On The Business Of Marriages & Making Them Long Lasting

With ceremonies on hit shows like Netflix’s “Love Is Blind”, VH1’s “Love and Hip Hop”, and more, Rev. Roxanne Birchfield is no stranger to officiating weddings. And after having conducted more than 200 weddings, serving as a Chaplain in the United States Army Reserves for the last 8 years, and becoming the founder of Married By Rev. Roxy, a NYC-based officiating and premarital counseling service, the most astonishing and unexpected wedding Birchfield describes was her own. 

After three weeks of knowing each other and training as chaplains in the Army in Fort Jackson, SC on a platoon together, Birchfield and her husband were married on her lunch break. Although they were married relatively quickly, Birchfield expresses the importance of not recommending this advice to anyone. For her this experience is her story, but not

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