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Join The Lame Brotherhood

Most people don’t want to be labeled as “lame,” but what happens when “lame” becomes the new cool? The creators of the Lame Brotherhood (LB) clothing line certainly put that question to the test by aiming to be an adv...
by Empress Varnado


Are Black Colleges Still Relevant?

Black history means so much more to me now than it did when I was younger. Most of this is due to the blessing of me attending and graduating from a Historically Black College/University (HBCU). There, I was able to really le...
by Empress Varnado

blk history

African American History For Dummies

Journalist and urban culture oracle, Ronda Racha Penrice has found a way to bridge the gap between the old black culture and the new black culture. Making black history herself, she recently became the first black woman to writ...
by Empress Varnado



Your Sex Is On Fire

“It’s all safe, come out and play.”  This must be the new theme of the rise in “raw dogging” in today’s society. Studies show that many people do not use condoms and instead, opt for the old school version of getti...
by Empress Varnado


Black Women: Each One – Teach One

My grandmother would always tell me stories of growing up in the 1940’s as a black woman in the south. In her spare time, she loved to sing and mock her favorite actresses, Lena Horne and Dorothy Dandridge. She imitated their...
by Empress Varnado


The Power of Martin Luther King Jr’s Quotes

January 17, 2011 marks 25 years that Martin Luther King Day has been recognized as a holiday.
by Empress Varnado



Neverland Ranch: Music Haven For Gifted Youth

Kanye West said it best, “MJ gone. My n**ga dead!” A whole year later, it is still difficult to cope with the passing of the most famous entertainer of our time.
by Empress Varnado

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey OWN’s It!

In less than a month, Oprah Winfrey, the goddess of talk shows and the empress of information to many generations, will pull the plug on her award winning show.
by Empress Varnado


Ballin’ On A Budget: Holiday Spending Tips

Black Friday is around the corner and people are scraping all of their cash together to hit the malls and shop until they drop.
by Empress Varnado