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Hey FAM!   We’re so excited and grateful that today along with our son we will be given the opportunity to talk about something that’s not only near and dear to our heart but really important to the African American community and the nation as well… Sickle Cell Disease…. It is often called the forgotten […]

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By Neysa Ellery Taylor I love wedding shows. I really do. I love looking at the dresses and seeing how people illustrate their love. From Say Yes To The Dress to Four Weddings, I really enjoy watching these shows. But they are just entertainment that tell you how to prepare for a wedding. There are […]

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By Margaret Paul, Ph.D. “We ‘love’ another in order to get something ourselves….There can be no greater mistake than that, for love is incapable of asking for anything.” — A Course in Miracles “Love is incapable of asking for anything.” Wow! Take a moment to think about that statement, and then think about what you […]

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By Michelle Mayur One of the most powerful gifts we can give ourselves is to forgive, both ourselves and others. In forgiving we are not condoning the behaviour of the person we perceive as having wronged us, but rather we are allowing ourselves to break the hold that person has on our lives. Feeling anger […]

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Post image for Relationship Rule to Break: We Can’t Have Any Fun Until We Solve Our Problems

By Cindy Bare There is an unspoken rule in relationships that partners can’t have any fun together until they “get over” the significant problems they face or stop having any kind of conflict. The truth is, all relationships have issues, and if you wait until they are resolved to start enjoying each other again, you may be […]

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By Team BLAM Every now and then we come across an article that is both light-hearted and informative enough to be posted.  When we read this piece we both were like “what…i didn’t know that”.  Some of you academicians may know more than others about the 63 things on this list but I’m willing to […]

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Raising Awareness About Sickle Cell Disease & A Cure For Our Son! #ClaimIt! #ItsAlreadyDone!

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By Ayize & Aiyana Ma’at Hey! We’re the Ma’at Family. As many of you know our oldest son Asante Ma’at was born with Sickle Cell Anemia in October 2001–almost 13 years ag (Whoo…Lord that boy is getting grown! ). We didn’t know much at all about Sickle Cell back then and have gone through ups and […]

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6 Signs That Say You Have A Strong And Nurturing Family

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By Judy Wright Human beings have the longest dependency on others than any other living creature. We spend our lives in relationships, either toxic or nurturing. If the family of origin was not supportive and loving, we either repeat that pattern or look for other mentors and teachers. Can you visualize a closed fist as […]

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Got Intimacy? Avoid These 11 Intimacy Killers

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By Lori Radun As human beings, we all have an innate need to be close to someone. But sometimes the very thing we desire is the opposite of what we have. Some of us subconsciously sabotage the relationships we want because of our fear of intimacy. Sometimes we unknowingly and unwillingly drift apart because of […]

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5 Ways To Get Your Partner To Stop Yelling And Start Listening

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By Susie and Otto Collins Does it seem like any conversation with your partner turns into a shouting match? Do you feel like your mate can’t (or won’t) hear what you have to say? Does it often seem like your partner yells at you more than he or she speaks to you? Yelling, shouting and […]

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