You did it! You got your son, grandson, nephew, cousin or family friend off to college. For many, this is a dream come true and the end of an 18-year journey. Think again. Getting the Black man in your life to college is only the beginning. Getting him to graduate is an entirely new challenge. The journal Diverse Issues in Higher Education reports that 67 percent of Black male students who begin college never obtain their degrees... Here's what you had to say: Clarissa commented via Facebook: "Education is truly the key and we've got to uplift our men and not let them fall though the cracks." Tasha wrote via Facebook: "My son will be turning nine next month. I am a proud parent and will keep pushing him to be the best he can be."
Tell-it-to-you-straight commentator Jonathan Sprinkles gives a few reasons why you should get your money right before you look for a long-term relationship. "Although I don't know your man, between you and me, I can share with you one thing I know for sure; if your money is always funny, you can forget anything long-term..."
No doubt you've heard these lines after a breakup: "You'll get over it in time," or "The best way to get over a man is to get under another one" or "You guys can still be friends." Somebody's lying to you, says motivational speaker and author Jonathan Sprinkles, who uncovers nine "myths and half-truths" about breakups that keep us from moving on in the right way... Here's what you had to say: Sonja commented via Facebook: "I want to scream every time I hear someone say 'the best way to get over someone is to be with someone new.' It's no wonder there are so many dysfunctional relationships out there." Keisha wrote via Facebook: "I'm not sure I'd want to be friends with someone who dumped me. [It] seems a bit desperate."