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Have you noticed your eyes bulging in disbelief as a reaction to grocery store prices lately? 😳 Have you noticed the purchase of eggs becoming a symbol of whether a potential mate is financially abundant enough for you? Have you noticed yourself typing rageful status updates on social media, searching for like-minded friends who are...
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New Navigation This year we’re going in a direction we haven’t been before. But New Year, New Us isn’t quite the way to describe the changes you’re about to see. Black Girl Times isn’t switching up on y’all. We will continue to provide quality content focused on issues that matter to Black women, femmes, and...
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  The city of Jackson’s fire department has opened an arson investigation concerning seven fires intentionally set in and around Jackson State University’s baseball field. Two of the attacks involved local Black churches, including Greater Bethlehem Temple Church and Epiphany Lutheran Church at 1230 Isaiah Montgomery Street. Sources identified none of the locations as polling...
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November’s arrival means the beginning of holiday season. There are traditions we revisit, new ones we create, and memories we manufacture with those we love and with whom we’re comfortable. No matter what you choose to celebrate, that’s really what a holiday is about—people, a good time and love. The end of the year reminds...
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Titles are important. Not the honorific kinds of titles, but the way you name things—books, businesses, initiatives. A title that shows itself precise, generous and exact is Jesmyn Ward’s memoir, “Men We Reaped.” With a heavy nod to that book, its title and sentiment, our theme for the month is “The Women We’ve Reaped.” During...
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      The Power of Punctuation Toni Morrison said, “We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.” This punctuation day, I am thinking about how Black women writers use punctuation to do language their way, particularly, the poets. These women use...
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It used to be pretty common when someone might ask another “What’s your dream job?” the other person would respond with a point where their passion or hobby met an opportunity to make money. If you’re a millennial—elder millennial, as they call us in our late 30s, early 40s—a generation older and maybe even younger....
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An important part of self-care is rest, so that’s what we’re doing this week! There won’t be any updates or new posts for the week of August 8-12, but we will be back to our regularly scheduled programming on Monday, August 15. In the meantime, catch up on any of the content you might have...
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There are a few of us at The Lighthouse who’ve found ourselves on gluten-free diets lately, for one reason or another. We’re also people who like to eat. If you’re like we are, here’s a gluten-free chocolate chip cookie recipe that uses gluten-free flour you might like to try. (This isn’t our recipe, but maybe...
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August is a significant month in many of our lives for a myriad reasons. For some, we’re preparing for the start of school—choosing the best ‘fit, deciding how deep we want the side part to be or wondering how we’ll deal with that clique of girls we somehow avoided online but now we’ll be seeing...
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