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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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Looking for the Good Life will never be as carefree and easy as it used to be. We often allow ourselves to focus too heavily on the things that went wrong throughout the year. Lack of progress. Illnesses. Deaths. Inflation. Recession. The constant longing to return to our old selves and the things we used...
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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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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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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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On July 4, 1776 a cadre of land-owning white guys declared themselves independent from the reign of King George III. The rest of us were fighting for those rights every day prior and have continued fighting for those same freedoms every day since. This July, The Lighthouse is celebrating that ongoing struggle. We agree with...
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Every month The Lighthouse invites writers to reflect on a theme. For October we asked writers to reflect on the Spaces Between: Black Girls and Women in the Worlds We’re In & The Worlds We’re Building. That’s meant thinking about: the spaces between the living and the dead as understood through Black and African spiritualities; the...
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