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Love & Relationship: How Black Men See Baby Mamas

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I’ve spent a good majority of my adult life trying not to have a baby mama. Not because I don’t want children, I just don’t want children with a woman that’s not my wife. See, when you do the wife and kids thing, that’s generally something planned and thought out. Even if it’s not, you’re married so having kids isn’t really that big of a deal because it’s expected at some point.

A baby mama, however, is a whole other ball game. Just look at the term itself. It’s detached and impersonal. She’s not called my wife, my girlfriend, or even my lover, but my baby’s mama. That doesn’t denote a loving connection but a relationship of circumstance. Generally, this is just a woman that happened to get pregnant and if not for the child y’all probably wouldn’t have any further contact after the relationship went south. Even if y’all are together, the fact a man would refer to you as his baby mama as opposed to his wife/girl shows that there isn’t much hope for the relationship evolving beyond two people that happen to share a child.

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Love & Relationship:Would You Date Your Friend’s Ex?

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I know some, if not all of us, have been in positions where we thought our friend’s partner was extremely good-looking, almost hoping that we had got there to get the catch before our friend. However, would we go as far to actually go in for the kill once they broke up with our friend?

Personally, I think that’s wrong; I would never be able to date my girl’s ex- it would be like having her leftovers. Apart from that, there’s also the drama it would cause between you and your friend- who in their right mind would be ok with their friend dating their ex?http://www.ghanacelebrities.com/wp-includes/js/tinymce/plugins/wordpress/img/trans.gif

This area can be grey as opposed to black and white though because, I guess that a primary element is whether your friend still has feelings for their ex or not. However, I think that is completely irrelevant. If I broke up with an ex and even found myself in a new relationship, I would still be bothered about it if I realised that my “friend” was now dating him.

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Relationship:Why Do Some Black Men Date Outside Their Race?

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I recently came across a comment on Bossip.com made by established US hip-hop rapper, Slim Thug, which got me thinking about this: Why do some Black men seek interracial relationships? According to Slim Thug, “it’s hard to trust a Black woman because a lot of Black women’s frame of mind is that the man has got to do everything for her; he has to pay for this, that, and if it ain’t about the money, then a lot of them ain’t f ****** with him.”

I found this comment to be very condescending, and an utter generalisation of the Black female population. Granted, there are some Black women out there who believe money is the be all and end all of everything BUT, not every Black woman is gold-digger. Just as there are Black gold-diggers, there are also White gold-diggers.

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Weekend Laugh Out Loud

Agya Koo
Agya Koo

Bob works hard at the office but spends two nights each week bowling, and plays golf every Saturday. His wife thinks he’s pushing himself too hard, so for his birthday she takes him to a local strip club to chill him out.The doorman at the club greets them and says, Hey, Bob! How ya doin? ‘

His wife is puzzled and asks if he’s been to this club before. ‘Oh no,’ says Bob. ‘He’s in my bowling league.

When they are seated, a waitress asks Bob if he’d like his usual, and brings over a Budweiser.  His wife is becoming increasingly uncomfortable and says, ‘How did she know that you drink Budweiser?  ”I recognize her, she’s the waitress from the golf club. I always have a Bud at the end of the 1st nine, honey.’.

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Batman And Now Joshua Clottey? : Lessons on Cheating-Part 2

Joshua Clottey
Joshua Clottey

Following the article on the reasons men may resort to cheating, here is the second part of the article featuring the signs that may indicate that your man is cheating, and what to do if you discover that your man has been cheating on you.

Ladies, there are several different ways to tell if your man is cheating on you- some may be more obvious than others. Check out these tips below. However, let me just say that if your man is doing one or more of the actions listed below, it does not necessarily mean they’re cheating. Therefore, I beg you to avoid any unnecessary drama:

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Batman And Now Joshua Clottey? : Lessons on Cheating- Part 1

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Samini

Batman Samini was recently accused of cheating on the mothers of his two daughters, by marrying them both- with both women remaining clueless as to their husband’s marital status with the other.

Joshua Clottey has recently had to defend himself against allegations that he cheated on the mother of his baby daughter, subsequently leading to the end of their relationship.

Following these recent stories relating to cheating within Ghana’s entertainment industry, I felt that the time had come to give all the ladies out there a few tips. Men, you guys are welcome to take note.

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Nkya Designs: A Sense Of Africa, A Touch Of You

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Nkya Designs,London

London based designer Sheila Boateng has had huge successes both in the UK and Ghana with her unique and diverse clothing range. Ghanacelebrities catches up with her to find out how it all started. If you don’t know about Nkya designs, then get to know.

GhanaCelebrities.Com: Your designs are fresh and unique, you merge  West African fabrics with Western coutures which has proved to be a success, tell me  what made you want to start this vibrant and sassy clothing line?

N’kya started off as S.B.O.G(Sheila Boateng of Ghana) where I personalised t-shirts with traditional cloth for friends and I mainly for nights out. People took a great liking to this concept and I started receiving orders from all over the place. I then decided to take it to the next level and make clothes for people to wear that would connect them to their roots whiles maintaining the Western flair. Clothes that would make the confident woman feel Sexy, Sassy and Stylish!

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Test Your Brain-Smart Questions For Smart People

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Test yourself with simple IQ Questions

You may be thinking that these IQ questions are too easy but you can hardly get one-third correct (or get none right). A little intelligence test for you – no cheating.

Why not test yourself, answer them as numbered. Write each of your answers down, it makes a difference.

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CRAVE: New Cocktail Bar Inside Labone

blankCRAVE is the newest joint in town located at the heart of Labone. It is a bistro and cocktail which is located in an environment where there is less noise. After a hard day’s work, CRAVE surely offers the serene atmosphere to while away time for maximum relaxation.

Their mission is to feature a full menu of deliciously honest food.

They offer great flavoured coffees, espresso/cappuccino and pastries to start your day, unconventional healthy lunch and generous healthy dinners.

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11 REASONS HE DUMPED YOU!

blankI was flipping through a Women’s Health recently (I admit it), and I noticed an interesting poll. Women cited the following as the most common breakup reasons:

He changed
We weren’t compatible
He cheated on me

When I was little, it drove me crazy when my parents supported “no” with “because I said so.” I always wanted a reason. I’m not sure if knowing why always helps, but perhaps if you know common reasons guys break up with girls, you’ll at least be able to see it coming. So, here are mine:

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25 TIPS FOR RELATIONSHIP SUCESS

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What’s the key to successful relationships? Here, Susan Quilliam reveals the simple things you need to know to deepen your partnership and make your relationship work

1. Without quality time, your relationship will not survive. Carve out at least half an hour a night, and at least one day a month when you the two of you spend time exclusively together.

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10 Things A Girl Shouldn’t Do On a First Date

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If you are thinking of a long-term catch, this is way too keen, too smothering. Men are pathologically allergic to all kinds of overly-romantic signals early on in a relationship. If you crack open the champers the first time you get a man back to your flat, what does this say about your cool, calm and collected levels? It screams either ‘I like to party!’ Or worse ‘Oh my God, I am getting married’. He will bolt.

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Peppy’s Road to Romance….

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NOTE GENTLEMEN!!! You have to know that sex does not only begin with stroking the body but importantly, it begins with stroking the mind. Once she has the right mind set, her body will willingly follow. The main key to this whole thing is for the man to provide the right atmosphere for the lady so that her mind cannot stop loving and caring for you the man completely.

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5 Mistakes We Make When Dating A New Man

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When women first begin dating a new man they tend to make mistakes that will eventually cause the relationship to end. These mistakes can easily be avoided if women will take the time and make the effort to avoid them. Staying in a relationship with someone that you are not honest with, who you will cancel all of your plans for, who you expect to change at some future point in time, who you think is just saying one thing when he really means another, who has bad behavior that you keep excusing – is not a good idea.

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Are You Settling for a Black Man?

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No, this isn’t me playing devil’s advocate. This is a direct quote from a friend. She is beautiful, hella smart, body banging like a benzie and you guessed right…she’s single.

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Internet Love: To Google or not to Google (Part 2) – The Dates

The Dates

Mr Investor

My first date was with Mr Investor. I won’t lie, I was as nervous as they come. I didn’t know what to expect. I was particularly worried as I had a sneaking suspicion Mr Investor would be Nigerian. Although his name on the dating website was ‘Detrick’, he had that unmistakable Nigerian accent, albeit shrouded in enough London lingo.

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How To Pick Up A Guy

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You’ve tried everything to catch the eye of that cutie at the end of the bar, but he still hasn’t come over to say hi. Don’t leave it up to the guys to approach you. Be a flirt! Make the first move. A guy will be so relieved that he’ll usually flirt right back, buy you a drink or ask you out.

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Confront Your Fears.Discover Traditional Ghanaian Religion

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This weekend, I had an intense personal experience with African traditional religion. Before you freak out, get some perspective.

Though I hold some views that would be considered radical in Ghana, in general, i’m a regular Ghanaian. I work. I take tro-tro. I dream of a better life. I look forward to teaching my children fante. Sometimes I go to church. But unlike many Ghanaians, when it comes to religion, I consider myself a truth seeker so I am open to learning about religions.

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Internet Love – to Google or not to Google: Dispelling the Myths (Part 1)

We are all in a cyber craze. We get instant emails on our phones; we share pictures and intimate details of our lives on web pages that can be viewed by millions anywhere in the world and we communicate with our friends at the other side of the planet at minimal cost. But does the Internet offer opportunities for hot, fast, cyber romance? Well, current statistics scream a resounding yes! A recent American study claims that 236 E harmony (an American dating website) members get married everyday! That’s 2% of all US marriages!

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8 Reasons Why Guys Cheat

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7 Things Women Hate In Relationships

blankBuilding and sustaining a good relationship could be real hard work for both men and women. Probably what makes it more intriguing is the challenge of uniqueness; every man/ woman is wired differently and everything around them reflect this subtle point.

The experience of some would have pushed them to a painful decision of abstaining from further interactions with the opposite sex, while others would have taken ample time to devise a way to handle their fate. But in all these, there is no harm in seeking knowledge that can ease your stress and frustration.

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