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Sponsored Post: Fast Facts on Fat, An Essential Part of Our Diet

The low-fat food trend has been around for the past four decades, leading to an increase in highly processed foods, stripped of fat, but filled with sugar and other unnatural fillers. Despite the reduction in fat consumption, obesity has risen in the western world by 30% in this time. This suggests the low-fat food push seems to have negatively impacted diet related disease rates and that highly processed low-fat foods may actually be the cause of this epidemic. Governments,…


Added by Robust on April 4, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Book - Treat Your Taste Buds With 'Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed'

I’m not going to lie; I’ve always thought that being a vegan was simply out of the question for me because it would be virtually impossible for me to go on in life without stuffing my face with delicious, meat-laden African dishes. However, after checking out some of the recipes in…


Added by Robust on March 19, 2014 at 10:00am — 9 Comments

Black Women and Mental Health

I realize it’s cliché to say this, but I never thought it would happen to me. Mainly because I’ve been out of high school for 16 years. I don’t socialize in petty social circles or report to a Queen Bee. I’m 33; if I don’t click with someone, I move on. My guard was down; therefore, being cyber-bullied was the last thing I ever expected.

I work with young adult addicts and if it’s true “you are the age you started using,” then I basically work with teenagers. I’ve been at…


Added by Robust on February 10, 2014 at 10:44am — 3 Comments

AFROPUNK Feature: Chef KPE

Meet Chef KPE, one of the youngest executive chefs in NYC. 

by Khalid Livingston



Added by Robust on January 1, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

"Selfies": Signs Of Pride Or "Cry for Help"?

AP Fam, what's your take on the whole "selfie" madness?

Some say they're empowering and a sign a pride. Some say they're a cry for help.

What's the deal? Pride or desperate narcissism? (i.e. "a devastatingly vulnerable…


Added by Robust on November 29, 2013 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Getting T(r)ashed: Do You Have To Be Reckless To Live Your Youth To The Fullest?

When my mother was my age she was two years out of school and two years away from her first child. The only one out of four sisters who had managed to finish her education, she had come straight out of an all-girls boarding school and got a job as an air hostess where she met my father and started a family soon afterwards.

She was born and raised in the motherland so partying back then wasn’t as experimental or liberal as it was and has grown to become in the West. Even in…


Added by Robust on November 4, 2013 at 8:29am — 3 Comments

Getting T(r)ashed: Hedonism or Self-Destruction?

Let me introduce myself (this feels like the beginning of an AA meeting!). My name’s Natasha. I came to a point in my life where I realized I was old enough to do what I want and young enough to get away with it, and so like most people, I took full advantage of this leeway. A good time was never a good time unless I was sipping something, sniffing something, passed out and trashed out, and really for a student that kind of lifestyle is to be expected.…


Added by Robust on October 18, 2013 at 3:32pm — 1 Comment


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1) Grolsch and Espresso BBQ sauce. 
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Added by Robust on August 23, 2013 at 5:02pm — No Comments

"Black Chefs in the White House" in Denver

"Since George Washington took his slave chef, Hercules, to the nation's first…


Added by Robust on May 29, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Tree of Na Raw Chocolates

We received a spritely letter from Tree Na the founder of a raw chocolate company who is passionate about the health benefits of chocolate. Check out her page and her insights on the health…


Added by Robust on May 7, 2013 at 4:09pm — No Comments

"Scar Stories"

We all have "scar stories" that have the potential to help us grow spiritually and emotionally. In Yas Mag's #ScarStory series, girls share their stories, "break their silence, stop the shame". Click here to read the testimony of EJ blogger La-vainna Seaton and what she calls her #FlyTakeAway from the difficult times.

We would like to talk more…


Added by Robust on March 15, 2013 at 9:50am — No Comments


MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS, FESTIVUS and all the good December well wishes that come with this time of year! Hopefully you're chilling at your grandmother's house stuffing your face and not feeling guilty about that 3rd glass of eggnog, because that's the TRUE meaning of…


Added by Robust on December 24, 2012 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

PUNKS GOTTA EAT: if bands were food, what food would they be LADIES EDITION

Sure, punks gotta eat and LADIES is punks too! Some of the most boss eaters we know are chicks and some of the most rocking bands are of the chica variety, so let's do it. Check out this week's round up lady bands good enough to eat.…


Added by Robust on December 4, 2012 at 12:31pm — No Comments

PUNKS GOTTA EAT: if bands were food, what food would they be THANKSGIVING EDITION

Imagine being a fly on the wall at one of the most infamous feasts! A smorgasbord that would give the last supper a run for it's money. A feast that took place in a place that was reminiscent of the…


Added by Robust on November 21, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

PUNKS GOTTA EAT: if bands were food, what food would they be RAPPER EDITION

Is it lunch yet? We're in the mood for sushi, but only because we've been listening to Ava Luna and for WHATEVER REASON Ava Luna reminds us of sushi? Listen to some jams to get your appetite going. It's the next foodie edition of PUNKS GOTTA EAT, and our favorite bands compared…


Added by Robust on November 15, 2012 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

PUNKS GOTTA EAT: if bands were GOLD food, what food would they be

Off the heels of Halloween, we've been feeling a bit luxurious. Who doesn't love to adorn themselves in GOLD BABY! and feel a little rich? Because lord knows we're on a budget! How extravagant is it that people actually eat gold?! crazy. weird. And what if that extravagance was a…


Added by Robust on November 2, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

PUNKS GOTTA EAT: if bands were food, what food would they be 2

What's your spirit animal? What's your patronus if you were a Harry Potter person? What songs describe you? if you were a sandwich what kind of sandwich would you be? Welcome to PUNKS GOTTA EAT where…


Added by Robust on October 15, 2012 at 1:22pm — No Comments

PUNKS GOTTA EAT: if bands were food, what food would they be?

There's a thing where dog owners look like their dogs, and it's fucking weird. While slurping down a plate of spagetti we got to thinking how pasta is kind of like music-- everyone likes it, it's everywhere and it can be servered a thousand different ways.…


Added by Robust on October 5, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Mental Health Disorders in The Black Community: Let's Break The Taboo

I'm a psych major and also suffer from a personality disorder (it's called Borderline Personality Disorder, for those wanting to know or to look it up). I wanted to start this conversation because through personal experience and from my studies I have learned that many African Americans suffer from mental health disorders, but are less likely to get treatment and help for themselves. Is it… Continue

Added by Robust on June 17, 2011 at 10:30am — 12 Comments

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