The Break – Finding Happiness In Relationships

In this episode KC, Chris, Tash, Darius, Leisha, Shelby, Darralynn, Rahda and Malcolm wrap up their conversation around identity. They discuss challenging the roles in relationships, playing to your strengths, jumping in and out of happiness, the package of love, and not being afraid to be an individual.

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The Brown Girl Hour

T was under the weather so listen in as KC is joined by Kai Love and Letitia, the ladies of The Pisces Life podcast for part one of a two-part discussion! Topics include influential “brown girls”, domestic violence, and abuse in relationships.


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The Break (Throwback)

This week we’re giving you a throwback episode. Sit back and listen as KC and the fam discuss having platonic relationships with the opposite sex.

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The Break: Scandal Part 1 (PODCAST)

Listen in as KC and family dig in (and KC puts her foot in her mouth a few times) to Shonda Rhymes hit primetime drama, Scandal. Podcast guests include Chris Lehman, Tash Moseley, Arian White, and Camille Townsend. This is part 1 of 2, so stayed tuned to hear how this conversation wraps up!

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Track: Ignore (Yes I Did) by Ossie, featuring Tilz

The Break: The Evolution of the Sexes & Dating Interculturally (PODCAST)

Listen in as KC and the family respond to a call from Darryl Frierson from the Straight Outta Locash podcast and author of the blog, From Ashy to Classy. Podcast guests include Chris Lehman, Toria Williams, and Merc80!

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Having Our Cake and Eating It Too

It was brought to my attention recently the influx of the current desire of society to want to have its’ cake and eat it too. Humans have the tendency to want to spice things up by trying new things – it’s natural. There’s been a recent spice that has been getting a lot of attention in the old spice cabinet in regards to dating: friends with benefits.

Since the box office hit Friends With Benefits featuring Mr. Timberlake and his beautiful costar Ms. Kunis, the idea has been haunting minds. Is this possible? Sure we are attracted to many different people sexually and sure we manage to stay friends with people who we are attracted to; however can we maintain that same relationship with someone who’s a friend with all the extra fun benefits? The whole idea in and of itself is complex. Does friends with benefits come with sexual monogamy? Do people become friends with benefits because they want to settle sexually & not emotionally? Do they engage in the relationship because they want to test drive before going all in? Or is it an excuse to have sex and think you’re not going to have feelings?

If in fact the setup comes with sexual monogamy then how is that any different from being in a relationship? Friends with benefits is having a relationship without really having a relationship and what comes with relationships? FEELINGS. Feelings are the very basic thing that separates humans from animals. They are inevitable and thus will appear in any situation.

Lets take a second to examine the reasons why either sex would engage in a friends with benefits relationship. Obviously there’s an enticing sexual benefit however how is this benefit any different from sleeping around with different people if there isn’t sexual monogamy? This is a ploy to get guys more play by acting as if they care more than they do. Females are the more emotional of the two and therefore are more inclined to take this title more seriously.

We have this unhealthy fascination with wanting to have our cake and eat it too. The fact is humans were made to feel. We cannot help but to feel so whether it’s the feeling of wanting more than sex with that person or a feeling of jealousy and replacement when that person moves on this can affect the friends with benefits relationship.

However this article begs the question, is friends with benefits controversial because it pushes the definition of relationships outside the box humans have worked years to define?

Movers & Shakers: Aireka Muse

Writer and producer, Aireka Muse, is in the midst of an exciting Kickstarter campaign for her film project entitled, The Other Side of Love. The film is about a couple that explores the “what if’s?” when boredom sets in after a decade of marriage. Muse, who also authored the relationship blog, Until I Get To You, is fascinated with love and wanted to create a untold love story that showcased depth with multi-ethnic characters at its center. Muse is currently working on funding the project through Kickstarter and is a few days away from her goal date of November 29th! Listen in to our recent conversation and find out more detail about the film itself, how she assembled an amazing cast and director Bille Woodruff (Bring It On) for the project, her decision to release a feature film as a web series, and the perks of donating to her Kickstarter campaign.

For more details on the project, check out The Other Side of Love Kickstarter page and show your support!!!

Shhh….What Conversations Can’t You Have With Your Spouse? (PODCAST)

In the episode of the Black Is Break, KC and the family discuss what information is off-limits in a marriage or relationship. Podcast guests include Chris Lehman, Malcolm Darrell, John and Triawna Wood, and special guests Rod and Karen, from The Black Guy Who Tips podcast.

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PODCAST: Dickmatized

Join KC and the family as they discuss the importance of sex in a relationship. Guests include Chris Lehman, Toria Williams, John C. Byrd III of Sickly Cat Magazine, John and Triawna Wood, and Ivy Lindsey. This podcast also features a special guest segment by The Player Hater.

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Excuse all of the background noise this episode (babies, doorbells). We are real people!