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Shanita Hubbard

Mom, writer and advocate for social justice

Shanita Hubbard is an adjunct professor, a writer and a speaker who you can follow on Twitter if you like social commentary and occasional snide remarks.
My Standards Are Simple and Mine

My Standards Are Simple and Mine Alone

"Your standards are too high." If you're 30-plus, educated, single, and a woman, you probably hear this at family barbecues and any company gatherings that take place after three rounds of drinks have been purchased. I used to hear this all the time.
09/06/2015 09:05 EDT
5 Easy Steps for Reaching Your Long-Term

5 Easy Steps for Reaching Your Long-Term Goals

Life happens, and it's easy to get distracted. This is especially true when you have long term-goals. As silly as it sounds, sometimes a plan FOR the plan is needed in order to stay focused.
09/03/2015 12:18 EDT
The Biggest WTF Moments of the MTV

The Biggest WTF Moments of the MTV VMAs

I used to watch award shows when a lot of the hype was about which artist won and who performed the best. Some of the most buzz-worthy parts of the show would include an artist doing something pretty impressive. This year's MTV Video Music Awards were a little different. I'm not sure if I saw anything impressive, but I did have at least five moments where I was thinking "WTF?"
09/02/2015 07:58 EDT
Dear 20-Year-Old

Dear 20-Year-Old Me

It was an amazing time. You couldn't tell this Dr. Carter G. Woodson reading, Zeta loving girl anything! My college years were everything. I don't have any regrets, but if I had the chance to whisper some wise words to the afro-puff rocking young Shanita I would do it.
09/01/2015 03:01 EDT
Tips for the Beginning of the School

Tips for the Beginning of the School Year

New Power episodes are no longer playing on Starz, you can't turn on the TV or radio without some type of "bogo" sale going on and at least one person is having their final all white party. If this was Twitter, that sentence would have ended with #SummerIsOver #Back2SchoolSeasonIsHere #TeachersStopCrying.
08/30/2015 22:29 EDT
For A Happy Blended Family, Take These 5 Ingredients and Mix

For A Happy Blended Family, Take These 5 Ingredients and Mix Well

Look at a blended family like baking a cake. You can't just carelessly toss some eggs, water, milk and butter in pan, throw it into the oven and expect something amazing to come out. Like any relationship, yours will endure some heat, but how it turns out afterwards depends on the level of preparation beforehand.
08/28/2015 17:22 EDT