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When you have been hurt deeply it can almost seem impossible that you will ever forgive and forget. Bury the hatchet. Let bygones be bygones. Kiss and make up. We have so many ways of describing forgiveness—but so few strategies for actually achieving it. “Forgive and forget,” the saying goes. But is that realistic for any of […]

What would you do if you weren’t afraid? Would it be calling yourself a writer or a musician? Would it be asking for more money on your job? Would it be standing up to the person who sexually abused you as a child? In this touching video Lean In challenges women to face our fear […]

Did you know President Barack Obama has proposed increasing the federal minimum wage, raising it from $7.25 to $9 an hour? He also wants to tie future increases to inflation, so it adjusts automatically with the cost of living. The proposal would gradually increase federally required hourly wages to reach $9 by the end of 2015, […]

Instead of sulking and just reading your stash of Archie comic strips over the whole season of summer, there are many things to do to keep you busy and make your summer vacation worthwhile. We have provided a few activities and some tracks that you can do and listen to while waiting for the next […]

This week our #TUHYRF comes from our “Party Mail” from a listener in Tennessee. Letter to my ex-friend: Ok. Firstly, I don’t expect my best friends to disown the same people I disown or even to feel the same way about someone that I do just because I’m pissed off and angry at said person but there is something […]

Over the years, there have been some outstanding music videos. Back in the eighties we were used to seeing cheesy dance moves and big hair, but today’s music videos couldn’t be more different; they boast modern dance ensembles and the celebrities flaunt stunning outfits. We’re apprecitive of our listeners here at Tha Afterparty who tune […]

The only thing that people talked about after this year’s Billboard Awards was Miguel’s epic #FAIL!! Afterwards, he decided not to hold his tongue and went on a rant in which, among other things, he claimed that “black people are the most judgmental people in the world.” “I’m proud of my heritage but honestly, black people […]

The Boy Scouts of America voted on Thursday to lift a century-old ban on openly gay scouts in a major victory for gay rights activists, but the decision means a sea of change for an organization that depends heavily on faith-based groups. Here at Tha Afterparty the question becomes… What does it mean when they say […]

Ever thought, “If I could only re-live my life again”—heavens, no!—but I would like to have had some timely advice for things I was experiencing.  I wonder, though, if I would have heeded wise words.  Sometimes failure is the only teacher we’ll listen to.   #TELLUSHOWYOUREALLYFEEL … If there were ever a chance we could travel back in time, […]

This week the government lowered the age at which girls can buy the morning-after pill without a prescription and said the emergency contraception no longer has to be kept behind pharmacy counters. Today, Plan B One-Step is sold behind pharmacy counters, and buyers must prove they’re 17 or older to buy it without a prescription. Tuesday’s decision lowers the age limit […]

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