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Charreah K. Jackson
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Charreah's biggest passion is people. As the Associate Editor of ESSENCE magazine, she manages and creates dating and relationships content for the premiere publication for African-American women. She is a certified family life educator and provides relationship workshops and coaching nationwide.

The award-winning writer has interviewed newsmakers from Spike Lee and Sarah Jessica Parker to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Charreah also speaks on women empowerment, love and relationships, including the 2011 American Society of Journalists and Authors Conference and the 2009 Women + Power Conference, headlined by Gloria Steinem. She hosts live weekly relationship chats on BET.com and is a featured love expert on YourTango

The Atlanta-native serves as a board member for the Journalism and Women’s Symposium (JAWS). Charreah is a graduate of Howard University and lives in Harlem.

Blog Entries by Charreah K. Jackson

Yes, Marriage is for Black People, Gay People and Beyond

(1) Comments | Posted May 18, 2012 | 12:44 PM

The institution of marriage has never been as scrutinized, politicized, inspected and dissected as it is today. The fact is for men, you don't need to pop the question to have sex with a "wholesome" girl or to present an image of good values and morals like earlier generations. For...

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Are You Ready for the Booty Boycott?

(8) Comments | Posted September 30, 2011 | 10:36 AM

After an underwhelming holiday hook-up, I entered 2009 on a sex sabbatical. I planned to abstain until I was in love inside a committed relationship and was hoping to last all year. A few months in and feeling renewed, I started dating my boyfriend. We quickly connected, he asked me...

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HBCU Dating Scene: Still a Different World

(23) Comments | Posted September 15, 2011 | 5:15 PM

School is officially back in session around the country. And like a true nerd, I got a head start by going back to school this summer. After creating a relationships workshop just for college students, I got to explore the HBCU dating scene for Ebony magazine's September issue.

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Retrograde-Proof Your Relationships

(23) Comments | Posted August 18, 2011 | 2:21 PM

Those missed calls or email malfunctions aren't a coincidence. As the messenger planet Mercury slows down, our communication is impacted from travel and work to date night. Here are five tips to survive Mercury in Retrograde with your sanity and relationships in tact.

Remember

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