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These Videos of Debbie Allen Teaching African Dance to Little Black Girls At the White House Are EVERYTHING!

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We’re only eight days into Black History month and I think we can all agree it’s been pretty damn DOPE. Earlier, Black women across the diaspora shared exactly why being a Black woman and girl is LIT, and today the whole thing was sealed when...

The Enduring Significance of Janet Jackson’s ‘Control’

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Janet Jackson’s iconic third album, Control, just turned 30. It’s difficult to believe that Control—an album that serves as a musical soundtrack for many of our formative years—is celebrating a golden anniversary. What’s fascinating about Jackson’s 1986 release is its lasting significance for her fellow...

Alicia Keys Wants Paul Ryan to Be Her Valentine…But Only If He Delivers Justice Reform

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Alicia Keys may be one of the most talented musicians in the game today, but she’s also one of the most philanthropic too. The New Yorker has used her platform to advocate for everything from fighting HIV/AIDS, arts education in school, and eradicating poverty. Now, Keys...

#BeingABlackGirlIsLit Is the Best Thing On the Internet Today

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Between Rihanna’s chart-topping album, Beyonce’s new video and Super Bowl performance, and Missy’s new joint, Black women are winning the pop culture game. Add to that the awesomeness of folks like First Lady Michelle Obama; billionaires like Isabel dos Santos, Oprah Winfrey, and Folorunsho Alakija; and intellectuals like...

Gloria Steinem Apologizes For Saying Young Women Support Bernie Sanders To Chase Boys

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Gloria Steinem apologized Sunday for suggesting that young women support Bernie Sanders to chase boys. “In a case of talk-show Interruptus, I misspoke on the Bill Maher show recently, and apologize for what’s been misinterpreted as implying young women aren’t serious in their politics,” the...

White People Want to Boycott Beyoncé Because…They Have Nothing Better to Do

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Whereas most of us were amazed by Beyoncé’s Super Bowl half-time show, there’s a faction of white women who are now calling for a Beyoncé’ boycott. According to sensitive white women, “Formation” is anti-police. And sends a wrong message to people. But never mind the fact...