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“Pretty” Documentary Series Explores How Black Women View Beauty Globally

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Putting the spotlight on how race and culture influence what’s considered beautiful, un-ruly – a digital beauty platform dedicated to Black hair, will debut Pretty— a documentary series that explores how beauty differs across the globe. Airing in January 2015, the series will take a...

Iggy Azalea Responds to Jill Scott & Eve: ‘They’re Saying Act More Like a Stereotype’

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Last week Jill Scott and Eve visited Shade 45’s Sway In The Morning to promote their Lifetime film “With This Ring” and weighed in on the current state of cultural appropriation in hip-hop and Iggy Azalea’s ‘blaccent.” “She’s from a different place and I’ve said...

WATCH: Ava DuVernay Talks Selma, #OscarsSoWhite, and Hollywood’s Lack of Diversity

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From Democracy Now!: Today we spend the hour with Ava DuVernay, the director of the acclaimed new civil rights film “Selma,” which tells the story of the campaign led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to draw the nation’s attention to the struggle for equal...

Michelle Obama Sparks Controversy for Not Wearing Headscarf in Saudi Arabia

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FLOTUS Michelle Obama is receiving some faux ‘backlash’ this week for deciding not to don a headscarf or veil while visiting Saudi Arabia with President Barack Obama to pay their respects after the death of King Abdullah. Some Saudis took to Twitter and created a...