Teen Launches Hijab Project to Bridge the Gap Between Muslim and Non-Muslim Women

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Sixteen-year-old Amara Majeed has observed that “a woman needn’t have a different skin color, a foreign accent, or an unusual name because when she decides to wrap a piece of cloth around her head, she immediately becomes ‘un-American,’ or ‘foreign.’” So the American Muslim teen...

Future & Kanye’s ‘I Won’ Could Have Been a Great Love Song, But They Messed It Up

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I rarely listen to mainstream radio these days, choosing instead to roll through L.A. blasting NPR, Oprah Radio, or my own mix of classic hip-hop, jazz, and R&B. But when I heard Future’s new song, I Won, featuring Kanye West, I got to thinking. In...

Study: Referring to Obesity as a Disease Encourages Unhealthy Eating Habits

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It doesn’t help anyone to refer to obesity as a disease. Or at least that what a recent study shows. Researchers at the University of Richmond and the University of Minnesota say referring to obesity as a disease only encourages people to eat more. As...

5 Ways to Style an Awkward Length Afro

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I have arrived at that awkward middle stage of growing my hair back. The sleek adorableness of my twa is no more and the glamour of a big bodied fro is out my reach for a few more months. What’s a girl to do with...

South African Journalist Reflects On Being In An Interracial Marriage After Apartheid

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It has been 20 years since the end of the white minority rule in South Africa. What many people don’t discuss is how the end of apartheid has changed the relationships between black and white people when it comes to marriage and dating. During apartheid...