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Natural Hair’s Love Letter to Black Women

Dear Black Women, I want to start off by thanking for you finally embracing me the way you always should have. I had my time in the spotlight decades ago, and ...

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Stay-cations: What They Are and How to Do Them Right

’Tis the season…for overeating and overspending. And in the midst of the chaos, sometimes you just need a break. With the price tag that often accompanies the holidays, sometimes it’s ...

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Why White People Need to Give Up on Discussing the N-Word

It is amusing that in 2014 so much polarizing discussion around race has been bubbling over in spurts as social media rallies, rages and questions as think-pieces and op-ed's are ...

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En Vogue Will Always Be En Vogue

The other night an En Vogue song came on the radio and I was in all my 90's girl feels. I tweeted the following: God. En Vogue was pure perfection. We ...

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Phaedra and Apollo: When Do You Stop Standing By Your Man?

The Real Housewives of Atlanta made its long-awaited return Monday night and no time was wasted when it came to the couple of the moment – Phaedra and Apollo. The ...

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5 Skin Care Mistakes to Avoid

The road to picture perfect skin can be a complicated quest, filled with constant breakouts, scarring, oily T-zones and skin envy towards those with blemish-free faces. After so long, these ...

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Vanity Fair’s 2014 Hollywood Issue Features Black Hollywood

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Vanity Fair’s 20th annual Hollywood issue has some of Hollywood’s brightest stars. The three-fold panel, shot by Annie Leibovitz, features Oscar nominees Julia Roberts (August: Osage County), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club), and Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave),...

Financial Woes At Wal-Mart Tied To Food Stamp Cuts & Bad Weather

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Bad weather and federal cuts to the food stamp program are the reasons cited by Wal-Mart for its lowered fourth-quarter profit expectations. According to Wal-Mart’s CFO Charles M. Holley Jr., although the holiday season went really well for the big box retailer, SNAP reductions were  “greater...

ICYMI: Watch Bruno Mars’ Super Bowl Halftime Show

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So he wasn’t Beyonce, or Prince or even Madonna, but Bruno Mars held his own during the Super Bowl Half-Time Show.  Mars’ 12-minute set had everything from ’60s Motown, disco, funk and pop music. Also let’s not forget the cameo by The Red Hot Chili Peppers....

Jordan Davis Murder Trial Begins Today

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Last year, months after the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, 17 year-old Jordan Davis was shot and killed by Michael Dunn in Florida. Davis was at a gas station when Dunn began to complain that the music he was playing in his car was too loud....

Seahawk’s Russell Wilson Makes Black History

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Last night, Russell Wilson led the Seattle Seahawks in 43-8 victory at Super Bowl XLVIII.  Russell Wilson became the second black quarterback to start and win the Super Bowl. Wilson—whose grandfather, Harry B. Wilson, Jr. is a former president of the historically Black university Norfolk State...