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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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Why I Joined Michelle Singletary’s 21-Day Financial Fast

Fasting. Budgeting. I used to think those terms were dirty words. Made me shiver. But with maturity, I’ve realized cutting back does more good than harm. So I was moved to action when a Facebook friend shared that she joined Michelle Singletary’s 21-day fast, which...

Year Up & The Mission to Fill the Gaping Hole in the “Opportunity Divide”

Inspired by his 10-year-old “Little Brother,” David Heredia, recent Harvard Business School grad Gerald Chertavian decided to address the “Opportunity Divide” that adversely affected his young friend, and thousands more like him. In his words, “I thought it was so wrong that the opportunities he...

Sneek Peek: ‘The Gabby Douglas Story’ – Will You Be Tuning In?

In honor of Black History Month, Lifetime is rolling out two new films, the Gabby Douglas Story and Trip to the Bountiful. The network recently released a trailer for the Gabby Douglas Story, which follows the teen’s tumultuous early life and subsequent triumph at the...

Open Thread: Have You Ever Been on Depression or Anxiety Meds?

A few weeks ago a friend complained about her anxiety medications her doctor prescribed her. Her newest meds were her doctor’s third attempt at trying to get the right “formula” for her.  After being frustrated with her past medications, she was even more frustrated that...

After the Grammys: Why Black Award Shows Still Matter

It never fails. After any mainstream award show, scores of people are left wondering how the winners won and why the losers got robbed. This year, many are scratching their heads at Maclemore & Ryan Lewis’ big wins at the Grammys. The pair grabbed four...