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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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The Soapbox: The Real Problem With Skin Lightening Cosmetics

Whitenicious, a cosmetics line created by California-based, Nigerian-Cameroonian pop star Dencia touts its ability to help customers even out their skin and get rid of discoloration. The product is essentially a skin bleaching cream in a golden jar, sold for $150 a pop– well, at least that is what...

Richard Sherman on Being Criticized in the Media: ‘Thug’ Is the New ‘N-Word’

After Seahawks player Richard Sherman continued to trash talk a rival during his post-game interview, letting his testosterone and adrenaline get the better of him, I knew what would happen next. Some would turn him into a meme, and others would almost certainly call him...

Wisconsin Middle School Segregates Sexes Because ‘Girls Hear Better’ & ‘Boys Are Messy’

The ACLU has asked federal authorities to investigate a middle school in Wisconsin for segregating classes and promoting gender inequality. Somerset Middle School, is a public school, that uses different teaching methods for boys and girls, most of whom are separated into single-sex home rooms, in core...

Dear Black People: Stop Rewarding Whites Who Behave Badly With ‘Honorary Blackness’

Justin Bieber’s recent arrest has sparked more than a few jokes about the future of the Beeb’s career. While many of us shook our head at his antics, others apparently used his run-in with the law as further proof that the Canadian musician’s bad boy...

Obama Launching New Initiative To Tackle College Sexual Assault Epidemic

President Barack Obama is making  sexual assaults on college campuses a top priority. The White House released a report Wednesday citing lifelong health effects for victims of rape and  saying that “1 in 5 women have been sexually assaulted at college but that only 12 percent...