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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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Music is Medicinal!

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I’m a bona fide music enthusiast. In my view, there’s no situation that some form of music can’t enhance. Besides creating the irresistible urge to move to groove with it, I’ve have grown to appreciate the extraordinary healing power of music. So it got me...

Kevin Hart Says Race Has Nothing To Do With SNL Hiring A Black Woman

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Saturday Night Live’s  lack of diversity has been discussed ad nauseam, but according to Kevin Hart race had nothing to do with SNL hiring a black woman. In a recent CNN interview, promoting his new movie “Ride Along”, Hart thinks people have been making a fuss...

What We’re Watching: ‘Beauty Is': Documentary About Beauty From A Pan-African POV

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London-based filmmaker Toyin Agbetu is releasing a documentary titled “Beauty Is”. According to Agbetu, the doc explores the topic of beauty from a Pan African perspective through a collection of candid personal and group interviews, touching on touchy issues like hair, skin, body image, relationships...

LBJ’s ‘War on Poverty’ turns 50: Is America losing the war?

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Today marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s iconic War on Poverty.  Sadly, half a century later, a new war is needed more than ever.  America can point to the legacy of that ambitious program—with all its successes and failures— even as the country today...