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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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CeCe McDonald, Transgender Woman, To Receive Early Release From Men’s Prison

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In May 2012, CeCe McDonald, who identifies as female, was sentenced to 41 months in a men’s prison facility,  for the death of Dean Schmitz in June of 2011.  On the night of Schmitz’s death, McDonald and four others were walking by a bar, when...

Black Excellence: Letitia James Sworn In as First Black Woman Elected to Citywide Office in NYC

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While many celebrated the inauguration of Bill de Blasio, New York City’s newest mayor, and his biracial family, Letitia “Tish” James was sworn-in as the city’s first woman of color to be elected to citywide office. James, a former councilwoman and Howard University School of Law...

Alone vs. Lonely

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I live alone and work mostly from home, so I am quite comfortable in my own company.  This comfort extends beyond the walls of home and it is not unusual for me to catch a movie, have brunch, go to a bar or even take...

Meet SNL’s Newest Cast Member: Sasheer Zamata (@thesheertruth)

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Sasheer Zamata is no stranger to comedy.  The University of Virginia graduate was also trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater.  Now she can add “Saturday Night Live” cast member to her resume. Zamata will make her debut on SNL’s January 18th show with Drake as host...

Study: Half Of All Black Males And 40% Of All White Males Are Arrested By Age 23

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According to a new study,  published in the journal Crime & Delinquency on Monday, 50 percent of all black males and approximately 40 percent of all white males in the United States are arrested by their 23rd birthday.  The study analyzed data from 1997 to 2008 of teenagers...