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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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Serena Williams Beats Maria Sharapova In Brisbane Semifinals

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Serena Williams extended her winning streak against Maria Sharapova to 14 matches with a 6-2, 7-6 (7) semifinal victory Friday to earn a shot at back-to-back Brisbane International titles. Williams will defend her title tomorrow against Victoria Azareka. Williams ended 2013 with 78 wins from...

Fraud Charges Filed Against Former Chairman Of African-American Studies Dept At UNC-Chapel Hill

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For the last 20 years, Julius Nyang’oro was the chairman of the African and Afro-American studies department at University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, but he has now been indicted for fraud. According to the New York Times, in 2011, 19 undergrad students signed up for a...

Open Thread: Did You Make Any New Year’s Resolutions?

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According to my Facebook feed, 2014 is the year of  not making resolutions.  My timeline has been littered with people declaring that they’re no longer making resolutions, or that they’re so over the whole idea.  It kind of reminds me of Drake and his “no...

The Women Who Decide To Stay After A Man Has A Baby Outside Of The Relationship

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On the heels of Dwayne Wade announcing the birth of his new  son conceived during a “break” from Gabrielle Union, another celebrity’s “Maury” business is being put out on front-street aka the internet. Chris Bridges aka Ludacris is also the father of a new child...

R.I.P To James Avery & Juanita Moore

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Only two days into the new year, and we’ve lost two prolific black actors. James Avery, who people know as Uncle Phil from “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air”, as well as the voice of Shredder from “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” passed away yesterday at...