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Solidarity is Still for White Women: #WhiteGirlsRock Trended During “Black Girls Rock” Yesterday

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Black women honoring and celebrating each other seems to piss a lot of people off. Yesterday, when “Black Girls Rock” aired and trended on Twitter, several black men and white women banded together to create the #whitegirlsrock hashtag. The thinking went: if they created a...

Gabrielle Union Talks Promiscuity with Essence: “Enjoying Sex Doesn’t Make You a Ho”

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Black women characters on television are more dynamic and layered than ever. Gabrielle Union is proud to play such a character in BET’s upcoming series, “Being Mary Jane” penned by Mara Brock Akil. She opens up about her new role in the December 2013 issue...

Frisky Rant: Asking Friends To Pay Cash To Attend Your Parties Is Hella Tacky

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The following is an etiquette question sent to one of my favorite blogs, The Kitchn, from a reader: A friend just invited me to his home for Thanksgiving dinner — and asked me to pay $50 upfront. I understand that hosting can be expensive and I wouldn’t mind...

Lawsuit Claims Macy’s Has Store Codes For Minority Shoppers

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If you hadn’t realized it yet, Macy’s allegedly has a lengthy history of racial profiling. According to a lawsuit filed in 2010, security guards at Macy’s Herald Square location in New York City had a quota of five “arrests” per week, and store security personnel...

Open Thread: How Much Water Do You Drink Daily?

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A British woman made news recently after she chronicled her 28 day water drinking challenge. Sarah Smith, 42, claims that drinking 100 ounces of water a day, for 28 days straight has given her a miraculous make-over. She now says she looks ten years younger. Smith...

She’s Mia, Not Ryan

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As a child in born in the 80s and raised in the 90s, I remember clearly hearing jokes about “transvestites”  and cross-dressers on TV. It was a relatively common punchline. An easy shot at a woman who wasn’t what we know to be conventionally attractive...