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Girl Talk: Being Content Is So Much Harder Than It Sounds

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I’ve completed my gossip cleanse and I must say, my mind feels like a once dirty carpet that’s just been steam-cleaned. On to the next quest on my journey to become a yoga teacher: practicing contentment. When I volunteered to take this on as my assignment for...

Kwame Kilpatrick, Former Detroit Mayor, Sentenced To 28 years In Prison For Corruption

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Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced Thursday to 28 years in prison for corruption, the apparent last step after a series of scandals destroyed his political career and helped steer a crisis-laden city even deeper into trouble. Kilpatrick was mayor from 2002 until fall...

Gabrielle Union Says She Was Criticized for Dyeing Her Hair Blonde for a Movie

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Essence Magazine hosted their 2014 upfronts this morning and part of their presentation featured a panel on beauty with Gabrielle Union, Bethann Hardison, Iman and Patrice Grell-Yursik, the founder of Afrobella. During the spirited conversation which covered a range of topics from confidence to racism...

Enough With The Open Letters: Let’s Talk About Appropriation And Race

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Now that a token amount of intersectional analysis has been performed, white women are free to move on to discussing whether or not Miley’s work is feminist.

NYC Judge Rules Unpaid Interns Cannot Sue For Sexual Harassment Because They’re Not Employees

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First you can’t get paid, now you can’t fight against sexual harassment. New York City interns are having the worst year ever. In 2010, Lihuan Wang was an unpaid intern at Phoenix Satellite Television in New York.  During her internship Wang alleges that her boss grabbed...

Florida Senate Panel Approves ‘Stand Your Ground’ Revisions

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A Senate panel took the first step toward amending the Stand Your Ground self-defense law on Tuesday, approving a bill that would revamp neighborhood watch programs. The proposal, sponsored by Sens. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, and Chris Smith, D-Fort Lauderdale, won bipartisan support on the...