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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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Don’t Give Up on the Gym Yet! 3 Ways to Stay Motivated

At the beginning of the year you probably jumped off the couch after stuffing your way through the holidays and headed to your nearest gym to sign up for a fitness membership. Ten months later, though, it seems so much harder to pick yourself up...

Your Problem Or Our Problem?

I remember a long while back I was dating this guy who, shall we say, had a lot of problems. He was at least 50 pounds overweight (and it bothered him, not me), didn’t make enough money to pay his rent (or afford a real bed), complained endlessly...

Open Thread: Before Having Sex With A New Partner Do You Request Sexual Health Test Results?

Here’s a novel idea for a 3rd, 4th, or 5th date– sexual health testing. By sexual health, we’re talking testing for STIs and STDs. Medically, an STI is an infection first, after it causes symptoms, the infection becomes a disease. An STD – sexually transmitted...

DO THIS DON’T: Wear A Plus Size Mesh V-Neck Bodysuit (Even If You’re Not 100% Confident About It)

A few summers ago I bought a V-neck bodysuit with a mesh see-through center. I had lost 20 pounds (again) and was feeling myself. I wore it one time before gaining the weight back (again) and relegated the sexy ensemble to the back of my closet.

Questlove Speaks on Miley Cyrus Using Black People as “Accessories”

As Miley Cyrus gets slammed in the press and in the court of public opinion, several rappers have rushed to her defense or even recruited her to sing/rap on their records. Not Questlove. When The Associated Press asked the Roots frontman how he felt about...