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Serena Williams Fans Blast People Magazine For Excessive Photoshopping

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‘She’s too gorgeous for them to be distorting her like this’ — Fan/IG Follower Serena Williams was recently named one of People Magazine’s “Most Beautiful” women in the world but it seems as though the publication felt she would be more beautiful with a little...

Tia Mowry-Hardrict Slams Bullies on The Real: ‘I Am a Size 6, I’m Proud of What I Am’

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Tia Mowry-Hardict is tired of people bullying her online about her weight. And on Friday, she joined the ladies of The Real to discuss comments she’s been receiving. “I am a size six, I’m proud of what I am,” she says. “This woman said that...

President Obama And Misty Copeland Discuss Race, Body Image And #BlackGirlMagic At The White House

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In a rare ESSENCE exclusive moderated by TIME reporter Maya Rhodan, President Obama and American Ballet Theater prima Ballerina Misty Copeland spoke candidly about their personal experiences with racism and shared their opinions on the importance of activism and social movements like ‘Black Girl Magic’,...

Beyond Body: Why Ebony Magazine’s Covers Mean So Much Right Now

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As a writer for a black women’s website I kind of operate in a bubble where I see and experience black womanhood at all times. Crazy as it may sound, I often forget — or bury — the fact that outlets for women of color,...

Fat vs. Thick: A New Drake Lyric Sparks an Old Debate

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Both Drake and Lil’ Wayne make guest appearances on “Only,” Nicki Minaj’s latest track. But it’s Drake’s line about BBW – that would be Big Beautiful Woman – that has some folks in a tizzy. Drake raps, “She says I’m obsessed with thick women and...

Rapper Mz. 007 is Fat, Fly and Very Important

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Sometimes you just have to let folks, scratch that, let the whole world know who you are and that you’re important. Enter St. Louis, MO rapper, Mz. 007 who is doing just that with her song ‘Important’ where she declares with authority, “pass me a...