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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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Solange’s 'Bridal Afro' Reignites Beauty Standards Debate

Solange Knowles has always embraced her own brand of style and beauty. So it was no surprise when her wedding attire and hairstyle effortlessly went against the norm. Most agree ...

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Put an End to the Itch: 5 Natural Remedies For an Itchy Scalp

Dealing with an incessantly itchy scalp is enough to drive a person insane. In some cases, it seems like every scratch only serves to intensify the itchy sensation. In order ...

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Beyoncé's New Surprise Album Is Actually a Platinum Box Set With Two New Songs

So after all the hoopla about a surprise album, Queen Bey took to the throne Tuesday morning via her label, Parkwood Entertainment to verify the details of her new release. Yes ...

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When Protective Styling Goes Wrong: Explaining Common Issues

There are many benefits to protective styling for naturals. Although the definition varies from person to person the key to a protective style is protecting the hair from over-manipulation, chemical ...

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How the Internet Has Helped African Americans Break Into the Hair Business

It was a quick run with his little sister to the Korean-owned beauty supply store for a couple of packs of Brazilian hair which initially sparked Damien Stephens interest in the hair extension business. With no real clue on how to start, he went on...

‘For Better or Worse': Tasha Smith Says Don’t Leave Your Man Over ‘One Piece of Booty’

Most times, getting relationship advice on infidelity from our girlfriends is like Sheila (Jill Scott’s character on Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married) listening to the very opinionated Angela (actress Tasha Smith’s character) talk to her about Mike: It’s somewhere along the lines of...

‘Gone With the Wind’ prequel starring Mammy may be a mistake

Are we ready for Mammy’s story?” is a loaded question, with no easy answer. But it’s a question that Simon & Schuster has prompted with the announcement that it will publish a Gone With the Wind prequel, Ruth’s Journey, through its Atria imprint, focusing on Mammy, the role in the...

Ms. Muffin: The creator of several viral ‘prank’ videos speaks out

You might have seen a video in your Facebook newsfeed earlier this month that was filmed via camera phone. An obviously pregnant young woman is arguing loudly with her boyfriend/father of her unborn child. The fight gets physical and passengers intervene twice. One woman even takes...

#Breaking Black: Hillary Clinton, the big left and black America

In case you missed the news, Hillary Clinton has sewn up the Democratic primary and is well on her way back to the White House. Former president Bill Clinton, as the nation’s first gentleman, will have to balance curtain selections with his job as an...