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All This Racist And Xenophobic Media Coverage Of West Africa’s Ebola Outbreak Has To Stop

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TV news networks and major online publications need to shift their focus away from “OMG, a handsome white doctor is sick with a scary African virus!” immediately.

The Salon Burned My Hair Off and Forced Me To Go Natural

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Like many women, I have had a long journey when it comes to my hair, even though I’m only 22. My mom has loose, curly hair. She would look at my dry coils and often wonder aloud, “Why couldn’t you just take after me?” Some...

It Happened To Me: I Was Married And Divorced Three Times By The Age of 33

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I am 33, and I’ve been married and divorced three times. Yeah, I said it. I’ve survived two crappy wedding dinners, three Knottie profiles, six hideous bridesmaids dresses and eight drunken wedding toasts. Whoever said three times was a charm was high or delusional. It...

My Name Is Princess And Yes, It’s Unusual — Get Over It!

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For the record, my mom and dad were NOT drunk or high when I was born.

When We Black People Say Racism Is Real, Please Believe Us

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It's not merely that racism is still rampant in America -- it's that your reaction to it matters.