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Grand Jury’s Decision Initiates #BoycottBlackFriday

As most of the nation’s population tries to make sense of the decision made by he grand jury to not indict Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown, ...

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Al Sharpton’s Finances Reveal Questionable Activity

Al Sharpton’s rise to power has always been attributed to his ability to be the spokesperson and mascot for victims of racial injustice. Wherever disruptive activity dwells, Sharpton marches to ...

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Jacque Reid Proves Existing Stigma of Black Women and Interracial Dating

The topic of interracial dating is a touchy one in the Black community, particularly because of the historical references and the stigma associated with the idea that you have to find ...

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Niecy Nash Says Oral Sex Will Keep The Divorce Attorneys Away

Niecy Nash has never been known to edit her words, and in her latest interview with Playboy, she definitely doesn’t hold back when describing the secret behind her still thriving ...

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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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Virginia Pastor's Dating Seminar Stirs Controversy With It's Touchy Title

Virginia pastor David-Jamel Williams recently partnered with HBCU Virginia Union to host a dating seminar inspired by his past experiences, but his efforts to enlighten others on the dos and ...

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How (Almost) Leaving Islam Nearly Killed Me

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My sister and I back when nothing mattered. On a chilly autumn day in 2008, I texted two friends, called a suicide hotline, and left a voice mail on my mom’s phone about my plan to kill myself. And who knows, I probably blogged about...

Self-Care For Poor Folks: Grocery Store Beauty Supplies

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Today we are going to talk about some stuff I love — I am going to try really hard not to nerd out too hard. First, let’s talk about things you can buy from the grocery store (things that you can get with food benefits...

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...