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#BlackOutDay Matters Because The Beauty Of Black People Matters

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It is no coincidence that black people have been historically excluded from the framework of beauty. On Friday, March 8th, the hashtag #BlackOutDay was trending on Twitter and Tumblr. Black people from all over the world, from the United States, to Africa, to Australia and...

Besides Zendaya’s Locs, Here Are Five Looks That Are (Supposedly) Better on White People

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What was a harmless joke to Giuliana Rancic and Kathy Griffin is a constant reminder to Black women of how our hair is perceived. At Sunday’s Oscars ceremony, Zendaya arrived on the red carpet looking fabulous in an ivory Vivienne Westwood gown and a new...

I Am Unteaching My Daughter All of the Double Standards I Taught Her About Slut Shaming

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One of the pertinent bits of info that I originally shared with my bundle of joy is the need for not being labeled a slut at school. Being a mother is hard work, #thatisall. Well, not really all but that sentiment feels overwhelmingly true. I...

My Mother Died Three Months Ago, And I’m Still Figuring Out How To Grieve For Her

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“Mommy, I wanna see grandma.” The toddler always makes this demand casually, usually as I'm picking him up from school or fixing him dinner. Three months later and I still can't find the words to tell him she's gone for good.

The Dos And Don’ts Of Managing Frizzy Hair, Regardless Of Your Hair Type

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Plus, a crash course on dew point and how to use it to stop a bad hair day before it starts.

5 Things I Learned Dating A Med Student

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Medical students hardly have enough time to learn how to not kill people, let alone maintain a healthy relationship.