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"I woke up like this": Desire & Respectability in #ShondaLand

Panel addresses issues around the desirability of Black Women, the importance of sexual desire in the lives of Black Women and the ways tropes of respectability might police Black Women’s identity and expressive culture, with: Natalie...Show More Summary

Tackle These 5 Key Elements of Your Natural Hair Journey

You’ve decided to return back to your natural hair and good for you, but now what? You don’t know the first thing about effective Home Hair Care and every Google search on “Natural Hair” brings back 94,400,000 results in (0.53 seconds). So are you returning back to your natural hair or getting a degree in Google searching with a Keep Reading ?

Why You Need to Embrace Healing Before You Enter a New Relationship

A woman meets a man and she finds herself intrigued. They get to know each other and this man is simply everything she could hope for. Great guy, good-looking, and she recognizes a connection exists. She finds herself developing feelings for this man and wanting to be in his presence. She then begins to feel Keep Reading ?

Terrence Howard Fights Back Tears Discussing His Mother’s Battle With Cancer in Ken Burns Documentary

Before Terrence Howard reignited his star status as Lucious Lyon on Empire, the actor participated in the upcoming Ken Burns documentary Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies. The documentary, which is based on the book written by Siddhartha Mukherjee, aims to shed light on cancer and those who are affected by it.

It's Great Mo'ne Davis Had It in Her to Forgive That Guy. But Still, Fk That Guy.

Around this time last week, news first began to circulate that Mo'ne Davis helped unveil a new sneaker line -- with 15 percent of the proceeds going towards impoverished girls. A day or so later, more great news about the 13-year-old appeared: From Variety: The Mo'ne Davis story is coming to Disney Channel. Show More Summary

Do You Play the Blame Game? Who is Really at Fault for Your Relationship Struggles

I heard a psychologist talking about the fact most of his clients can’t get out of their own way.  I experience this with my clients in coaching as well.  The psychologist message caused me to ask myself this question:  Who is to blame for relationship struggles, someone who initiated the issue or how the other Keep Reading ?

Family Of Anthony Hill, Unarmed Black Man Killed By Police, Launches Own Investigation

(Reuters) - The family of an unarmed, naked black man shot dead by police earlier this month said on Wednesday that they have launched their own investigation into the killing of a man they described as a gentle soul. Anthony Hill'sShow More Summary

Move Over Hermes, Eloi Is Our New Silk Scarf Obsession

Who's the next great fashion designer? We're on the lookout for the lesser-known or up-and-coming stars who are creating collections and careers worthy of some praise and closet space. Although they aren't household names yet, we're so impressed with their skills that we bet they will be soon. Show More Summary

CBC Members React as Jesse Jackson Jr. Gets Out of Prison

Today, former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is scheduled to leave an Alabama federal prison after serving time for misusing $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use.

USC To Investigate Taraji P. Henson's Claims That Her Son Was Racially Profiled 

In a recent interview with Uptown Magazine, Taraji P. Henson explained exactly why she was sending her son to Howard University after an experience on the campus of the University of Southern California.

Supreme Diva: 5 Iconic Diana Ross Moments

Editor’s note: This week we’re celebrating the birthdays of phenomenal performers who not only share late-March birthdays but who also have voices that have defined their generations. On Monday we honored the Queen of Funk, Chaka Khan. On Wednesday it was the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Today it’s the boss, Diana Ross; and on Friday, the irrepressible Mariah Carey.

4 Feet Tall, in Men’s Clothing, She Was an Artistic Genius in 19th-Century Italy

The idea that in order to succeed an artist must first suffer is one with a long history. In that sense, the life and work of Edmonia Lewis, the first black sculptor to gain an international reputation, is instructive, since art historians...Show More Summary

How These Former Inmates Are Fighting for Prison Reform

Yusef “Bunchy” Shakur, Shaka Senghor and Chris Wilson are activists, community leaders and businessmen. They are also among the formerly incarcerated.

At 5 Years Old, the ACA Is Succeeding at What It’s Meant to Do: Lower the Uninsured Rate for All

Ready to have that other-than-March Madness, watercooler conversation on the fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act? Get your pen and pad ready, because the results are in: What you probably know better by the name “Obamacare” is actually working.

Lauryn Hill's 'The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill' Will Be Entered Into the Library of Congress

Each year the Library of Congress selects 25 recordings to add to their archive. This year Lauryn Hill’s record-breaking album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, will be included in the 25.

In Kenya, Catholic Nuns Train Women To Be Local Peacemakers In The Midst Of Tensions

This article originally appeared on Global Sisters Report. In Kenya, tribal tensions simmer just below the surface of every conflict. In December 2007, this tension exploded after a viciously contested election plunged Kenya into a three-month-long bloodbath of tribal conflict. Show More Summary

NY Eighth-Grade Fight Club Assaults First Grader

Latoya Gore, a New York mother, filed paperwork in court to get the city’s Department of Education to release video footage that shows a bunch of eighth-graders assaulting her 7-year-old daughter, the New York Daily News reports.

Blax News: "Moral Mondays Georgia" Refuses To Join Rally For "Black Educational Excellence In Atlanta" Because They Held Up "Wanted Posters" For The Mayor Of Atlanta And Not "Every White Republican Official In Georgia"

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is in hot water with a splinter group of educational activists who are demanding that the City of Atlanta give the school system the money that is owed from the "Beltline Project" and to allow several schoolShow More Summary

Fun Flats for a Day in the Park or a Night on the Town

Who would have ever thought flats would become such a wardrobe staple for both day and night? Ever since the simple ballet shoe burst on the scene as your go to alternative to heels for work, flat shoe options have gone from good enough to wear from the train to the office, to good enough Keep Reading ?

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