Let's Talk About Sex, Baby!

Girls, we need to talk.
Let's start with some facts:

  • There are about 40,000 new HIV infections in the United States each year
  • Even though black people only make up 13% of the population, 45% of ALL of those 40,000 new diagnoses belong to us


Learning To #TakeAKnee From A Brave High School Student

Kamryn via Awesomely Luvvie
This past weekend the NFL, and supporters of free speech and our right to peacefully protest, served a collective punch to Donald Trump. If you missed the explosion of the #takeaknee movement started by our hero the still unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who first took a knee to protest police violence towards African Americans, don’t worry, there are photos everywhere online! Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams, veterans, and NFL players and coaches totaling the hundreds, either took a knee or locked arms in solidarity against an onslaught of White Supremacist-fueled attacks against players who protest by our President. And of all the truly inspiring photos, there was one that really resonated with me of a high school student named Kamryn. 

Lifeless Hair No More! Zara Shows The Secret To Maximum Volume

Hi Naturals, 
This is a very simple tutorial on how to achieve maximum volume with natural hair. This method works great for even those with thin and/or fine hair; it leaves the hair full of life and body. In other words, I’m showing my full “fluffing" process ahaha.

I hope you enjoy it!

Best Wishes,

What It Means To Be A Black Female Introvert

By Valarie Stephens 
 What does it mean to be a black woman? Is it the way we walk? Is it the way we talk? Or is it something that comes from within? Or just maybe it's none of those things at all. Maybe it’s simply our melanated skin.

How I Respond To Rude Comments About My Daughter's African Name

Erickka Sy Savané
I was on the phone the other day with a receptionist. The woman was having me spell my daughter’s name for what had to be the 100th time. I try to be patient when this happens because I know her first name is a doozy–11 letters–and African. It’s like nothing most of us Americans have ever heard before. So when I begin to detect this woman’s tone changing, I make sure to chill. We’ll get there eventually.


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