This Little Girls Before And After HairDo Is What Every Black Parent Of A Daughter Has Gone Through


Picture it, you’re whipping up an artful masterpiece on your daughter’s hair, braiding and twisting in a design that’ll make Picasso jealous. Then, you take her to school. Hours go by and then you pick her up.

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You Have To See This Impromptu Gospel Performance At A Hurricane Harvey Shelter


The tragic effects of Hurricane Harvey in Houston and surrounding Texas areas have been very heartbreaking. Witnessing residents lose their homes and having to wade through flooded waters in order to find some sort of safe shelter is indescribable. Hurricane Harvey’s fury resulted in more than 50 inches of rain and have left roughly 30,000 people with the need to take shelter. So, when there is even a little bit of hope and light, it is an inspiring sight to see.

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19-Year-Old Haitian-Japanese Tennis Player Pulls An Upset And Defeats U.S. Open Champion


Tennis can be a thrilling sport in and of itself, so when an upset happens… it’s peak excitement! People love rooting for the underdog in general, so upsets are popular in any competition.

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Beyonce Pledges To Help As Many Hurricane Harvey Victims As Possible


Grammy-Award winning artist and Houston, Texas native is using her platform to help victims affected by Hurricane Harvey. The singer issued an exclusive statement with the Houston Chron about her plans.

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Joel Osteen Opens Up Houston Church As Shelter After Social Media Criticism


After much criticism on social media, Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church has opened its 16,800-seat Houston mega church as a shelter to those affected by Tropical Storm Harvey.

Controversy began on Sunday evening when a post circulated on Twitter after Joel Osteen began tweeting Bible verses and words of encouragement rather than opening up the church as a shelter.

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These Black Military Servicewomen Are Unapologetically Rocking Their Natural Hair In Uniform

Captain Deshauna Barber, U.S. Army, photo courtesy of Vogue

In 2014, Army Regulation 670-1 mandated that soldiers were banned from wearing most natural hairstyles—including “twists, dreadlocks, Afros and braids”-- along with hijabs, religious beards, and turbans while in service.

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Oklahoma Police Chief Resigns After Being Linked To Neo-Nazi Websites


Having any affiliation to white supremacy and neo-Nazism can cost one their job, with one of the best examples being the rioters in the Charlottesville rally, where many demonstrators were let go from their jobs after being identified on social media.

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50 Breathtaking Portraits From Afropunk 2017

Photo: Mike Orie/Curly Nikki

Over the weekend, CurlyNikki.com was live from Afropunk Fest. While this year featured one of the most impressive lineups to date, there was something else that stole the show at the Brooklyn festival. The fashion!

Check out some of our favorite images from Afropunk below. All photos by Mike Orie for CurlyNikki.com

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Single Mom With A $32 Bank Balance Creates International Hair Care Brand


By Sharee Silerio

Gwen Jimmere was 30 days away from her divorce being final when she was laid off from her job. She had to pay the bulk of the attorney fees in the separation, leaving the Detroit, Michigan mom with $32 in her bank account. Her son Caiden was two-years-old.

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Kaepernick's Frat Brothers Band Together To Protest In Front of NFL Headquarters

Photo: @NYAKappas
The NFL may have left Colin Kaepernick behind for taking a stance against police brutality, but his frat brothers got his back!

A huge group of Kappa Alpha Psi gathered together to support Kaepernick during the United We Stand Rally in front of NFL headquarters. Kaepernick was a 2010 initiate of the fraternity, established in 1911.

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CN Exclusive: Protest Against 'Father of Gynecology' Statue Shines Broader Light on Racism in Healthcare


J. Marion Sims may have revolutionized medical care as it pertains to women’s health in the 1800s but the dubious approaches he employed begs the question as to whether a statue should be erected in his honor—that statue is currently standing outside of the New York Academy of Medicine. According to the Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100), Sims’ history reflects a recurring theme of racism and exploitation in American healthcare and therefore needs to come down.

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Missouri Governor Halts Execution of Marcellus Williams After DNA Evidence Raises Questions About Guilt


By Sharee Silerio

If we didn’t know before, Ava DuVernay’s documentary film “13th” laid it all out for the world to see. The United States justice system is anything but fair, and has become a new form of slavery.

Countless men and women around the nation have gone to prison and/or died for crimes they didn’t commit.

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Barack and Michelle Obama Send-Off Malia To Harvard in An Emotional Goodbye


One of the most bittersweet moments of a parent’s life is likely sending off their offspring to college. Though it is a proud moment to see the child you’ve raised head on to pursue higher education, in many cases, they are also going off to live on their own on the school’s campus.

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A Petition Calls for Missy Elliott Statue to Replace A Confederate Monument in Her Hometown

Photo Source: Elle

By Sharee Silerio

A Change.org petition started by Nathan Coflin wants to replace Portsmouth, Virginia’s Confederate monument with a statue of one of its most successful natives – producer, dancer and rapper Missy Elliott.

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A New R. Kelly Accuser Speaks Out About Sexual Abuse She Allegedly Endured At 16

Kristen Zeis for BuzzFeed News
Ever since recent reports of R. Kelly running a “sex cult” for teens, there has been a renewed conversation around the R&B singer and ephebophilia.

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Mike Jones Makes the Leap from Rapper to Real Estate Mogul

Mike Jones pictured with new business partner. "Me & Building Buddies / Next Project : Jones Carrington Estates ... 50 homes on 23 acres."

It’s no secret that the best way to make money as a musician is to do something other than music. The richest moguls in hip-hop all made their money elsewhere. Jay-Z and Diddy both spend more time managing the careers of other very musicians than actually making their own. Chamillionaire is spending his days investing in tech start ups. 50 Cent is still eating off the Coca-Cola Vitamin Water Deal he made in the late 2000’s. The latest rapper turned investor is none other than Who? MIKE JONES.

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While on a tour of Washington D.C., two white New Jersey high school students decided to pay a visit to Howard University's campus to have lunch. The problem is, they decided to show up on an historically Black campus wearing 'Make America Great Again' hats.

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Chance The Rapper Wants To Attend Clark Atlanta University


Chance the Rapper is a huge proponent of education, having recently donated 30,000 backpacks to Chicago students in celebration of back-to-school season. Well, it looks like Lil’ Chano from 79th desires to attain some advanced knowledge himself because he’s on the hunt for higher education!

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Solange Deletes Twitter Account After Confronting White Nationalists


By Sharee Silerio

In this season of new beginnings, our sis Solange Knowles is choosing self-care.

The “Seat at the Table” singer deleted her Twitter account on Tuesday after shouting out activist Takiyah and posting:

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10 Stunning Black Models You Should Follow on Instagram

Pictured: South African model, Thando Hopa
Black Girl Magic is dominating Instagram. Models are taking advantage of this social media platform to showcase their beauty and diversity. Of course these are not regular bathroom selfies, their photos  are worthy of any magazine cover.

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