Issa Rae Lets Fans Know Condoms Are Being Used on 'Insecure'

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When Issa Rae made the leap from YouTube sensation to bonafide HBO star, millennials rejoiced. We saw Issa go from Awkward Black Girl to Hollywood, red carpets, awards shows, and interviews -- but one thing we didn't see her go for was protection on her hit show, Insecure.

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Black Couple Opens First Black-Owned Gas Station in Clayton County, Georgia


Fill 'er up!

The next time you put $20 on pump 3, stop in Jonesboro, Georgia. The tiny town just welcomed the first black owned gas station in the entire county!

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Law Professor Works To Rescind Hairstyle Policies That Discriminate Against Black Women


By Sharee Silerio

Inspired by her personal experiences and cases across the country, Berkeley Law professor Angela Onwuachi-Willig is using her expertise to fight against and eliminate hairstyle policies that discriminate against Black girls and women.

To exist and be accepted as we were created is a battle the Black community has been fighting for years, and it is one we are still in the midst of.

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Bruno Mars Donates $1 Million Of Concert Revenue To Flint Water Crisis


During his concert over the weekend in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Bruno Mars announced that he was donating $1 million to support victims affected nearby by the Flint Water Crisis.

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Chance The Rapper Just Donated 30,000 Backpacks to Chicago Students


It’s back to school time! In order to joyfully bring in the occasion, Chance The Rapper is continuing his charitable spirit and will be providing Chicago students in need with supplies. That’s right, Lil’ Chano from 79th teamed up with STATE Bags to donate 30,000 backpacks to children living in Chicago’s most impoverished neighborhoods, distributed through Chance’s SocialWorks empowerment charity.

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Senegalese Model Khoudia Diop Wants To Show Young Girls "It's Not Bad To Be Dark"

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Khoudia Diop, the now 20 year old model from Senegal, West Africa is continuing to redefine the standard of beauty. Known as 'melaniin goddess' on social media, she created the name to give meaning to dark skin girls, showing them “it’s okay to be dark and that different is beautiful.” Mission accomplished, as her page displays gorgeous photography of her deep ebony blue skin.

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Google Homepage Celebrates 44th Anniversary of Hip Hop


Google Doodles have become so ingrained in pop culture that I don't know many people who aren't excited when they see a Google Doodle honoring their fave historical person or moment.

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This Harvard Grad Has Created A Beauty App for Women of Color

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Meet Debra Shigley. A Harvard graduate that started her career in journalism, Shigley (The Go-Getter Girl’s Guide) has been passionate about the non-inclusive nature of the beauty industry for a while. She even partnered with her best friend, Jennifer Hyman (founder/CEO of Rent the Runway) to co-write a piece for Harvard’s campus newspaper, The Crimson about Harvard’s narrow beauty inclusiveness.

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Usher Does Not Have Herpes, Takes Legal Action Against False Accusers


Several different media outlets including Sandra Rose and BET are reporting that Atlanta-based singer Usher Raymond does not have herpes and therefore could not have given said herpes to what’s her face or that other lady or that one dude. Seems that court documents outlined accusations which were never actually proven to be fact.

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Marijuana Company Buys California City, Blacks And Latinos Still Arrested At Alarming Rates


As of January 1, 2018, California’s “Green Rush” will be in full effect as the state will begin issuing licenses to marijuana dispensaries allowing for non-medical weed sales. Those in position to do so are naturally gearing up to take full advantage of the potential profits in an industry which is projected to post $20.2 billion in sales by 2021 as Business Insider reported earlier this year. Case in point, Phoenix-based marijuana company American Green just purchased the entire town of Nipton, California for a mere $5 million with plans to turn the town into a pot-friendly tourist destination. The attraction will feature a hotel, trading post and even cannabinoid-infused water.

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Naturi Naughton Launching Lip Gloss Line Celebrating Women of Color


By Sharee Silerio

If you’ve been watching “Power”, loved her role as Lil’ Kim in “Notorious”, or still find yourself vibing to 3LW, then you are probably a Naturi Naughton fan. The film, television and music star recently had her first baby, and is making big moves again.

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How To Prevent Oily Pillow Cases


by Mary Wolff
If you are like most naturalists, you need your moisture. While applying your favorite emollients before bed can give you the hydration your curls crave, it can have an unpleasant side effect on your bed linens. When it comes to managing oily pillowcases, there are a few tricks to help you wake up happy and refreshed.

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New TONL Platform Creates Stock Images For People Of Color


If you’re a frequent internet user -- especially someone involved in blogging -- chances are, you’ve searched through Google Images on the hunt for stock images. If you are a person of color; however, that search may be a bit more daunting than you’d like… if you want to find images of people with a bit more melanin, that is. In a world painted with more color than not, it only makes sense that the internet’s stock image vault would accurately represent the world. And yet...

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Former Alvin Ailey Dancer Builds a 20,000 Sq Ft Mansion For Entire Family, Friends

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Imagine that for Thanksgiving dinner you didn’t have to take off work. That there were no flights, no booking, no frigid Megabus rides down the coast. What if for Thanksgiving you could simply leave your apartment, in your 20,000 sq ft mansion, and walk down the hall, to join the rest of your family, extended family, and friends who were already waiting at the table.

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Zoe Kravitz Named Global Makeup Ambassador for Yves Saint Laurent


Zoë Kravitz just landed her biggest role yet.

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5 Podcasts Hosted by Black Women You Should Start Listening To ASAP

Pictured: Tracy Clayton and Heben Nigatu of Another Round Podcast.
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I have a confession to make: I’m obsessed with podcasts. It all started when I realized the tea of the Breakfast Club daily was starting to get a little stale, and I found myself wanting more. That coupled with the fact that I don’t typically wake up at the crack of dawn, meant I would miss half the show.

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Audra McDonald Opens Up About Her Suicide Attempt

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Audra McDonald is known for her stage presence. She commanded the theatre and television, earning six Tony awards, two Grammy awards, and an Emmy--but now she's sharing a story that hasn't been seen on Broadway.

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8 Sweet Lessons in ‘Queen Sugar’ Season 2, Episode 7


Relationships are tough. Whether it’s family, friends, coworkers, fellow professionals or the general public, interacting with, getting through to, and understanding others can be difficult.

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How Black Women are Redefining Body Image Through Social Media


How often do you feel that the portrayal of black women’s bodies is narrow, misconstrued?
Or maybe you feel that it’s hyperbolic, exaggerated.

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White Women Are Big Mad At Diddy's Tweet Showing Love To Black Women


Sean Combs greeted his 12.3 million Twitter followers with a warm acknowledgement. Instead of a traditional good morning, he started the day by shouting out black women.

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