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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Michaela Coel Says 'Chewing Gum' Won't Renew For Third Season

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The cheeky British comedy we’ve come to love seems to have come to an end.

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Girls Trip Becomes 1st Film to Cross $100M Produced, Directed, Written and Starring African Americans


If you haven't seen the hilarious Girls Trip yet--girl, what are you waiting for?

When four friends–Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah—travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival during a girls trip, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush.

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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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Can White Writers Truly Tell Our Stories? A Look at "Detroit"


Three black teens—Aubrey Pollard, Carl Cooper, and Fred Temple—were killed by law enforcement during a 1967 raid at Detroit's Algiers Motel, sparking civil unrest in the streets.

Released on the anniversary of the events that started a five-day rebellion that left 43 dead and 1,200 injured, "Detroit" tells the story of the young men and women affected by a night that would change the city forever. The movie opened in select cities in July and nationwide on August 4th, earning just $7.6 million—perhaps because critics and moviegoers feel that it doesn’t tell the full story of the highly segregated city and the events that led up to the riots.

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NBC President Says The Carmichael Show Was Cancelled Due To "Low Ratings"


Smart, funny. Not afraid to take risks. It had the comedic timing of David Alan Grier and everyone in Hollywood’s mama, Loretta Divine. Lil’ Rel , who saved the day in Get Out, threw in funny one liners. It even had the breakout star of Girls Trip, Tiffany Haddish. But after three seasons, The Carmichael Show has been canceled due to low ratings.

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Zoe Kravitz Named Global Makeup Ambassador for Yves Saint Laurent


Zoƫ Kravitz just landed her biggest role yet.

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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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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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These Deltas Reunited For Their 10th Deltaversary In This Melanin Filled Photoshoot


56 women pledged to honor lifelong bonds, eternal sisterhood--and to always slay.

The Beta Alpha chapter of Delta Sigma Theta celebrated a decade of scholarship, service, and sisterhood with a three-day trip to Costa Rica and a photo shoot that broke the internet. The ladies of FAMU's Spring 2007 line traveled to the Central American country for the most lit girls trip we've ever seen.

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Michelle Obama Opens Up About The Racism She Experienced As First Lady

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We adored Michelle Obama's style, elegance, and always on point hair for eight years, but the former First Lady recently shared that not everyone in America loved her as much as we did.

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For All The Black Girls Teased About Their Natural Hair, This Book Is For You

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Ariane Roberts saw the stories of little brown girls bullied and teased about their natural hair. Girls like Vanessa VanDyke, who faced expulsion over her bountiful 'fro. Girls like Tiana Parker, sent home from school because of her lush locs. Girls who needed to be embraced, celebrated, and reaffirmed of their natural beauty.

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Tamron Hall Returns to Daytime TV With Her Own Show

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Tamron Hall is returning to daytime TV.

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Police Punch California Teen After "Mistaking" Her for Machete Wielding Man


Written by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com

Tatyana Hargrove was biking home after picking out a Father's Day gift when she stopped for a drink of water in the 103 degree heat. When she turned around, three Bakersfield, California police cars surrounded her.

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Ava DuVernay Tells The Story of 'Central Park Five' In New Netflix Documentary


Written by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com

You know you didn't do anything, but they don't believe you. Hot lights beam down on you, and they tell you that your friends have already given you up. They say you can go home...if you just tell them what they want to hear.

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Twitter's Newest VP Is A Black Woman


Let's see if you can sum up your joy in 140 characters.

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What Is Juneteenth? Remembering The Ending Of Slavery

  • Clockwise from top left: Berkeley Juneteenth organizers Lucky R. Thomas, Delores Cooper, Orlando Williams, William Varner, David Varner, Ken Tramiel Sr., Larence Brook. Photo by Lance Yamamoto

Written by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com

“…the 19th of June wasn’t the exact day the Negro was freed. But that’s the day they told them that they was free… And my daddy told me that they whooped and hollered and bored holes in trees with augers and stopped it up with [gun] powder and light and that would be their blast for the celebration.” – Haye Turner

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Warriors Decline White House Invitation

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Written by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com

The Boston Celtics in 1963. the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1980. The tradition of winning sports teams visiting the White House dates back to at least 1865--but this year's champs may not make the trip.

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Donald Glover Says He Is Retiring Childish Gambino

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Written by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com

If you’re still trying to figure out the difference between Childish Gambino and Donald Glover, you can stop now.

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