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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