After 184 Years, Oberlin College Names Its First Black President

Cedar Crest College President Carmen Twillie Ambar is leaving to become president of Oberlin College and Conservatory in Ohio. 
(MORNING CALL FILE PHOTO)

After 184 years, Oberlin College announced that its first African American leader would be a woman.

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Three Howard Grads Launch "Haus Call," The Uber for Haircuts

Louis McDowell gives a young customer a high top fade in Paterson, New Jersey, in 1994. Via the Library of Congress.

You and your boo have a fun date night planned, but he's in desperate need of a shape up, so he heads to the barber shop. Hours later, your dinner reservations have been canceled, your freak 'em dress is wrinkled, and you don't even feel like going anymore.

There's an app for that.

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Miss Black University of Texas Criticized For Not Being "Black Enough"


She took her crown and waved at the crowd, but not everyone at the University of Texas was cheering for Rachael Malonson.

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Gabourey Sidibe Opens Up About Depression in Her New Book


You'd think Gabourey Sidibe had it all--going from relatively unknown to roles on Empire, FX's American Horror Story, and Hulu's Difficult People--but the Oscar nominee opens up about her battle with depression and an eating disorder in her new book, This is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare.

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The Press And Curl of Your Childhood Is Back—With Less Damage

Photo Credit: Hair by Chantellen 

Written by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com

Remember sitting next to the stove, waiting for the sizzling hot comb to glide through your hair?

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Celebrating Twenty Years of The World Natural Hair, Health & Beauty Show

Women gather in Atlanta for the 15th annual World Natural Hair, Health & Beauty Show.
Photo courtesy of Black Hair Media.

From an early age, Taliah Waajid knew she was interested in hair.

At just 14 years old, she started her first hair care business, and in 1998, she opened her first salon. Back then, she says people would take her business cards like she "was giving them poison," she told Madame Noire. In a time when natural hair wasn't as popular as it is today, “The Queen of Curly, Coily, Natural Hair Care” created a celebration--The World Natural Hair, Health & Beauty Show.

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Serena Williams Responds to Racist Who Says Her Baby Will Be "Chocolate with Milk"

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Written by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com

When Serena Williams and her fiancée, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian announced that they were expecting, most of the world reacted with joy.

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Beyonce Announces 'Formation' Scholarship For Women Pursuing Higher Education


Okay ladies, now let's get education.

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Florida Teens #BlackLivesMatter Dress Goes Viral

17-year-old Florida teens wears #BlackLivesMatter inspired prom dress. Photo credit: @_Milan23_ courtesy of The Grio

From elaborate hairstyles to ornate dresses, prom is a chance for teens to show off their one of a kind style.

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Our Favorite Easter Styles For Black Girls

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Pretty pastel dresses, patent leather Mary Janes, and those frilly, ruffled socks. For many of us, Easter Sunday meant a new dress, new shoes, and new hair.

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The World's Fastest Man Has Some Competition, And She's Only 12


Watch out, Usain Bolt. The world's fastest man has some new competition--and she's only twelve years old.

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Gabrielle Union Becomes Official Brand Ambassador for New York & Company

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Written by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com

If you love Mary Jane Paul's style on the hit BET show Being Mary Jane, get your coins ready. Gabrielle Union is collaborating with New York and Company's sub brand, 7th Avenue Design Studio.
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Beyond Mammy: How This Exhibit Is Reclaiming Images of Black Women

Alexandria Museum of Art. Mickalene Thomas, “Why Can’t We Just Sit Down And Talk It Over,” edition 39/40, screenprint, 2006.
Written by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com

Curated by the InterDisciplinary Experimental Arts Space (I.D.E.A.) at Colorado College and the Alexandria Museum of Art from the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, "Beyond Mammy, Jezebel, & Sapphire" features images created for and by Black women.

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She Lost Her Best Friend To Breast Cancer While Pursuing Her PhD. Here's How She's Still Fighting For Her.

Breast cancer researcher Dr. Joy McDaniel in the laboratory at Huntsville's HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. McDaniel's work may lead to a new targeted therapy for deadly triple negative breast cancer. (HudsonAlpha photo)
Written by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com

Dr. Joy McDaniel was pursuing her PhD when her she lost her best friend. At just 24 years old, breast cancer took her life--making Dr. McDaniel's research "personal."

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Here's The Weird Way Pregnancy Changes Your Hair


Pregnancy is an exciting time in a woman's life. There are so many changes to look forward to as your body prepares you for motherhood. As the weeks go by and a brand new life grows inside of you, so does your hair.

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Here's Why We're Talking About #BlackWomenAtWork


Written by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com

She went to work, like any other morning. Grabbed her coffee, meticulously applied her makeup, and started her day. She was strong, capable, ready to take over the world. And then, it happened.

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How Atlanta Film Festival Is Paving The Way For Women Of Color

The documentary City of Joy about the first class of women students at a leadership in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo will be shown at the 41st Annual Atlanta Film Festival. Photo courtesy of Access Atlanta.
Written by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com

"Masterpiece." "Brilliant!" "A must see."

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Watch 50 Shades Of Melanin, A Documentary On Colorism In The UK



Written by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com

Team Light Skin. Team Dark Skin. The hues of our skin have been a source of ongoing conflict. While we celebrate our collective magic, some still find it hard to appreciate our many different shades—from light caramel to rich chocolate.

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Students Pen Heartfelt Letters To Chance The Rapper After His Donation To CPS

Chance the Rapper performs live on Good Morning America on Aug. 15, 2016. 
Written by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com
Some think a musician's life is all about popping bottles ans making it rain—but Chicago's Chance the Rapper is proving them wrong.

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Here's The Ayurvedic Oil That Will Change Your Hair

Stock photo courtesy of Asha + Miel 

Written by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com

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