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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Chloe x Halle Join The Cast of 'Black-ish' Spinoff 'Grown-ish'


If you haven’t heard the names “Chloe x Halle,” then allow me to introduce you! Those familiar with the young and talented duo may have seen them performing acoustic/a cappella versions of hits on social media. One super important person saw them, though: Beyoncé, herself!

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

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

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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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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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CN Exclusive: Goapele Opens Up About Her Big Hair Chop, Offers Advice To Young Women

Photo Credit: Samuel Whitworth; courtesy of Goapele    

Following the release of her latest EP Dreamseeker, Goapele has received a world of attention for her bold new haircut.

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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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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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'Whose Streets' Film Sheds Light on Ferguson 3 Years After Michael Brown's Death


If you can believe it, it’s been 3 years since the brutal shooting of unarmed Michael Brown by a police officer. Following the tragic shooting, a firestorm of protests erupted in Ferguson in what will be documented in history books for years to come.

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

Photo courtesy of Debra Shigley

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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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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Yara Shahidi's 'Black-ish' Spinoff Is Being Called 'Grown-ish'


So, remember when we announced that Yara Shahidi’s Zoey Johnson character from Black-ish was getting her new spin-off show? Well, at the time, College-ish was the working title. We now have an official title!

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You Can Now Listen To Every Song From The 'Insecure' Season 2 Premiere


A film or television show’s soundtrack is often just as important as its visuals, serving as the perfect compliment to an emotionally resonating scene. HBO’s Insecure hit the ground running with praise for its debut season’s soundtrack, famously consulted via Solange Knowles. With the masterful work by composer Raphael Saadiq and music supervisor Kier Lehman, season 1 granted us gifts like Kendrick Lamar’s Alright and D’Angelo’s Sugah Daddy.

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Time Inc. Is Selling Its Majority Stake In Essence Magazine


There are few shake-ups happening in the black magazine industry! There’s the recent news of EBONY magazine writer payment controversy, but now Essence Magazine has a different spotlight!

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Dallas Police Department Hires First Black Woman Police Chief In History


Black women are undefeated! When we set our minds to achieve something, we do it… and we make history while doing it!

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After Nine Years In Prison, O.J. Simpson Has Been Released On Parole


The O.J. Simpson saga continues! After a 9-year stint in prison for his role in a 2007 armed robbery, 70-year-old Simpson has been released on parole. He was initially sentenced to 9 to 33 years for the Las Vegas arm robbery and kidnapping incident. The former NFL star also known as “Juice” had ensured the parole board that he’d been a model prisoner and he promised to not be involved in any further conflicts if released. The parole board unanimously granted his wish, with an expected release date of October.

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