Taraji P. Henson Says This Year’s Black Girls Rock! Awards Is All About Love

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By Sharee Silerio

This year’s Black Girls Rock! Awards is all about love. In a promotional video for the show, host Taraji P. Henson tells us that love is the force, the remedy and the solution to all that is amiss in this world, especially for the Black community, particularly for Black women.

Love. We hear a lot about it, what it means, what it isn’t, what it is, how to be it. It’s been said that to love others, we must first love ourselves.

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Rio Livin': Week 2

Hola Chicas, 

Still down here living in 'yesterday's' dreams, dreaming about what I wanna create 'tomorrow'! Huge thanks to @Airbnb for helping comp our stay in this fabulous Brazilian, beachfront penthouse!  

Breakfast with the squad! Nina came from Sao Paolo to kick it with us for the weekend!

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Try These DIY Shampoo Recipes

Pictured: Herieth Paul

by Mary Wolff

Making your own beauty and hair care products can be a fun way to kill time. It can also be a great way to get hair care that is more personalized to exactly what your curls need! When it comes to cleansing your curls, having a reliable DIY shampoo recipe in your bag of tricks couldn’t hurt. Here are two recipes for basic DIY shampoos that are easy to whip up and have great benefits for your curls.

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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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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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