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Kofi Siriboe Normalizes Mental Health Discussion in New Mini-Doc

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Kofi Siriboe By Mwabi Kaira Despite reports of the rising number of mental health case issues and of people committing suicide- the CDC just released a report yesterday stating that suicide rates have increased by 25% – 30% across the United States and just this week both handbag designer Kate Spade and Emmy-award-winning TV host and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain…

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Pusha T’s Album Cover: When Artistry Goes Too Far And Why We Need to Let Deceased Celebs RIP

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Whitney Houston By Brenda Alexander  Everyone who knows me knows that my love for Nippy (Whitney Houston) runs deep. So imagine my disgust when I saw that Pusha T’s album cover was the photo of her alleged drug den of a bathroom, taken circa 2006. The photo in question was taken by her then sister-in-law during the height of her…

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5 Game-Changing Natural Hair Moments of the Past 10 Years

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Solange Knowles By Kristin Denise Rowe It’s hard to put an exact start date on the natural hair movement, as it began organically online between Black women. However, folks who write about the movement often mark its beginnings to the late 2000s—perhaps around 2007 or 2008. During these early years, newfound social media usage, an interest in organic products and…

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This Video of a Teenage Tiffany Haddish Talkin’ ‘Bout How She Got Her Start Will Inspire You

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Tiffany Haddish  By Erickka Sy Savané A common misconception that a lot of us have when we see new celebrities is thinking that it happened overnight. Sorry to burst any bubbles, but ain’t no overnight success. By the time a person is in front of us doing their thing at a high level they’ve already put in years worth of…

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Why The Suspcicion Around Brandy’s Weight Gain Is Symbolic of Our “Body Goals” Obsession

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Brandy’s interview with True Exclusives  By Brenda Alexander Brandy has always been thin. Like no curves, straight up and down, pencil thin. So when pictures of a relatively thicker Brandy started surfacing, people speculated she was pregnant. She denied she was with child but the rumors persisted, as if her added pounds couldn’t be voluntary, or something more serious like…

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Taraji’s Engagement at 47 & What it Teaches Us About Not Settling

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Taraji P. Henson By Brenda Alexander In a 2015 interview with Steve Harvey, when asked about the status of her dating life, Taraji P. Henson declared: “I’m a grown woman…if there’s nothing on this (ring) finger, no one gets claimed. You don’t get claimed until you claim me.” Well her beau Kelvin Hayden must have taken note because 3 years…

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Can Someone Tell Ne-Yo’s Wife We’re Done Using Terms Like ‘Hawaiian Silky’ & ‘Good Hair?’

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Crystal Renay, son & Ne-Yo By Brenda Alexander In a time where mom’s are becoming moguls from sharing their children’s hair routine to their thousands of mommy subscribers on Youtube and Instagram, I so thought we were beyond the era of coined terms like “Hawaiian silky,” “good,” and anything else in that word family to describe our kid’s hair in…

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7 Must-See Moments from the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon!

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  Tess Thompson, Lena Waithe, Tiffany Haddish, Danai Gurira By Michelby Coco Whitehead Have you ever taken a deep breath and thought to yourself, “God, I love being a Black Woman in 2018?!” From Amara La Negra to the women of Wakanda, and Ava DuVernay’s highly anticipated A Wrinkle In Time film, being a sister is lit! And this year’s…

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