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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. Continue Reading But in January of 2017, after receiving numerous complaints that the ban was discriminatory from …

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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 …

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Audra McDonald Opens Up About Her Suicide Attempt

Sara Krulwich/The New York Times Audra McDonald is known for her stage presence. She commanded the theatre and television, earning six Tony awards, two Grammy awards, and an Emmy–but now she’s sharing a story that hasn’t been seen on Broadway. Continue Reading The successful singer and actress revealed that while enrolled at Julliard, she battled …