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‘An Absolute Honor’: Howard Alum Makes History as 1st Black Female Officer for the Air Force Thunderbirds

‘An Absolute Honor’: Howard Alum Makes History as 1st Black Female Officer for the Air Force Thunderbirds

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds recently made history by adding the first black female officer to its ranks.Read more...
Karine Jean-Pierre Hired as Joe Biden Senior Presidential Campaign Adviser

Karine Jean-Pierre Hired as Joe Biden Senior Presidential Campaign Adviser

There’s been a lot of speculation as to whether Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will pick a black woman to be his running mate in the upcoming 2020 election. Well, there still aren’t any
Question for the Singer: An Open Letter to Lana Del Rey

Question for the Singer: An Open Letter to Lana Del Rey

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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Says Police Will No Longer Enforce Mask-Wearing Order

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Says Police Will No Longer Enforce Mask-Wearing Order

Surely there is a reasonable medium between brutalizing black people for not properly adhering to COVID-19 related measures and courteously handing out masks to white people who are decidedly not
Cleveland’s Only Black Female Firefighter Retires After 30 Years

Cleveland’s Only Black Female Firefighter Retires After 30 Years

After a 30-year career, Cleveland’s only black woman firefighter has retired.Read more...
During COVID-19, Black Women Are Still Dying From Not Being Taken Seriously

During COVID-19, Black Women Are Still Dying From Not Being Taken Seriously

About a year ago I made up my mind to never give birth to a child in the United States. The decision came after I stumbled into an urgent care clinic in the Chicago neighborhood I lived in, after
Rapsody's EVE Has Inspired Courses at Two Universities

Rapsody's EVE Has Inspired Courses at Two Universities

Rapsody’s EVE is considered by some people to be the best hip-hop album of 2019 bar none (it’s me...I’m “some people”) and now, it has inspired courses at two universities.Read more...
Ashley Graham's Candid Critique of Labels Further Proves Why She Defies Them Entirely

Ashley Graham's Candid Critique of Labels Further Proves Why She Defies Them Entirely

How do you categorize someone who has managed to forever shape their industry in the span of a decade? Perhaps you don't. In a candid conversation for Naomi Campbell's newly launched YouTube channel,
Taking Up "Hair" Space: 8 Black Women Talk About What Natural Hair Means to Them

Taking Up "Hair" Space: 8 Black Women Talk About What Natural Hair Means to Them

Every Black woman has a unique relationship with her hair. I was like a lot of my peers in the early 2000s who grew up going to the beauty salon with our moms to get a relaxer and a roller set so we
Kaavia Is Loving Gabrielle Union's Natural Hair in This Series of Sweet Mother-Daughter Photos

Kaavia Is Loving Gabrielle Union's Natural Hair in This Series of Sweet Mother-Daughter Photos

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Gabrielle Union-Wade (@gabunion) on Apr 5, 2020 at 11:17am PDT Bearing a close resemblance to your mother certainly isn't a bad thing when she happens to
How Salon Shutdowns Are Disrupting Black Women's Haircare

How Salon Shutdowns Are Disrupting Black Women's Haircare

On March 23, just after Ontario, Canada declared non-essential businesses would be closed in an attempt to slow the spread of covid-19, a 20-year-old student named Racquell Fogah tweeted her dismay:
Gabrielle Union Showed Off Her Natural Curls, and She Really Is All That

Gabrielle Union Showed Off Her Natural Curls, and She Really Is All That

UPDATE: Gabrielle Union is no stranger to showing off her natural beauty on social media, but her latest curly hair selfie on April 5 came while self-isolating and with a special teaser: "When your
Want to Learn How to Install Your Own Passion Twists? These 3 Tutorials Make It Easy

Want to Learn How to Install Your Own Passion Twists? These 3 Tutorials Make It Easy

Now that we've officially been social distancing for a few weeks now, it's safe to say that it's going to be a while before many of us are able to make hair appointments again. If you have natural
Need to Learn How to Cornrow Your Own Hair? Check Out These 5 Easy Tutorials

Need to Learn How to Cornrow Your Own Hair? Check Out These 5 Easy Tutorials

Sometimes I wish people knew how hard it is to be someone who's not blessed with the ability to braid or cornrow. It's disheartening, really, although it's something I can usually deal with since,
Simone Biles Isn't Worried About Losing Her Edge Before Tokyo 2021 - and Neither Are We

Simone Biles Isn't Worried About Losing Her Edge Before Tokyo 2021 - and Neither Are We

There's no question: Simone Biles was the gymnastics favorite heading into the 2020 Tokyo Games. She hadn't officially qualified yet since trials weren't until the end of June, but she was pegged to
Rihanna's Dreamy New Savage x Fenty Collection Comes in a Rainbow Ombré Star Print

Rihanna's Dreamy New Savage x Fenty Collection Comes in a Rainbow Ombré Star Print

Leave it to Rihanna to bring us some joy with her new April SS20 Savage X Fenty collection. The 32-year-old musician and designer teamed up with her brand's ambassador, Normani, once again for another
Want to Master Box Braids at Home? These 4 Tutorials Are Here to Help

Want to Master Box Braids at Home? These 4 Tutorials Are Here to Help

Protective style season will be here before we know it, and there's no look in the spring and summer months that's more fitting for the season than box braids. Convenient and easy to maintain, box
The Woes of Being a Black Girl in an Online Dating World

The Woes of Being a Black Girl in an Online Dating World

Every time I find myself in a new place, the question of "How am I going to date?" quickly comes up. When I first got to college, my roommates and other peers had already activated their Tinder and
Little Fires Everywhere Has Something Important to Say About White Privilege and Motherhood

Little Fires Everywhere Has Something Important to Say About White Privilege and Motherhood

My mother's favorite pastime is to go thrifting, which she calls "junking." Early on, my sister and I learned how to be strategic when shopping for a sale or digging through racks at local thrift