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It’s not news that black women are the beauty and hair care market’s biggest spenders; as Nielsen research famously revealed in 2017, black women spend approximately nine times more on beauty and hair care than our white counterparts. And yet, until recently, we have been persistently ignored and marginalized by the

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Since the conclusion of the Civil War, lynching has been one of the country’s most prominent manifestations of racialized violence. These public displays of terrorism instilled fear in black communities and served as cruel reminders of our “place” in society. And so with all the emotions the mere mention of such a

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The Markle Sparkle is real. The Duchess of Sussex is pure poise, professionalism and positivity, and, at times, she can seem more like a Disney Princess whose life is a fairytale beyond imagination. But then there other days, like the one last week, when the crown comes off and she gets real about how hard it is to be

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I don’t know about you, but my Mondays hit me hard. I don’t know if it’s the 6:30 a.m. start time (CST) or the result of my body clock being thrown off by sleeping most of the preceding weekend, but 9 times out of 10, I feel like I’m pushing a boulder uphill through the fog, struggle-blogging and editing my way to

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Anyone who thinks the most imaginative looks on the runway happen during Fashion Week has clearly never been to Fleurotica, the incredible merging of floral and fashion design that took place at Chicago’s Garfield Park Conservatory on Friday night. Garnering my first invitation to the 11-year-old event this year, I

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In a series of tweets on Saturday, Dallas Wings star Skylar Diggins-Smith disclosed frustration with the WNBA for a lack of institutional support as she dealt with postpartum depression following the birth of her son earlier this year. Diggins-Smith, who sat out the entirety of the 2019 season, also revealed she had

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