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The Glow Up's Guide to Giving: The Biggest, Blackest, Most Beautiful Reads of the Year

“Coffee is the color,” sang Roy Ayers—and the lyric proves true on the gorgeous crop of coffee table-worthy tomes published this year. From fashion icons to iconic works of art, black representation was strong in the publishing world this year, leaving us with books that are as powerful as they are pretty to look at.

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Principal Who Allegedly Banned Black History Month Accuses Black Teachers of Reverse Racism. Teachers Accuse Her of Original Recipe Racism

A principal who was demoted amid accusations that she prohibited students from celebrating Black History Month has filed a lawsuit against a group of teachers at a Bronx school for discriminating against her because she is white. Meanwhile, the teachers filed their own legal claim against the school district, claiming

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They Grow Up So Fast: Michelle Obama Talks About Taking Sasha to College, Says ‘We Didn’t Want to Embarrass Her’

I don’t know about you, but when I think of Sasha Obama, the immediate image that springs to mind is always a grinning seven-year-old, waving onstage at Chicago’s Grant Park after her daddy was announced President of the United States in November of 2008. And yes, as a country, we’ve obviously watched her grow in the

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<em>Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning </em>to Premiere in January, Will Feature Interviews With More Survivors

Surviving R. Kelly was not only a documentary series, it was a significant moment in time that we’ll never forget. In addition to fostering further difficult conversations surrounding the continued saga of Robert “R.” Kelly, it truly gave a voice to the voiceless: black girls.

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Keyshia Cole’s ‘Love’ Versus O.T. Genasis’ ‘Never Knew’: Who Did It Better? An Analysis

If you have spent more than five minutes online in the past week, know some gang members, or (oddly) have a Google alert set for “Keyshia Cole” then you have been made privy to the song and video, “Never Knew,” by Long Beach, Calif., rapper and Crip-extraordinaire, O.T. Genasis.

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But Wait, There’s Yet <i>Another</i> Black Beauty Queen to Celebrate This Year!

This year has been a groundbreaking one for black women in the world of beauty pageants—a forum that sparks understandable and ongoing debate about its enduring relevance and impact on beauty standards. Nevertheless, the pageant world’s definition of beauty has been visibly expanding, as evidenced by the crowning of

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The Marathon Continues—and Lauren London Is ‘Forever Stronger’ in Collaboration With Puma

“To the Most High. I Give Thee,” wrote Lauren London in an Instagram post published on Tuesday afternoon, as she introduced her collaboration with Puma. The title of the campaign? “Forever Stronger,” presumably describing how London has emerged after the murder of the love of her life, California rapper, entrepreneur

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Better Together: As If It Isn’t Great Enough That the Top Pageant Winners Are All Black Women, Two of Them Are Now Roommates!

Who says women can’t both compete and be close friends? After a momentous and historic win for Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi at the 2019 Miss Universe pageant on Sunday, fellow competitor Miss USA, Cheslie Kryst, celebrated both her own Top 10 and the fact that all four top worldwide pageant titles are currently

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