The Baton Rouge Natural Hair Expo Returns Bigger & Better

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Baton Rouge, LA (November 17, 2017) – The Baton Natural Hair Expo returns to the city Sunday at The Belle of Baton Rouge. This time the event will feature a new component to the expo called the Stylist Corner. The Read more

*** ELECTION NIGHT RECAP *** DEMS WIN BIG BUT BLACK POLITICIANS ARE THE REAL MVPs!

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(WASHINGTON, D.C.) November 8, 2017: It’s been one year since Donald Trump shocked the nation by becoming the 45th President of the United States; however, last night’s 2017 election proved that change is coming! From coast to coast, television screens Read more

With U.S. Maternal Mortality Rates Spiking, Groundswell Fund Announces $500,000 for Birth Justice for Women of Color, Low-Income Women, and Transgender People

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New Video Highlights the Need for Culturally Competent Birthing Services Led by Women of Color and Transgender People Today, Groundswell’s Birth Justice Fund, the only fund in the country dedicated to making midwifery and doula care and training accessible to women Read more

10 Tips For Dating in 2017

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Don’t be a cheap date. Allow him to take you to a nice place. State what you want. Never be passive aggressive. Decide what his purpose is… If he gives you a reason not to trust him in the beginning, Read more

The Black Woman Is Broken

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Everywhere I look in society there is something new telling me, what is wrong with me. Clearly, I am broken and in need of being fixed. Essays on my attitude, my hair, my love life and more. Everyone can tell Read more

Miss Black Mississippi USA Awarded the “Community Ambassador Award” at National Pageant

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Kristy Johnson, Miss Black Mississippi USA received the “Community Ambassador” award on August 20, 2017, at the national Miss Black USA Pageant in Washington D.C. Her platform, Be Empowered allowed Kristy to engage in countless hours of appearances, speaking engagements Read more

The 3 Most Memorable Speeches of Black Girls Rock

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This year’s Black Girls Rock Awards was a night to remember with a room full of black girl magic, their were performances from Indie Arie, Sza, Tasha Cobbs and more. This yearly star studded awards show recognizes Black women in the field Read more

Author Spotlight: The Shoe Fetish Movement

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  The Shoe Fetish Movement began with the publication of the fiction series “Shoe Fetish”.  The authors, Sharon Bennett and Bea Moore, quickly recognized the need to expand the conversations after hearing from their readers and through intimate discussions. Thus, Read more

Wednesday Wonder Woman: Monica Thomas

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  “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.  Your playing small does not serve the world.  There Read more

Being Superwoman

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What do you call a woman that truly does it all? Cooks. Cleans. Takes damn good care of her kids. Works a forty plus hour work week. Plus she’s always there for her family and friends whenever they need her, Read more

What’s Worse Than Equal Pay For Black Women?

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With all the Black girl magic we read about in the news and the National Women’s Business Council reporting that there are currently 1,521,494 Black Women owned businesses, equal pay for Black women should be no big deal. We certainly Read more

Black Men at Harvard Organize #ThankYouBlackWomen Campaign

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A group of young Black men from Harvard are paying tribute to Black women in their own special way. Organized by Harvard basketball player, Zena Edosomwan, and photographer Sydney Claire, the project entitled #ThankYouBlackWomen is a short video comprised of Read more

Black Girl Puddin’

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Black Girl Puddin’ Have you ever had a cup of some Black Girl Puddin’ Made you do things you thought you wouldn’t Has even worked things out when you thought it couldn’t   Now lets talk about the puddin’ and Read more

3 Things You Don’t Do When Getting Your Life Together

I declined an invitation to a get together recently, with the reason of “I’m trying to get my life together.” I had given it much thought as to why I was not planning to attend, and while I had plenty Read more

Black Girls Unscripted Accepts Invitation From Google

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Black Girls UnscriptedTM(http://www.blackgirlsunscripted.org) has accepted an invitation by GoogleTM(http://www.Google.com) to participate in a campaign to share images from its Google Cultural Institute at g.co/blackhistory. Black Girls Unscripted will join Google to make this library of images accessible to their expansive Read more

Serial Rapist, Daniel Holtzclaw Sentenced on 13 Counts

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Former cop and serial rapist, Daniel Holtzclaw was convicted on 13 thirteen counts of first-degree rape allegations. Holtzclaw, 28, who was an Oklahoma City policeman, was originally charged with 36 counts of rape, forcible oral sodomy, burglary and other charges. Read more

Putting “You” First…

Often times we forget about taking care of ourselves. Life happens and everything becomes more important. Start and end each day with a personal routine.  Start: Grab 10 minutes to meditate and stretch or do yoga.  Try deep breathing exercises. Read more

#FancysThoughts: Jill Scott’s “Woman” Review

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While I’ve been on a break from social media and wanted some new music, I noticed Jill Scott’s new album Woman is now out the other day and decided to get it. I first listened to the album while heading to Read more

How to Take Part In a Casting

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Never would I have thought I would be cast as an extra in anything, but hey- I’m trying new things in the new year and a friend knew someone who knew someone, so voila! Obviously because this isn’t something I had Read more