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On Being Black and Boricua
I have always been black. But I had been conditioned to describe myself as Puerto Rican.
White Men And The Fetishism of Black Women
Most of us have experienced misogynoir and sexual racism from white men in some way including the disgust of black womxn.
3 Signs You’re In Desperate Need Of Self-Care And How To Fix It
When adulting, life, and everything in-between collides, it just seems like there is never enough time in one day to take care of all of your to-do’s and you--but you have to.
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Black Women Account For Over 60 Percent Of New HIV Infections Among Women
I think it’s time we discuss how we can mark World AIDS Day by starting a conversation about our health.
Laverne Cox On Moving Forward In Donald Trump’s America
"It's about us continuing to elevate truth, trying to raise people's consciousness and not trying to divide people. "
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Aïda M. Lopes In Make Up For Ever’s Golden Pro Sculpting Duo
There are only four products on Aïda's face which also proves how not only streamlined Make Up For Ever product line is, but also affordable in the long run.
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Notes On Wet Curls And Hair Brushes (A.K.A. How To Not Rip Your Hair Out)
Though it seems drastic, it can happen, so here are a few notes (or refreshers) on how to brush wet curly hair the right way.
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This Orange Blush Is Everything
It looks good on every skin tone but the darker you are, the better it looks.
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Things You Need: A Perfect Mocha Mauve Lipstick

It's kind of a challenge to find a pretty mauve lipstick that caters to a variety of undertones, especially when you want one that hits that sweet spot of "ridiculously pretty", "perfect pinkish-brown nude" but we found one at the drugstore. You should probably go buy a tube of this too. 💄

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Maybe red lips aren't for you this year and purple is just too cliche. Maybe a soft pink could do your eyes some service this year. Maybe it's time to mix things up. We found just the right pink in this soft, metallic pink liner; the perfect base color for pink shadow.

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It’s World AIDS Day: You Need To Know That Black Women Account For Over 60 Percent Of New HIV Infections Among Women

Traditionally black women have always put everyone’s needs before their own and I think it’s time we discuss how we can mark World AIDS Day by starting a conversation about our health.

3 Signs You’re In Desperate Need Of Self-Care

24 hours feels like nothing these days, doesn’t it? When adulting, life, and everything in-between collides, it just seems like there is never enough time in one day to take care of all of your to-do’s and you--but you have to. You’d be amazed at how one small moment of self-care can be the perfect medicine for the headaches of adulthood.

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Ashley Blaine Featherson: Queen Esteem

"I truly believe that I am a queen. You can't tell me any different. That doesn't meant that I'm sitting on a throne everyday and I order people to do things for me. It's not that. It's...I believe that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

My Truth | Leah Qualls On Strong Family Bonds, Facing Fear And Navigating Life In Love

"When people try to come at me with hate and negativity now that I'm living in my truth, I don't even acknowledge it. It's like it doesn't even register. I don't ask for your understanding. But what I do ask for and demand is your respect."

My Truth | Gizelle Messina On Unspoken Truths And Tackling Life Head-On

"I actually am a person. I actually function the same way everyone else does. Just treat me accordingly is all I ask for. No matter how many times the world wants to stone me for my truth, I'm going to keep my head up."

perfect. I’m at a point in my life where I’m trying to work on myself as much as possible and change the things about myself that maybe can be improved.”

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I used to believe that love was reciprocal by nature. I had to disconnect myself from bad influences: people who didn’t support me or really care about me. I had to learn my own value and draw very bold lines in the sand in terms of the types of behaviors I would allow in my sphere.
— Tatyana Ali
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