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4 Things You Probably Won’t Learn from Your Parents When it Comes to Today’s Relationships

4 Things You Probably Won’t Learn from Your Parents When it Comes to Today’s Relationships

Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 3.07.55 PMWe’ve all heard the “back in my day” statements from parental units that start off a lecture on how nowadays we’re doing it all wrong. When it comes to love and relationships, they swear that they did it better. And they might have a point. But while they reminisce on the romances of yesteryear, what they don’t do is prepare us for some of the issues we face today as we try our hardest to build…

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Atlanta: FunkJazz Kafé Celebrates Part 2 of 20th-Year Anniversary this Saturday

Atlanta: FunkJazz Kafé Celebrates Part 2 of 20th-Year Anniversary this Saturday

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Be a part of this unique experience Saturday, October 25th!

At 20-years old, FunkJazz Kafé Arts & Music Festival is the longest-running indoor music festival in the world, receiving high acclaim as well as a proclamation from the City Of Atlanta for excellence in music and cultural arts!

We invite you to be a part of the legacy and join us for Part 2 of our 20th Anniversary Celebration this…

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No Laughing Matter: Comedian Hannibal Buress Reminds the World about Bill Cosby’s Rape Allegations

No Laughing Matter: Comedian Hannibal Buress Reminds the World about Bill Cosby’s Rape Allegations

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Credit: Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for AWXI

Credit: Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for AWXI

Yesterday my homeboy asked me if I had seen a piece of a stand-up routine with comedian and former Saturday Night Live writer Hannibal Buress basically accussing Bill Cosby of being a rapist. This is not new information, as allegations of Cosby drugging and sexually assaulting women (yes, that’s plural) have been brought to light in recent years.…

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Taking on the Unsightly and the Unseen: On Shonda Rhimes and Her Response to ‘Gay Scenes’ Criticism

Taking on the Unsightly and the Unseen: On Shonda Rhimes and Her Response to ‘Gay Scenes’ Criticism

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“Ask your dad what he thinks about How to Get Away with Murder,” my mom told me with a chuckle after Sunday dinner. Ok?

I asked him and his response was pretty pat and non-committal. “It’s ok. Too much going on. All those flashbacks. Kinda confusing.” Nothing really surprising there. Shonda Rhimes’s shows tend to have a lot going on in them. I reported back to my mom. “Oh. No. He told me there…

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Teyana Taylor Takes ELLE to Harlem for Fall Fashion Editorial

Teyana Taylor Takes ELLE to Harlem for Fall Fashion Editorial

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Credit: Katie Friedman/Elle

Credit: Katie Friedman/Elle

Entertainer Teyana Taylor is featured in a full-length fall fashion editorial in ELLE. Teyana was photographed by Katie Friedman in her hometown of Harlem. ELLE captured Teyana in some of her favorite Harlem landmarks like Rucker Park, 125th street, and the Big L mural.

Alexander Wang, Calvin Klein, Stella McCartney are just some of the designers Teyana rocked for the…

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Three Messy Hairstyles — Revamped!

Three Messy Hairstyles — Revamped!

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Credit: Pinterest

Credit: Pinterest

In the past, topknots, messy ponytails and other relaxed styles were relegated to comfy Friday nights or Saturday morning trips to the grocery store. However these loose and lazy ’dos were recently spotted on the latest runways of NYFW, which led us to wonder: Are these styles making a comeback? If so, we want you to be prepared!

Here are some ways to revamp some of our favorite…

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Dreams Do Come True —- So Be Specific

Dreams Do Come True — So Be Specific

Screen Shot 2014-10-19 at 11.55.12 PMMy spirituality is based heavily on the idea of energy, chemistry, and interconnectedness. I believe that what you think and feel is pushed out into the universe and subsequently repackaged in the form of either positive or negative outcomes. In popular culture, there’s the vague conviction that if you want something badly enough, or think about something often enough, it will eventually manifest.

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Tatyana Ali Felt Singled Out For Having ‘Good Hair’ As a Kid

Tatyana Ali Felt Singled Out For Having ‘Good Hair’ As a Kid

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Credit: Instagram

In an interview with VladTV, Tatyana Ali opened up about people’s obsession with the her hair. “When I was younger it was something that set me apart, and not necessarily in a good way,” the actress said.

Ali, whose mother is Panamanian and father is Trinidadian, revealed she was not always fond of her “good hair.”

“My mom is Black, she’s from Panama and my dad is Indian, he’s…

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6-Year-Old Girl Buying Bubble Gum Killed in Drive-By Shooting

6-Year-Old Girl Buying Bubble Gum Killed in Drive-By Shooting

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Angel Hooper (Credit: KCTV5)

Angel Hooper (Credit: KCTV5)

Angel Hooper, 6, was fatally shot in the parking lot of a Kansas City convenience store, a local station reports.

Hooper and her father, Booker Hooper, had just purchased snacks at a 7-Eleven when someone inside a passing car opened fire, shooting into the parking lot.

Angel’s mother, Charity Guinn said, “Before he could grab her and take her to the ground, she was…

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One Black Woman Declares Black Men Don’t Like Black Women

One Black Woman Declares Black Men Don’t Like Black Women

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Here’s a roundup of news that you may have missed, but need to know.

You boo boo daddies be so stupid. Clowning black women — then be surprised that they come in so many colors, shapes and varieties that you might actually like one. If your mom look like Rick Ross, don’t discriminate.

A photo posted by BabyHair QUEEN (@skyetownsend) on Jun 6, 2014 at 2:44pm PDT

A Black woman, Courtney…

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