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Cheers! 30 Not-As-Obvious Occasions That Call For Champagne

Cheers! 30 Not-As-Obvious Occasions That Call For Champagne

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The champagne toast is one of my favorite customs. I’m all about celebrating happy moments with sparkly wine, so hey, what’s not to love? But lately I’ve been thinking that the traditional requirements for what constitutes a champagne-worthy moment are way too predictable (not to mention way too rare). Major milestones like engagementsweddingsbuying a house, having a baby, or getting a…

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Maker of Infamous ‘Sizzurp’ Takes it Off the Market

Maker of Infamous ‘Sizzurp’ Takes it Off the Market

042314 SizzurpSo it seems certain individuals will no longer be “sippin’ on some sizzurp” because the manufacturer has snatched it off the shelves.

“Given [recent media attention], Actavis has made the bold and unprecedented decision to cease all production and sales of its Promethazine Codeine product,” an Actavis rep tells TMZ.

Too bad for those who really need it.

“This attention has glamorized the unlawful…

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How To Rock: Black Women In Orange Lipstick

How To Rock: Black Women In Orange Lipstick

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As evidenced by the runway and red carpet, peach, coral and orange are the ‘it’ colors for spring/summer 2014. Whether it’s on your lids, cheeks, lips, or nails, orange adds warmth and shimmer to our skin. We’re in love with the orange and tangerine hues and their versatility. The trend can be loud enough to make a statement, or subtle and wearable. To ensure that you ‘spring into orange,’ we…

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Newsflash: Most People Aren’t Down With the ‘Swirl’

Newsflash: Most People Aren’t Down With the ‘Swirl’

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Between news that interracial relationships are on the rise, to the recent dating stats declaring Black women and Asian men are, on average, more single than their peers, there’s been an uptick in people advocating Black women get down with the swirl to broaden their dating prospects.

And many sisters are taking heed.

While Black men who are wed to non-Black partners was twice that of Black…

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Rappers Selling CDs Sue NYC, NYPD For Violating First Amendment Rights

Rappers Selling CDs Sue NYC, NYPD For Violating First Amendment Rights

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Eight local rappers have filed joint lawsuits in Manhattan Federal Court against the city and 17 cops for claims that the NYPD has violated their rights to sell their music with a slew of phony arrests.

“They don’t want us making money out here,” says rapper Andre Jackson. “I’ve been arrested over 30 times.”

NYPD confirms this number.

But authorities say the rappers aggressively shove their CDs…

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Teen Launches Hijab Project to Bridge the Gap Between Muslim and Non-Muslim Women

Teen Launches Hijab Project to Bridge the Gap Between Muslim and Non-Muslim Women

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Sixteen-year-old Amara Majeed has observed that “a woman needn’t have a different skin color, a foreign accent, or an unusual name because when she decides to wrap a piece of cloth around her head, she immediately becomes ‘un-American,’ or ‘foreign.’”

So the American Muslim teen launched The Hijab Project, a website that allows hijab-wearing women to share their experiences and encourages…

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Future & Kanye’s ‘I Won’ Could Have Been a Great Love Song, But They Messed It Up

Future & Kanye’s ‘I Won’ Could Have Been a Great Love Song, But They Messed It Up

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I rarely listen to mainstream radio these days, choosing instead to roll through L.A. blasting NPR, Oprah Radio, or my own mix of classic hip-hop, jazz, and R&B. But when I heard Future’s new song, I Won, featuring Kanye West, I got to thinking.

In the song, Future, who’s engaged to singer Ciara, croons:

I just want to take you out and show you off
You already know that you the perfect one
Girl…

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Study: Referring to Obesity as a Disease Encourages Unhealthy Eating Habits

Study: Referring to Obesity as a Disease Encourages Unhealthy Eating Habits

ObesityIt doesn’t help anyone to refer to obesity as a disease. Or at least that what a recent study shows.

Researchers at the University of Richmond and the University of Minnesota say referring to obesity as a disease only encourages people to eat more. As a result, obese people tend to eat more unhealthily.

“Considering that obesity is a crucial public health issue, a more nuanced understanding of…

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5 Ways to Style an Awkward Length Afro

5 Ways to Style an Awkward Length Afro

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I have arrived at that awkward middle stage of growing my hair back. The sleek adorableness of my twa is no more and the glamour of a big bodied fro is out my reach for a few more months. What’s a girl to do with a blah-length afro? It’s a tad boring to do nothing at all. Some of you might be in this same predicament, so I figured I’d share a few ideas on how to spruce up the medium fro. Most of…

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South African Journalist Reflects On Being In An Interracial Marriage After Apartheid

South African Journalist Reflects On Being In An Interracial Marriage After Apartheid

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It has been 20 years since the end of the white minority rule in South Africa. What many people don’t discuss is how the end of apartheid has changed the relationships between black and white people when it comes to marriage and dating.

During apartheid interracial relationships were banned in South Africa, and even though South African journalist Mpho Lakaje, met the white woman who would be…

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