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It’s A Skinny Shame: Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda”

It’s A Skinny Shame: Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda”

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Towards the end of Nicki Minaj’s new song “Anaconda” she says with a slight smirk, “Yeah, this one is for my bitches with a fat ass in the fucking club / Fuck those skinny bitches”. We’ll ignore for a moment that it’s possible for a woman to be skinny and have a big ass. No, it seems that curvy Nicki who dope lyrics aside is also known, well for her anaconda, has seemingly drawn a line in the…

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Look Book: Our Favorite Sarah-Jane Crawford Style and Beauty Looks

Look Book: Our Favorite Sarah-Jane Crawford Style and Beauty Looks

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XFactor’s Sarah-Jane Crawford is our latest fashion and beauty obsession.  The London-born presenter/DJ who always rocks a red lip — is a Kingston University graduate and has worked with BBC Radio 1Xtra, Disney Channel before signing on to be the newest presenter for the hit show.

On the XFactor Sarah-Jane will be taking viewers behind-the-scenes providing exclusive backstage access. We will…

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13 Pieces We Love From Zuvaa “A Marketplace and Community for African Fashion”

13 Pieces We Love From Zuvaa “A Marketplace and Community for African Fashion”

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Have you visited Zuvaa yet?  If not, please allow us to introduce you to the burgeoning store/community.  Zuvaa is an online community and marketplace that offers affordable African inspired clothing and accessories.  Dedicated to showcasing the beauty and vibrancy of the African continent, Zuvaa’s featured designers provide customers with pieces to brighten up any outfit. Click through to see…

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White Men Who Shout Racial Slurs At Rap Concerts: You Are Making Me Uncomfortable

White Men Who Shout Racial Slurs At Rap Concerts: You Are Making Me Uncomfortable

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[Editorial Note: This piece contains racial slurs.]

There are lots of things that make me uncomfortable: strangers touching my hair, my thick thighs rubbing in the heat, yeast infections. And lately, there’s one more thing that’s been making me really uncomfortable: White men at rap concerts.

They’re wearing Hawaiian shirts, dancing to the wrong beat. They’re also saying nigga in public. The…

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12 Reasons Black Women Are Not More Privileged Than Black Men

12 Reasons Black Women Are Not More Privileged Than Black Men

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Image Credit: The Frisky

Image Credit: The Frisky

A seemingly impervious narrative dominates today’s social discourse in the Black community where Black men are painted as more vulnerable victims than their female counterparts. This far-reaching myth typically arises along with discussions about gender inequality or sexism where claims are made that Black women face less hardship than their male counterparts, or even —…

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Read Beyoncé’s Heartfelt and Inspiring Poem to Daughter Blue Ivy Carter

Read Beyoncé’s Heartfelt and Inspiring Poem to Daughter Blue Ivy Carter

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In place of a traditional interview for CR Fashion Book, Mrs. Carter penned a touching poem. The words are the thoughts and views of the “XO” singer, but was remixed by Forrest Gander, an American poet, novelist, essayist and translator.

In the poem entitled “Bey the Light,” Queen Bey gushes on Blue Ivy being her muse. She admits to hoping for a day where individuals…

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The Greenhouse Effect (GHE): A Method to Promote Hair Growth and Restore Moisture

The Greenhouse Effect (GHE): A Method to Promote Hair Growth and Restore Moisture

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Outside of healthy hair and moisture retention, hair growth has got to the most important or highly anticipated outcome many naturals are striving for. Who doesn’t want long hair? Now, I know that big hair is hot and so is short hair (just look at all the Vloggers lately doing another Big Chop (BC) and not because of damaged hair). Despite the growing trend with both, growing hair to bra strap,…

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