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Dry, Damaged Hair? Author of “The Science of Black Hair”…

Hair-care advocate and health scientist Audrey Davis-Sivasothy gives tips on how to regain hair health.

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Is Anyone Buying Tyler Perry as an Action Hero? “Alex…

I’m unsure anyone besides Tyler Perry didn’t see this coming. In a case of negro-stay-in-your-lane, Tyler Perry’s new flick, Alex Cross, is getting a slew of rotten tomatoes thrown his way as most folks think he should just retire his pants and keep on the house dress.

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Black Femininity: Who Decides What?…

I maintain that black femininity is under attack. The question is asked, “Well, what is black femininity?” The answer as far as I’m concerned is femininity in a woman who is black. But of course that’s far too simplistic an answer for such a complex issue….or is it?

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Shine Has it’s Place, but Not on Your Face. Three Anti-Shine…

Think of makeup as furniture and your face as a bare room. If the room isn’t prepped and ready, free of blemishes, discolorations and distractions where there shouldn’t be, no amount of fabulous furniture will ever do the room any justice. So if your nose is so oily and shiny that flies never land, but slide off and catapult across the room, you might want to consider a little priming before you paint.

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So you wanna go to a film festival? Part II…

More of Dani’s adventures on the film festival circuit…

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A Black Conservative Woman’s Take on Mitt Romney and Black…

I am a proud conservative republican and Mitt Romney supporter. With the level of vitriol hurled at black conservatives, I was not going to chime in as I think “why bother” sometimes this is not my fight. But I have a right to my say and views as much as anyone else. I don’t insult anyone who feels differently, nor do I resort to name calling because I disagree politically with anyone.

Having said that, I am by no means a defender of the Mormon faith but knowing what I know, I could not stand by and let some of the assumptions I have seen go unchallenged.

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Role Model Responsibility: When Did It Become Cool to Be a Hot Mess?…

Is Snooki the best we can do for a role model these days?

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Some Really Good Reasons You Should Check Out the Fall Film Festivals,…

The fall film festival season is upon us! With Toronto, Venice and New York behind us, BFI is underway in London and AFI is coming up in Los Angeles. Then, 2013 will open with Sundance, followed by Tribeca and SXSW in the spring.   Why attend a film festival? You’re interested in: seeing films before […]

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A Black Woman and Her Guns…

Two years ago I decided I wanted to learn to shoot a gun for two reasons. It was on my bucket list and I wanted to overcome my fear of guns. Little did I know how much it would change my life or that I was part of a national trend.

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Yes Ma’am! Sophia Angeli Nelson Adding to “Election…

I have some AMAZING news! My buddy and person I want to be when I grow up, Sophia Angeli Nelson, political pundit and kick-arse writer of Black Woman Redefined will be joining us for our “Election Decompression” event on November 7th!

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Friday Funny: Hilarious “Beauty and the Beast” Spoof…

This is a bit late but Maxi Me brought this video to my attention and it is just too funny. Had to share.

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Friday Funny: Lonnie Milsap is BACK!!…

…And more hilarious than ever.

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Won’t Vote for Mitt Romney Because He’s a Mormon? Five…

Less than a month out from the presidential election, both President Obama and Mitt Romney have done countless interviews. They’ve debated. They’ve given many speeches. And yet, says Kendal Sheets, Mitt Romney has never really addressed one very important issue: his Mormon faith and how it would influence a Romney presidency.

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Biblical Swirling Part II: Colorism Is As Old As The Bible Itself!…

Are you a dark-skinned woman feeling ugly and unfeminine? Well the Abrahamic God thought you worthy to be a woman front and center in the Bible.

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News Bites: Who Else Feels Betrayed By Overwhelming Evidence Lance…

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My Disastrous”Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” Moment,…

At a meet up group in Oakland called, “Sisters with White Misters,” I discussed my disastrous first meeting with my white in-laws, and gives tips and strategies of how couples can overcome these challenges.

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Chef Bob Does it Again: Cheesy Chicken Parmigiana…

Do not go to a restaurant for this classic Italian favorite. With just 30 minutes preparation time, this breaded chicken, cheese, tomatoes and herb dish can be on the table in less than an hour. Please enjoy, as it only takes 30 minutes to prepare. See bottom of the page for variations. Comments welcome! Buena Appétit!

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Top Dating Sites for Women Who Want to Marry Internationally (or…

It is a full time job looking for a mate ladies. That may mean contacting ten to 15 men a day for each site. If they are interested, they will respond and take the lead. Do your research on a country where you would not mind living and go from there.

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Mammy, the Mule and Equally Yoked: Observations of Black Female Gender…

To continue the conversation regarding the issues we see displayed by certain females of the Black Community I decided to dissect a few contributing factors that may have led us here.

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Opinion: Presidential Debates 2012, Part 2: Obama Shines in a Town…

On the big issues last night, President Obama brutalized Romney. It was no contest.