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Nicki Minaj attributes more natural, toned down look to confidence

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:07 pm September 10, 2014 If you’ve been keeping up with Nicki Minaj, then you’ll notice the rapper has dropped her colorful and oddball style for a more natural and sophisticated look. Why? Because she’s more comfortable in her skin.

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Gabourey Sidibe’s moving speech on confidence

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:37 pm May 5, 2014 To say that  Gabourey Sidibe knows confidence would be an understatement. As an actress that doesn’t fit Hollywood’s standard of beauty, the 30-year-old “American Horror Story” star is the epitome of optimism. At this year’s Gloria Awards, the star gave a powerful speech about self-esteem, confidence and […]

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Singer Dencia not so thrilled about Lupita Nyong’o's Lancôme deal

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:26 am April 8, 2014 South African singer Dencia took to Twitter following news of Lupita Nyong’o’s history-making deal with Lancôme. Dencia, who has been criticized for endorsing a skin bleaching cream, released the following tweet: 

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Study: black women have more financial burdens than whites


By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:44 am March 26, 2014 According to a survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Washington Post, African American women experience more difficulties with their finances than white females. The survey cites a lack of confidence in acquiring a good job and education  as the primary reasons for the gap. 

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Lupita Nyong’o says dark complexion was an ‘obstacle’ during her youth

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:11 am February 28, 2014 Lupita Nyong’o delivered a tear-filled speech as she accepted an award at Essence magazine’s seventh annual Women in Hollywood luncheon. The 30-year-old star has been receiving a wave of attention for her astonishing role in the critically-acclaimed film 12 Years a Slave. During her speech, Nyong’o made a confession […]

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Orville Lloyd Douglas: ‘why I hate being a black man’

Orville Lloyd Douglas is a black man living in Toronto. He’s 6 feet tall, and has candidly expressed his struggle with a taboo issue. In his article, originally published in The Guardian, Douglas details experiences and circumstances leading up to one key fact.

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After being bullied, girl changes name from Keisha to Kylie

Many African Americans maintain the strong belief that ethnic names can have damaging affects on their lives.19-year-old Keisha Austin felt that her birthname led to countless instances of bullying. So she changed it.

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Visions Of a Concrete Rose

By Keantre Malone 4:42 pm November 20, 2012 The youth of generation Y struggle to overstand the meaning of their actions; I know this since my daily fate mingles with the universal problems for youth. I felt so bad the other evening, I felt like I wasn’t doing anything with my life. These are the […]

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