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Do you know what today is? National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March is Women’s History Month and today we take time out to raise awareness about the affects of HIV/AIDS on girls and women. Each year on March 10, advocacy organizations seek to shed light on the disease. 

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

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 that many dark skinned women can attest to. 

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Pharrell responds to criticism of lack of black women on album cover

Pharrell has a new album on the way and he’s up for an Oscar. Things are going good for the musician/ producer. But he’s finding himself in a heap of trouble regarding the artwork for his upcoming album “G I R L.” The cover features Pharrell and three women dressed in bathrobes staring at the […]

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Black women lead all groups in college enrollment

In the latest episode of Black & Married With Kids, Filmmaker Janks Morton shares an interesting astonishment. Despite stereotypes about African American women, they are beating out all other groups when it comes to college enrollment. 

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Former NFL player Darren Sharper to be arraigned, charged with raping 7 women

Ex NFL star Darren Sharper is set to be arraigned in Los Angeles on rape and drug charges. The charges come as part of an investigation into allegations that he sexually assaulted and drugged at least seven women. 

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Georgia health program targets HIV treatment, prevention in black women

A Georgia heath program is helping black women get treatment for mental illness and substance abuse. By doing so, SHE PREVAILS is seeking to cut down on the number of HIV cases in African American women. 

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Photo series honoring black leaders made into coffee table book

What was supposed to be a powerful photo series honoring black female civil rights leaders and historical figures has now turned into a coffee table book. The “Because of Them, We Can” campaign features images of young girls posing as black icons. Released last year, the series went viral, striking a nerve in those who […]

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In lengthy essay, white woman laments about being in yoga with a lone black woman

In this day and age, you would think that people wouldn’t make such a big deal about people of color. We shop, workout and do everything that the majority does. Common sense right? Not so much. In an essay published on XO Jane, Jen Caron a white woman, was so moved by the presence of […]

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Study: white woman no longer face discrimination, group of white female business owners threaten to sue

A group of white female business owners are threatening to file a discrimination suit against the state of Washington after a study concluded that they are no longer discriminated against. According to a study released early last year by the Washington State Department of Transportation, white female business owners are awarded enough contracts to be excluded […]

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African pop singer debuts skin lightening cream, & it sells out

A Nigerian-Cameroonian pop singer is diversifying her portfolio by entering the skin care game. Singer Dencia has just released a skin care product called Whitenicious, which is supposed to help those who use it lighten dark spots on their skin. The pictures in the advertisements, however, suggest that using the products on the dark spots results […]

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