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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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From tragedy to inspiration: woman who grew up in foster system defies odds

LaQuana Chappelle’s best friend overdosed on sleeping pills when she was just 15. She was lying right next to her when she did it, as the girls were wards of New York City’s foster care system. Chappelle understood why her best friend claimed her own life as she herself had been under more than 40 roofs […]

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Florida extends saggy pants ban to women

For six years, men have Florida have been banned from sagging their pants. Many hail the legislation, saying that it solves a prevalent issue of young men exposing their underwear. Until recently, men were the only ones affected by the rule, but now Opa-locka commissioners have decided to extend the rule to women.

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Natural curly hair: please don’t touch

So..I’ve been natural for about three years now and the journey has been filled with challenges. I can’t say that I will never go back to the creamy crack, but I don’t see it in my future. I’m quite satisfied with the way that I can style my hair in it’s natural state, and to […]

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Music video sparks outrage, features young girls

Twerking is the new electric slide of our time. While the dance has been claimed by Miley Cyrus, broken down by scientists and featured in the Guinness Book of World Records, for the most part the move has managed to keep a bit of a low profile in the arena of controversy. That was until rapper Monsta.

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Italian gymnast: “Paint your skin black, so we can win too”

Having black skin makes everything easier, right? Well, Italian gymnast Carlotte Ferlito seems to think so. In the latest instance of outright racism, Ferlito said the only way she would win is to paint her skin black.

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How the government shut down affects low-income moms and children

Earlier we mentioned how the government shutdown affects 800,000 workers, but the move also really puts a strain on low-income mothers. Support for mothers and children does not qualify as a “mandatory expenditure,” absolving it of protection from the fallout. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) will no longer issue payments for the duration of the shutdown.

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