• Marquaysa Battle in Women

    Serena Williams Shines Light On A Form Of Domestic Abuse People Rarely Notice

    Serena Williams Shines Light On A Form Of Domestic Abuse People Rarely Notice

    Financial abuse, also called economic abuse, is a real thing that tennis star and mom-to-be, Serena Williams, is determined to shine a light on. The star athlete has just joined the Allstate Purple Purse Foundation, an organization that raises money to fight domestic violence, including financial abuse, as reported by Mic. According to WomensLaw.org, financial abuse happens when […]
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    Why Do We Still Shame Other Women For Wearing And Loving Makeup?

    Why Do We Still Shame Other Women For Wearing And Loving Makeup?

    Famed makeup artist, Goar Avetisyan, posted a makeup transformation video on June 2, to mixed reactions. The video featured the before image of a bare-faced black woman and the after image, which included her with a freshly made up face, straight wig, painted nails, and even a pretty gold necklace. The transformation was certainly evident, and […]
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    13 Best Magazine Covers Of All Time That Feature Women Of Color

    13 Best Magazine Covers Of All Time That Feature Women Of Color

    Every time a woman of color graces a magazine cover, the internet releases a collective gasp and the image proceeds to go viral immediately. We are more than obsessed with #BlackGirlMagic. People are also celebrating women of color who are snagging these magazine covers left and right, because for many years, magazines rarely included them on […]
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    8 Television Characters Who Just Can't Get It Together, And Are Literally You

    8 Television Characters Who Just Can't Get It Together, And Are Literally You

    Being flawed is the one thing we all have in common (besides, you know, being human beings). Whether you're a person who is incredibly forgetful, always making bad decisions, or always putting yourself through unnecessary life transitions, we all have stuff we wish we could change about some of our personality traits and habits. Perhaps this is […]
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    5 Relationship Red Flags You Should Never Ignore, As Told By ‘The Bachelorette'

    5 Relationship Red Flags You Should Never Ignore, As Told By ‘The Bachelorette'

    The Bachelorette is a dating reality television competition, but with hoards of guys cramped in one house, all vying for the attention of one woman. It also seems like one huge social experiment. The show is entertaining because of Rachel Lindsay, but it's also pretty interesting to watch these guys interact with each other. As […]
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    Who Is Melanie Gaydos? How She's Breaking Barriers In The Fashion Industry

    Who Is Melanie Gaydos? How She's Breaking Barriers In The Fashion Industry

    Melanie Gaydos is a 28-year-old model living in Seattle who is changing the industry standards in the fashion world. Gaydos was born with Ectodermal dysplasia (ED), the blanket term for a group of closely related conditions with over 150 different syndromes identified. Among the symptoms of ED are the absence or abnormality of hair, teeth, nails, fingers, and […]
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    What Rachel Means When She Talks “Pressure” Felt As First Black ‘Bachelorette'

    What Rachel Means When She Talks “Pressure” Felt As First Black ‘Bachelorette'

    The Bachelorette is only on its fourth episode this season with Rachel Lindsay, but both the competition and the tension have gotten exceptionally thick. From sketchy dudes lying about being in relationships, to intense arguments between the contestants, Lindsay has taken on a lot in this televised quest to find lasting love. On last night's episode, Lindsay revealed the […]
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    14 Things You Might Get Mad At, But Should Never End A Friendship Over

    14 Things You Might Get Mad At, But Should Never End A Friendship Over

    Friends are the family you actually get to choose to be in your life. When you're young, you just need someone to hold it down with you in the playground and maybe occasionally swap lunches. As you get older, your list of friendship qualifications grows, and you choose people who are not only fun to […]
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    Why We Need To Support Muslim Victims The Way We Supported Manchester

    Why We Need To Support Muslim Victims The Way We Supported Manchester

    On Monday morning, a 48-year-old man plowed a white van through a group of pedestrians standing on the side walk outside of the Finsbury Park Mosque in north London, according to multiple outlets. Once the vehicle stopped, the crowd detained him and then flagged down a police officer. One man has been pronounced dead at the scene, and eight […]
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    Zendaya Discusses How To Make A Power Move At Work In First ‘Vogue' Cover Story

    Zendaya Discusses How To Make A Power Move At Work In First ‘Vogue' Cover Story

    Zendaya just snagged her first ever Vogue cover and the success story she shares about snagging her Disney job is about as beautiful as the cover photo itself. Although her red carpet slayage, major movie deals, and clothing line might cloud this fact, Zendaya actually started as a Disney star and is still working with the company as […]
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    15 Perfect Instagram Captions For Your Big Chop Reveal Photo

    15 Perfect Instagram Captions For Your Big Chop Reveal Photo

    For African-American women, opting out of hair straightening perms or “going natural” is often a huge step. The moment isn't just about not wanting to relax your hair anymore. Many black women are making a conscious decision to boldly sport their natural hair, which is often the source of much political conversation and unfortunately, discrimination. To go […]