• Marquaysa Battle in Culture

    Religion, Health, And Why “Depression” Is Such A Taboo In The Black Community

    Religion, Health, And Why “Depression” Is Such A Taboo In The Black Community

    My brother is five years older than me, but he was a special needs child, due to a learning disability and head trauma he experienced during an accident as an infant. Despite our age difference, I've always treated him more like my younger brother. He participated in special classes all throughout grade school, and required plenty of extra […]
  • Marquaysa Battle in Celebrity

    JLo Just Supported A Non-Binary Family Member In The Sweetest Way On Instagram

    JLo Just Supported A Non-Binary Family Member In The Sweetest Way On Instagram

    Jennifer Lopez is always slaying the stage, giving us serious boo envy, or *insert anything that makes you say, “WTF, amazing” here.* This time, Lopez warmed our hearts with a simple family shoutout. She just showed a non-binary child in her family so much love on her Instagram by using the “they” pronoun in a post celebrating their […]
  • Marquaysa Battle in Life

    15 Things You Should Realize About Dating Before You Turn 25

    15 Things You Should Realize About Dating Before You Turn 25

    The older you get, the easier dating seems to be…or not! LOL, sometimes dating seems to get more complicated as you get older, technology advances, and the dating “rules” switch up. From ghosting to Netflix and chill-ing to new feminist ideas that inform your sex life, the game is a little different. You'll live, learn, […]
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    How ‘Insecure' Breaks Down The Sexist Barriers Of Single Life For Women

    How ‘Insecure' Breaks Down The Sexist Barriers Of Single Life For Women

    We only have a few more days until HBO's Insecure returns on Sunday, July 23, and picks up on the crazy drama that stole our hearts in its first season. By the looks of the Season 2 trailer, we know one major thing: Lawrence and Issa are not going to recover from her cheating on him with Daniel, […]
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    What Blackface Is, Why It's Racist, And Why No, You Can't Ever Do It

    What Blackface Is, Why It's Racist, And Why No, You Can't Ever Do It

    So in case you hadn't heard, the “Chocolate Challenge” is the latest blackface scandal. Beauty vlogger, Vika Shapel, is the latest one to employ blackface for her YouTube beauty channel video. For the challenge, she and a friend gave half of their faces a significantly darker shade of makeup. The ladies' eyes were also edited from their […]
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    Twitter Dragged This Woman For Her “Natural” Post, But Here's Why It Didn't Help

    Twitter Dragged This Woman For Her “Natural” Post, But Here's Why It Didn't Help

    Harmless tweet or shady posting? The debate was on during a Tuesday evening on Twitter, after a user @CTheCapricorn shared a photo of herself sans makeup and weave. Underneath the photo, she captioned it with a statement about how her all-natural photo would not get likes because it lacked things like “makeup” and “weave.” The post was […]
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    Everything You Need To Know About Blac Chyna's Lawyer, Lisa Bloom — EXCLUSIVE

    Everything You Need To Know About Blac Chyna's Lawyer, Lisa Bloom — EXCLUSIVE

    Unless you've been living under a rock, then you know all about the nasty social media posts Rob Kardashian shared about the mother of his child, Angela White, better known as Blac Chyna. In what seemed like a retaliation move, Kardashian shared explicit photos of his former fiancée, accused her of sending him videos of […]
  • Marquaysa Battle in TV

    7 Burning Questions We Need Answered In ‘Insecure' Season 2

    7 Burning Questions We Need Answered In ‘Insecure' Season 2

    Insecure, written by and starring Issa Rae, premiered on HBO in October 2016 and dropped us smack-dab in the middle of Issa and her boyfriend Lawrence, whose relationship is in serious trouble. Throughout the eight-episode season, we see a couple, Issa and Lawrence, making major mistakes in their relationship. They are trying to put it back […]
  • Marquaysa Battle in Life

    10 “Rules” You're Taught About Family That You Can Totally Break

    10 “Rules” You're Taught About Family That You Can Totally Break

    Family offers lots of love, support, plenty of drama and yes, stress. They are the people you can't choose to be in your life. You have to deal with them as they are and the best way you know how. That said, there are ways of dealing with your family that don't have to involve […]
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    20 Questions You Should Ask Your Mom That Will Help You Survive Your 20s

    20 Questions You Should Ask Your Mom That Will Help You Survive Your 20s

    Listening to your mom isn't always a fun experience, especially when she's scolding you for doing something crazy. Or when she's reminding you to do something you don't want to do for the millionth time. Still, the older I get, the more I value what my mother has to say about basically everything. However annoying […]
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    The Most Irritating Part About Guys Approaching Me As A Dark-Skinned Black Woman

    The Most Irritating Part About Guys Approaching Me As A Dark-Skinned Black Woman

    Two college degrees ago, I approached all club nights with a very specific understanding: The guys were most likely going to go for my light-skinned friend all night. It didn't affect how I dressed or whether or not I wore makeup, and it certainly never stopped me from dancing the night away to the Top […]
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