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Destiny Keys
  “Is that your real hair?” is a question I’ve been asked quite often since returning natural, and it grinds my gears every time. Black women’s hair is like the 9th Wonder of the World. Everyone wants to know its origins. We can never rock our ‘fros, locs, blowouts, and sew-ins in peace. What’s even...
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  It’s been 20 years since writer and actress Kasi Lemons made her directorial debut with the 1997 film “Eve’s Bayou.” Notable icons in Black American television and cinema such as Diahann Carroll, Samuel L. Jackson, Lynn Whitfield and Debbi Morgan gave thrilling performances in this haunting drama about family, deceit, memory, and fate. A...
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Have you ever had so many assignments to complete you decided to take a nap instead? Do you have extra tabs open for Twitter and Facebook when you’re conducting research for that five-page paper that’s due in eight hours? If the answer is “yes,” don’t fret. You’re not alone. When it comes to doing homework,...
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  Pssst! I heard everyone talking about Black August, but I really don’t know what it is, it’s August 31st, and I never got around to doing my Googles. It’s cool. We’ve got you covered. Black Americans are still fighting to survive in a societal system deeply rooted in white supremacy and anti-blackness nearly two...
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