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Carol’s Daughter’s #BornAndMade Campaign is Empowering Women One Selfie at a Time

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Carol's Daughter has teamed up with "I Am That Girl" to empower women through the #BornAndMade campaign.

#FixItFriday: How I Manage Email Overload

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Suffering from email overload? No problem! We have the solution to help you manage your business instead of it managing you.

5 Travelers Went to Abu Dhabi on a $200 Ticket, Here’s What Happened!

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These five travelers packed their bags and flew to Abu Dhabi on a $200 travel deal.

Christina Milian’s Sister Danielle Loses Son Hours After Birth

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Danielle Milian and husband Richard are in our prayers after losing their newborn son to Omphalocele.

13 Year Old Disney Star Pens Essay on Feminism and Black Women

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13-year-old actress Rowan Blanchard weighs in on the issue of feminism and black women in America.

16 Times The Quann Sisters Slayed The Fashion Game

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Our favorite twins are always stepping out in style, and we're highlighting some of our favorite fashion choices.

Motherhood Made Me Lose My Sex Drive

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Did having kids kill the vibe in your bedroom? One woman shares her story about life after labor.

The Introverted Girl’s Guide to Office Networking

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Whether you're new to the office or just a woman of few words, we have the tips on how to get your networking game right!

Why We Need Issa Rae’s New HBO Pilot “Insecure” To Win

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Our favorite Awkward Black Girl is back with a new HBO Pilot show, and we will be tuning in for the win.

11 Women Who Are Revamping This 90’s Hairstyle And Killing It

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This fun 80s inspired hair style is making a creative comeback.

My Battle With Yeast Infections: You Don’t Have To Die To Kick It

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You don't have to get down to get dirty. Here's how I cured my yeast infection--the natural way.

I Took A Dance Class With Sevyn! Watch It All Go Down!

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Watch what happened the day I decided to take a dance class with Sevyn Streeter! Shoulda Been There!

How One Photographer Is Bringing Attention To Redheads Of Color

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See how one photographer is showcasing the beauty of redheads of color in a new portrait series!

Should You Wear Red Lips In The Workplace? See What These Five Women Had To Say

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Red lipstick is a bold and confident color that will make your pretty pout stand out. But is it appropriate for the corporate world?

Baby Bait: Someone May Be Using Your Kids To Catfish

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What happens when sharing your child's cute baby photos on social media turns into a stranger claiming your kid?

These 5 Energizing Yoga Poses Will Help You Start Your Day Off Right

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Here's five yoga poses that help put a pep in my step along with my morning coffee!

Confession: I Have An Insatiable Appetite For Sex

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Why I feel women should put themselves and their orgasm first

Nicole Murphy Is Serving #FitGoals At 47: ‘It’s Nice To Be Single And Do Whatever I Want’

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#FitGoals! Nicole Murphy is both beauty and a beast--no doubt. But who knew she dropped relationship gems too?

7 Aaliyah Styles That We Are Still Wearing Today

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From crop tops to Tommy jeans, we take a look at some of the iconic styles that Aaliyah brought to the fashion scene.

EIC Kierna Mayo Reveals Why Ebony’s September Cover is So Much Deeper than “Just Skin”

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Find out why you should know the six supermodels gracing the cover of Ebony's September Issue

Here’s How I Rock Beyonce’s New Flash Tattoos

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Queen Bey's new flash tattoos will definitely have you feeling yourself--flaws and all.

Perseverance Personified: Keyshia Cole Talks Her New Reality

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A lot has changed for R&B songstress Keyshia Cole! She speaks on love, her new lifestyle and pushing past the pain in this new exclusive interview!

Zim Ugochukwu: How I Launched Travel Noire & Went From Broke to Boss

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Zim Ugochukwu of Travel Noire is one boss chick who, with hard work and determination, turned her passion to profit.

Caught In Style: Fashion We Loved At Afropunk Festival 2015

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Festival fashion is always fleeky—and Afropunk didn’t disappoint.

How Tracee Ellis Ross Became Empowered By Recreating Her Mom’s 1981 ‘Work That Body’ Video

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Tracy Ellis Ross just showed us how to dance along the lines of sexy and classy- all the while paying homage to her mom.

I Stopped Texting My Husband For A Week And Here’s What Happened

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Texting was tarnishing our love life, so it was time for a digital detox.

Nicki Minaj, Feminism & Why Every Celebrity Isn’t A Social Activist

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Is your favorite celebrity responsible for social change? We explain why you may want to reconsider crowning your favorite celeb as feminist.

Rise + Shine! 3 Nightly Practices To Prep You For A Great Work Week

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Tips on how to master Mondays and get your work week started right--without the stress and anxiety.

[Video] Marsha Ambrosius’ Stronger Than Pride

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Get into Marsha Ambrosius’ self-produced cover of Sade’s “Love Is Stronger Than Pride.” The English songstress added her own spin to

It’s Time For Me To Move On

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This is probably the most difficult thing I’ve ever had to do…

And I will cry after I write

Fan Tattoos A ‘Proud’ Note From J. Cole On Her Back A Week After He Attended Her Graduation

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Inspirational ink!

Remember when J.Cole kept his 2 year promise and attended a fan’s high

[Video] Chris Paul And His Wife Jada Reveal How They First Met & The Couple They Look Up To

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We just love this bitchie couple! They are a good example how to maintain a great relationship and marriage

Has Social Media Replaced Reality with Perception?

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They say believe half of what you see and none of what you hear… but in 2015, it’s safe

This May Just Be One Of The Best Damn Graduation Speeches Ever

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Bamboo Earrings? Check. Jordans? Check. Flex on your ex? Check.

Oh, and don’t

Exclusive: How One Teen Went From Designing Her Own Prom Dress To Creating A Red Carpet Dress For The BET Awards

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Remember Kyemah McEntyre, the stunning high school senior who broke the Internet with her gorgeous Afro-centric prom dress just

Glory Johnson Announces She is Having Twins: ‘This is what we planned!’

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After watching her marriage fall apart over a span of just a few weeks, Glory Johnson

Will Smith Talks Marriage, Insecurities And How Jada Has Made Him A Better Man

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What does it take to maintain a long-term marriage?

Will Smith has the answer!

Rihanna’s BET Appearance Was Just One Huge Marketing Campaign For Her New Video

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The last time Rihanna was at the BET Awards, President Obama was a Chicago senator, the first ever iPhone was

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5 Travelers Went to Abu Dhabi on a $200 Ticket, Here’s What Happened!

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These five travelers packed their bags and flew to Abu Dhabi on a $200 travel deal.

My Battle With Yeast Infections: You Don’t Have To Die To Kick It

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You don't have to get down to get dirty. Here's how I cured my yeast infection--the natural way.

How One Photographer Is Bringing Attention To Redheads Of Color

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See how one photographer is showcasing the beauty of redheads of color in a new portrait series!

Baby Bait: Someone May Be Using Your Kids To Catfish

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What happens when sharing your child's cute baby photos on social media turns into a stranger claiming your kid?

These 5 Energizing Yoga Poses Will Help You Start Your Day Off Right

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Here's five yoga poses that help put a pep in my step along with my morning coffee!

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