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Self Love Journey: My Love Affair with My Curly Hair

When it comes to my mass of curls, I’ve tried every hairstyle imaginable - keratin straightening treatments, braids, extensions, relaxers - all to hide...
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Why You Should Stop Asking God “Why”

My husband loves when I bake pound cake. I offered to make him one for his birthday, and it was delicious. A few weeks...
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Sheri Riley Wants You To Stop Spending 100% of Your Time on 10% of...

For a long time, I’d look in the mirror and never actually see… me. Sure, my face beat was on point, the kinky curls were...
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5 Black Female Media Powerhouses Transforming TV Culture 

During orientation for a writing position I’d accepted, the manager wheeled in a rolling-cart/TV/VCR combo synonymous with training film torture. There were sighs of relief...
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The Power of Celebrating Yourself: How I Learned How to Clap For Myself

When I was in college, I took a public speaking class to work on becoming more comfortable expressing myself through voice. On the final day,...
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Are You Living or Are You Just Existing?

What would you give to have peace of mind? Would you give up that corporate career, that nice looking brother on your arm, or your...
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Live Your Life Off the Wall: 10 Tips to Move Out of the Background...

For those of us who only know Michael Jackson the global legend, it may be surprising to learn that his musical genius was ever...
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Reclaiming My Time: And A Whole Lot of Other Things While I’m At It

Okay, be honest. You’ve chuckled at a Representative Maxine Waters meme. Right? You’ve seen them…the ones where she is peering over the rim of her...

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Had Enough? 5 Quick Ways to Eliminate Stress

It's so easy to fall into the trap of thinking, "If I only had ____ (fill in the blank), my life would be so...