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Self-love is a trend and an important one. In particular, it should be a priority for us black women, who often get caught in trying to take care of everyone else's needs at our own expense. However, if I'm being honest, I often doubt whether this well-meaning fad is b...

I've never been a big Wendy Williams fan. I must admit, however, that I have much more respect for her now that she's left her cheating ex-husband. There are many women (and unfortunately many black women) who allow themselves to be so enthralled in a man, that they wi...

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It’s Time To Change The Face of Travel.

Picture a backpacker trekking through Europe or hiking through the terrestrial landscape of Asia while discovering some new, profound enlightened way of viewing the world. If the first image that sprung to mind was a white man, yo...

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There’s so much to love about African print clothing. From the bright colors to the crazy yet still tasteful patterning, you can’t go wrong with a beautiful flowing dress made of Ankara wax fabric. Here are a list of six fashion companies that’ll have you looking styli...

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Falling into the habit of negative self-thinking is one of the first indicators of depression or other mental illnesses. If you want to have a healthy body and mind, it’s important that you monitor your self-talk and ensure that you’re saying positive, encouraging thin...

Here’s the secret: you may never stop being insecure. You might develop a kick-ass sense of self-worth and come to truly love yourself, yes. But, there will probably always be one or two things about yourself that you’re less than happy about. I, for example, have alwa...