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Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of July 13)

An Iranian nuclear deal was reached this week. Americans were fatally shot in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The world saw the first images of Pluto. The 2016 presidential election roared on, with Donald Trump as the center of attention. And Harper Lee‘s much anticipated book, “Go Set A Watchman,” was …

From Janet To BEYONCÉ: Why It Matters When Black Women Sing About Sexuality

Alittle over three weeks since "BEYONCÉ" took the Internet hostage in the middle of the night, the buzz for the artist’s self-titled release has not waned, and she seems unlikely to release any hostages. I can still expect to see “SURFBOARD” (who knew you could spell that so many ways?) as the …

Our Favorite Actresses Get Fly For The Essence Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon (PHOTOS)

Our favorite Pre-Oscars event went down yesterday, the Essence Women In Hollywood Luncheon.<p>Not only is it an opportunity to honor the women of color making their mark in television and film -- actress Lupita Nyong’o was honored with the Best Breakthrough Performance award; marketing executive …

Pharrell Williams Responds To 'Black Girl' Album Cover Backlash

As Pharrell Williams gears up for the March 3 release of his second-solo studio opus, “G I R L,” the “Happy” crooner has faced a bit of controversy from unhappy fans and their reaction as it pertains to the album’s cover.<p>Since revealing the project’s artwork in recent weeks, which features three …

Why breast cancer kills more black women: They’re sicker

Breast cancer may be killing black women at a higher rate than whites because they are sicker to start with, researchers reported on Tuesday.<p>Doctors and policymakers have known for years that African-American women are more likely to die of breast cancer than white women. Studies have offered all …

Cancer

From Kerry Washington to Lupita Nyong'o, Hollywood's Leading Ladies Celebrated at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon

Kerry Washington, Garcelle Beauvais, and Alfre Woodard stepped out on the red carpet in bold frocks at the 7th annual Essence Black Women in …

Study: Pregnancy Doesn't Make Black Women Happier

For the most part, expecting a child is cause for celebration, and certainly congratulations. We usually react to news of an impending birth is with …

Women of Color

See Me As a Woman First, a Black Woman Second

Yes, the title of this blog post is somewhat inflammatory, but let me explain. I came to the public's attention in 2013 as a media personality vying to become television's first black Bachelorette. My ongoing media campaign is really about much more than becoming the first black Bachelorette. It's …

Belle : A Lesson in the Timelessness of Racism and Misogyny Against Black Women

It's not often that audiences are exposed to a portrayal of racism that is viewed through the lens of black women. Dido Elizabeth Belle, a mixed-race woman in 1700s England, was the daughter of an admiral and an enslaved African woman. The film <i>Belle</i>, which was released nationwide this weekend, …

From Solange to Porsha Stewart: Are Black Women Angrier Than Other Women?

In the wake of the Solange/ Jay-Z kick down and the hair pulling display of aggression on the <i>Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion</i> show between Porsha Stewart and former Miss USA Kenya Moore, I cannot help but wonder -- are black women the angriest group of women on the planet or does it just seem …

They Say This Is One Of The Best Braid Out On Natural Hair Video. One Look At It And I Agree. - Black Women's Natural Hair Styles

This tutorial is for those who want to learn the best way to do a braid out on natural hair and, also, who are in the stage of their natural hair …

DIY Scented Bath Salts in 3 Minutes!

Nobody loves bath time more than me. All year long, almost every day—if you want me, you can find me in the tub. Winter? I'm in a hot bath, steaming …

How To Do Perfect Curls With Heat-less Roller Set black hair

[memberplayer id=”2845″]<p>Do you want the looks that a straighten hair offers without using heat to cause damage to your hair? This video shows how to …