Samantha Sophia

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Blue Ivy Carter Is Launching A Beauty Line And She's Only Five

Beyonce and Jay Z's daughter is reportedly preparing to launch her own line of cosmetics. Yes, a child is launching a range of beauty products.<p>Not to …

Inside Beyoncé's Inner Circle: A Look at the Most Important Relationships in Her Life

How many people does it take to make <b>Beyoncé</b>'s world go round?<p>If you just arrived on Earth (ha, timing), you'd be forgiven for thinking that the …

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13 Iconic Women Who Nevertheless Persisted

And made the world a better place for doing so.<p>On Tuesday night, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cut off Senator Elizabeth Warren from speaking on the Senate Floor as she attempted to read a 1986 letter written by Coretta Scott King about Senator Jeff Sessions, who was nominated by President …

The Imperfect Power of

Raoul Peck’s documentary brings to life James Baldwin’s urgent ideas about race in America, even if it leaves out a key aspect of the writer’s life and work: his sexuality.<p>A novelist, essayist, playwright, and poet, James Baldwin was a writer with an arsenal of artistic talent and moral …

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14 iconic civil rights moments

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10 Books You Should Read During Black History Month

Historian Carter G. Woodson had specific goals when he created “Negro History Week,” what later became Black History Month, in 1926. He wanted to …

Black History Month Reveals the White Lies of America

Since its formal beginning as Negro History Week in 1926, Black History Month has revealed the “white lie” of American history. It has been a project …

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‘African-American’ History Month Underscores A Fear Of Blackness

Last Thursday, the man who has referred to the Black community off and on as “The Blacks,” stripped away the word that gets a certain segment of White people as pressed as a silk tie: Black. February 2017 will now be known as “National African-American History Month,” thanks to President Donald …

Black History