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11-year-old girl, 'sick of reading about white boys and dogs,' starts literary movement

Marley Dias is leading a revolution.<p>Frustrated with the lack of diversity in her reading curriculum, the 11-year-old New Jersey student started a …

It's Not a 'New York Thing' -- It's Misogyny

Status update: the patriarchy is alive and well.<p>Daily life in New York City is colored by a blatant disregard for women.<p>We are affronted almost every day by men who feel they have a right to talk to us, to approach us, to go so far as to touch us without any kind of permission. Women on the street, …

The Best Hip Hop Albums By Femcees

What’s good folks! Glad to have you rocking with me once again. It’s time for another list that will definitely cause discussion and even some …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Kendrick Lamar Is Making History With His "Untitled" Series, Not Records

Toward the end of his electric performance on <i>The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon</i>, Kendrick Lamar let it be known:<p>"You ain’t gotta tell me that I’m …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Here's How To Actually Start Exercising Again

Don't be afraid.

Fitness

6 Amazing Lipstick Brands You've Probably Never Heard Of

There's so much more out there than MAC, you know?<p>If you were to take a peek inside the makeup bags of the beauty editors and writers here at The Huffington Post, you'd see how committed we are to particular lipstick brands. From NARS' Semi Mattes (hey, Jungle Red!) to Tom Ford Lips & Boys' …

20 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2015

There's a saying that you should always expect the unexpected, but any rap fans didn't know what the writing on the wall was coming into 2015. 2014 …

Dear White Professors: You Must Teach a Course on Race

Six years ago, I taught my first course focused on race at a small, northeast liberal arts college. The goal of the course was to explore how we talk about race in K-16 education, my academic field of study. I remember being really nervous before the semester started, questioning how my being white …

Ithaca College Protests Racial Injustices

"We are here, and we demand change."<p>Fresh on the heels of the turmoil and protests at the University of Missouri, Ithaca College, in upstate New York, staged a massive walk-out yesterday in the hopes of having their president, Thomas Rochon, ousted too. Like Mizzou, Yale, and other schools, the …

College & University

Black students around US complain of casual, everyday racism

BOSTON (AP) — It's not always the slurs and the other out-and-out acts of racism. It's the casual, everyday slights and insensitivities.<p>Sheryce Holloway is tired of white people at Virginia Commonwealth University asking if they can touch her hair or if she knows the latest dance move. At Chicago's …

College & University

All Hail Lil’ Kim, The Original Queen of Hip-Hop

<i>“Niggas… betta grab a seat. Grab on ya dick as this bitch gets deep…” — “</i><i>Get Money</i><i>” w/ Junior Mafia</i><p>It was 1995 and quite a time to be alive. Hip-Hop …

The 10 Greatest Hip-Hop Beats of All Time

<b>See the All-Time Charts: | | |</b><p>Creating the perfect beat is a combined matter of timing, creative genius and just the right rapper to complement it. …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Ithaca College Students Demand School's President Step Down In Mizzou-Inspired Protest

In recent weeks, there have been several racist incidents at the New York school.<p>Students at Ithaca College in upstate New York are demanding that the school's president, Tom Rochon, resign over a series of racist incidents at the school, and gathered Wednesday for a major protest on …

7 Yoga Poses That Scream SEX

Oohmmygod<p>If you've ever struck a pose during a yoga class and thought, "Wow, I could have sex like this," you're not alone. All those ass-in-the-air, lady-parts-on-display postures can make you feel like you’re practicing the Kama Sutra rather than yoga.<p>That got us thinking...could some of those …

21 lifestyle changes to make if you want to save more money

When it comes to getting rich, the formula is simple: Spend less and save more.<p>That's easier said than done. To save a considerable amount of money, you have to make more than an intermittent effort. You have to make a lifestyle change.<p>What kind? We rounded up 21 lifestyle changes anyone can make …

Drift Off to Sleep With This Yoga Sequence

If you're having trouble settling down before bed, then unroll your mat and give this gentle yoga sequence a whirl. These poses are designed to bring your senses inward and to stretch the areas that are most prone to tension, so your mind and body will feel relaxed and ready for sweet slumber. …

The 4-Stretch Test To Tell If You're Dangerously Inflexible

Plus, how to limber up and lower your risk of injury.<p>These four stretches are exactly what Walter Norton, Jr., director of training at the Institute of Performance & Fitness in North Reading, MA, uses to gauge every new client's flexibility—whether they're a pro athlete, a celebrity or an average …

The Top 25 Independent Hip-Hop Artists In The Game Right Now – Stop The Breaks | Independent Music Grind

There hasn’t been a better time in hip-hop than now for the independent artist to thrive, connect with fans, play live shows, make money and be …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The corporatization of higher education: With a system that caters to the 1 percent, students and faculty get screwed

<b>(Kyle Schmidlin)</b><p>Low-paid teachers are fighting back against exploitation in public & private colleges. No more poverty wages<p>Kyle Schmidlin<p>October 10, 2015 10:30am (UTC)<p>Students aren’t the only ones feeling the financial pinch of college. Faculty members are, too, particularly adjunct professors and …

Higher Education

The best novels in English: readers' alternative list

After Robert McCrum finished his two-year-long project compiling the best novels written in English, you had a lot to add. Here are the 15 books that received most votes to join the list<p>Which are the 100 best novels ever written in the English language? No list could possibly satisfy everyone, as …

Books

18 Charts That Will Help You Sleep Better

Because good sleep is glorious.

Dark-Skinned Or Black? How Afro-Brazilians Are Forging A Collective Identity

If you want to get a sense of how complex racial identity is in Brazil, you should meet sisters Francine and Fernanda Gravina. Both have the same mother and father. Francine, 28, is blond with green eyes and white skin. She wouldn't look out of place in Iceland. But Fernanda, 23, has milk chocolate …

Brazil

Hillary's $350 billion plan to kill college debt

'No family and no student should have to borrow to pay tuition at a public college or university.'<p>Hillary Clinton on Monday rolled out a sweeping higher education plan — a $350 billion proposal that would help millions pay for college and reduce interest rates for people with student loans.<p>The …

How I Learned to Shut Mansplainers Up in the Gym

Two years ago, I started working out every morning at my gym, mixing up Olympic lifting and endurance training with the free weights and pull-up bar available in the weight room, where I am almost always the only woman.<p>Since the beginning of this new regime, I have transformed my body, strength and …

Here’s a Timeline of Meek Mill and Drake’s Beef - XXL

The beef between Drake and Meek Mill is one of the most entertaining stories in hip-hop right now. Two of the biggest rap names right now are …

24 Ways to Add Coconut Oil to Your Beauty Routine

What to Look For<p>When buying coconut oil, be sure to look for unrefined organic coconut oil as it is the most natural and healthiest option available. …

Black woman pulled over while driving to her new job, found dead in Texas jail

Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old black woman driving from her old home near Chicago to a new job at her alma mater in Texas, never made it.<p>Texas …

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Weight Loss