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Law Student Cosplays For Black History Month Honoring Everyone From Cardi B. To School Custodian

Law student Staci Childs is reminding us that we don’t have to book a flight to Wakanda to see powerful black women, because they are present in the …

Bodak Yellow

7 Signs You Might Be Depressed And Not Even Know It

It's not always super-obvious.<p>The inability to get out of bed. A crippled sense of self-worth. Constant dread and continuous isolation. Most people would be able to recognize the classic signs of depression at its worst.<p>But these stereotypical markers hardly paint the full picture picture of what …

Mental Health

Watch Letitia Wright freestyle with Angela Bassett and Winston Duke between takes on Black Panther

Last week, we showed you the rapping power of <i>Black Panther</i>'s Lupita Nyong’o and Letitia Wright (aka L.N.LW.). This week, the two offer up another …

Black Panther

Michael Blackson on Beef with Kevin Hart: ‘I Should Just Fight This Guy and Get it Over With’

Michael Blackson is ready to squash his beef with Kevin Hart with a fistfight. The two have been at odds since Hart accused Blackson of posting …

Writing

Can You Name These Classic Black TV Shows From A Single Screenshot?

"Did I do that?" — You, acing this super hard quiz.

TV

5 Marvel Castmates Who Hate Each Other (And 10 Who Are Best Friends)

The Marvel Cinematic Universe recently hit a decade-long milestone. Throughout the past 10 years, the studio released more hits than misses. On the …

Marvel Universe

White Homeowner Nicknamed 'George Zimmerman 2.0' Gets Life In Prison for Murdering Unarmed Black Man

A North Carolina man who warned 911 operators that he was going to kill the “hoodlums” in his neighborhood who had the “devil in them,” was convicted …

Crime

Black Construction Companies Working on $350 Million Obama Presidential Center

Now that <b>Barack Obama</b> is out of the White House, he’s making a statement on support for Black businesses with a huge deal for the <b>Obama Presidential</b> …

Barack Obama

Woman Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison After Shopping With Dead Baby in Her Bag

A New York City mother was sentenced to 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter under extreme emotional disturbance.<p>Tiona Rodriguez …

Crime

9 Ways to Become Mentally Tough According to a Former Marine

You can read every leadership book out there, until you’re an expert in the art of managing other people.<p>But ultimately, this knowledge is useless if …

Self-improvement

From slavery to colonialism and school rules, navigating the history of myths about black hair

“Your hair feels like pubic hair.” That was one of the first insults that someone hurled at my hair. She was a junior at my school. She would touch my hair and repeat this sentence to all present. I had to threaten her with violence to get her to stop touching my hair and comparing it to her …

Hair

Point-Missing Sneakerheads Are Now Fighting Over Pharrell’s Peace-Themed Adidas

The irony seems to be completely lost on the agitated shoppers in Singapore.<p>Pharrell is a happy dude. He knows this. We know this. Anyone who knows anything about Pharrell knows he made an insanely popular song called "Happy" and that his voice is filled with such tranquility that you can't help …

Shoes

The Teens Are Coming For The NRA, And They Can't Be Stopped

The most powerful gun lobby in the U.S. is facing its greatest threat yet: Generation Z.<p>Less than two weeks after a deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, left 17 dead and more than a dozen injured at Stoneman Douglas High School, teens across the country have made a simple request to the …

Guns

Build Your Strength With These 9 Yoga Poses

This sequence will help yoga beginners build strength in the core, arms, and legs. Incorporating balances and dynamic movement is part of the …

Yoga

Legendary Bollywood Actress Sridevi Dies at 54

Sridevi Kapoor, best known by her mononym Sridevi and a major Bollywood star, died Saturday night in UAE of cardiac arrest. She was 54.<p>Her …

Bollywood

How to Start Over Today In Any Area of Your Life

Wouldn’t it be nice to start fresh? Get a clean slate or a second chance? It’s natural to think about fresh starts at the beginning of a new year, …

Spirituality

Celebrity trainer Bob Harper shares chilling photo 1 year after heart attack

Bob Harper, the fitness idol and “Biggest Loser” host, defied every limit of strength and endurance up until the moment he suffered a shocking heart attack last February.<p>Harper took to Instagram Friday with an intensely personal post that shows the full arc of his recovery one year later.<p>“I am …

Biomedicine

Tiger Woods' return to form leaves his biggest critic open-mouthed

Whatever Tiger Woods gets to take from the Honda Classic then at the very least he has left his biggest detractor open-mouthed. After watching the 42-year-old post a 71 to find himself in the top 15 of the leaderboard at the halfway point of a tournament for just the third time in almost four …

Golf

Former RNC Chair Michael Steele Shocked By Racist Comment From Racist At Convention of Racists

Pundits and politicos were shocked on Friday when a spokesperson for the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) publicly admitted that …

Donald Trump

Thinking of taking a walk everyday? Six reasons why it's good for you

South Africa’s new president Cyril Ramaphosa has been the talk of social media with his early morning walking routine. In addition to personal walks …

Diabetes

25 Amazing Books by African-American Writers You Need to Read

Black History Month gives us 28 days to honor African Americans and the ever-expanding contributions they make to culture. Literature in particular …

Books

I'm a Millennial Millionaire. Here's How I Got So Rich

By any definition, becoming a millionaire by your 30s isn’t easy, unless you happen to come from a lot of money. Tips abound on how you can …

Entrepreneurship

These 9 Free Apps Will Help You Manage Your Mental Health

<i>Refinery29 is exploring mental health topics as part of our partnership withClinton Global Initiative University.</i><p>We've heard it over and over again — …

American Psychological Association

White homeowner who complained of ‘hoodlums’ found guilty of murdering unarmed black man

In a case that drew comparisons to the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer, a white North Carolina man was found guilty of murder Thursday for gunning down an unarmed 20-year-old black man after complaining about “hoodlums” outside his house.<p>A jury in Wake County, …

Crime

Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Becomes Highest-Grossing MCU Film in First Week

Disney-Marvel’s “Black Panther” continues its torrid pace, taking in $292 million in North America — the highest first-week haul for a Marvel …

Film Industry

5 Money-Saving Hacks That Can Make You Millions

You don't have to cut coupons for big savings.<p>2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose doesn't ride his bike to work every day just to save a few bucks on gas. He doesn't eat five-day-old leftovers just to save on food costs. He …

Entrepreneurship

How I Went From Making $13,000 To Six Figures Without Spending A Fortune

Dispel the notion that you cannot start your businesses until the time is right, until you have “X” amount of dollars in your bank account or until you have shifted your routines to accommodate the perceived time you think you will need. You can start your business, and you can do it today.<p>I went …

Small Business

The Best and Worst Olive Oil from the Grocery Store

Olive oil is as essential to the kitchen as a saucepan or stove. Yet, while it’s always in front of us, we don’t always pay attention to what it can …

Italian Food

'Aquaman' Early Test Screening: Fans Reportedly 'Loved' Action-Packed, 'Emotional' Film

Then again ... there were similar positive early reactions to "Batman v Superman," Suicide Squad" and "Justice League."<p>DC fans still have high hopes for director James Wan's "Aquaman," which stars Jason Momoa and Amber Heard, and arrives in theaters December 21. That's a long way from February, and …

Comic Books

How Can You Better Engage Your Remote Workers? 6 Ways.

Empower your team with the support they need to feel included and collaborate across the miles.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Remote work has become popular for a reason: Businesses can widen their talent searches when they don’t limit their workforce to a …

The Workplace