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Annual Summit To Connect U.S. Investors With African Entrepreneurs Had Zero Africans After Visa Denials

According to administrators, all guests —expected to arrive from Sierra Leone, Guinea, Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia and South Africa— were denied …

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The Best Antiaging Products Designed for Women of Color

Skin care experts weigh in.<p>All skin tones are susceptible to UV damage, confirms a recent study by <i>T</i><i>he Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology</i>. We enlisted dermatologist Dr. Barbara Sturm of Skin of Color and dermatologist Dr. Carlos Charles of New York City dermatology practice Derma Di …

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5 Stereotypes About Black Women That Need To Be Broken

<i>"Be not discouraged black women of the world, but push forward, regardless of the lack of appreciation shown you."</i><p><i>—Amy Garvey</i><p>I'm proud to be a black …

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The Spirit Of Henrietta Lacks Isn't Just In Her Cells

While Lacks lives on through her cells, those who knew and admire her feel her presence everywhere.<p><i>The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks</i> is posied to …

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41 Women of Color Discuss Discrimination and Diversity in Allure's April Issue

<i>Allure’s</i> April issue sends a powerful message about beauty and diversity.<p>The magazine tapped 41 women of color, including Fresh Off the Boat star …

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Hollywood’s Black Renaissance Is A New Digital Platform That Celebrates #BlackGirlMagic

Photo courtesy of Rich Polk.There is a woeful amount of media outlets dedicated to the magic that is black women. Which is why a media outlet like …

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Important Video Of 27-Year-Old New Jersey Man Breaking Up Young Boys' Fight Goes Viral

With over 28 million views on Facebook, people are applauding this man for his intervention and wise words.<p>A video of Ibn Ali a 27-year-old man in …

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Dear R29 Readers: For Some People, Everything Is About Race

<i>Some people say the only way to stop online harassment is to stop going online. Well, we aren't going anywhere.</i> <i>Reclaim Your Domain</i> <i>is Refinery29's campaign to make the internet (and the world outside of it) a safer space for everyone — especially women.</i><p>"Arianna Davis is a racial bigot." "Just …

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Colon Is One Of The Top 3 Cancers Plaguing Black Women: Here’s What You Should Know

According to Cancer.org, the most common forms of cancer that plague Black women include breast cancer (stated as 32 percent of all cancers), lung …

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KING: It's no accident we hear little about missing black girls

Have you ever heard of Relisha Rudd?<p>Today, through all of the noise about Donald Trump and his lies, I heard her name for the very first time. The …

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Celebrate the Many Accomplishments of Black Women in Comedy By Watching VH1’s All Jokes Aside Documentary

Watch famous Black female comedians give a behind the scenes look of the entertainment industry.

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Bodyform To Donate 200,000 Free Sanitary Products To Ease Burden Of Period Poverty

'They will have one less thing to worry about in an already difficult situation.'<p>Young women are being forced to miss out on education because they don’t have access to menstrual hygiene products - and it’s something that needs to change now.<p>To tackle the issue, Bodyform has pledged to donate …

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RHOA’s Peter Thomas and Matt Jordan Get Into A Fistfight

Kenya Moore’s ex-boyfriend confronted Thomas after days of social media squabbling<p><i>The Real Housewives of Atlanta</i> are not the only ones who can get to …

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Won't He Do It: Anonymous Donor Pays Off Pennsylvania Church's $4 Million Mortgage

“In the black community, the church is the only thing we ever had to call our own,” its pastor says.<p>It's not often that someone comes out of no where …

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30-Day Action Plan To Help Black Women Fix Finances Fast

In 2016, the National Institute of Retirement Security found that women are 80% more likely than men to be impoverished in retirement. This is …

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Hawaii GOP leader resigns, blasts 'racism and sexism,' joins Dems

The former Republican said the party she once loved has become imbued by “racism and sexism.”

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Loni Love Opens Up About Miscarriage That Stopped Her From Wanting Kids

The comedian revealed she was eight weeks pregnant when she lost her child.<p>On a recent episode of <i>The Real</i>, the ladies opened up about pregnancy …

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Is Hillary Clinton Planning To Run For Mayor Of NYC?

Hillary Clinton has bounced back from her presidential election defeat and is reportedly considering a run for the Mayor of New York. But is a …

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So This Is Happening: Five White Men Are Suing Revolt TV For Reverse Racism

The men claim the network, created to diversify the media landscape, engaged in reverse racism and ageism.<p>Five white men who are all over the age of …

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SXSW 2017: Vagabon Is Just Getting Started

There are no elaborate pretenses to Vagabon’s music. Laetitia Tamko’s technique begins with her own memories and vulnerabilities, which she pours …

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Sade Definitely Taught Black Girls How To Wear Red Lipstick

Adu's dedication to her singular sound and beauty choices have undoubtedly influenced our beauty choices.<p>With a look as iconic as her music, it's …

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John Legend And Chrissy Teigen's Daughter Might Be The Most Adorable Baby On The 'Gram

All Smiles<p>Look at those cute chubby cheeks! WE. CAN'T. EVEN.<p>Photo by Instagram/John Legend<p>Quick Vacation Snap<p>When you're trying to take a cool …

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Microsoft Launches New Fellowship Program For East African Entrepreneurs

The tech-driven project rewards winners with a six-month mentorship program that includes a week-long bootcamp in Nairobi, Kenya.<p>Africa as a …

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Colin Kaepernick Responds To Trump By Donating $50,000 To Meals On Wheels

The NFL player is not stopping in his quest to help those in need throughout the world.<p>When one door closes, another one opens. And for Meals on …

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From 'Fresh Prince' To 'Martin,' How Much Would Black TV Sitcom Homes Really Cost?

Besides the jokes and the characters we couldn't help but love, the homes of some of our favorite TV sitcoms were also crucial to creating the worlds …

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Pantene Pro-V Casts Woman With Locs In First 'Gold Series' Commercial

This brand is clearly committed to shifting standards and the world’s definition of beautiful hair.<p>Earlier this year, Pantene stepped back into the …

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'Being Mary Jane' - Season 4, Episode 10: Sobs and Success

On the mid-season finale, MJ moves on emotion, putting her personal and professional life on the line.<p>There were so many questions to be answered on …

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Gina Prince-Bythewood Almost Didn't Cast Sanaa Lathan In Love & Basketball

‘Love & Basketball’ Director Gina Prince-Bythewood who has teamed up to work with Sanaa Lathan in the new FOX series ‘Shots Fired,’ shares some juice …

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20 Times Oprah Gave Us All The Red Carpet Glamour We Could Handle

When you're Oprah Winfrey, getting ultra glam for some of the most exclusive events in the world just comes with the territory. Oprah has wowed us on …

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'Underground' Recap: It’s All About Heartbreak & Survival In ‘Ache’

Rosalee is determined to survived and Ernestine's ghosts get the best of her.<p>In the opening sequence of “Ache,” we see Daniel once again. He is still …

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