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Natural Hair 101: Tips, Tricks and Trends

Natural Hair Tips, Styles and Trends

Toni Morrison: Our Beloved Nobel Laureate

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Toni Morrison: Our Beloved Nobel Laureate

Last week was Toni Morrison's birthday, so today we honor her. Morrison left us a legacy as an internationally renowned novelist, essayist, critic, professor, and book editor. Born on February 18th, 1931, Morrison loved literature at a young age. She went on to graduate from Howard University, and then onto Cornell University and began writing fiction. Her first novel, "The Bluest Eye," was published in 1970. She earned the Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for her novel, "Beloved," and then became the first Black woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. Her body of work includes 11 novels, 9 works of nonfiction, 5 children's books, 2...

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In Honor of Our Queen Supreme

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In Honor of Our Queen Supreme

It's Presidents' Day, so of course we're thinking about that moment when President Obama gave Diana Ross the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. A truly well-deserved honor! The multi-talented Diana, born in 1944 in Detroit, rose to fame as the lead vocal singer for The Supremes. She went on to have a ground-breaking solo career in music, television, film, and stage, becoming the "female entertainer of the century" in 1976! Diana made a total of 70 hit singles during her illustrious career 👏🏿 ​Diana received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012, and in 2016 received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from...

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The Leader Our Future Deserves

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The Leader Our Future Deserves

We can't stop thinking about the country's newest and brightest literary superstar, Amanda Gorman! She dazzled and inspired viewers last month with her poem "The Hill We Climb" at President Biden's Inauguration. Gorman set out to create "a poem that would inspire hope and foster a sense of collective purpose, at a moment when Americans are reeling from a deadly pandemic, political violence and partisan division." Her vision of unity and light brought tears to many, a much needed message of faith and strength of spirit. Needless to say, Amanda Gorman is our new hero.  And we knew we wouldn't be seeing the last...

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Natural Hair Movement

Posted by Timothy Wells on

Natural Hair Movement

Kinks.  Coils.  Curls.  CROWN!  Whatever you call it, natural hair has been at the forefront of black culture since the 1960s.  Angela Davis, one of the most renowned activists during the Black Panther Movement, made the afro famous as a symbol of political progressiveness and “Black Power” during times of segregation.  The style became so famous, you started to see celebrities in pop culture embrace the style, like Diana Ross, the Jackson 5, and many other artists at the time.  Unfortunately, styles like this were not deemed “appropriate” or “professional,” and were even called “militant” because it challenged the norms...

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Discovering My Hair Identity: What's My Hair Type?

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Discovering My Hair Identity: What's My Hair Type?

By Aida Solomon About a month ago I introduced a new partnership that I began with the largest black owned online beauty and haircare store called 4th Ave Market. If you missed the first article, you can find it here. With the intention that I will finally figure out my hair’s needs, I am diving straight into the next part of this journey.  What's My Hair Type? For a long time, I had heard the term "hair type" and it being some kind of ID that helped you to understand your hair on a deeper level. I began my research with...

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