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Celebration of Black Culture

Gugu Mbatha-Raw brings depth to ‘Beyond The Lights’

Honored this past October with the “Emerging Icon” award from Elle Magazine at the celebration for their 21st annual “Women in Hollywood” issue, Gugu Mbatha-Raw is an actress on the rise.
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Denzel Washington plays ‘Equalizer’ with signature quiet intensity

Denzel Washington reteams with his Training Day director Antoine Fuqua in the action thriller, The Equalizer.
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Caribbean roots of black church explored

Dr. Noel Leo Erskine investigates the history of the black church in his latest book, “Plantation Church: How African American Religion Was Born in Caribbean Slavery.”
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For Whom It Stands: The flag and the American people

Awarded Best Historical Exhibition 2014 by Baltimore Magazine, the exhibition For Whom It Stands: The Flag and the American People, relaunches September 10, 2014 with newly added objects that represent iconic moments in U.S. history.
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J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise release rousing new anthem

The dynamic and much-celebrated music ensemble J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise has released a powerful new song of joy and inspiration entitled “Bless Me.”
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The 2014 American Black Film Festival

In 18 years, the American Black Film Festival has migrated from Acapulco, Mexico, to Los Angeles to Miami and now New York City. The locations have varied; the mission to bring African heritage films to audiences has not.
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Ruby Dee was a formidable force on screen, in civil rights movement

Ruby Dee, the award-winning actress whose seven-decade career included triumphs on stage and screen, has died. She was 91.
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Black Fashion Icons of the past 100 years

The past 100 years for people of color have been moving at the speed of light. I have identified a few of my favorite Black Fashion Icons of the past 100 years.
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3 Black-Owned Natural Hair And Beauty Brands That You Should Know

With the emergence of the natural hair movement and the infiltration of black beauty icons in mainstream media, came the proliferation of black-owned business with a purpose. Ones that used all natural ingredients, employed each other and sought to create ...
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5 Black Fashion Icons Who Influence Our Style

As black women continue to make strides in music, media and beauty, it’s worth noting that, in the process, their fashion sense serves to inspire our own style. Here are 5 black fashion icons that do this exactly right, every ...
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How to Redefine What It Means to be Beautiful

"Beautiful" - adjective - pleasing the senses or mind aesthetically. Of a very high standard; excellent.
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The Message in the Natural Hair Movement

"It's just hair." This is what people say who try to convince themselves that their hair doesn't somehow speak for them. As if its style, color and texture don't speak volumes about their personality, creativity, or disposition in general. While ...
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Black Women’s Guide to Beautiful Skin

Mocha, caramel, almond—black women’s skin comes in many decadent shades. All of which call for proper skin care and pampering. While it has been said that black doesn’t crack, having a great skin care routine is a must if we ...
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Healthy Soul Food Exchanges that Work! | The Black American Kitchen

I have compiled 5 of my favorite Soul Food Exchanges so that you can maintain ethnic flavor when cooking Soul Food but not take in all of the sodium, fat or calories!
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