Nassali Kiggundu: Fashion Fair’s Fresh New Face

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Nsenga K. Burton (Editor-in-Chief of TheBurtonWire.com), editor-at-large for TheRoot.com, had the opportunity to chat with Nassali Kiggundu, Fashion Fair Cosmetics' new...

Pope Francis Visits Brazil for World Youth Day

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Ben Tavener of The Rio Times is reporting that Pope Francis traveled to Brazil for the 2013 World Youth Day (WYD)....

Bill Duke’s ‘Dark Girls’ Documentary on OWN Tonight

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Seminal actor/director Bill Duke's documentary Dark Girls will premiere on OWN, Oprah Winfrey's Network tonight at 10 p.m. EST. Dark Girls...

2014 SAG Awards: Lupita Nyong’o Wins Best Actress Award

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Jevon Phillips of the Los Angeles Times is reporting that Lupita Nyong'o won the Screen Actors Guild award for female actor...

Mixed-Race Miss France Gets Racist Threats on Social Media

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The Voice (UK) is reporting that the 2014 Miss France Flora Coquerel, 19, has been receiving racist threats via social media...

'Shadeism': Colorism in the Muslim Diaspora

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Writing for Aquila Style, writer Fatimah Jackson-Best explores the complicated issue of 'shadeism', commonly known as 'colorism' in the Muslim Diaspora....

African American Families: Balancing Business and Family

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On a summer evening, Karen Tappin pulls up to collect her 6-year old daughter from a full day of African, tap,...

Oscar de la Renta: Iconic Fashion Designer Dies

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CNN is reporting that legendary Dominican American fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died. Known as the "Sultan of Suave,"...

Viola Davis Response to NYT Shade is “Classically Beautiful”

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The Root is reporting that Viola Davis responded to being called "less classically beautiful", by Alessandra Stanley of The New York Times, during an appearance...

Akosua Report: Stokely Carmichael

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“…black people in this country unite, recognize their heritage, and build a sense of community." - Stokley Carmichael Kwame Ture born...

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