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Hair Did: This new app caters to women of color

Here’s the thing about textured hair — there is no one-size-fits-all formula that will work for every woman’s tresses. I’m sure many of you can attest (or drop a horror story in the comments one time) about that hair stylist who swore she (or he) would have you laid like ‘Yonce in every video circa 2016, but all you got was a face full of tears and solid use of your hat collection for...

An open letter to my white coworkers on days like today

Dear white people, I just have one thing to say today. It's not for everybody. I'm tired. My sisters are tired. My brothers are tired. More importantly, all of us are scared. We're afraid because not even complying is good enough anymore. "They'd be alive if they didn't act so...free." Why? Why is my brother so intimidating to you? If you're so scared, why are you the...

Change the story: A guide to action after the #AltonSterling & #PhilandoCastile tragedies

We all know the story.  A young man or woman, typically black, is killed by a police officer. News and details hit the e-streets and outrage ensues, hashtagging away and spitting out all we can in 140 characters or less. Slowly, but surely, one day passes to the next and that outrage just turns into a very sad reminder as we go back to our daily lives and the best of Black Twitter A...