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Mychal Denzel Smith's "Invisible Man..." asks all the hard but important questions.

By the time you’ve read through even just the first three chapters of Mychal Denzel Smith’s debut memoir, I’m willing to bet good money he’ll have your full attention. Invisible Man, Got The Whole World Watching will not only challenge you to analyze many of the black community's common and long held beliefs, but it will also push you to think critically about the narratives, and the...

RIP to '90s-era R&B groups

Like most other '80s and early-'90s babies we know, my roommate and I love reminiscing on the best music era ever the music of the '90s so much that it’s become a weekly custom. Typically, we grab some wine and food, get comfortable and will literally spend hours going through artist after artist while alternating between singing (read: wailing) lyrics and suddenly yelling, “OMG...

Dear Black Girls: You don’t have to explain your hair to the world

Women of color change our hairstyles often. And by often, I mean it’s not uncommon for us to rock faux locs one week, and then switch it up and opt for an asymmetrical bob the next. We transition from box braids to fros to bundles to cornrows (please stop the ‘boxer braid’ nonsense) to high buns, Marley twists or crochet braids. And in the past few years, the influx of black women...