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Cosmo Article Reveals Racial Bias, Surprise?

Cosmopolitan article “21 Trends That Need To Die in 2015” is being called racist for only associating trends that should “R.I.P” with black women.               People on social media were quick to call out Cosmo. After some strong backlash on Twitter, the editor formally apologized. “Some images have been…

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How Do You Love Your Blackness?

How did you come to understand and define what it means to be beautiful? What has your journey to loving and recognizing the beauty in yourself look like? (Comment below)…

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The Sun Is Out, And I Am not Afraid

Winter is finally over. It’s 7:30 p.m. as I’m typing this, and the soft rays of the sun are enriching my skin. The recent appearance of the sun has lead me to spend more time outside–napping, hanging out with friends, or relaxing. These days the warm sun, and its gift of a nice tan, are…

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Hold on Health, I’m Trying to Build My Life

It’s times like these when I sit down to write something relevant and interesting for our Natura readers that I’m reminded by how disconnected I feel with everything that I’m “supposed” to be interested in. It turns out living in a perpetual state of tiredness with chronic headaches for several months can have that effect,…

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Wearing a Hijab Against Abercrombie’s Brand?

The “attractive all-American” lifestyle brand is in legal trouble again. I don’t know about y’all, but I know that “all-American” is usually code for people who don’t have that extra descriptor in front of ‘American.’ On February 25, the Supreme Court heard a case on whether or not retailer Abercrombie & Fitch denied Samantha Elauf…

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