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Groupthink: My Problem With Modern Feminism
Comments (1) UR Affairs

Have you done the 10-day cleanse? Ooh, try this kale, quinoa brownie with turmeric vanilla icing. Wait, don't drink that obsolete milk from a cow; drink this glass of almond milk instead. Is it me or does it seem like we're becoming a society of small pockets of cults that encourage... Read More...

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Life Sentence: The Women Who Have Died In Police Custody
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In the past month, at least six women have died while in police custody under arguably shady circumstances. The case of Sandra Bland gained national attention when audio and video of her arrest were released, proving that her arresting officer was in violation of her civil rights. Three days after... Read More...

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Bobbi Kristina: A Light Dimmed, A Legacy Lost
Comments (0) UR Kaleidoscope

At the age of 22 and after months of holding on to hope, Bobbi Kristina has been released from her suffering. The young woman with a charming smile, and inclinations of her mother’s vocal talents, Bobbi Kristina Brown was the only child and pride and joy of the late Whitney Houston.... Read More...

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Risky Symbols: The Dangerous Power of Flags
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The last few weeks have seen a lot of flags. The Confederate flag started coming down across America just as the rainbow flag went up following the Supreme Court’s decision on gay marriage. As Independence Day came and went, the ever-present conversation about symbolism and patriotism started up again. Some activists... Read More...

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Necessary Objects: Should Feminine Hygiene Products Be Free?
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Ladies, you know how good it feels to reward yourself after a long day. Even someone like me who is not in the top one percent enjoys splurging once in awhile on items of luxury. Things like a spa service, a cashmere sweater, an expensive bottle of wine, or a... Read More...

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UR Beauty: Summer’s Best Lip Pencils
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Your summer beat won't be complete without a poppin’ lip! Lip pencils are a great alternative to matte lipstick, with their lasting wear, endless color options and more budget-friendly cost, and we're adding them to our list of summer beauty must-haves. Take our word for it; you'll want to try a few of our... Read More...

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The Infamous: 90s Hip Hop-Inspired Drama Coming To A&E
Comments (0) UR Kaleidoscope

When a T.V. show concept works for one network, it's inevitable that other networks will come up with their version in an effort to compete. The success of Fox's Empire may be spawning a new wave of hip hop-inspired dramas. A&E Network has picked up a pilot for The Infamous, a hip hop crime... Read More...

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UR Traveler: Could Travel Be A Cure for Depression?
Comments (0) UR Renewal, UR Traveler

Depression is a common psychological disorder. In order for it to be considered depression, it has to last for a period of more than six months. Persons who suffer from depression appear to be generally unhappy and have a negative outlook on life. They may experience extreme sadness or anger, which affects them physically, whether it be... Read More...

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Sabre Inc. Brings Autoimmune Metro Style Charity Fashion Show to NYC
Comments (0) UR Kaleidoscope, UR Renewal

Sabre’ Inc. will host its annual fashion show in New York City August 8. Autoimmune Metro Style Fashion is a charity event helping to raise awareness for autoimmune diseases and give children battling one of these diseases an opportunity to live out their dream of walking the runway. The show will be held at... Read More...

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Peace: Kendrick Lamar’s New Reebok Aims To Unite Gangs
Comments (1) UR Kaleidoscope, UR Men, UR Style

Kendrick Lamar’s album To Pimp A Butterfly openly expresses the thoughts of a lifelong resident of Los Angeles, California, who fully understands the impact gang violence has had on his community. The Pharrell Williams-produced “Alright”—which goes so hard on any car stereo system, by the way—is a perfect example of Lamar speaking on... Read More...

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Independence Day: Honoring Liberty's Ladies
Comments (0) UR Affairs

If you're a minority living in the United States, you may have reservations about celebrating the 4th of July holiday in good faith outside of BBQ hopping and taking advantage of the sales. Let's be real, 'Merica still has quite a ways to go before she can truly call herself the... Read More...

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#BBHMM: Rihanna Drops New NSFW Video For
Comments (1) UR Kaleidoscope

We've been rocking out to "Bitch Better Have My Money" since March, waiting to see what kind of visuals Rihanna would bless us with to go along with her 23rd number-one single. The anticipation ended Wednesday when the video for BBHMM was officially released. The video was shot all over Los... Read More...

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Dancing Queen: Misty Copeland Named First Black Principal Ballerina At American Ballet Theater
Comments (1) UR Beauty, UR Kaleidoscope

As a standout soloist in American Ballet Theater, Misty Copeland has been a force in the ballet world. Her dedication and unquestionable talent have garnered her much success, including the cover of Time Magazine and a coveted spot on the magazine's 100 Most Influential People list. As of Tuesday, the 32-year-old beauty can... Read More...

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Oddest Mom Out: How To Deal With A Man-Boy
Comments (3) UR Men, UR Renewal

Unless they were put in a basket like Moses and sent down the river, most men have been affected by their relationship with their mother and exhibit at least a hint of a mama’s boy. Then there are men who may not be straight up mama’s boys, but who are... Read More...

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Black-Ish: 2015 BET Awards Recap
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The 2015 BET Awards popped off last night in Los Angeles, celebrating the best in black entertainment. Though still filled with the awkward moments we've come to expect from BET, the show also gave us some great music moments. From the good to the bad to the downright straight, here... Read More...

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The Science of Sex: UK Teens Design Safer Condoms
Comments (0) UR Affairs, UR Men

Despite the shade that some members of Generation Y have for today’s teenagers, it’s hard to think of anyone who can’t see the benefit in the latest teenage innovation. Three 13 and 14-year-olds in the UK have come up with a brainchild so good it’s hard for the rest of... Read More...

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Gone Too Soon: My 5 Favorite Michael Jackson Songs [Videos]
Comments (0) UR Kaleidoscope

The anniversary of Michael Jackson's death always puts me on the same emotional rollercoaster: disbelief that he's gone; pissed, knowing his death could have been prevented had the people around him had an ounce of ethics; and pure awe at how his incomparable talent is still...well, incomparable. I spent the afternoon of this... Read More...

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No Sleeep: Janet Jackson Drops Sexy New Single
Comments (0) UR Kaleidoscope

In May, Janet Jackson surprised fans with a mysterious message promising that she would be back with a new movement that would include new music and a world tour. Mutha kept her word, announcing the North American dates for her Unbreakable World Tour. With the excitement from the tour announcement barely... Read More...

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You Are Regular: Lupe Fiasco's Open Letter To White Supremacy
Comments (1) UR Affairs, UR Kaleidoscope

Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco is known for being outspoken about his religious and political beliefs, never minding any backlash it may bring from detractors. Lupe recently took to his Instagram account to pen an open letter of sorts, not to any one person, but to the concept of white supremacy. The... Read More...

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Proud Papa: UR Fave Dads On Father's Day
Comments (0) UR Kaleidoscope, UR Men

Celebs went into cuteness overload for Father's Day and we were present for all the father-son and daddy-daughter bonding. Check out a few Father's Day flicks from your industry faves... A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Jun 21, 2015 at 10:02am PDT The world's coolest dad, Jay Z, treated daughter Blue Ivy... Read More...

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UR Men: Father's Day Gift Ideas Any Dad Will Appreciate
Comments (0) UR Men, UR Renewal

Ties may never go out of style, but they are a bit too buttoned-up of a gift for many cool dads. Loosen up your gift ideas this Father’s Day for the man in your life. Whether you’re buying for your own father or your husband or boyfriend, gift him with... Read More...

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Golden State Warriors Win 2015 NBA Title
Comments (0) UR Kaleidoscope

The Golden State Warriors won their first NBA title in 40 years, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-97 in game six. Cleveland's prodigal son LeBron James gave it his best, playing with little help from his team, especially by NBA Finals standards. The self-proclaimed "best player in the world" finished the game... Read More...

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Jhene Aiko Remembers Tupac Shakur
Comments (0) UR Kaleidoscope

Jhene Aiko was still just a babe when Tupac Shakur died, but that doesn't mean little 8-year-old Jhene was too young to feel the late rapper-actor's influence. In a recent interview with MTV News, Aiko recalls, "I was born in ’88, so when ’Pac was at his prime, I was still a toddler,... Read More...

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The Curious Case Of Rachel Dolezal
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Of all the insufferable instances of cultural misappropriation endured, none of them is more strange than what Rachel Dolezal has given us. One day we were all justifiably pissed off about cops acting like savages at a child's pool party in McKinney, Texas, when out of nowhere, a white woman in... Read More...

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