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Style By The 'Gram: Kelly Rowland
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Lovers, did you happen to witness the slayage recently served by Kelly Rowland? We don’t like to judge like Judy, but shame on you if you scrolled past all of the fabulosity Kelly Rowland gave last week. Check out some of Kelly's beautiful Instagram photos... #lanvin #pfw16 A photo posted by kellyrowland (@kellyrowland) on Mar... Read More...

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UR Style File: The Obama's State Dinner Slayage
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For the past seven years, we've watched Barack Obama hang a suit as well as any male model on a European runway while First Lady Michelle Obama's endless slayage earned her the top spot on the list of most stylish first ladies in U.S. history—a spot that has belonged to Jacqueline Kennedy... Read More...

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Dark Waters: Why We Need To Keep Talking About Flint, MI
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The mainstream media has hardened a lot of city dwellers with its tendency to latch onto a new “crisis” in America every week and then drop it within days. Flint, however, was not one of those stories. The reason it persisted in the media so long is because it was—and is—a... Read More...

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No New Friends: How I Became Cool With My Boyfriend's Ex
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I was cool with a boyfriend’s ex before. A lot of women cannot fathom being in the same room as the woman who once owned their bae’s heart, let alone being cordial towards them. But for me, it wasn’t hard—that is, until I found out who she really was. I happily... Read More...

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UR Style File: The 2016 Academy Awards
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Perhaps it was all the #OscarsSoWhite controversy surrounding the 88th Annual Academy Awards, but this year's red carpet seemed a bit subdued in the glamour department. Yes, there were pretty dresses. But many starlets seemed to be using their Oscar looks as some sort of silent protest that said, "We know we're... Read More...

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The 2016 Academy Awards:
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Even if you wanted to join Jada, Will, and Spike and "boycott" the Academy Awards this year for lacking in the diversity department, you were still tempted to tune in just to see what Chris Rock would be giving. Whoever decided to get Rock on board to host the Oscars probably thought the no-fucks-given comedian could recapture... Read More...

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Music Industry Fail: Why I Believe And Support Kesha
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Pop star Kesha, after spending some much-needed time away from the spotlight, had everyone talking when she showed up for last spring’s New York Fashion Week with a totally revamped look. Her front-row appearances had people convinced she was poised to make a comeback. Modern classics like candy-colored leather jackets and... Read More...

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UR Trends: See Which Labels Nailed Our Fave Trends At New York Fashion Week
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I always get a warm-and-fuzzy feeling inside when each season of Fashion Week rolls around, but nothing gets me more excited than the unveiling of the Fall/Winter 2016 collections at New York Fashion Week. Here are four trends that are non-negotiable must-haves for next season. More Sheer Genius The sheer trend is still winning as an ultra sexy... Read More...

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New Millennial Politics: The Agency of Fear, Part III
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  Keep America Safe? According to statistics from the PEW Research Center, the U.S. has some of the worst voter turnout results in the world. And in 2014, our voter turnout for midterm elections was the lowest it had been since WWII. For a nation so concerned with our national security that... Read More...

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Long Hair Don't Care: How I Maintain My Growing Strands
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I told myself that 2016 would be the year I make an effort to maintain my personal social media sites, knowing that social media is how my mom spies on me keeps up with my life on the West Coast. I still suck at posting, but when I do take selfie moments,... Read More...

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UR Quiz: What Do Your Beauty Choices Say About Your Presidential Vote?
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Logically, your makeup has nothing to do with your voting tendencies. But there’s not much logic in American politics these days, so let’s have some fun!   1.  What’s your fave going-out eye look? A. A classic, simple cat eye. B. Bold winged liner with a complimentary neutral shadow. C. Just mascara; long lashes attract... Read More...

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UR Trends: Sexy Rings And Things
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 I firmly believe that gifts given to one's self are the best gifts, so if you don't have anyone to trick on you this Valentine's Day, you can still uphold the tradition of gift giving by treating yourself to a piece of sexy, ultra-feminine jewelry—a trend we’re present for...   Chain Reaction Thin, tiered necklaces are the... Read More...

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UR Recipes: Chocolate All Day
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Chocolate for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? We're not here to judge. Whether you're in it for the Valentine's Day romance or you just love the sweet stuff, here's a chocolate fix for any time of day. Breakfast At home. Brew a cup of Guatemalan roast, which is easy to find at the grocery store. Since it is breakfast,... Read More...

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New Millennial Politics: The Agency of Fear, Part II
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The scale of the terrorist attacks in Paris last November reminded people that mass acts of terror in which hundreds of people are killed are possible. It is not exclusive to what we consider the East. Europe is vulnerable and by extension, so too is the United States. We fear what... Read More...

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Leaving Your Blanket Cave: Battling Seasonal Affective Disorder
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To give you an accurate picture of my life this winter, I signed up for a half marathon training session and almost skipped the kick-off group run on Saturday. You see, I've been having this warm love affair with someone I’ll call Mike. That’s short for microfiber blanket. He may look... Read More...

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Valentine's Day Antics: Celebrating Single In Style
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The hopeless romantic in me never cared much for Valentine’s Day. Granted, I haven’t spent Valentine’s Day alone in years, but any one of my exes can attest to me having never made a fuss about the holiday. I was good with a thoughtful card, some flowers, which I welcome... Read More...

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Formation: Beyoncé Drops Surprise New Single
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Beyoncé hadn't dropped a new single in over a year, which had many wondering why she was chosen to perform at this year's Super Bowl. Her contribution to Coldplay's "Hymn for the Weekend" is cool, but we don't live in a world where a Beyoncé performance is little more than singing background vocals for... Read More...

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UR Men: Nate Parker And A New
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I learned of a film called The Birth of a Nation while taking a course in college on the history of black people in the film industry. The professor introduced the 1915 film by D.W. Griffith as the first black film, though the film’s black characters were being played by... Read More...

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Style By The 'Gram: Bloggers Edition
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True fashionistas have a warm spot in our hearts for other women with impeccable style, having no problem giving credit when it’s due. Fashion bloggers are today's go-to style influencers, and this week, we’d like to show love to the women who have turned their personal style expertise into social media gold.   Currently on blog... Read More...

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UR Culture: Diversity Wins At The 2016 SAG Awards
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The Screen Actors Guild proved that mixing things up a little is not only possible when recognizing Hollywood achievement, it's a welcomed breath of fresh air. For all the criticism the Academy received for being "so white" with this year's Oscar nominations, the 2016 SAG Awards celebrated a night of inclusion that makes Oscar look even more... Read More...

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#WhosStaceyDash: Gabrielle Union Won The Internet
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In case you missed it, Gabrielle Union won the Internet on Tuesday, when she snatched every strand of hair off Stacey Dash's confused head with one simple question: Who's Stacey Dash? When a reporter at Sundance asked Gabrielle how she felt about Clueless actress Stacey Dash's latest rant about shutting down BET and... Read More...

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New Year, No Worries: There Doesn't Have To Be A 2.0 Version Of You
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As the New Year’s confetti falls from all of those resolutions, it’s a good time to consider your progress. Have you made it to SoulCycle class five times a week? Are you starting each day with a healthy blend of kale, Greek yogurt, and quinoa? How’s that Pinterest-inspired vision board... Read More...

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UR Recipes: Raw Kale With Romesco Sauce
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Wondering how to make all that raw kale you’re supposed to be eating taste better? This romesco sauce—a simple pepper-based dark sauce—is great with fish, but it’s also one of those rare things makes raw kale delicious, even for the non-kale-obsessed. Ingredients 1 slice of toasted sourdough 3 cloves garlic 3/4 cup almonds 1 medium red... Read More...

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#OscarsSoWhite: The Oscars And The Boycott
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I don’t watch a lot of movies. I’ve studied storytelling and I have a surprising number of friends who work with film, so I appreciate good cinema when I see it. That makes me pretty damn selective when it comes to what I watch. And that selectiveness makes it easy to... Read More...

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