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Happy Halloween: Last-Minute Costumes for Those Who Really Don't Give a Shit
Comments (0) UR Kaleidoscope

If you're one of those people who enjoys the festivity of Halloween, but couldn't care less about the costume aspect of the holiday, you're in luck. We've scoured the Web looking for some very simple yet still creative costumes that'll get you into the good Halloween parties and help you... Read More...

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Helping People or Helping Companies Sit Pretty in Pink?
Comments (0) UR Renewal

The old idiom “in the pink” means to be in good health, so it stands to reason that pink would be the color used to dress the public fight for better health for women and men with breast cancer. But is this color, and the ideal behind it, associated with... Read More...

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Why Shoot the Messenger? Charles Barkley on Race in America
Comments (0) UR Kaleidoscope, UR Men

The internet, and Black people in particular, was set ablaze by retired NBA player and sports commentator Charles Barkley last Thursday. Barkley's very candid interview with radio host Anthony Gargano left a strong distaste on the mental palates of some folks. A known facilitator of non-politically correct opinions, Barkley publicly outed... Read More...

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The Backpack Generation and the Evolution of Hip Hop
Comments (0) UR Kaleidoscope

A round of applause is in order for the conscious rappers, urban hippies, and underground backpackers that transposed their ideals and lyrical taste onto our impressionable youth. For years it's seemed as though future generations were doomed to a legacy of crass lyrics and misogynistic rhymes accompanied by raunchy videos of... Read More...

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Work Struggle: Close Quarters with the Coworker from Hell
Comments (4) UR Renewal

We've all come across a coworker who doesn't seem to understand the concept of boundaries. UR contributor Aisha Boyd had to ditch office pleasantries with an overbearing coworker for the sake of her own sanity... As I am writing this, my co-worker is hawking down my back, waiting for me to... Read More...

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Mommy Dearest: Why Can't Some Mothers Stay in Their Lane?
Comments (1) UR Kaleidoscope

The Hollywood cast of Love & Hip Hop is acting up and exposing all their dirty laundry to ensure some leverage for season two negotiations. Of course, no season of Love & Hip Hop would be complete without the antics of someone's over-the-top momma, and this season is no different. Following the... Read More...

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Does Anyone Still Care About Getting Married?
Comments (3) UR Renewal, UR Romance

With student loans and low job employment numbers, Millennials have a lot more important things to worry about these days than marriage. However, with the divorce rates high and the marriage rates low, it's a wonder if they care about marriage at all anymore. Earlier this year, Pew Research Center reported... Read More...

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Time to Make Your Next Big Move
Comments (0) UR Renewal

A city rich in culture, music, and food, Philadelphia has been a great place to live and grow up. Everyone I truly love is right here and I went to college just an hour and a half away. Philly is a budding hub for Millennials and young professionals from all... Read More...

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Sarcasm: Orgasm for The Contemptuous
Comments (0) UR Renewal

It’s hard for someone like me—so adept at picking up and serving sarcasm—to think that there are people out there like TV character Sheldon Cooper, head geek on The Big Bang Theory, who don’t get or recognize sarcasm because they’re not in tune with social cues or skilled at the... Read More...

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The November Midterm Elections: What You Need to Know
Comments (0) UR Affairs

You may or may not have noticed, but there is an election coming up. Yes, an important one. The years in which the presidential position isn’t up for grabs often get ignored, but that doesn’t mean they don’t matter. Here’s what’s at stake this year and what it could mean... Read More...

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DIY With Francesca: How to Go Organic, Part 1
Comments (0) UR Home, UR Renewal

Toxic chemicals and GMOs, carcinogens and preservatives, killer ingredients on the loose in our food and our personal care products. The cat’s out of the bag, but what do we as consumers do with all this shit? Let’s break it down and get you started on the track to clean... Read More...

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Selfish Friends: When It's Time to Cut Them Off
Comments (5) UR Renewal, UR Romance

I was taught as a young woman that first impressions are everything. Now, as a grown-ass adult of sound mind, I’ve come to learn that “first impressions” are just that, first impressions. To really know someone is to be around them under a number of circumstances. And as the old... Read More...

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UR Opinion: Breast Cancer Awareness is Not About Breasts
Comments (0) UR Affairs, UR Renewal

Yes, you heard me right. Breast cancer awareness is not about breasts. It’s not about running marathons and stocking up on new accessories in garish pink. It’s not about “saving the ta-tas” or whatever other cutesy campaign takes over the dialogue every October. Breast cancer awareness is not about saving... Read More...

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Profession of Aggression: The NFL and Domestic Violence
Comments (0) UR Affairs, UR Kaleidoscope

Let's train them to be aggressive, put them in an arena against hungry and equally aggressive counterparts, and then expect them to play nice. No, I'm not talking about a Pit Bull. I'm talking about a professional football player. In the past several weeks the NFL has come under fire for... Read More...

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UR Beauty: 10 Life-Saving Beauty Hacks
Comments (0) UR Beauty

You can Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest all the beauty recipes you want, but let’s be real—not everyone has the time or patience to spend hours whipping up elaborate DIY concoctions. Fortunately, you don’t need lots of time or money to DIY with the best of them. Here are 10 indispensable... Read More...

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UR People Poll: Which Ethnic Identity Do You Use to Describe Yourself?
Comments (2) UR Affairs, UR Kaleidoscope

Raven-Symoné caused a stir when she appeared on Where Are They Now and said she was not interested in being labeled, specifically as "gay" or "African-American," preferring the term "American" over the latter. While plenty of people were supportive of Symoné's stance, many were upset with what seemed to be dismissal of... Read More...

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[Deep Sigh] Elle Magazine: Timbs Trend About to Explode
Comments (2) UR Style

Elle Magazine suffered a well-deserved Internet dragging when editor Danielle Prescod called Timberland boots the new fashion shoe for winter. In an obvious lapse in fashion judgment (or at the very least, a lack of research), Prescod wrote: "This season, I predict a similar ascent to fashion greatness for the classic... Read More...

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Raven-Symoné: I'm Tired of Being Labeled
Comments (0) UR Kaleidoscope

When former child star Raven-Symoné sat with Oprah Winfrey on Where Are They Now, she spoke openly about her career and what it was like growing up in the spotlight. She credited her parents for keeping her grounded no matter what, by letting her know that no matter what television show her... Read More...

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Shoe Game: Giuseppe Zanotti's Kim Kardashian-Inspired Shoe
Comments (0) UR Kaleidoscope, UR Style

Kim Kardashian West's influence on fashion seems to have no end in sight. Now, shoe king Giuseppe Zanotti has included shoes inspired by KKW in his latest capsule collection. The reality TV star is a certified muse, with top designers from Balmain's Olivier Rousteing to Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci eating out of... Read More...

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A Different Kind of Nude: Nubian Skin Gives Brown-Skin Women Real Options
Comments (0) UR Beauty, UR Style

If you're a brown girl who's ever tried to shop for something "nude," whether it's pumps, makeup or lingerie, you know it's not easy, as industry-standard nude tends to lean on the paler end of the complexion spectrum. Thankfully, lingerie brand Nubian Skin has come to the rescue and launched a... Read More...

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Bra Cam Puts Oglers on Blast for a Good Cause
Comments (0) UR Affairs, UR Renewal

If you're a woman who's blessed in the cleavage department you're probably used to your breasts getting a lot of attention, whether welcome or unwelcome. Those kinds of awkward stares or quick glances are exactly what Nestlé Fitness used to raise awareness for breast cancer. To drive home the importance of... Read More...

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UR Trends: Oversized Coats
Comments (0) UR Style

A perfectly tailored coat is a wardrobe staple, but this season is all about oversized outerwear. Remember back in the day when it was cool to wear everything five sizes larger than your actual size? Those days may be behind us, but one of the season's best styles in outerwear is... Read More...

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Michael Dunn Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder for Killing Jordan Davis
Comments (0) UR Affairs

A Jacksonville jury found Michael Dunn guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. Though it would seem that a case such as this would inevitably end in a guilty verdict, when it comes to black boys dying for no justifiable reason at the hands of white... Read More...

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Takeover: Black Women on Network TV’s Fall Lineup
Comments (0) UR Kaleidoscope

It seems the beautiful hues and aptitudes of black actresses are finally being recognized and celebrated, as ABC and Fox lead the charge in igniting racial diversity on network television by releasing a fall lineup shining with strong African-American talent. Welcome to ShondaLand Although Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes is routinely indisposed when interviews... Read More...

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