Product Review: SheaMoisture for all your 2,000 parts

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SheaMoisture is an all natural skin and hair care line that uses the hydrating power of shea butter to hydrate every part of your dermis. What is most appealing about Shea Moisture is the use of ingredients you can pronounce, most ,if not all can be found in nature. On each product package Shea Moisture… Read more »

Boozy Brunch: Sacred Chow

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If you are an omnivore you may be hesitant to venture into your local vegan restaurant and chow down on a soy omelette or an apple beet mimosa. Sacred Chow will make a believer out of even the most skeptic carnivore. Sacred Chow is nestled on Sullivan St. right next to NYU School of Law…. Read more »

Makeup Monday: Makeup tips from Eddie Reyes

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​ Mix your concealer with a bit of eye cream. It blends better for a more smooth application. Always wash your face with cold water. Hot water turns your face red from the warmth and can show red looking vessels. Take it an extra step before a date and rub an ice cube over your… Read more »

Kardashian Kristmas photos released

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Weird Kardashian Christmas Card

It wouldn’t be a day of the week if the Kardashian name wasn’t causing some sort of controversy. The Kardashian clan has released photos from their holiday card shoot with photographer David LaChapelle. The photos don’t exactly ring of holiday cheer with broken mannequins, old tabloid magazines and Kris Jenner caught in some glass case…. Read more »

Fitness Friday: Workouts for the woman on the go

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Now that you’ve stuffed your face and the guilt is setting in, set off that guilt by including these workout routines that provide high impact calisthenics in short time periods. These are not complete workout resolutions but they will keep your body active. Incorporating a 15-30 minute workout in your daily routine will not only… Read more »

Best professional organizations for black women

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With the year coming to a close and new year a signal of new beginnings, why not take an opportunity to challenge yourself and develop new or already existing skills. One way to get the process going is by becoming a part of an professional organization.   National Coalition of 100 Black Women advocates for women of color… Read more »

Highlights from the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade

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Every year on Thanksgiving thousands of people flood sixth avenue in New York City’s Herald Square to gaze in amazement at massive balloons in the form of their favorite fictional characters. For many it’s a tradition, either newly started or continued from generations past. If you weren’t in New York or unable to catch the… Read more »

Macy’s Black Friday Sale

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Get an early start on your Black Friday plans, burn off some of the turkey and head to Macy’s. Incase you missed Macy’s on Thanksgiving it’s still not too late to save big on some the hottest ticket items on your list. Macy’s carries children, home goods, electronics, jewelry and everything to satisfy even the… Read more »

Stores that will remain closed on Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is a day for giving thanks and sharing with those who mean most to us. Some retailers are turning the family oriented holiday into a pre- Black Friday shopping fest. Many consumers and retail workers are very upset with retailers who will be open on Thanksgiving, taking the focus away from the true spirit of… Read more »

Talk Tuesday: Black Friday tips

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Black Friday Shopping

Before you get elbowed for an iPad or tackled for a TV we’ve created a list of tip and tricks to keep you out of harms way and get you the Black Friday. If you are going to bigger value stores like Walmart, choose one in a neighborhood that is less likely to partake in… Read more »

Hot young Hollywood: Lupita Nyong’o

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Lupita Nyong'o

Mexican born (yes Mexico) Lupita Nyong’o, has all eyes on her. Although Nyong’o was born in Mexico, she was raised in Kenya and graduated from the Yale School of Drama. It was upon her graduation from the esteemed program that Nyong’o was scooped up to star in “12 Years a Slave.”   If being a talented… Read more »

Kelly Rowland secretly engaged?

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It has been reported that singer, Kelly Rowland and manager Tim Witherspoon are currently engaged. Rumors swirled about the singer when she was caught on a Instagram sporting a diamond ring.  This isn’t Rowland’s first time at love, she was previously engaged to NFL player, Roy Williams in 2005 but broke things off. According to US Weekly… Read more »

Hottest red carpet looks from the AMAs

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Ciara rocked the red carpet in this see-through J.Mendel dress. Watch out world, Kendall Jenner is up next! Nicole Richie in Emilio Pucci 2 Chainz wearing Versace, Versace, Versace   And the show stopper of the night, Niya Rivera in Michael Kors

Fashion Forward: Idyll and Ayaan Mohallim

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Ayaan and Idyl Mohallim

Who: Idyll and Ayaan Mohallim Where: The Somali twins currently reside in Brooklyn, New York What: Mataano (translates to “twins” in Somali) is women’s contemporary ready-to-wear line started in 2008. Mataano premiered in 2009 with great reviews and showcased six collections since then during New York Fashion Week    

Fresh face of fashion: Malaika Firth

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  Malaika Firth, the 19 year old model from Barking, Essex made history when she was chosen to become the face of Prada’s F/W 2013 campaign. Although it’s a shame, Firth is the second black model to ever appear in a major Prada ad. Super model Naomi Campbell was the first.      Firth will… Read more »

Get the Look: Beyoncé rocks Jay Z’s Holiday Collection

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Beyoncé supported her husband’s controversial clothing collaboration with luxury retailer Barneys New York. The collection features a $33K watches, hats and Cohiba comador. Jay Z is moving full force with the collection despite the negative press surrounding Barneys New York. The rapper expressed that the collection benefits a good cause and that people should look at the bigger picture. Below… Read more »

Healthy Hair Thursdays: All natural hair care at LUSH

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LUSH Shampoo Bar

 The quest to find quality, natural hair care products at reasonable prices can be a daunting task. LUSH cosmetics has made the search a little easier by providing hair care products that  give your hair and scalp nutrients and moisture. Their products are made for a range of hair types and textures finding the right one… Read more »