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America Has a Human Trafficking Problem and Homeless Youths Are the Most Vulnerable

Portraits of 22 different women lined the walls of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in June. The temporary photography installation featured a diverse group of women, holding onto a symbol of who they are and...

Taraji P. Henson Plays a Hit Woman In ‘Proud Mary’ Trailer

The influence of the 1970s Blaxploitation era of filmmaking on popular culture has been evident for some time now. From movies like "Austin Powers in Goldmember" and "Jackie Brown" to the no-nonsense pimp persona popularized...

Texas Sheriff’s Office Fires Deputy Who Was Indicted for Murder In Denny’s Chokehold Death

The Texas deputy officer who was indicted for her involvement in the chokehold death of a Hispanic man at Denny's has been fired, the Harris County Sheriff's Office announced. According to a press release, Chauna...

OWN Orders Dramedy Series from Power Couple Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil

Black Girl Magic is constantly being curated in the offices of OWN, the highest-rated cable network among Black women, and it is only going to get better. Mara Brock Akil has signed on to work...

Amanda Lepore Hints at Tryst with Kanye West, Says He Married Woman with ‘Similar...

After a public breakdown and a low-profile stay in the Hamptons, Kanye West stayed mostly out of the spotlight, but for a brief moment, attention was back on him after Amanda Lepore, transgender model...

Malcolm D. Lee, Universal Pictures Team Up As Director Inks First-Look Deal

The Universal Pictures family just got bigger by one person. The film studio signed a first-look production deal with writer-director-producer Malcolm D. Lee and his Blackmaled Productions. The deal gives the company first dibs on...

Signed, Sealed, Delivered — He’s Yours! Stevie Wonder Marries Longtime Girlfriend

His cherie amour! Stevie Wonder tied the knot with his fiancée Tomeeka Robyn Brac, over the July 15 weekend at The Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, People reported. The star-studded nuptials were said to have...

Chance the Rapper Endures a Twitter Storm After Claims That He Doesn’t Pay Producers

Nobody in the music industry is safe from backlash and conflict. J.U.S.T.I.C.E League reignited their feud with Chance the Rapper over the weekend, calling out the Chicago rapper on skipping payments, after discovering he planned to help save...

Asia Newson is a 13-Year-Old Entrepreneur Who Has Discovered a Sweet Spot Selling Scented...

Family traditions encapsulate history, culture and a positive source of identity. Strong familial bonds can be built around these traditions, especially between generations, creating a direct link to those before us. Some families pass...

Airbnb Host Who Refused Guest Based on Race Must Pay $5K, Take Asian-American Studies...

UCLA law student Dyne Suh and her friends excitedly headed towards Big Bear, Calif., in February, where they had reserved an Airbnb rental for a relaxing weekend amidst flash flood warnings and heavy snowfall....

If You’re Tired of Constantly Replacing Lost Hair Barrettes, This 10-Year-Old CEO Has Just...

Moms are often breaking their backs over their young daughter’s hair, making sure the styles they craft are just right. Many of these looks are finished off with a brightly colored barrette that clips onto...

Meet the Parents Behind the Yummy Mitt, a Unique Teething Tool for Babies That’s...

Characterized by tears, drool and crankiness, an infant's teething phase is one of the most trying times for any parent. The experience was no different for Tara and Carl Darnley, who went through this painful period with...

The Stigma of Mental Illness Often Prevents Many from Seeking Help But This Young...

In 2009, Garren Fain moved from Columbia, S.C., where a new job opportunity awaited his mom in Atlanta, Ga. He was in seventh grade when his familiarity with the world was abruptly shifted. “I moved...

Mama Knows Best: Beyoncé and Solange Get Their Confidence — and Their Pro-Blackness —...

There's no question that the Knowles sisters are unapologetically Black. The proof is in the albums they've released throughout their musical careers, most notably Solange's "A Seat at the Table" and Beyoncé's "Lemonade." The...

This 9-Year-Old Virginia Student Runs a Successful Bath Products Business and Maintains an A...

With rows of vegetable-filled wooden crates, homemade products and local art, farmers markets offer a wide variety of products for visitors but have never generally been known as a source of entrepreneurial inspiration. Nine-year-old Jelani...

Taraji P. Henson Praises Cardi B In Sweet Instagram Message

  Cardi B. is the recipient of a lot of love these days, with Taraji P. Henson becoming the latest admirer with words of praise for the stripper-turned-rapper. The Bronx-native posted a screenshot of the Empire star's kind words...

Stay ‘Woke’: Oxford Dictionary Adds the Term to Its Catalog

The Oxford English Dictionary has expanded its definition of "woke." The previous edition, which defined the word simply as "past tense of wake," has been updated as OED has expanded the definition to also include "alert to...

Financial Abuse Is a Form of Domestic Violence and Serena Williams Wants You to...

Serena Williams after her win at the Women's Singles Final in 2015 (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)Serena Williams announced on Thursday that she would be a new ambassador for Allstate Foundation Purple Purse, an...

Chicago Man Founds Project to Help Fathers Be the Best Dad They Can Be

Seven years ago, Sheldon Smith learned he would be a father at the age of 20. After experiencing a childhood with a father who was in and out of his life, Smith decided it...

22-Year-Old Chicago Native’s Passion for Science Lead Him to Seek Cure for Colon Cancer

Keven Stonewall can track his passion for science back to the fifth grade, when his class was learning about the microscope. Stonewall fell in love with the optical instrument and rushed home to ask...

Former Miss USA Credits Her Mother with Giving Her the Courage to Debut Natural...

When Deshauna Barber was crowned Miss USA in 2016, she made history as the first active member in the military to be crowned. But it wasn’t until her final walk as she went to crown the...

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