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Love (Yourself) and (Then) Hip-Hop: What Stevie J’s Therapy Session Taught Us About Pain and Love

Hurt people hurt people. That was the big takeaway from Monday’s episode of “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta.” While the reality show served up its normal economy-sized helping of tomfoolery (i.e., K. Michelle randomly straddling her date, Karlie’s 22-inch eyelashes in bed), it also examined...

Beauty is Swim Deep: Why Some Black Women Can’t Stay Afloat

Another summer has come and gone, and the only way I know how to stay afloat in a large body of water is to doggy paddle. And this is from a girl whose favorite destination in the whole wide world is a white sand beach...