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

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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

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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...