Natural or Not: A Discussion of Natural Hair vs. Weaves

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The desire for long, beautiful hair leads women down many different routes. Some women choose to achieve locks of luxury naturally, while others prefer to use enhancements to achieve their desired look more quickly. The resurgence of the natural hair movement has revived discussion about what is natural. It has also brought into question whether hair enhancements like wigs, weaves …

Discovering Treasure

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Treasure Davis is RCA’s newest singing sensation. Although technically considered a new artist, Treasure has been in the game for a while. Since she was little, Treasure grew up singing in the church, and as she got older she participated in a variety of talent shows then eventually went on to sing background for multiple artists such as Keisha Cole and …

Kanye West’s Confederate Flag Controversy

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  Everyone’s favorite ego-maniac/rapper has once again been stirring controversy this week by deciding to feature the confederate flag on all the merchandise for his prolific “Yeezus” tour. The “Southern Cross” has always held a negative connotation due to its association with slavery and white supremacy in the South, so of course this decision has been met with substantial outrage …

Feel The “Magic”

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Earvin Johnson Jr., better known by the name “Magic” for his magical basketball talent, is truly a magical human being. At a college level, Johnson was destined for greatness after leading Michigan State University to a NCAA National Championship, making him the easy choice for the #1 draft pick in the 1979 NBA draft.  Now a retired Hall of Fame …

Natural Hair DIY Styles: Curlformer Twistout

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Learn to create this fun, girly protective style just in time for winter. Things You Will Need: Shampoo Conditioner Leave in Conditioner or Moisturizer of Your Choice Oil (Olive, Coconut, Jojoba, etc) Wide Tooth Comb Hair clips Curlformers (sold at Sally’s Beauty Supply)   Steps: Start by washing hair to cleanse any product buildup from the week. Try washing in …

Hold On, We’re Going Home

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We are just a week into the new 2013-14 NBA season, and a few teams have already made some big moves. The Toronto Raptors, lately, have been making headlines news. Started from the Bottom Now, They’re Here. The Toronto Raptors latest acquisition of local rapper DRAKE has the team on a quest to be Successful. Most certainly, DRAKE is the best …

Soul TV, Black Power & Afrikan American Media Culture Of The 1970s

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When: Wednesday, November 13, 5:00pm-7:00pm Where: 1422 Melnitz Hall A panel discussion and screening featuring: Melissa Haizlip, filmmaker and producer of “Mr. Soul!: Ellis Haizlip and the Birth of Black Power TV” ; Devorah Heitner, scholar and author of “Black Power TV” (Duke 2013); Ericka Blount Danois, journalist and author of “Love, Peace, and Soul” (Backbeat, 2013). AND featuring rare archival footage of …

Poverty May Be Linked to Inadequate Brain Development in Children

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Young children who come from impoverished communities are more likely to encounter academic obstacles later in life.  Recent studies suggest that poverty may have a notable physiological impact on the brains of young children. On October 28, researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri published a study in JAMA Pediatrics journal linking inhibited brain development …