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I can’t begin to count the number of times I’ve been told over the years that I have a “Cali vibe,” or asked… Read More

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How to Make Your Dreams a Reality

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How to Make Your Dreams a Reality

by Julia A. Wilson

In 1992, after Rodney King was brutally beaten by police officers in Los Angeles, California, who were subsequently acquitted… Read More

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A friend said recently, “Once you’ve been to one island in the Caribbean, you’ve been to them all.” Stunned… Read More

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Aries (March 21st to April 19th) You gotta be willing to lose yourself to gain yourself…or another. Aries, are you… Read More

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A Conversation with Tina Knowles: "Celebrate the Gift in Every Child"

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She is the mother of pop superstars and a force in her own right. But long before we knew her name—or her Read More

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'Mamas Day' Celebrates Motherhood Outside the Boxes

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Mother's Day cards and other holiday merchandise have long lacked the diversity that reflects the true makeup of this country… Read More

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Hennessy Kicks off Summer with Swank Men's Grooming Event

Earlier this week, Hennessy partnered with styling agency Thomas Faison to host a private men’s grooming event at NYC barber… Read More

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Are You Giving Your Rights for Facebook “Likes”?

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Ah, Facebook! That magical place where Read More

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A Shanghai Surprise [PHOTOS]

EXPAT DIARIES:
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Make My Mother's Day Count This Year

by Asha French

I hope I don’t get those generic Mother’s Day texts from people who haven’t seen about me in years. Those three… Read More

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