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Elizabeth Warren Proposes Canceling Student Loan Debt For Millions Of Americans

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is unveiling an ambitious higher education plan that includes canceling the student loan debt of millions of Americans and offering tuition-free public college, Refinery29 has learned.This is the latest proposal put forward by Warren, who has rolled out perhaps the most comprehensive set of policies among the cohort of 2020 presidential hopefuls. The plan, which she is introducing ahead of a CNN town hall focused on young voters Monday, also includes a sweeping set of refo...
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A Week In Brooklyn, NY On A $73,185 Salary

Welcome to Money Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Calling all entrepreneurs: We want to hear from you! If you’re a freelancer or self-employed, we’d love to feature your Money Diary. Submit here.Travel Diaries: We're looking to get the inside scoop on when, where, and how our peers are using their vacation...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Nike, Brooklyn, Broad City, Brussels, Credit Card, Mario Kart, Brooklyn Nets, Black, Sephora, Joe, Nyu, Williamsburg, MasterChef Junior, Saint Louis


I Live In Dallas — & Here's What $2,000 Will Get You

This Homey Duplex In Dallas Is $2,000 A Month In Refinery29's Sweet Digs, we take a look inside the sometimes small, sometimes spacious homes of millennial women. Today, 27-year-old Jazmine Reed-Clark and her husband Jordan Clark, 30, share their Dallas apartment.In her early twenties, Jazmine Reed-Clark was obsessed with having everything be picture-perfect. "I wanted my home to look like a magazine," she says.But over time, Jazmine started finding herself drawn to different items that d...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Spain, Indiana, Egypt, Dallas, Solange, Jordan, Serena Williams, Black, Phoebe Robinson, Jordan Clark, Issa Rae, Jazmine, Lower Greenville, Jazmine Reed Clark


Coachella 2019: Beyoncé’s presence still felt one year later

Beyoncé Knowles was not on the lineup of the 2019 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, but there’s still some Beychella magic one year after her epic headlining set. Members of the Beyhive were left buzzing this week after the midnight release of her Netflix special on Wednesday and the 2018 Beychella pyramid set, where Beyoncé held her historically black colleges and universities “Homecoming” performance, on display for this year’s attendees to view and take photographs with. “I love her,”...
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TSA admits that its pornoscanners flag Black women and others with curly hair for humiliating, invasive searches

Black women have long complained that they get flagged for secondary screening at TSA checkpoints after passing through a full-body scanner; after years of complaints, the TSA has admitted that its scanners struggle to with curled hair, and are prone to flagging anyone wearing an afro, twists, locks, braids, or other hairstyles predominantly found among Black travelers (though white travelers with long curly hair have also reported being flagged for secondary screening). Black women complai...
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The Perfect Date Shows Just How Badly Rom-Coms Still Treat Their Gay Best Friends

Warning: The Perfect Date spoilers ahead.Romantic comedies are full of tropes. It’s part of why we love them. There’s comfort in knowing there will be an epic sprint-through-a-crowd scene. Or a dramatic make-out in the rain. Or a declaration of love in an airport. Or that the main character’s one true love will be the person who annoys them the whole movie. Their soulmate was there the entire time; they just didn’t know it! Internet Boyfriend Noah Centineo ’s latest Netflix rom-com, The Perfect...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Stanford, Netflix, Yale, Sam, Billy Eichner, Judd Apatow, Pete Davidson, Black, Oliver, Lucas, Gbf, Simon, Taraji P Henson


Stacey Abrams to deliver Tougaloo commencement speech May 5

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Stacey Abrams, who ran for governor in Georgia, will deliver the Tougaloo College commencement address next month. The historically black college in Mississippi, where Abrams grew up, is also her parents’ alma mater. A Tougaloo spokeswoman on Wednesday confirmed her appearance at the May 5 ceremony. The college has an enrollment […]
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In Homecoming, Beyoncé Transforms From Superstar To Sister-Friend

The Queen has done it again. Beyoncé broke the internet overnight — not only with the expected release of her Netflix documentary Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé, which chronicles the work that went into her historic 2018 Coachella performance, but also with the surprise release of a 40-track album.We’ve used so many adjectives to describe Queen Bey (iconic, audacious, otherworldly) but one is most evident — and most significant — in Homecoming: Black.In 137 minutes, Beyoncé puts Blackness center...
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Shop Every Single Piece Of Beyoncé’s Beychella Merch

When Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter took the stage at Coachella, she brought Black history and culture to the forefront. And in between celebrating the Black college experience (specifically HBCUs), the first Black woman to ever headline the music festival championed Black bodies, feminism, activism, and her family, all while wearing a custom Balmain hoodie. Last summer, Blue Ivy’s mother released that hoodie in both yellow and pink, along with a black T-shirt featuring a sorority-inspired grap...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Beyonce, France, Netflix, Coachella, Balmain, Olivier Rousteing, Black, Mac Miller, Blue Ivy, United Negro College Fund, Mary McLeod Bethune, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles Carter, Beychella, United Negro College Fund Frederick D Patterson


Beyoncé Just Released New Homecoming Merch to Celebrate Her Netflix Film

Last year, when Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter took the stage at Coachella, she brought Black history and culture to the forefront. And in between celebrating the Black college experience (specifically HBCUs), the first Black woman to ever headline the music festival championed Black bodies, feminism, activism, and her family, all while wearing a custom Balmain hoodie. That summer, Blue Ivy’s mother released that hoodie in both yellow and pink, along with a black T-shirt featuring a sorority-in...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Beyonce, France, Netflix, Coachella, Balmain, Olivier Rousteing, Black, Blue Ivy, United Negro College Fund, Mary McLeod Bethune, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles Carter, Beychella, United Negro College Fund Frederick D Patterson, Vogue Recreating


I've Had Enough Of Films About Black Pain & Black Pain Only

What can I tell you about horror films? They make you jump, they’ll stop you from sleeping, and if you’re really lucky, they’ll terrify you so deeply that even the memory of watching the movie will make you twinge with discomfort. Fun, right? Unfortunately, there’s another symptom that has long pervaded the genre until pretty recently – Black people tend not to feature, and if they do, they’ll probably be dead in the first few minutes.It’s a cliché that the Black community has long poked fun at...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Viola Davis, Dev Patel, Black, Octavia Spencer, Cheshire, James Baldwin, Nyong, Ma, John Glenn, Regina King, Mo Nique, Jordan Peele, Tate Taylor


4 Black Women Answer The Question: Can You Braid?

Is Knowing How To Braid Important To You? Braiding is an important part of Black beauty culture. And for many Black women, the experience of getting your hair braided — whether in cornrows or for protective styles — begins in childhood and continues into adulthood. In the latest episode of Go Off Sis, four ladies reflect on their braiding memories and answer the question: Can you braid?"I have such a love-hate relationship with those memories of getting my hair braided," Sojourner Elleby...
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Stephen Hawking Celebrated With New ‘Black Hole’ 50 Pence Coin

The British Royal Mint has commemorated professor Stephen Hawking in a new 50p coin, which references the late physicist’s pioneering work on black holes. More: Edwina Ellis, The Royal Mint h/t: dezeen The honorary coin, which is available in three metal finishes, aims to celebrate the life and “ground-breaking” achievements of Hawking, who passed away in 2018. Source
Tags: Design, Stephen Hawking, Hole, Coin, Black, British Royal Mint, Edwina Ellis


Unequal Paychecks Aren't The Only Issue Facing Women Of Color

Every day across the U.S., workers get up and go to work to make a living. And yet, as we were reminded this past Equal Pay Day, not everyone is making the same amount for the same work.As it stands, women in the U.S. still make an estimated 80 cents for every dollar men earn. For women of color, the numbers are starker. Black women only make about 63 cents to a white man's dollar, and Latinas make just 53 cents. Some estimates are even lower, suggesting that women on average make when taking...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Black, Brandeis University, Rojas, Carmen Rojas, Workers Lab


What is Judicial Courage?

For the symposium on Neal Devins and Lawrence Baum's new book, The Company They Keep: How Partisan Divisions Came to the Supreme Court (Oxford University Press, 2019).           There’s little writing exploring the nature and meaning of judicial courage.   Commentators sometimes praise individual decisions as “courageous,” but that usually means the decision falls in line with the commentator’s own preferences.   More broadly, I suspect most people intuitively think judicial courage means bein...
Tags: Texas, Justice, Supreme Court, Court, Alabama, Citizens United, Johnson, Black, Branding, State, Brown, Board of Education, Alabama Senate, Baum, Federalist Society, O'Connor


What Is #OwnVoices Doing To Our Books?

In May of 2018, young adult fiction author Kosoko Jackson wrote a tweet that would come to haunt him."Stories about the civil rights movement should be written by black people. Stories of suffrage should be written by women. Ergo, stories about boys during horrific and life changing times, like the AIDS EPIDEMIC, should be written by gay men. Why is this so hard to get?"Jackson's stated belief, that stories about marginalized people should be written by authors of the same identity group, is a...
Tags: Fashion, Music, India, Jackson, Ya, Kosovo, John Green, Black, Zhao, Celeste Ng, Boyden, Ergo, Sourcebooks, Angie Thomas, Amélie Wen Zhao, Kosoko Jackson


The Best YA Books Written By Black Women That You Haven't Read Yet

Angie Thomas. Nicola Yoon. Tomi Adeyemi. Even if you’re not that into young adult literature (YA), you probably already know those three names. Their respective young-adult debuts either became blockbuster movies (Thomas’s The Hate U Give), book-club juggernauts (Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone), instantly beloved teen classics (Yoon’s Everything, Everything) or all of the above. These authors — all Black women — have dominated YA bestseller lists and changed the face of a genre that seeme...
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‘Cloak and Dagger’ Kicks Off a Strong New Season With “Restless Energy” and “White Lines”

Season 2 of Cloak and Dagger has us back in moody New Orleans with Tandy and Tyrone, and I’m excited for the ride we’ll be on. Last season was such a revelation, and I’m hoping this season won’t be any different. So far, what I’ve seen from the first two episodes, “Restless Energy” and “White Lines,” prove that we will get even more of what made last season so good, plus some surprises. Here’s how Season 2 is shaping up to be just as good as its predecessor. Tandy and Tyrone are as s...
Tags: Television, Movies, Features, New Orleans, Black, Freeform, Tyrone, Tandy, Andre, Mikayla, Brigid, Dagger, Comic Book/Superhero, TV Reviews, Cloak and Dagger, Featured Stories Sidebar


‘Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé’ Trailer: Netflix Offers a Front-Row Seat to Beyoncé’s Revolutionary Coachella Performance

If you couldn’t afford one of those pricey tickets to Coachella to see Beyoncé make history, fear not: the Queen is coming home. In less than two weeks, you can get a front-row experience to Beyoncé’s ode to black excellence with Netflix’s concert documentary Homecoming: A Film By Beyonce, which follows the artist from preparation to performance of a historic show that paid homage to America’s historically black colleges and universities. Watch the trailer below. Homecoming A Film By Beyonc...
Tags: Movies, Beyonce, Documentary, America, Netflix, Coachella, Movie Trailers, Musical, Black, Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé, Beyonce Trailer Beyoncé


T.I. & The Game Call Out Kodak Black Over Lauren London Comments

Kodak Black is becoming more known for his controversial comments instead of music recently. The Florida rapper’s latest remarks many feel have crossed the line. In an Instagram Live video, Kodak Black directs flirtatious comments to Lauren London, the girlfriend of the late Nipsey Hussle. London, who has a child with the slain rapper, is currently grieving the loss of her life partner who was gunned down just one week ago in Los Angeles. Continue after the jump…. Kodak is heard describing...
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Road to Endgame: How ‘Iron Man 3’ Forged a Unique Identity

(Welcome to  Road to Endgame , where we revisit all 22 movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and ask, “How did we get here?” In this edition:  Iron Man 3   brings a personal style to the MCU, even as it stumbles in the homestretch.) After six films culminating in an unprecedented crossover, the Marvel Cinematic Universe had arrived. The Avengers   set a new standard for summer blockbusters, though the concern going forward (for skeptics, and presumably for studio execs) was one of dimin...
Tags: New York, Movies, New York City, America, Features, Iron Man, Tennessee, John, Thor, Road, Avengers, Ben Kingsley, Marvel Studios, Black, Hogan, Tony Stark


Review: The 2019 Husqvarna Svartpilen 701

Of all the Husqvarna street bikes, none has been so hotly anticipated as the Svartpilen 701. Especially by riders who love the forward design and ride dynamics of its Vitpilen café racer sibling, but can’t get along with its ergonomics. Excitement hit fever pitch when Husqvarna announced (at EICMA last year) that the Svartpilen 701 was indeed going into production. And like its 401 stablemates, the factory bike is as close to the original jaw-dropping concept as you can get. But what’s it ...
Tags: US, Motorcycles, Ducati, Portugal, Black, Lisbon, Bosch, Husqvarna, Pirelli, Atlantic Coast, Brembo, KTM, Kiska, Motorcycle Reviews, EICMA, Vitpilen


Stacked-Up Book Thoughts: 6 Books to Read Right Now

Gawk! How can it be April already??? And it's an April without the signs of spring. Here in Pennsylvania, we're just getting crocus and haven't yet seen daffodils or forsythia. Soon, soon--I know. If you're wondering where I've been the last couple weeks, here's my sad (not really) story. March is a really busy editing month, which means I'm less inclined to read for pleasure. What's more, I read a long book and listened to a long book, which cuts down on the number of titles finished (...
Tags: Europe, Books, Australia, Pennsylvania, Alaska, Jesus, Ali Smith, Washington State, Black, Peter, Tom, Corporation, Donovan, Rachel Carson, HANNAH, Hillman


How Black-Asian Conflict Plays Out In New York City's Elite High Schools

This year, out of the 895 students accepted to Stuyvesant High School, New York City’s most selective specialized high school, only seven were Black, less than 1% of this year’s incoming freshman class. Meanwhile, 33 Latinx students (3.7%), 194 white students (21.7%), and 587 Asian students (65.6%) were also offered spots. Overall, Black and Latinx students make up 70% of the city’s public school system, but together they only represent a little over 10% of those admitted into the eight academi...
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Kamala Harris Wants To Give Teachers A Raise — Here's How

Sen. Kamala Harris announced the details of her plan to raise the average U.S. teacher's salary by $13,500 on Tuesday, according to a campaign aide. The first large-scale federal investment in teacher pay in U.S. history, it's also the first big idea of her campaign that doesn't come from her Senate legislative portfolio.The facts are staggering: Teachers, the vast majority of them women, make 11% less than people with college degrees in similar professions.There is also gender and racial dispa...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Senate, America, Los Angeles, West Virginia, States, Oklahoma, Denver, Pew Research Center, Black, Kamala Harris, Department Of Education, HARRIS, Lily Eskelsen Garcia, Scioto River


What A Digital Marketing Agency Can Advise Your Company When Choosing Colors

Colors ignite different types of emotions. Depending on which kind of feeling you plan to entice, colors are useful techniques in reaching out to your audience. Getting customers’ attention can be a challenge, but you can be more effective in this endeavor by using color theory. Many web marketing agencies, like webmarketing123, advise companies to use the right color combinations to provoke a specific response or behavior from their audience. Companies also apply color theory when it comes to ...
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Kamala Harris’ First Big Campaign Proposal: Raise Teacher Pay By $13.5K

Sen. Kamala Harris’s (D-CA) campaign fleshed out the first big policy proposal of her presidential campaign Monday morning, detailing a plan that would raise the average public school teacher pay by $13,500 per year. The proposal addresses an issue that has had growing political potency in recent years, and has led to successful strikes for higher pay from red states like West Virginia and Oklahoma to blue cities like Harris’s adopted hometown of Los Angeles. “Our country’s success is a produc...
Tags: News, America, Los Angeles, West Virginia, Dc, Oklahoma, Black, Kamala Harris, Democratic, HARRIS, Dallas Texas, 2020 Elections, Cameron Joseph, Teacher Pay, Sen Kamala Harris, 2020 Democratic Primary


How The Partisan Gerrymandering Cases Before SCOTUS Are Different This Time

The Supreme Court has for decades avoided addressing partisan gerrymandering, concerned about about meddling too much in the inherently political process of drawing state legislative and congressional districts. Their next chance to weigh in on the issue begins Tuesday, when oral arguments kick off in a trio of interrelated cases arguing that extreme partisan gerrymandering fatally undermines democracy. In 2018, to the deep disappointment of voting rights activists, the court kicked cases from...
Tags: News, Maryland, Supreme Court, Court, Gop, Wisconsin, Gerrymandering, North Carolina, Kennedy, Black, Martin O'malley, Allegra Kirkland, Democratic Party, Roberts, Gil, David Lewis


I Got Undereye Filler For My Dark Circles — & I've Never Looked Back

Danielle Gray is a 37-year-old style and beauty writer in New York City who decided to get tear trough filler to treat her dark undereye circles. The following story was told to Aimee Simeon and edited for length and clarity. I’ve had undereye circles for pretty much my entire life. I didn’t start to notice the dark hollows until I got older, but my baby photos prove that I’ve had them since birth. I’m 37 now, and while my undereye circles have never crippled my self-esteem, they have been hard...
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Redistricting Edge Saved GOP From Deeper Midterm Losses

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democrats won more votes, regained control of the U.S. House and flipped hundreds of seats in state legislatures during the 2018 elections. It was, by most accounts, a good year for the party. Yet it wasn’t as bad as it could have been for Republicans. That’s because they may have benefited from a built-in advantage in some states, based on how political districts were drawn, that prevented deeper losses or helped them hold on to power, according to a mathematical an...
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