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Maui Bigelow is PHAT Girl Fresh. With over 180K social media followers and counting, PHAT Girl Fresh delivers hot, truthful and thought-provoking content to empower curvy, voluptuous women. Maui’s brutally honest approach is not sugarcoated; however, her message will make you fall in love and engage you in anticipation for her next post. PHAT is…

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Since childhood, writing has always been a therapeutic outlet for Holly Charles. Whether writing music, poetry or prose, the power of language has always intrigued her and served as a way to examine parts of herself and express her innermost thoughts. After a brief career in television production, the graduate of Prairie View A&M University’s English master’s program found her…

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According to the White House, yesterday The U.S. Navy promoted Vice Adm. Michelle Howard to admiral, making her the first female four-star officer in the Navy’s 236 year history. Adm. Howard, who will be the first African American woman to command a Navy ship, will become deputy chief of naval operations, plans and strategy, according to a…

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  Scientists have just released a damning study that suggests strongly that childhood physical and sexual abuse has a direct link to a condition that’s become a national medical emergency: obesity Researchers from Boston University said that higher levels of childhood physical or sexual abuse are associated with an increased risk for obesity among adult African American…

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I think about Black Girls Rock and the whole concept of the power behind the music and rock ‘n’ roll and the women entertainers who are the embodiment of current day womanhood, and think about those who have provided inspiration for generations to follow. And when I do,   rivulets of tears run from my eyes…

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Research recently publishes shows that blacks and women and other minority ethnic groups have collectively lost ground in their level of representation in America’s corporate boardrooms over the past few years. The study, titled Missing Pieces: Women and Minorities on Fortune 500 Boards, found that six years after a similar census, white men still overwhelmingly…

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According to Dr. David R. Williams, the data that proves that African American women dying at a much higher rate during childbirth and pregnancy is not surprising. ”This pattern is not unique to childbirth,” said Williams, a professor of African and African-American studies and of sociology at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. ”It affects the…

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