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Ciara has a new single, “Melanin,” which also features the likes of Lupita Nyong’o, Ester Dean, City Girls and La La. The 34-year-old singer’s new single contains an inspirational message about self-love. She told PEOPLE: “I want my fans to feel the true power of loving themselves for who they are. “Embracing not only your…

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Dr. Anthony Oro, professor of dermatology at Stanford University, recently told Good Housekeeping, when it comes to gray hair, there is a 50-50-50 rule. “Fifty percent of the population has about 50 percent gray hair at age 50,” with Caucasians going gray faster than any other race. And, if you’re a redhead, your ginger mane goes…

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For thousands of years we as a society have struggled to find new ways of marginalizing people into the most arbitrary little boxes in order to justify our pretentious preconception that we are somehow better than our peers. We have used our religions, philosophies, and most notably our skin color as mere pretext in our…

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We’ve all heard the mantra “the darker the berry, the sweeter the juice.” And it is common knowledge that melanin protects darker skin from the ravages of premature aging and too much exposure to ultraviolet sunrays. But having more melanin also helps to increase the prospect of attracting other diseases and ailments, physicians and researchers…

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