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The Soapbox: Natural Hair, Like Recycling, Is Not A Lifestyle Choice For Everyone

Oprah's Afro
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Check out Oprah's huge-ass Afro on the cover of O Magazine. Read More »
"I Love My Hair"
Watch "Sesame Street" school black girls on the beauty of their hair. Read More »
On Black Hair And Exercise
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One woman's thoughts on black hair and working out. Read More »
The Soapbox: Natural Hair, Like Recycling, Is Not A Lifestyle Choice For Everyone

For the last several years, natural hair “trends” have been on the rise for African-American and other women in the U.S. Just last week, Oprah graced the cover of O Magazine donning an enormous Afro, much bigger than the one she wore in the late ’70s when she first started on primetime. Oprah’s gesture pays tribute to the millions of women who have tossed relaxers and weaves to the side and embraced their own hair — their natural hair.

As I wrote last spring, women of African decent, and some others too, sometimes use a product called a perm to make their hair “more manageable.” These began as a trend in the 1920s so blacks (both men and women) could more readily assimilate into white culture and evade the detriments of racism. If you’ve ever read or watched The Autobiography of Malcolm X, you’ll remember the scene in which he dunked his head in a toilet bowl to find reprieve from the smoldering “conk” (what a perm used to be called) he was using to straighten his hair.

Oprah’s hair was a wig designed by lock guru Andre Walker but the idea of it still persists – Afros, and other natural hairstyles are here to stay … or are they? Keep reading »

Oprah’s “Fat,” So Racism Can’t Be That Bad, Says Rush Limbaugh

Oprah's Award
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She's getting the Presidential Medal Of Freedom. Read More »
Oprah's Afro
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Check out Oprah's huge-ass Afro on the cover of O Magazine. Read More »
Oprah & The N-Word
Oprah on the N-word
How Oprah got her friends to stop using the slur. Read More »
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  • While recently shopping in Zurich, Switzerland, a shop clerk refused to show Oprah Winfrey a purse because it was “too expensive.” But Rush Limbaugh wants to assure us all that this didn’t happen because of racism against Black women, but because Oprah is “fat.” [Media Matters For America]
  • Corporate lobbyists representing Macy’s and Kroger got the Texas governor to veto an equal pay bill. [The Daily Beast]
  • Listen to so-called “crisis pregnancy centers” in Virginia lie to women about how abortions ruin relationships, the birth control pill causes breast cancer, and condoms don’t protect against STDs. [Cosmopolitan, The Nation]
  • Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) has called for San Diego mayor Bob Filner to resign following double-digit allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment. [Talking Points Memo]
  • 10 tips for keeping your man happy … courtesy of the 1950s. [Mental Floss] Keep reading »

Oprah Winfrey To Receive Presidential Medal Of Freedom

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  • Oprah Winfrey is among this year’s honorees to receive the Presidential Medal Of Freedom, the nation’s highest honor for civilians. Winfrey will be one of four Black recipients of the medal. Astronaut Sally Ride, the first woman in outer space and the first known gay astronaut, will posthumously receive a medal. [The Root, LGBTQ Nation]
  • One in three young women are using withdrawal as their contraceptive method, according to a new study in the Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. LADIES! Do y’all want to get pregnant? NOT A RELIABLE METHOD! [US News & World Reports]
  • Comic bros says sexism is no big deal. [Think Progress]
  • Here are some possible new rules the Pentagon has come up with to curb sexual assaults in the military and hold perpetrators accountable. [New York Times] Keep reading »

Oprah Poses On The Cover Of “O” Magazine In An Afro

Oprah & The N-Word
Oprah on the N-word
How Oprah got her friends to stop using the slur. Read More »
Get Oprah-fied
Of course you need a sweatshirt with Oprah's face on it. Read More »
Oprah's Foreskin Scandal
Oprah Winfrey uses moisturizer made out of penis foreskin. Read More »
TSA Searches Afro
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Has the TSA been singling out black women with natural hair? Read More »
  • Oprah’s had a lot of different looks on the cover of O magazine and her latest is a huuuge Afro. I like! [Racked]
  • Alex Rodriguez has been suspended without pay for the rest of the 2013 season for using performance-enhancing drugs. [US Weekly]
  • Is Rihanna snorting cocaine in this video? I hope not, Ri! [Mstarz]
  • Kanye will perform “Black Skinhead” at MTV’s upcoming VMAs. Let me guess, this is when Kim will make her big post-baby debut? [Daily Swarm]
  • Valeria Lukyanova, a “real life human Barbie,” said she frequently has out-of-body experiences and communicates with aliens.  Also, she declined to answer whether her husband is a human. [Daily Beast]

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Oprah Got Her Friends To Stop Using The N-Word

On The N-Word
Madame Noire asks why some white people want to say the n-word so bad. Read More »
Tweets The N-Word
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Why did Gwyneth Paltrow tweet the n-word at a concert? Read More »
Rihanna Called N-Word
Jackie magazine refers to Rihanna as "N----Bitch." Read More »

“You cannot be my friend and use that word around me. It shows my age, but I feel strongly about it. … I always think of the millions of people who heard that as their last word as they were hanging from a tree.”

– Oprah Winfrey stars in the upcoming Lee Daniels film “The Butler,” about a Black man who works in the White House, and explained in an interview with Parade how she got Daniels to stop saying the N-word, as he put it, “quite a bit.” I don’t think Oprah’s opinion about that slur are showing her age; instead they show her commitment to social justice. Elsewhere in the interview, she is asked about what young people know about the civil rights movement today: “They don’t know diddly-squat. Diddly-squat!” [Parade] [Image via Fame/Flynet]

This Oprah’s Face Sweatshirt Is My Everything

Oprah Got "Terryied"
Terry Richardson got to Oprah. Read More »
Rihanna Talks To Oprah
A preview of Oprah's interview with Rihanna! Read More »
Oprah Meets The Jacksons
Eight surprising things Oprah uncovered about the Jackson family. Read More »
Oprah Talks To Lea T
Oprah talks to the transexual model, Lea T. Read More »

I don’t really watch OWN, Oprah’s network-facing grasp at world domination, so I really miss my daily 4 p.m. check in with OWins. It seems I’m not the only one, as the folks over at Beloved have fashioned a sweatshirt from Ms. Winfrey’s face. Writ large across the body of the sweatshirt, this garment says, “I have no problems wearing someone else’s face all over my body.” If my life had gone in a different direction, one in which novelty sweatshirts were my main source of amusement, I would buy up everything on this site. [$59, Beloved]

People Are Pissed That Oprah Winfrey Uses Moisturizer Made With Foreskin

Home Circumcision
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This lady performed a home circumcision on an infant! Read More »
Oprah Got "Terryied"
Terry Richardson got to Oprah. Read More »

Oprah made an appearance in Vancouver yesterday, with tickets going for upwards of $350. But not everyone was overjoyed about the Big O’s Canadian visit. Glen Callender, founder of the Canadian Foreskin Awareness Project, was there, along with his supporters, to protest Oprah’s endorsement of SkinMedica, a line of beauty products made with  “foreskin fibroblast.” Winfrey has called the product her “magic fountain of youth and miracle wrinkle cream.” Callender compared Oprah’s endorsement of SkinMedica to the condoning female genital mutilation. Keep reading »

Oprah Winfrey Got The Terry Treatment ― Where Do We Go From Here?

She's Still Got It
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Watch and learn... Read More »
Terry Shoots Kate Upton
Check out this nipple-icious outtakes from the photoshoot. Read More »
Chloe Sevigny As Terry
Chloe Sevigny as Terry Richardson photo
Chloe Sevigny goes drag for Candy magazine. Read More »

Terry fucking Richardson, get your dirty, high-contrast hands off of Oprah Winfrey! [Photo: Terry Richardson/Harper's Bazaar]

See Oprah’s Reality Show Winner Zach Anner’s New Show, “Rollin’ With Zach”

Travel Diary: Paris!
Travel with Winona to Paris! Read More »
Travel Diary: I Heart Italy
Hang with Winona in Italy! Read More »
Travel Diary: Montana
Head to Montana with Winona--by train. Read More »
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We fell in love with Zach Anner when we saw his early submission to Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network’s “Next Reality Star” competition. Wheelchair-bound Zach, who was born with cerebral palsy, wanted to make a travel show, showing that his disability wasn’t going to stop him from exploring the world around him. Zach won us — and about a zillion other fans — over with his quirky humor, and lucky for him and all of us, Zach got his own show. These days he’s traversing the globe filming “Rollin’ With Zach.” Check out a short teaser above — featuring a theme song by John Mayer. [Oprah]

Oprah’s Still Got It

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While some see Oprah’s fire walk as a publicity stunt to save OWN’s plummeting ratings, I see it as a sign that she hasn’t changed at all. She’s still the badass that took over daytime television and she intends to stay that way. She wouldn’t be Oprah if she didn’t come onstage with a wagon of fat, or live as a colonial woman for a week, or go on a road trip with Gayle, her not-lesbian lover. That is what Oprah does. She goes big. She makes noise. She goes to Anthony Robbins’ “Unleash Your Power Within” seminars and walks on hot coals to prove that those who achieve greatness take action. I refuse to hate on that. Mind over matter, girl! Show those coals who’s boss! [Limelife]

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