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(Black) Girl, Unnoticed

Amanda Bennett | Posted 11.10.2016 | Black Voices
Amanda Bennett

For all the black girls who have ever pined for a white boy, only to be degraded or denied the opportunity to have a respectful and public relationship, I can say only one thing: it's not your fault. It's never been your fault.

Sometimes "Shopping Local" Means Buying Rubies, Diamonds and Pearls

Anneli Rufus | Posted 02.12.2014 | Travel
Anneli Rufus

If a place I visit happens to be associated with any type of gem or jewel, I always want to buy a few of these as souvenirs. Hey, you said "Shop local...

Interview With Critically Acclaimed Author, Alan Kaufman

Lisa Chau | Posted 03.25.2014 | Home
Lisa Chau

Alan Kaufman, the Bronx-born son of a French-Jewish Holocaust survivor, is author of the critically acclaimed memoirs Jew Boy and Drunken Angel. Kaufman's writings are subversive articulations of extreme outsiderness.

Mysterious Ring May Have Ancient Royal Origins

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.09.2013 | Business

Michael Greenhorn looks nothing like Frodo Baggins from "The Lord of the Rings," yet his discovery of a mysterious gold ring has set him on a bizarre ...

How To Bring These Colors Into Your Home

The Huffington Post | Stylelist Home Staff | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

After we took a closer look at how ruby red can make our homes seem brighter, we've been thinking about the benefits of other gorgeous jewel tones. Li...

Expert How To: The Rarest Nail Colors and Biggest Trends

Meredith Barnett | Posted 11.26.2011 | Style
Meredith Barnett

For some folks, it's all about the shoes. For others, it's the bag. But for more and more fashion followers, nails are the hottest place to show off the latest fashion trends.

'Push' Sapphire's Novel Pulled From South Carolina Schools After Parents Complain

News, Weather, Sports | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

After several complaints from parents, school leaders have pulled a national bestseller novel from middle schools shelves after determining it's conte...

'Precious' Author Sapphire Sells Sequel Novel

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Sapphire's newest book, The Kid, is somewhat of a sequel to Push. It will focus on the son of the main character "as he approaches manhood -- alone, b...

What Smart People Wear

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

Watching to see what chic people wear is fascinating. One mightn't think it has anything whatsoever to do with styles from the past, but of course, i...

Precious Screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher Talks Parodies and (Wait For It...) A Sequel?

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

After winning an Oscar for Precious, one wonders if screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher needed to go into a warm, happy place after being around such dark material for so long.

Oscar Nominees: The Literary Side Of The Movies

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Several films nominated for best picture this year are based on books, which might be a literary accomplishment if there weren't so many darned pictur...

Sapphire, 'Push' Author, Speaks To Standing-Room-Only Crowd | Leah DuMouchel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A huge crowd turned out to hear what the poet and author who goes only by the name Sapphire had to say -- so big that by 10 minutes before her schedul...

Precious and Painful

Esther Iverem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Esther Iverem

In Precious, director Lee Daniels returns to the formula that has won him acclaim in the past: stories of poor Black women who are too pathetic, sick and incapable of caring for themselves or their children.

Precious star Sidibe "Pushes" Her Way to 2010

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Here's the brief but delightful chat I had with Gabourey Sidibe about her brutally honest portrayal in Precious and what it's meant for her ...

The Pride of Precious Jones

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

Almost every African-American knows, is related to, or is acquainted with a Precious Jones or her mother, Mary.

Why Precious Matters: Fiction as Witness

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nina Sankovitch

It is no accident that the hopes of Precious become manifest when she learns to read and write and she begins to do both, voraciously. It is through reading and writing that Precious finds her own life and her own voice.

Geoffrey Fletcher Discusses His Precious Script

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

He is guaranteed to be a player in the coming awards season. But screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher knows that not everyone is enamored of Precious, whose screenplay he adapted.

Precious in the Age of Obama

Melissa Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Melissa Silverstein

can Precious become this year's Slumdog Millionaire?Slumdog was about kids from another country. But Precious is about this country.

Great Author Interviews (AUDIO) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NPR has a host of great author interviews every week, and we thought we'd bring you the best of the recent ones. Listen below for three really great o...

Cannes 2009: Mariah Carey in Precious

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Any spectator of this new dramatic film by Lee Daniels, who has a tad of a self-esteem issue, will identify with the pains of this story.

Cannes 2009 Day Two: Precious, Vampires, Genocide and Despair!

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Some people come to Cannes and do nothing but go to parties. Some people come to Cannes and never see the sun. That's me. So here are my first reactions to the four movies I saw today.