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Nicole Moore
Nicole is the Founder and Editor of . A former entertainment publicist and marketing consultant, Nicole founded theHotness in 2000 as a way to gain exposure for the artists she promoted while working at Sony Music. theHotness is now an international destination for women who desire more from their media sources than mascara tips and celebrity gossip to empower and entertain. A graduate of Williams College, Nicole’s writing has been featured on,, and in The Village Voice, Heart & Soul, Essence and Uptown magazines. Nicole’s writing largely centers on women of color, media representation, image politics, and empowerment. Connect with her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter: @thehotnessgrrrl

Entries by Nicole Moore

Dear Chris Brown, Mentally Ill Black Women Need Counseling, Not A Good Lay: An Open Letter

(17) Comments | Posted May 21, 2015 | 11:53 AM

Dear Chris Brown:

When you returned home on Wednesday, May 6th I know you surely had a WTF moment. Discovering that your home was broken into, seeing your cars vandalized and finding a naked woman, whom you didn't know, in your bed had to be shocking, infuriating and maybe even...

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Black Love Matters in Film Too

(5) Comments | Posted March 13, 2015 | 12:23 PM


On the recent cable broadcast of Book Of Negroes when Aminata Diallo says to her former slave owner, "I love that slave man... freely," she was not only claiming her love for her African husband, she was committing an act of resistance. Manifesting...

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Why Michelle Matters a Little More to Me Than Barack

(15) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 11:33 AM

Will it be the white and dark chocolate chip cookies or the M&M cookies? For days, I anxiously awaited the results. Which cookie would win the critical, and seemingly prophetic, Family Circle magazine first lady cookie contest? The magazine has correctly predicted the results of four out of...

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Disappearing Acts: Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone & The Erasure of Black Women in Film

(114) Comments | Posted August 29, 2012 | 2:00 AM

"I've never changed my hair. I've never changed my color, I have always been proud of myself, and my fans are proud of me for remaining the way I've always been." - Nina Simone

When I think of Nina Simone I think of her dark chocolate skin, her...

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Remembering Whitney Houston, Never Forgetting Nippy, and Waiting for Sparkle

(5) Comments | Posted August 13, 2012 | 12:40 PM

This past Thursday would have been Whitney Houston's 49th birthday and I still cannot wrap my mind around the fact that she is dead. Six months after her shocking death and her passing feels as sudden and as unreal now as it did that day in February when she drowned...

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First Lady: Uppity? "I Just Own My Happiness!"

(19) Comments | Posted December 8, 2011 | 6:00 AM

Recently, mush-mouth Rush Limbaugh was up to his old moronic tricks chasing his tail and flapping his gums like a pigeon in its first bird bath. Wet winged, err right-winged and ignoring the fodder that is Herman Cain's antics, he chose to pick on someone else? The First Fam --...

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