Afro-Brit Journalist Christiana Mbakwe: Black Immigrants Have Privilege That Black Americans Don’t

Nearly a month after Donald Trump’s election to the presidency, issues of race and culture continue to be discussed heavily. Some black members of the media have even invited controversial conservatives and white nationalists on their shows to discuss opposing... Continue Reading

Who Is the Mother?! This Baffling Photo Has Us Guessing

We have heard it all too often that “black does not crack”. Even still, photographs like the ones that follow never cease to amaze us. Check out this set of sisters mother (Kienya Booker) and daughters.  Were you able to... Continue Reading

[Pics] Cowgirls of Color: Stunning Images of One of the Country’s Only All-Black-Woman Rodeo Teams

Cattle herding has been a fixture of black culture in both Africa and America, although it is often excluded from the history books. Black historian Bennie McRae, Jr discusses this rich history in his book Lest We Forget; “Almost totally... Continue Reading

How Sway?! This Viral Shrinkage Video is Nearly Beyond Belief

We all know that natural hair shrinkage is quite common, and it’s actually a good thing. Many naturals seek ways to decrease their shrinkage in order to show their true length, but it’s a sign of healthy hair. When the... Continue Reading

[Pics] Willow Smith Ditches Her Locs, Rocks Sleek Strands for Astounding Vogue Paris Shoot

Willow Smith is looking grown and absolutely gorgeous in the December 2016/January 2017 issue of Vogue Paris. The singer ditched her trademark freeform locs for a sleek look and is giving us serious ‘young Naomi Campbell‘ vibes. Check out the... Continue Reading

Beyonce is Being Accused of Colorism After 10-Year-Old Song ‘Creole’ Resurfaces

2006 was a great year for Beyonce. Her hit sophomore album B’Day was released and went on to sell more than 8 million copies worldwide. We got hit singles like Déjà Vu, Irreplaceable and Get Me Bodied. But another song... Continue Reading

[Pic] Rihanna Offers Epic Side Eye to White Actress Who Touched Her Hair

Oh to be a fly on the wall. While filming for Ocean’s 8 on Saturday, Rihanna gave some major side eye to co-star Sarah Paulson after the actress held one of Rih’s faux-locs in her hand. Now we’re not sure... Continue Reading

5 Things to Know About Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Newbie Zuri Tibby

Black women killed it at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show (see all of the models here), but many were familiar faces, including Leomie Anderson, Maria Borges, and Joan Smalls. But one of Victoria Secret’s newest faces, Zuri Tibby, caught our... Continue Reading

[Pics] These Stunning Futuristic and African-Inspired Hairstyles Won the British Hair Awards

The British Hair Awards recently took place, and winner Lisa Farrall’s creations, shot by Luke Nugent, are nothing short of spectacular. The Armour Collection, paying homage to African culture, represents beauty, strength, and a unique quality that is often difficult... Continue Reading

Real Life ‘Hidden Figures’: These Black Women are Real Life STEM Geniuses

With the movie Hidden Figures set for release on December 25, 2016, IBM and Vanity Fair have partnered up to profile eight diverse trailblazers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (S.T.E.M.). Four of these individuals are black women who have broken barriers... Continue Reading

Winnie Harlow Reveals Her Big Chop… While Shading Another Black Model’s Hair

Celebrity big chop social media reveals are fun. They’re an opportunity to celebrate black women who dare to shave it all and rock their natural texture, which is still a very counter cultural beauty move. But model Winnie Harlow disappointingly... Continue Reading

British Magazine Recreates Solange’s ASATT Cover Art on White Model to Sell Hair Clips

The art from Solange’s latest album, A Seat at the Table, has had a huge cultural impact. The exotic looks, that pay homage to the African American aesthetic, have been channeled by celebrities including Tracee Ellis Ross and Uzo Aduba,... Continue Reading

This 12-Year Old Aspiring Makeup Artist is Better than Most Adults

If you’re like me, you often peruse Instagram in awe of the pure talent of makeup artists, from everyday looks to costume makeup. Many of these ladies are have incredible skills, and even if I know I can’t replicate the... Continue Reading

Jordin Sparks Forced to Defend White Mother After Disrespectful Fan Attack

I understand that racial tensions are high and people are all the way in their feelings since Donald Trump’s election… but are we really attacking people for who their parents are? Singer Jordin Sparks found herself in the unenviable position... Continue Reading

40+ Black Friday through Cyber Monday Deals from Black Owned Businesses — 2016

For the past few years, I have personally shunned the idea of supporting mega corporate brands for Black Friday, and instead focus on indie, mainly black-owned brands. The sale details are now starting to pour in, so check out this... Continue Reading

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