“Women Blame Women For Things That Have Nothing to Do With Them”; Nicki Minaj Walks Out of NYT Interview

Well, there is one thing that can be said of the Nicki Minaj’s New York Times feature — it is certainly complex. Nicki Minaj is a divisive figure but she also has a very clear voice when speaking about the... Continue Reading

Photo Series Asks, ‘What if Black Women Didn’t Have to Change and Conform to Get a Job?’

Photographer Ednia Beal, who also is the brains behind the series “Can I Touch It” in which white women were photographed with traditional black hairstyles for corporate portraits has debuted a new series of photos entitled “Am I What You’re Looking... Continue Reading

Hannah Will Be the First Black Woman’s Print Magazine to Hit the Market in Years

Black women are underrepresented in the media. We’ve known and carried the burden of this truth for longer than what feels necessary. There are far too many of us making tremendous strides in all facets of society for this fact to remain... Continue Reading

17 Black Style Bloggers Who are Slaying the Fringe Trend

  Last month we witnessed Serena Williams take on the fringe trend with such ferociousness that I for one took myself straight to right over to her HSN store to try to cop every fringe-covered item on sale (don’t judge me).... Continue Reading

16 Rare Images of Black ‘Rosie the Riveters’ from World War II

In World War II, women were called upon to work outside of the home to keep the economy going after millions of American men shipped off to war. The government led a campaign featuring women working industrial jobs, and the... Continue Reading

Stunning Hijabed Model Makes Debut in H&M’s Latest Campaign

H&M has a Hijab-wearing Muslim woman in their latest video campaign, “Close the Loop”, and many women are praising the move both for its embrace of modesty and inclusion of Islam. “We don’t convey any specific ideal or encourage a choice... Continue Reading

This Brush Alone Will Straighten Natural Hair

A few days ago, Kimberly Satterwhite posted a video on Facebook straightening her daughter’s natural hair with the Dafni Ceramic Straightening Brush. After one brush through, and in less than two minutes, a good sized section of the girl’s hair... Continue Reading

4 Cute Styles to Retain Moisture in the Cold Season

Combatting dryness is the name of the game this season and is not just about the products you use.  Here are four cute styles to help your natural hair stay moisturized. 1. Two-Strand Twist Updo This jumbo twist updo will help... Continue Reading

Fed Up With Sexual Violence, These Kenyan Women Created a Self-Sufficient Woman-Only Village

The Founder(s) In Kenya in 1990, Rebecca Lolosoli and 14 other women who had been raped by stationed British soldiers created the village of Umoja in the district of Samburu. What started out as a safe-haven for other victims of... Continue Reading

BlackUp, the First Black-Owned Luxury Cosmetic Line, Heads to Sephora Without Its Black Owner

Blackup Cosmetics, the first luxury makeup line for women of color is now available on Sephora.com and select Sephora stores and we’re here for it. What we’re not so thrilled about is the fact that it might no longer be... Continue Reading

4 Simple Methods for Trimming Natural Hair at Home

It’s that time of year again. After letting your strands whip in the warm air this summer, it may be time to trim and dust your mane for the fall. No need to rush to the salon, you can snip... Continue Reading

My Secret to Flawless, Long-Lasting Curl Definition

Day 2 curls   I’m about that wash and go life, and at this stage in the game I’ve pretty much perfected my wash and go. I mean dang, it only took me almost 2 years. Seriously, it took me... Continue Reading

17 Stunning Images of Black Women During the Harlem Renaissance Era

The Harlem Renaissance was a rebirth of African American culture and art in the wake of slavery, which had ended just 50 years prior. Occurring from 1918 through the 1930s and first coined the New Negro Movement, the Harlem Renaissance... Continue Reading

We Went to Amber Rose’s SlutWalk and it Was Awesome

Amber Rose’s long-awaited SlutWalk happened in Los Angeles yesterday and it delivered on its promise of making a strong statement against woman shaming. The event is particularly poignant given that Rose has been consistently skewered in the press and on... Continue Reading

Black Mississippi Man Reinvents the Hooded Dryer After Witnessing Wife’s Struggle

I think it’s safe to say that sitting under a hooded dryer is not a pleasant experience. Your neck is uncomfortable, you can’t move your head freely and we’ve all done the ‘ear bend’ to keep from getting burned. On... Continue Reading