Ebony’s 70th Anniversary Cover Spurs Accusations of Colorism

This week Ebony Magazine released a powerful December cover in honor of their 70th anniversary featuring Zendaya Coleman, Harry Belafonte, and Jesse Williams. The trio is a part of Ebony’s Power 100 list that salutes the achievements of the black... Continue Reading

Empire’s Serayah McNeill Slays Bello Magazine Spread

Empire‘s own starlet, Serayah McNeill just covered this month’s issue of Bello Magazine with a mega fro and sizzling 70s style to match. Mcneill recently sat with the Chicago Sentinel and shared how taking on her role as Tiana in Empire helped her to... Continue Reading

MASTER LIST: 50 Black Friday, Small Business Saturday & Cyber Monday Sale Guide for Naturals — 2015 Edition

It’s that time again, my fellow naturalistas! I’m back again with the ULTIMATE Black Friday // Small Business Saturday // Cyber Monday shopping list for 2015! In the alphabetized list below, you’ll find popular brands, new brands, and everything in-between... Continue Reading

30 Gorgeous Photos of Black Women Slaying on National Headwrap Day

November 20 is National Headwrap Day. Many folks took to social media to share their flawlessly wrapped crowns. Although, how the recognized day came about is not immediately known, people have been celebrating the day online as far back as... Continue Reading

Black Beauty Vloggers Tout Chemical Peels as the Answer to Hyperpigmentation

Chemical peels aren’t a new practice but as more black women vlog about it on Youtube, it’s catching fire as a trend to eliminate hyperpigmentation and scars. From scar fading gels and creams to laser treatments, women have been on... Continue Reading

Do You Call Me ‘Chocolate’ Because You Don’t Want to Call Me Dark Skinned?

Having dark skin has always been somewhat problematic. Not necessarily for me, but certainly for the people in my life. When I was a young child I recall family members teasing my brother about his deep complexion, so I knew... Continue Reading

Rapper Wale Apologizes to Black Women for Black Men’s Role in Excessive Butt Enhancements

Rapper Wale found himself in hot water on Instagram this week after he posted and commented on a meme that’s been circulating on social media for a few weeks now. The meme features a black woman with what appears to... Continue Reading

27 Stunning Images from Headwrap Company Fanm Djanm’s New Campaign

Headwrap company Fanm Djanm is the brainchild of Haitian-American style blogger Paola Mathe. The company’s most recent editorial, shot by Joey Rosado, is a celebration of black multi-generationality and the enduring beauty of head wraps. Check out the gorgeous images... Continue Reading

15 Gorgeous Photos of the Emerging Purple/Fuchsia Hair Trend

A few weeks ago natural hair veteran AskProy went against the grain and dyed her blonde hair purple for fall. Last week, she gave us another shocker and went fuchsia. After doing a bit of research, I noticed that she’s... Continue Reading

3 Ways to Troubleshoot Natural Hair That Just Won’t Grow

We’ve all had those moments. In the midst of prepping our hair for wash day, we pull our strands to see how far down our back it can go. Sometimes we’re pleased by the obvious (or barely obvious) progress and... Continue Reading

MASTER LIST: 80 Black Owned-Businesses to Shop this Black Friday!

The biggest shopping day in America, Black Friday, will be here before you know it. And with the recent surge of entrepreneurship in the black community, we think it’s important for you to consider the following list of black-owned businesses... Continue Reading

[Video] 100 Years of Ethiopian Beauty in 1 Minute

The Cut, a site known for its time-lapse series that features a century-wide coverage of beauty has recently ventured to highlight Ethiopian beauty for the past 100 years. Interestingly enough, Ethiopian beauty mirrors the transition of 100 years of black American... Continue Reading

3 Ways Diffusing Can Cause Heat Damage on Natural Hair

Generally when naturals think of heat damage, they think of flat irons and curling irons being the culprits. Unfortunately, heat damage doesn’t stop at those styling tools. Diffusing your hair can cause heat damage as well. If you’re a wash... Continue Reading

10 Beautiful 4C Natural Hairstyles for the Fall

This fall season is all about goddess braids, curly sets, and sculptural updos for my 4c naturals!  Here are ten video tutorials for ten such looks. 1. Goddess Braid I cannot talk about the goddess braid enough. This look is such an easy, fail-safe option.... Continue Reading

36 Stunning Images from the All Things Ankara Nigerian Renaissance Ball in Maryland

On October 17 Nigerian Americans gathered at the Martin’s Camelot Embassy Ballroom in Upper Marlboro, Maryland to celebrate 55 years of the country’s independence, and recognize Nigerian excellence in America. The event also honored Nigerian American rapper Jidenna and model... Continue Reading