Too Latina to Be Black, Too Black to Be Latina

By Aleichia Williams for The Huffington Post I can remember the first time I had a ‘race crisis.’ I was probably twelve or thirteen and I had just moved to the quiet state of North Carolina from my home state... Continue Reading

Taraji P. Henson Did a Photo Shoot With Her ‘Under the Wig’ Cornrows and it Was Fierce

Although cornrows have ancient roots in black culture, they are still not commonly seen as a ‘finished’ look on black women. Taraji P. Henson certainly didn’t view them that way when she showed up for a CR Fashion Book shoot.... Continue Reading

BGLH Worldwide: Exploring the Natural Hair Movement in Dubai, UAE

Dubai has probably seen more black and brown faces this year than ever before. With the help of the last Christmas’ infamous glitch airfare price drop, it seems like 1 in 3 black people made plans to travel to the... Continue Reading

Serving Face: 8 Essential Makeup Tips for Dark Skinned Women

If you are a woman of color, you know first-hand, the challenge of navigating the makeup aisles to find shades suitable for your skin-tone. If you are a dark-skinned woman of color, that challenge becomes even greater. Not only is... Continue Reading

3 Ways To Treat An Itchy Scalp Under Box Braids

I decided to get box braids installed about 3 weeks ago and let me just say, I fell in love! Box braids have are probably one of the absolute best protective styles I have ever tried. I’ve done nothing more than... Continue Reading

Like Uber for Natural Hair: I Tried an On-Demand Hair Service

Let’s face it, most women have a beauty regimen. We may not always be dressed to the nines, but maintaining a nice outward appearance is important. This, of course, includes our hair. Many of us jumped on the natural hair... Continue Reading

3 Reasons Black Women Are Less Likely to Get Breast Cancer But More Likely to Die From It

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in American women. It doesn’t discriminate and affects women of all races, ages and economic backgrounds. A recent study revealed that black women are less likely than white women to develop breast... Continue Reading

Veteran Natural Stylist: My Sales are Tanking Because of the Natural Hair Movement

So this is somewhat new. Naturals are used to traditional relaxer salons playing the tiny violin and moaning that natural hair has destroyed their industry (never mind their resistance to learning natural techniques.) But now even some natural stylists are... Continue Reading

Janelle Monae’s Paris Fashion Week Style Had Jaws Dropping

Noooo! We weren’t ready! (in our Kevin Hart voice.) Janelle Monae has always had style, but she took it up several notches and was out here slaying and slaughtering for Paris Fashion Week. Pulling out a unique black and white... Continue Reading

“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