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

Zoe Kravitz: ‘I Initially Got Braids as a Joke’

Zoe Kravitz is the October cover girl for California-based C Magazine and she opened up about her career, family (she is the daughter of rocker Lenny Kravitz and Cosby show legend Lisa Bonet) and identity. It’s a topic she’s been... Continue Reading

In This Dominican Village, Girls Biologically Turn Into Boys at Age 12

This is not science fiction. It’s a fascinating case of genetics! In the Dominican Republic village of Salinas babies are born with no visible penis or testes, and what appears to be a vagina. As puberty sets in around age... Continue Reading

10 Stunning Photos of Black Albinos from the #InMySkinIWin Campaign, Celebrating Albino Beauty

Albinism is a congenital disorder that removes pigment from the skin, hair and eyes. It occurs worldwide but has particularly high occurrences among certain African ethnic groups; The prevalence of albinism in some ethnic groups in sub-Saharan Africa is around... Continue Reading

45 Year Old Naomi Campbell Goes Nude for Stunning Lui Magazine Spread

This is 45. Well, this is 45 when you’re Naomi Campbell. The stunning supermodel proves why she’s still killing the game in a spread for French men’s magazine Lui. The model also shared a revealing snapshot from a Vogue Brasil... Continue Reading

Comfortable Style: 30 Black Bloggers Who Make Sneakers Look Incredibly Chic

We love fashion bloggers, we do, but how many times have you found yourself strolling through their photos while thinking, “that looks cute on her, but where would I possibly wear that outfit?” We feel the same way, which is why... Continue Reading

7 Advantages TWA Wearers Have Over Naturals With Long Hair

Oh how cute you are My teeny weeny afro But please grow out soon I wrote that haiku a little after my “Big Chop,” years ago. It’s how I felt everyday about my TWA. However, that’s all it was –... Continue Reading

Black Women Are Being Trolled on Tinder

Online dating is challenging for all women, but black women in particular have a rough time. Negative stereotypes seem to inform how black women are approached — or whether they are approached at all. In an eye-opening article for Vice.com... Continue Reading

America’s Oldest Culture Directly Descended from West Africa is in Danger of Extinction

Admittedly, the first thing many people think of when they hear the term “Gullah,” is a memory from the popular 90s Nickelodeon children’s show, Gullah Gullah Island. Although, this was a show made for kids it was based on the... Continue Reading

Chrisette Michele Dyes Her Afro Platinum Blonde

The singer posted this stunning picture on her Instagram account. According to the photo’s tags, the color was done by the DevaCurl salon. What do you think ladies? Continue Reading

Are More African American Women Self-Tanning?

“Keep that baby out of the sun!” It’s an all too common sentiment spoken to black mothers by well-meaning relatives. The thought is that brown-skinned babies should stay out of the sun so they retain the delicate pink, beige or... Continue Reading

4 Superb Conditioners for Fall

Happy fall, BGLH readers! Although I try to not buy *too* many new products (my holy grail list is pretty much complete), every so often my product junkie-ism kicks in. Without even trying, I’ve found some really great conditioners that... Continue Reading

How to Comb Kinky, 4C Hair Without Pain

I often come across women who tell me they can’t keep their hair in its natural texture because it’s nearly impossible to comb and can be very painful. “Oh, my hair breaks combs” they tell me. Then they ask me... Continue Reading