Actress Who Played Young Celie in The Color Purple Left Hollywood Because of Colorism

The Color Purple is a canonical film in many African American households. The adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel of the same name is a heart-wrenching tale of black womanhood in the American South at the turn of the century, with... Continue Reading

5 Gorgeous Natural Hair Updos That Can Be Done in 7 Minutes or Less

These 5 updo tutorials will have you looking like you spent hours styling your hair, when you really only spent  7 minutes or less. 7 Minute Twist and Tuck BeautiFroHair created this intricate looking updo in just 7 minutes. She... Continue Reading

Artist Murjoni Merriweather Incorporates Natural Hair Into Ceramic Sculpture

Most of us grew up seeing African inspired sculptures in our aunties’ and grandmothers’ homes, but none of those sculptures look quite like 19 year old artist Murjoni Merriweather’s ceramic sculptures of women and men with African American hair styles.... Continue Reading

[Photos] The Obama Girls are Absolutely Gorgeous at The White House Turkey Pardon

Malia and Sasha joined dad President Barack Obama for the White House’s annual turkey pardon looking gorgeous as ever. President Obama thanked the girls for being there and, in an adorable Dad moment, cracked himself up with his prepared jokes,... Continue Reading

Photographer Jeana Lindo Seeks to Capture the Carefree Black Girl

Jeana Lindo, a photography student at Parsons School of Design, seeks to capture the carefree black girl with her recent project Elegant Black Ladies. According to an article written by Patrice Peck for, the project aims to reclaim conventional images... Continue Reading

36 More Stunning Photos of African American Women in the Victorian Era

Earlier, this year we shared 10 stunning photos of black women in the Victorian era, and now we have more stunning images to share! Many of these photos are the work of a photographer named of Alvan S. Harper. Harper’s... Continue Reading

‘I Felt Freedom’: A Black Man Speaks on His Natural Hair Journey

Although the natural hair community mainly focuses on women, there are many men who have grown tired of close cuts, and are now opting for full afros and frohawks. And if you grew out your own natural hair from a... Continue Reading

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