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10 Makeup Brands With Diverse Foundations for Brown Skin

It’s no secret that the cosmetics industry doesn’t necessarily have the best relationship with black women. It seems like there is a new issue every week, with brands either ignoring or disrespecting black consumers in a variety of ways. The... Continue Reading

‘If Your Religion Causes You to Hate, Change It’: Janelle Monae Writes Impassioned Post About Homosexuality and Religion

A few days ago a video surfaced of gospel singer and pastor Kim Burrell, who is on the Hidden Figures soundtrack, speaking against homosexuality in a recent sermon. “Anybody in this room who feels the homosexual spirit, beg God to free... Continue Reading

Here’s What’s Covered in Emory University’s “The Power of Black Self Love” Course

When I was a child, negative talk about being black was so common in media and society that I eventually became desensitized to it – I figured, “It is what it is,” and doubted attempts to publicize black beauty and... Continue Reading

[Pics] ‘Chewing Gum’ Star Michaela Coel Stuns in Interview Magazine

You might know Michaela Coel from her show, Chewing Gum (available in the US on Netflix). And well, they don’t always put her in the most flattering or sophisticated outfits – it’s on purpose for the laughs, but sometimes I... Continue Reading

Chimamanda Adichie: ‘People Who Consider Natural Hair Unprofessional Aren’t Necessarily Malicious’

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, feminist author and the new face of Boots No7 cosmetics, recently sat with NY Mag for an interview and as always, she did not disappoint. She was interviewed about her take on beauty as it relates to... Continue Reading

ASOS Marketplace Hosts Then Removes White-Owned Boutique Called ‘It’s A Hoodrat Thing’

ASOS Marketplace features several independent fashion and vintage boutiques, which customers can access direct from the ASOS site. There are over 1000 boutiques in the marketplace. But one boutique, “It’s a Hoodrat Thing,” began catching heat earlier this week when... Continue Reading

[Pics] Nicki Minaj’s Vacation Cornrows are Perfection

Nicki Minaj recently celebrated her 34th birthday in the Turks and Caicos Islands rocking a stunning set of cornrows, and she is definitely giving us black goddess vibes! YES Nicki!! Love it! Continue Reading

From Matte Lips to Rainbow Highlighter, 8 Black-Owned Businesses that are Nailing Beauty Trends

The online beauty world can be an intimidating place. New products come out every week, and you can find a review for just about anything, whether it’s on Instagram, a blog, or Snapchat. Still, many black-owned indie brands lack visibility,... Continue Reading

Afro-Brit Journalist: Black Immigrants Have Privilege That Black Americans Don’t

Nearly a month after Donald Trump’s election to the presidency, issues of race and culture continue to be discussed heavily. Some black members of the media have even invited controversial conservatives and white nationalists on their shows to discuss opposing... Continue Reading

How Sway?! This Viral Shrinkage Video is Nearly Beyond Belief

We all know that natural hair shrinkage is quite common, and it’s actually a good thing. Many naturals seek ways to decrease their shrinkage in order to show their true length, but it’s a sign of healthy hair. When the... Continue Reading

[Pics] These Stunning Futuristic and African-Inspired Hairstyles Won the British Hair Awards

The British Hair Awards recently took place, and winner Lisa Farrall’s creations, shot by Luke Nugent, are nothing short of spectacular. The Armour Collection, paying homage to African culture, represents beauty, strength, and a unique quality that is often difficult... Continue Reading

British Magazine Recreates Solange’s ASATT Cover Art on White Model to Sell Hair Clips

The art from Solange’s latest album, A Seat at the Table, has had a huge cultural impact. The exotic looks, that pay homage to the African American aesthetic, have been channeled by celebrities including Tracee Ellis Ross and Uzo Aduba,... Continue Reading

This 12-Year Old Aspiring Makeup Artist is Better than Most Adults

If you’re like me, you often peruse Instagram in awe of the pure talent of makeup artists, from everyday looks to costume makeup. Many of these ladies are have incredible skills, and even if I know I can’t replicate the... Continue Reading

40+ Black Friday through Cyber Monday Deals from Black Owned Businesses — 2016

For the past few years, I have personally shunned the idea of supporting mega corporate brands for Black Friday, and instead focus on indie, mainly black-owned brands. The sale details are now starting to pour in, so check out this... Continue Reading

Ava Duvernay Tweets Donald Trump Directly After He Criticizes the Cast of Hamilton

The controversy of the week for our President-elect stars the cast of Hamilton, the hit broadway musical. Yes, you read that correctly. Apparently, Vice President-elect Mike Pence attended a performance of the musical on Friday night, and after being booed... Continue Reading

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