Issa Rae Is the Definition of Slay in Elle Magazine

Issa Rae had a stellar 2016 — from the critically acclaimed debut of Insecure to her Golden Globe nomination. And now she’s starting off 2017 with a bang. She is the definition of “slay” in a photoshoot for Elle USA‘s... Continue Reading

9 Soft Pink Lipsticks for Black Women with Dark Skin

Pink can be a difficult lipstick color to purchase when you have dark skin. This typically leaves us with two choices — 1) rock it “bold and proud” OR 2) avoid the color altogether. However, there is a third option for those... Continue Reading

This 56-Year-Old Woman Took Up Pole Dancing to Find Herself After Losing Everything

Makeda Smith may be 56 years old, but her physicality exudes youth. The grandmother and business owner came across pole dancing by sheer coincidence (or fate) and has proven that “age ain’t nothing but a number” when it comes to... Continue Reading

10 Nude Lipsticks for Black Women with Dark Skin

As a woman with dark skin, a “nude” lipstick that may work on someone with a lighter complexion may leave me looking as though my lips are chapped and dry. Kind of like Tyrone: Okay, maybe not as bad as Tyrone’s... Continue Reading

NASA Astronaut Jeanette Epps Will Be the First Black Member of the International Space Station

Astronaut Jeanette Epps is preparing to make history as the first (yes, FIRST) black space station crew member – woman or man. This endeavor, which will take place in March 2018, will also be her first ever spaceflight. She will... Continue Reading

6 Black Moms Who are Documenting Their Remarkable Pregnancy and Post-Baby Fitness Journeys on Instagram

Extreme “snapback” photos may be all the rage on social media, but one group of women is showing the real-life hard work that goes into post-baby bodies. These fitness moms are your everyday mothers who are documenting their individual pregnancy and post-baby... Continue Reading

Frank Ocean’s Mother Wants Kim Burrell Off Her Son’s Record After She Blasted Homosexuality

Kim Burrell’s condemnation of homosexuality in a sermon that went public has sparked a response from Frank Ocean’s mom. If you recall, we previously mentioned that the gospel artist’s words were immediately deemed hateful and denounced by Janelle Monae, Pharrell... Continue Reading

[Pics] Ethiopian Artist Recreates Black American Celebrities in African Dress

In January, we introduced you to Ghanaian-born New York artist Dennis Owusu-Ansah, who reimagined famous black Americans with traditional West African attire and names as an opportunity to educate others about his culture. Today, we introduce you to Ethiopian artist Gelila Shenkut, who... Continue Reading

[Video] Tami Roman Expresses Regret Over Her Butt Injections

Tami Roman, star of Basketball Wives LA, was recently asked on The Doctors if she had any plastic surgery regrets. Her response? Yes. She regrets getting butt injections. This is not the first time Roman has shared her cosmetic regret with... Continue Reading

6 Films Featuring Black Women to Watch in Theaters This December

All of these movies feature black actresses in prominent roles and are playing in theaters nationwide. So go and check out them out with your friends and family during the holidays. 1. FENCES Synopsis: An African-American father struggles with race... Continue Reading

[Pics] Halima Aden Just Made History as the First to Wear a Burkini in the Miss Minnesota Pageant

On November 26, 19-year-old Halima Aden became the first fully-covered Muslim to compete in the Miss Minnesota USA competition. She also became the first contestant to wear a burkini during the swimsuit round. Aden, who had no prior pageant experience, hoped that... Continue Reading

Who Is the Mother?! This Baffling Photo Has Us Guessing

We have heard it all too often that “black does not crack”. Even still, photographs like the ones that follow never cease to amaze us. Check out this set of sisters mother (Kienya Booker) and daughters.  Were you able to... Continue Reading

[Pics] Willow Smith Ditches Her Locs, Rocks Sleek Strands for Astounding Vogue Paris Shoot

Willow Smith is looking grown and absolutely gorgeous in the December 2016/January 2017 issue of Vogue Paris. The singer ditched her trademark freeform locs for a sleek look and is giving us serious ‘young Naomi Campbell‘ vibes. Check out the... Continue Reading

Real Life ‘Hidden Figures’: These Black Women are Real Life STEM Geniuses

With the movie Hidden Figures set for release on December 25, 2016, IBM and Vanity Fair have partnered up to profile eight diverse trailblazers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (S.T.E.M.). Four of these individuals are black women who have broken barriers... Continue Reading

[Pics] Michelle Obama is Beautiful, Graceful and Sexy in Her Final Vogue Shoot as First Lady

That is the story of this country, the story that has brought me to this stage tonight, the story of generations of people who felt the lash of bondage, the shame of servitude, the sting of segregation, but who kept... Continue Reading