Natural Celebrities

‘If You’re Darker than a Paper Bag You’re Not Sexy’ Viola Davis Calls Out Colorism in Hollywood

How to Get Away With Murder star, Viola Davis recently did an interview with The Wrap following her standout role on the Shonda Rhimes series. In the interview, Davis touched on many themes regarding beauty, standards of feminity and her experience as a black actress in Hollywood. On the inspiration behind the infamous wig scene:... Continue Reading

Teen Who Designed Stunning Afrocentric Prom Dress Styles Star for BET Awards

  Remember Kyemah McEntyre? she won Prom Queen as well as the hearts of the internet with her fierce self-designed African-inspired prom gown. Well all the internet recognition paid off as she scored a super sweet gig right out of high school. McEntyre was commissioned to design Power actress, Naturi Naughton’s gown for the BET Awards which... Continue Reading

[Pics] Singer Jhene Aiko Recreates 3 Infamous TuPac Images With Box Braids

Singer Jhene Aiko recently debuted images from a editorial recreating some of Tupac’s legendary looks in honor of his birthday. In an interview with MTV the singer explains her love for Tupac and why she chose to honor the talented soul with a tribute spread. “I feel like I have to give his legacy some type... Continue Reading

[Pics] Amandla Stenberg Turns Her Grey Box Braids Into a Bob

…Well more of a lob (long bob). The Hunger Games actress got creative with her back length grey box braids by cutting and unbraiding them for a bob braid out. Cute! WOMEN IN FILM A photo posted by amandla (@amandlastenberg) on Jun 16, 2015 at 8:21pm PDT What do you think of the look ladies? Continue Reading

[Pics] Viola Davis’ Daughter Genesis is a Natural Beauty

Viola Davis is a natural icon, from her Oscars TWA to her natural scenes in How to Get Away with Murder, and it seems the talented actress is passing the legacy on to her beautiful daughter, Genesis. The pair was spotted in Los Angeles, walking to a taping of Jimmy Kimmel Live and Genesis looked... Continue Reading

Blac Chyna is Rocking Ghana Braids and We Love It

We recently posted about Ghana braids, an intricate take on cornrows that’s sure to be one of the summer’s hottest trends. Video model and Lashed Bar owner Blac Chyna is rocking a set, and we have to say they look beautiful. They do look tight, and if you plan on getting the style be sure... Continue Reading

Jill Scott’s Natural TWA is Back!

Yes, Jilly from Philly recently tweeted a selfie to none other than Erykah Badu, showing off her perfectly cropped coif. @fatbellybella it’s @missjillscott when all else fails… Let cho fro do what it wan tu — ?Jill Scott? (@missjillscott) May 27, 2015 We know Jill has rocked everything from braids, fros and she even... Continue Reading

Actress Teyonah Parris Had Her Natural Hair Fondled and Called “Stimulating” By an Old Man

Discussion of whether it’s acceptable to touch a black woman’s hair is ongoing in the natural community, but touching a black woman’s hair after she has made it clear that she is NOT comfortable is always crossing a line. Actress (and our eternal hair crush) Teyonah Parris detailed on Twitter an experience she recently had... Continue Reading

Jaden Smith and Amandla Sternberg are the Cutest Natural Prom Couple

Yes babies! Jaden Smith escorted Hunger Games actress Amandla Sternberg to prom and they were the picture of natural style. Jaden rocked a tunic inspired look while Amandla sported grey box braids. (You can see more of the colored box braid trend here…) You’ll remember that Amandla did a senior year project on cultural appropriation... Continue Reading

[Pics] Lauryn Hill’s Son Zion, Subject of Her 1998 Hit Song, Just Attended Prom… And We Feel Old

So the always beautiful Ms. Hill just turned 40. And yes, she still looks like she did on the cover of the Fugees The Score album. Take some time to spin Miseducation a few times to celebrate. Also if you can recall track #4 on the Miseducation, you might recognize this young man. Yes, ya’ll that is Zion.... Continue Reading

Taraji P. Henson Has Been Rocking Curls For the Past Week and We’re Loving It

Everyone’s favorite cookie, Taraji P. Henson, took to Instagram recently to debut her new Janet Jackson Velvet Rope-inspired locks. The star partied it up in Vegas with talented friends like Gabrielle Union-Wade, Kevin Hart and Lee Daniels. Givin a lil #JJ #JanetJackson #VelvetRope 🙌🏾💋 A photo posted by taraji p henson (@tarajiphenson) on May 21, 2015... Continue Reading

This Picture of Willow Smith Braiding Zoe Kravitz’s Hair Is the Sweetest Thing You’ll See Today

While hanging out in Paris for their appearances at the AfroPunk festival this past weekend, Willow Smith and Zoe Kravitz shared some much needed #carefreeblackgirl hang time. Both Zoe and Willow posted the following super cool photos on their Instagram accounts: lil sis braidin my Braidz • fam night in Paris. ?????? • @gweelos A photo posted... Continue Reading

#TBT: Can You Guess These 12 Natural Celebs from Their Throwback Pictures?

Are you ready to take a walk down memory lane? Can you guess these celebrities? This ridiculously gorgeous little girl would grow up to become an award winning neo-soul singer. These girls have been twinning it up on and off screen since they were little girls. This breakthrough actress recently penned an essay about insecurities... Continue Reading

“I Was Too Dark, Too Curly, Too Fat.” OITNB Star Danielle Brooks Discusses How Low Self Image Led to Suicidal Thoughts

Orange is the New Black star, Danielle Brooks, recently opened up about her struggles with body image to Glamour. In the self-penned post, the star divulges how discomfort with her size, hair texture and skin tone led her to contemplate suicide: I wasn’t able to wear the flared jeans and cute tops the other girls... Continue Reading

Supermodel Jourdan Dunn Rocks Cornrows to the 2015 Met Gala and Looks Absolutely Stunning

The talented Supermodel, Jourdan Dunn looked ever so stunning on the Met Gala red carpet rocking Burberry with cornrows fit for a goddess (contrary to the belief of the team over at Lauren Conrad’s blog that cornrows are a ‘jail hairstyle.’) Dunn’s cornrows were gathered into a low elegant ponytail for the evening. Getting braided... Continue Reading