Natural Celebrities

Blue Ivy’s Flower Girl Double Buns + A Loc’ed Willow and Jaden Smith Rock the Stage Together

Over the weekend, Tina Knowles got hitched to actor Richard Lawson! Her beautiful little granddaughter, Blue Ivy was in tow rocking the cutest ballerina double buns any flower girl could dream of. Auntie Solange looked awesome too, rocking a gorgeous afro. On the other side of the country, the Smiths proved they’ve got a family... Continue Reading

Meagan Good Rocks Faux Locs and Zendaya Coleman Shows Off Her Natural Curls

    Now that’s a “Good” look!   Meagan Good recently debuted small faux locs out and about and she looks absolutely adorable.   Zendaya also took to the ‘gram to show off her new cut! Curls???? thank you @shaiamiel #naturalsquad #nofilter A photo posted by Zendaya (@zendaya) on Apr 14, 2015 at 8:08pm PDT... Continue Reading

Issa Rae, Debbie Allen, Shonda Rhimes & More Cover Essence + Zoe Kravitz Covers Marie Claire

Essence Magazine is kicking off the Month of May with some of the biggest names in Hollywood on the cover. Issa Rae, Mara Brock Akil, Debbie Allen, Shonda Rhimes and Ava Duvernay all shine so bright in their all-white ensembles. Looking great ladies! Also on the newsstand… None other than Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz... Continue Reading

Issa Rae-Produced Web Series ‘Head Cases’ Examines Insecurities and Mishaps in the Natural Hair Community

“I need to start over,” declares Apryl, the 27-year-old woman featured in a video message to natural hair celebrity stylist, Felicia Leatherwood. In the first episode of Head Cases, Felicia sits down with Apryl and asks about her hair woes before doing something many of us have only dreamed about. She then proceeds to go through Apryl’s... Continue Reading

16-Year-Old Hunger Games Star Amandla Sternberg Schools the Internet on Cultural Appropriation

Amandla Sternberg, 16-year-old star of the Hunger Games took to her Tumblr and uploaded a high school history project that let the internet know black culture is not a fashion trend to be consumed by privileged appropriators. Interestingly enough, Sternberg went through a whole other set of racial transgressions when she was cast as Rue... Continue Reading

‘You’ve Sold Out': Janelle Monae Faces Criticism Over Sexy “Yoga” Video

When I watched Janelle Monáe’s new video for “Yoga,” featuring Jidenna, it absolutely brightened my day. I thought that Janelle did a great job embracing her own sexual being AND maintaining ownership of it, something that I think can get very blurry in the music industry. While I love artists like Rihanna and Nicki Minaj,... Continue Reading

[Photo] Get Em Girl! Janelle Monae Shows Off Yoga Body in Support of New Single

Baby bend over Baby bend over Baby bend over Let me see you do that yoga Remember the days when Janelle Monae rocked the tux 24/7? While she was of course gorgeous back then, it’s been fun to see her rock different looks. In support of her sensual new single Yoga, Janelle Monae posted photos... Continue Reading

[Pic] Jada Pinkett Smith Stuns in Natural Hair Fitness Photo

Jada Pinkett Smith reminded the younguns she’s still got it when she took to Facebook recently to post a candid fitness pic. Showing off her voluminous natural curls and toned body she included the following caption; The young thunder kittens aren’t thee only ones that have it going on because we seasoned women ain’t play’n.... Continue Reading

Empire’s Grace Gealey: I Didn’t Understand Light Skin vs Dark Skin Until I Moved to the U.S.

  Empire star, Grace Gealey immigrated to the U.S. from the Cayman Islands at the age of 18. In her latest interview with Details magazine, she explains the culture shock she experienced as a woman of color: For me personally, it’s the whole light-skinned/dark-skinned dynamic [for women of color]. I mean, there’s competition among women everywhere... Continue Reading

Natural Celebrities Stun at the Black Girls Rock Awards

The 2015 Black Girls Rock ceremony held this past weekend in New Jersey brought out black excellence at its finest. Janelle Monae looked oh so regal with a high puff and Jill Scott brought back her fab fro. Willow Smith is now donning the locs she mentioned in her latest interview. That suit is a... Continue Reading

Empire’s Grace Gealey Discusses Her Big Chop: ‘I Would Hide Behind My Hair’

If you are a fan of Empire, you have definitely taken notice of Grace Gealey’s chic hair and style. The actress, who plays Anika Calhoun on the hit show, sat down with Essence to discuss her gorgeous pixie cut — which she was rocking long before Empire. Check it out: I used to have really... Continue Reading

[Photo] Erykah Badu’s Curly TWA

When it comes to hair, Erykah Badu is a chameleon, rocking everything from locs to straight weave. Recently the songstress took on another look — a curly TWA. Ms Badu shared the look on her Facebook page and we are loving it. A little Sunday beauty for you :) Continue Reading

Lies or Marketing? Can We Trust Natural Celebs When They Discuss Their Favorite Products?

DISCLAIMER: Before I begin this post, I want to make it very clear that I am not bashing Tracee Ellis Ross or any other company spokesperson, in any way, shape, or form. My intention is to call out the practice of masked advertising and sponsored promotion as an educated consumer. I recall the first time... Continue Reading

‘I Just Want to Have Dreads': Willow Smith Talks Embracing Her Natural Self

From being the youngest of the talent powerhouse Smith family to a hair-whipping it-girl, Willow Smith is carving out her own lane. The 14-year-old recently posed in Pucci and Saint Laurent for a spread in an upcoming issue of CR Fashion book and talked everything from style to her love of her natural hair. On her... Continue Reading

Throwback: Six Iconic 80’s Naturals

I thought we should take a throwback look at a few of the natural hairstyles that managed to emerge during the 80s; the decade where white women were embracing big hair and black women were either in full jherri curl mode or turning to no-lye relaxers. Shout out to these ladies for being hip with... Continue Reading