Natural Celebrities

#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

Beyonce Signs Natural YouTube Sensations + Lauryn Hill and 7 y-o Daughter Perform ‘That Thing’

Beyonce, through her management company Parkwood Entertainment, has signed the talented sisters and Youtube sensations, Chloe and Halle Bailey. Check out their crazy good cover of Drake’s “Hold On We’re Going Home” …and of course their very popular cover of Beyonce “Pretty Hurts”. It’s racked over 8 million views! The contracts have the young girls... Continue Reading

RHOA’s Demetria McKinney Shows Off Her Natural Hair in Puerto Rico

#SanJuan beach time!! #RHOA #OFFICIALLYYOURS #tradeitall #100 A photo posted by Demetria McKinney (@demetria4real) on Apr 26, 2015 at 11:00am PDT Star of Tyler Perry’s House of Payne and now guest star on Real Housewives of Atlanta, Demetria McKinney recently took to Instagram to show off her curls in Puerto Rico. A few months back... Continue Reading

The New Guard: 9 Up and Coming Natural Celebs Who are Changing the Game

1. Ava Duvernay Regally talented director, screenwriter, film distributor and then some! Is there anything Ava Duvernay can’t do. From her Golden Globe nomination for Selma to holding down her distribution company AFFRM (AFRICAN-AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL RELEASING MOVEMENT), Duvernay is definitely keeping the industry on its toes. Did we also mention she has her own... Continue Reading

[Video] First Lady Michelle Obama Gets a Surprise Compliment During Q&A

The first lady, Michelle Obama was looking regal as ever during the annual White House Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. During the Q&A session, the first lady answered questions asked by the some of the children of White House Staff, Boys and Girls Club and D.C. Child and Family Services. A young... Continue Reading

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