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22 Pictures that Capture the Beauty and Power of America’s Olympic Hurdlers and Sprinters

The Rio Olympic Games were full of black girl magic, but the sprinting and hurdles categories were especially awesome, with the American women not only winning individually, but also excelling in relay categories and making Team USA and Olympic history. These... Continue Reading

Black Women are Cosplaying Harley Quinn and Slaying!

With Suicide Squad heralded as one of this summer’s biggest blockbusters in film, it’s no wonder fans of the DC Comics-based series have taken things up a notch by cosplaying their favorite characters. Although, the character of Harley Quinn is... Continue Reading

In Honor of ‘Southside With You’ Here are 12 Throwback Pics of Barack and Michelle Obama

“Southside with You,” a film about the first date of President Barack Obama and the First Lady, will premiere at theaters on August 26.  The big screen romance, which is set in Chicago during the summer of 1989, begins with the two preparing for... Continue Reading

Zendaya Will Play Mary Jane Watson in ‘Spiderman: Homecoming’

It has been “unofficially” confirmed that one of our favorite examples of #blackgirlmagic, Zendaya Coleman, will be playing Mary Jane Watson, Peter Parker’s love interest, the in the upcoming film “Spiderman: Homecoming.” According to The Wrap, the latest Spidey flick will... Continue Reading

This Google Chrome Extension Helps You Find Black-Owned Businesses Online

It’s no secret that Buying Black has become more popular.  Many of us are making a concerted effort to buy from small and/or independently-owned black businesses. BGLH frequently features these companies from makeup, to skincare, to handbags, to swimsuits, you name it,... Continue Reading

[Video] Cardi B Coins the Term #BlackLooksMatter in Response to People Mocking Kinky Hair

It happened at the 2012 Olympics, it’s happening again — Gabby Douglas is being teased about her kinky edges.  This despite the fact that, at the 2012 Olympics, she became the first Black woman in history to win gold in the... Continue Reading

Who is Katherine Johnson, the Black Woman Mathematician Behind ‘Hidden Figures’? + The Official Movie Trailer

The trailer for “Hidden Figures” — a movie based on the untold story of black women mathematicians who became human “computers” for NASA — was released yesterday.  Today, we share the story of one of these women — Katherine Johnson. Katherine... Continue Reading

Lebron James’ Fans BLAST Him for Celebrating Black Women’s Olympic Achievements on Social Media

This year’s Olympics have been incredible for black athletes with three women in particular, Simone Biles, Michelle Carter and Simone Manuel, winning gold and making history in the process. Biles is the most decorated US gymnast of all times, Manuel... Continue Reading

Simone Manuel is the First Black Woman to Win Gold in an Individual Olympic Swimming Event

The Rio Olympics is full of black girl magic, and now, swimming is no different. I’ll be honest, I didn’t think that I would see this in my lifetime, especially with the statistic that 70% of black children still cannot... Continue Reading

[Video] Michelle Williams Pokes Fun at her Reputation as Least Famous Destiny’s Child in New Ad

A couple of days ago, Foot Locker released a commercial featuring NBA player Draymond Green, retired NBA player Horace Grant and gospel artist/Broadway actress Michelle Williams, best known for being a member of Destiny’s Child.  The commercial starts with Grant telling... Continue Reading

Activists Hang Highway Banner BLASTING Black Men for Not Fighting for Women in Black Lives Matter

Dear Black Men*, *(cisgender and straight) While you’re busy not fighting for us, Remember that you’re killing us too. … We ain’t fighting for y’all no more until you stop killing us and until you start centering the violence, trauma, and... Continue Reading

Are More Black Women Embracing Spiritual, But Non-Religious Practices?

A couple of years ago, one of my favorite spiritual workers, Curly Demure of Demure Lyfe, constantly shared information on crystals on her Facebook page about their uses and energies. As a collector of crystals since childhood, I was always... Continue Reading

[Pics] The Woman Behind The TODAY Show’s Horrible Makeover is a Gorgeous Model in NYC

By now we’ve all seen it, the universally panned TODAY Show makeover that left a black woman’s hair looking absolutely tragic. Well, the woman behind the makeover is Malyia McNaughton, and there is more to her than that terrible video.... Continue Reading

From Jump Rope Instructor to Mogul: Big Chop Hair Founder Melissa Etienne Shares Her Story

*This is a sponsored post on behalf of Big Chop Hair, however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are our own. Big Chop Hair Founder, Melissa Etienne, is the stuff entrepreneurs are made of. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity... Continue Reading

9 Black Women Who are Directing Upcoming Feature Films

Being that 1.3% of feature film directors are women of color (Directors Guild of America, Diversity Report), some powerful black woman are rising above the statistics. From feature films on racial inequality to relationships to women’s issues, these nine directors are shaking up the... Continue Reading