Nicki Minaj’s Madame Tussauds Wax Statue Prompts Lewd Behavior From Guests

Las Vegas celebrity wax museum Madame Tussauds recently unveiled their latest celebrity statue — hip hop artist Nicki Minaj on all fours ala her record-breaking Anaconda video. While many, including Nicki herself, loved the statue, others felt the positioning was... Continue Reading

Stylist Develops Technique to Instantly Create Fully-Formed Locs on Loose Natural Hair

What if you didn’t have to wait months for your twists or braids to loc up? What if, in just a day, you could go from loose natural hair to locs? Well, Dubai stylist Kris McDred might have discovered a... Continue Reading

Photographer Seeks to Document Afro-Caribbean Gingers

London-based photographer, Michelle Marshall has set out to document people of color who carry the MC1R gene, which is responsible for red hair. Since the MC1R gene is recessive, it requires both parents to be carriers for it to be... Continue Reading

Black 90s Pop Culture in 14 Illustrations

Ahhh nostalgia… In a series of illustrations artist Xavier Payne captures elements of black 90s pop culture. Check it out. Ladies, what are your thoughts? Does this bring back memories? Continue Reading

The Futuristic Dress of South Africa’s Xhosa People

South Africa’s Xhosa people are known for their intricate bead work. The heavy use of lines, angularity and the color white in their dress gives it a look that is both traditional and futuristic. Wow. Ladies, what are your thoughts? Continue Reading

I’m Black But I’m Uncomfortable Around Black People

by Danielle Small of Salon   It happened. I failed the “black” test. My hair stylist and I were chatting while she was taking a break from retightening my locs. I made a funny quip, and she extended her palm so... Continue Reading

10 Essential Natural Hair Hacks

Surely, I can’t be the only one who has run out of shampoo on wash day or just can’t seem to find my conditioning caps when it’s time to deep condition. With these easy, yet effective hacks, you’ll never need... Continue Reading

Our Favorite Hair Chameleon Kelis is Pregnant!

She debuted her baby bump (and orange hair) at AfroPunk. While performing in 80+ degree weather she proclaimed, “I need a fan…I’m hot and pregnant!” Been there girl! Kelis, who is known for switching up her hair and constantly setting... Continue Reading

13 of the Most Creative Looks from the Bronner Bros Hair Show

The Bronner Bros Hair Show is a fixture in black history. For 68 years, the black, family-owned company has put on one of the largest hair shows in the country with attendance nearing 100,000 annually. Hair and beauty lovers, dilettantes... Continue Reading

5 Ways to Find Coupons and Free Samples for Natural Hair Products

What is couponing? In short, it is the meticulous saving and searching of coupons for discounts on store-bought items, such as food, home products, etc. There was a time when I was intense about couponing and saved dollars upon dollars on my... Continue Reading

Protect Our Girls: Hulu Series ‘Difficult People’ Airs Disgusting Joke About Blue Ivy

Comedienne Amy Poehler is being hung to dry on social media after a sickening joke was made about Blue Ivy on her executive-produced Hulu comedy series Difficult People. The joke: “I can’t wait for Blue Ivy to be old enough for... Continue Reading

African Women Are Doing YouTube Tutorials For Their Traditional Tribal Makeup

Makeup tutorials are no longer just for crafting a smokey eye. YouTubers are are also using them to showcase pride of their heritage by creating looks that are unique to their culture. Niger YouTuber, Fati of MakeupbyFatifatouNiger put together a tutorial... Continue Reading

Elle Canada Faces Backlash For Calling Dashikis the “New It Item”

Elle Canada is facing major backlash from Black Twitter after declaring the dashiki the “new it item”. The dashiki is a colorful garment that originated in Africa and has been popular among blacks in North and South America and the... Continue Reading

Why I Don’t Part My Natural Hair

Seriously, I might be a little late on this one. Years ago when someone commented on my hair, saying it looked “nice but I needed to take out the part,” I thought it sounded 100% hater. What? What’s wrong with... Continue Reading

Activist Sil Lai Abrams Discusses Not Finding Out She Was Black Until Teenhood

This week mainstream media outlets ran with a story started by a racist blog claiming that Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King was hiding his true identity as a white man. Followers of the intelligent and dynamic leader were dismayed... Continue Reading