‘Colorism Activist’ Plans to Launch Magazine That Will Only Feature Dark-Skinned Women

A self-described “colorism activist” who posts online under the moniker Chrissie is planning to launch a magazine featuring only dark-skinned women. Chrissie is currently raising money for the magazine, to be named Divine Dark Skin, and is at $1300 of... Continue Reading

The Story Behind This Iconic Image of a Black Woman Pushing Aside a National Guardsman’s Bayonet

She speaks to many of us — a black woman, dressed in a buttoned shirt and jeans, pushing aside a National Guardsman’s bayonet as though to say ‘I ain’t got time for this shit.’ But who was she? Her name... Continue Reading

10 Nude Lipsticks for Black Women with Dark Skin

As a woman with dark skin, a “nude” lipstick that may work on someone with a lighter complexion may leave me looking as though my lips are chapped and dry. Kind of like Tyrone: Okay, maybe not as bad as Tyrone’s... Continue Reading

5 Facts About Naomi Campbell’s “Daughter” Ryan Destiny

A few days ago, supermodel Naomi Campbell posted a selfie with a stunning young woman and captioned it “My baby girl, my daughter @ryandestiny watch tonight @staronfox at 9pm #rosespenceriscoming @theoriginalbigdaddy @queenlatifah @lennykravitz” This had some folks scratching their heads,... Continue Reading

White Atlanta Hawks General Manager Jokes About His ‘Angry Black Wife’

Sports site DeadSpin recently publicized remarks from a meeting between Atlanta Hawks general manager Wes Wilcox and about 200 season ticket holders. As the ticket holders peppered him with questions about the Hawks’ season, Wilcox attempted a joke; “I know... Continue Reading

[Video] Buzzfeed Releases Tragic Video Recreating Iconic Beyonce Looks

Over the weekend, Buzzfeed hair site Top Knot released a video recreating iconic looks from several Beyonce music videos and album covers — Say My Name, Survivor, Dangerously in Love, Single Ladies, Telephone, 7/11, Feeling Myself and Formation. The video... Continue Reading

[Pics] Stunning W Magazine Photoshoot of Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer Resurfaces

With Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer currently appearing in films generating Oscar buzz (Davis in Fences, Spencer in Hidden Figures), some of their old interviews are resurfacing. Both actresses appeared in W Magazine’s February 2012 issue, about 6 months after... Continue Reading

NASA Astronaut Jeanette Epps Will Be the First Black Member of the International Space Station

Astronaut Jeanette Epps is preparing to make history as the first (yes, FIRST) black space station crew member – woman or man. This endeavor, which will take place in March 2018, will also be her first ever spaceflight. She will... Continue Reading

[Pic] Amandla Stenberg Debuts a Stunning Baldie

Amandla Stenberg is set to appear in the upcoming film Where Hands Touch about a friendship between a Hitler youth and biracial teen in Nazi Germany. Stenberg had to cut her hair for the film, set to be released this... Continue Reading

Black Twitter Reacts After Lifetime Announces a Flint Water Crisis Movie Starring Cher

The water in Flint, Michigan is still poisoned with toxic levels of lead, and has been since April 2014 following the local government’s decision to change the water supply. It took the country years to care or even notice, and... Continue Reading

Peter Thomas’ Daughter Porsche Speaks Out After Critics Blast Her Pregnancy Belly For Being ‘Too Black’

Shortly after getting married RHOA alum Peter Thomas’ daughter Porsche became pregnant with twin boys. Since then the actress and model has been excitedly sharing her pregnancy progress on Instagram. But criticism of her darkened stomach became so common that... Continue Reading

After Months of Erratic Behavior, Azealia Banks Speaks Out About Her Mental Health

Azealia Banks’ name stayed in the headlines in 2016, but not for her music. The talented rapper seems to always have back-to-back dramas unfolding, from selling infant bleaching kits to taunting Brazilians. As a result, Banks often finds herself the... Continue Reading

6 Black Moms Who are Documenting Their Remarkable Pregnancy and Post-Baby Fitness Journeys on Instagram

Extreme “snapback” photos may be all the rage on social media, but one group of women is showing the real-life hard work that goes into post-baby bodies. These fitness moms are your everyday mothers who are documenting their individual pregnancy and post-baby... Continue Reading

[Pic] This 160-Year-Old Cotton Sack is Stitched With a Slave Girl’s Family History

A 160-year-old cotton sack tells the story of the love slave mother Rose had for her daughter Ashley, who was ripped from in the 1850s when she was sold for $300. Rose was a house slave in South Carolina and,... Continue Reading

[Pics] We Refuse to Believe ‘Hamilton’ Actress Renee Elise Goldsberry is 46 Years Old

Film, TV and Broadway actress Renee Elise Goldsberry turned 46 on January 2, but it is really difficult for us to believe. Goldsberry has had a career spanning two decades. Last year she won a Tony for Best Featured Actress... Continue Reading