Cosmopolitan’s ‘Hot New’ Braid Look is a Style Naptural85 Did Months Ago

Since posting about “boxer braids” a few months back, I’ve come across similar cultural appropriation hair tutorials and photos. Usually, I just roll my eyes and think “here we go again”. I don’t spend too much time dwelling on the... Continue Reading

Teyonah Parris Paired a Gown with a Satin Head Wrap on the Red Carpet and CRUSHED It

Teyonah Parris always looks absolutely gorgeous, whether she’s on the red carpet, at a photoshoot, or out and about. But lately she has been slaying to the tenth power. Her effortless combination of chic sensibilities with Black American/African-inspired couture is... Continue Reading

Singer Justine Skye Explains Why She Identifies as Jamaican Despite Being Born in America

Singer Justine Skye took to her Instagram account to address those who challenge her choice to identify solely as Jamaican and not American, despite being born here. I noticed some people getting upset that I say I’m Jamaican although I... Continue Reading

Marvel Artist Confirms Skai Jackson Was the Art Inspiration for New Iron Man Riri Williams

Last week, we gave you a more realistic list of black actresses who could play the Marvel role of Riri Williams in Iron Man.  (For the list, check out Days After Marvel Announced Its New Iron Man, HollyWood is Already Erasing Her Dark... Continue Reading

Virgin Islands Woman Goes Viral After Showing the Proper Way to Eat a Mango

Seanise Jeffers, the first winner of The Caribbean Got Talent, schooled us on eating a mango last week. As someone who eats mangoes with a knife and fork, I can’t lie, I feel a little ashamed. In her video, which... Continue Reading

Black Woman Becomes Folk Hero After Allowing Her Pics to Be Used to Catfish a Man Into Buying Stuff

Twitter user @christenhrule has become something of a folk hero after allowing a woman who described herself as “ugly” to use her images to catfish a man into buying her nice things. She posted her exchange with the woman on... Continue Reading

Black Gossip Site Sparks Fan Backlash and Loses Revenue After Switching Focus to #BlackLivesMatter

Following the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castille, popular gossip site Fameolous has forgone their typical celebrity posts in favor of consistent coverage of issues regarding the fight for justice and accountability in incidents of police brutality. The only thing that... Continue Reading

Still Mad that ‘Too Dark’ Naturi Naughton Portrayed Her in 2009, Lil Kim Shades at VH1’s Hip Hop Honors

Back in 2009, Naturi Naughton gained rave reviews for her portayal of Lil Kim in rapper Biggie’s biopic Notorious. The film got mixed reviews, but Naturi’s portrayal of a troubled, love-sick but undeniably talented young Lil Kim cemented her as... Continue Reading

Gabourey Sidibe Shows Off her Natural Afro on Twitter!

We’ve never seen Gabourey Sidibe like this before! The actress, who currently stars in Empire and Difficult People, recently showed off her fro on Twitter and we love it! Sidibe posted the photo after a dare from friend and Empire... Continue Reading

Zendaya Coleman: ‘I Don’t Face the Same Struggles as a Woman With Darker Skin’

It’s no secret that Hollywood favors lighter skin on black female entertainers. But some black actresses, while perhaps observing that fact, resist publicly acknowledging. But in her June Cosmopolitan cover interview, 19-year-old Zendaya Coleman spoke about colorism with maturity and... Continue Reading

[Video] Protesters Pull Young Black Woman Away from Cops Trying to Arrest Her

As black men and women across the country march for Philando Castile, Alton Sterling and Delwran Small, the issue of gender relations in activism has come to the fore. For many black women, the first response to the recent killings... Continue Reading

5 Things You Need to Know About the Black Woman in This Iconic Photo

A young black woman stood calmly with her feet planted on the ground as two police officers approached her in full riot gear in Baton Rouge, La. Her name is Ieshia Evans and she has become the face of the protest against... Continue Reading

Sudanese High Fashion Model Ajak Deng Discusses Her Near-Fatal Encounter with Police

Ajak Deng has modeled for Valentino, Marc Jacobs, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Jean Paul Gaultier, and most recently, Maison Margiela. (Though she left the industry in February due to severe colorism, she recanted her retirement a week later feeling it more purposeful to “fight... Continue Reading

Days After Marvel Announced Its New Iron Man HollyWood is Already Erasing Her Dark Skin

Marvel Comics recently announced its new Iron Man as Riri Williams, a 15-year-old black MIT prodigy who catches Tony Stark’s attention after reverse engineering his trademark Iron Man suits. The art Marvel released for Riri’s character shows a dark-skinned girl... Continue Reading

5 Anti-Police Brutality Organizations You Can Join and/or Support

The executions of black women and men by police, often caught on film, can be difficult to process. There is pain, anger, rage, hopelessness, despair, shock and even numbness. There is no right or wrong way to grieve these traumas... Continue Reading