4 Gorgeous Protective Styles for Natural Hair this Fall

Fall is officially here and, for many naturals, it is time to return to protective styling.  Today we are giving four beautiful looks to inspire you this season.  Who says protective styling has to be boring? 1. Simple Back Tuck... Continue Reading

The Real History of Black Native Americans

*Editor’s note: The original title of this piece included a playful reference to African Americans erroneously claiming to have ‘Indian in their family’. Many of our commenters rightfully found this title offensive and dismissive of the many African Americans who... Continue Reading

[Video] Melanin Rich Skin Appears Almost Flawless Under UltraViolet Camera

When people off the street volunteered to be filmed with an ultraviolet camera by photographer and filmmaker Thomas Leveritt, they had no idea what they were in for. Men and women, young and old, of various ethnicities were photographed and subsequently shocked... Continue Reading

Serena Williams Reveals Natural Hair in Sultry Birthday Post

Serena Williams has had a really REALLY good year. She’s won multiple Grand Slams and many are declaring her the greatest athlete — man or woman — of this era. She has a successful clothing line and is the apple... Continue Reading

Michelle Obama Goes Full Glam and Stuns at China State Dinner

While former First Ladies have leaned towards more conservative looks, we love that Michelle Obama has been experimental, consistently stunning America and the world with gorgeous, chic ensembles. And we must say, this look is one of her best and... Continue Reading

10 Gorgeous Ways to Style Box Braids

Box braids are one of the best long term, protective styles out. It combines low manipulation with a very classic look that can easily be worn every day and on special occasions. Whether you’re getting ready for work, hitting up a... Continue Reading

Meet Dr Jedidah Isler: The First Black Woman to Graduate from Yale with a PhD in Astrophysics

I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Jedidah Isler at a mutual friend’s wedding this summer.  She was so humble, that I had no idea I was meeting the first black woman to graduate from Yale with a PhD in... Continue Reading

9 Natural Instagrammers Who Went Red For Fall

While other women seem to doing the “bronde” hair trend this fall, these naturals are stepping outside of the box and spicing things up by going red. Some are vibrant and some are subtle, but all are equally gorgeous and... Continue Reading

250-Pound Mirna Valerio is an Accomplished Long Distance and Marathon Runner

Runner Mirna Valerio begins each run by taking a photo, “To prove that I was out here,” she says, “To document the fact that I achieved something today.” Valerio started her blog,  Fat Girl Running, 4 years ago to share her love... Continue Reading

30 Black Beauties Rocking Deep Lip Colors for Fall

Fall is officially here and there is no better way to kick it off than to feature fabulous women of color wearing bold, fall lipstick colors. Vamp lipstick shades made a comeback a few years ago and they are still... Continue Reading

Textured Clip-Ins are Storming the Protective Styling World

Last year, crochet braids were the protective style darling of the natural hair community, allowing us to experiment with big hair while protecting our own strands without the headache of full head weaves or an all day hair appointment. Well... Continue Reading

From The Ironing Board to Space: #ItWasABlackWoman Spotlights Black Woman Inventors and Innovators

A couple of days ago, the internet was ablaze for the quarterly #blackout day dedicated to celebrating black beauty. Shortly thereafter, the #itwasablackwoman hashtag appeared. Twitter user @WhoisSizzle stated he wanted to create the hashtage to celebrate the accomplishments of... Continue Reading

Teyonah Parris’ Natural Hair at the Emmys Was Perfection

We really wish we knew exactly how Teyonah Parris’ hair stylist created this stunning Emmys look! The actress channeled Hollywood glam and we love how you can see both the big voluminous “Hollywood waves” and the smaller, more highly textured... Continue Reading

“African Prints” Are Not From Africa

You’re probably tired of hearing the term ‘cultural appropriation’. And while the dialogue can be exhausting it goes far beyond the Miley Cyruses and Kylie Jenners of the world twerking and wearing cornrows. It exists on a broader, less visible... Continue Reading

6 Black Actresses Who Stunned at the 2015 Emmys

The 67th Emmys was historic for black women. From Uzo Aduba and Viola Davis’ history-making wins to Regina King picking up her first Emmy for her heart-wrenching role in American Crime. But black actresses were also stopping the show on... Continue Reading