4 Times Naturals Should Skip the DIY And Go Straight to a Stylist

Somewhere along my natural hair journey, I developed what I like to call “salonphobia.” Maybe it was the time I spent an hour taking my hair down and crying because I was trying to undo a cornrow that was the... Continue Reading

‘Fitness Shouldn’t Trigger Depression’: Fitness Guru HeyFranHey Proudly Shows Off 25 Pound Weight Gain

Just this morning we posted about the backlash Tia Mowry has received for an uptick in her weight. It got us thinking about a post natural hair and fitness guru HeyFranHey shared back in July explaining why focusing on a... Continue Reading

[Pics] Tia Mowry Embraces Her Recent Weight Gain Despite Internet Hate

Tia Mowry is refusing to let Hollywood’s twisted perceptions of acceptable beauty change the way she sees herself. After debuting her new cooking show Tia Mowry at Home, the 36-year-old actress gained what she described as “10, 15 pounds”. She... Continue Reading

[Pic] This Surprising Ad Reveals that in 1982 ‘Waves’ Were Marketed to the Entire Black Family

Black folk have grappled with their natural hair texture for a long time. Told by forces within and outside of our culture that our coils are just too tight and need to be loosened we’ve come up with quite a... Continue Reading

34 Nude Lip Colors for All Shades of Black Women

How many times have you picked up a “nude” lipstick and found yourself asking, “Nude on who?” Finding a nude or natural-looking lipstick for women of color is always a challenge. Thankfully the ladies below have taken some of the... Continue Reading

[Pics] Supermodel Jourdan Dunn Rocks a TWA on the Cover of Vogue Brasil

Vogue Brasil just announced supermodel Jourdan Dunn is covering their February issue. Dunn always gives us fierce looks but this time she’s also serving a fierce TWA. This is particularly meaningful given that Afro Brazilians are asserting themselves in Brazilian... Continue Reading

11 Shocking Revelations from Buzzfeed’s Exposé on Sexual Assault of Spelman Students by Morehouse Students

On January 21, Buzzfeed News published a detailed story about sexual violence against students at women’s college Spelman by students at neighboring men’s college Morehouse. The two colleges, among the highest ranked historically black colleges and universities (or HBCUs) in... Continue Reading

Freaking Over Frizz, Excessive Protective Styling and 3 More Natural Hair Habits to Leave in 2015

Natural hair always seems to be a learning experience. Even though I’ve been natural for six years, I seem to always be making a slight tweak to my regimen, finding a combination that I like a little bit better, or... Continue Reading

27 Black-Owned Companies Making Inroads in the Cosmetics Industry

Cosmetics companies have long had a habit of excluding black women from their agenda. We’re often an afterthought, and that ain’t cool. Now, there are exceptions to this rule: Fashion Fair, Lancome, and Mac Cosmetics, to name a few. But... Continue Reading

Style Blogger GabiFresh Models Her New Swimsuit Line in Cleopatra-Inspired Photo Shoot

Come through Ms Gabi! Style blogger Gabi Gregg, known online as GabiFresh, has partnered with Swimsuits for All to release a swimsuit line that plus size women can wear with pride. I am so excited to show you guys my... Continue Reading

25 Ways To Style Jumbo Marley/Havana Twists

We are deep into the winter season and many of you are still protective styling your precious manes. Lately, I’ve noticed more naturals opting to protective style with jumbo Marley, Havana, Senegalese and Mambo twists instead of small twists. I... Continue Reading

Ghanaian Artist Reimagines Nicki Minaj, Beyonce and Other Black Celebrities in Traditional African Dress

African immigration to the United States is on the rise, and first-generation African Americans are engaging with black American culture in new and interesting ways. Enter 26-year-old Ghanaian-born New York artist Dennis Owusu-Ansah. When he witnessed a friend being teased... Continue Reading

[Pics] Teyonah Parris’ Mom Looks Like She Could Be Her Sister

Last month, we showcased some amazing photos of black mothers and daughters who look like sisters.  Well, our favorite celebrity natural, Teyonah Parris, recently posted a picture of herself and her mother on Instagram, and they look like sisters!  We would... Continue Reading

Instagram Shut Down Celebrity Make Up Artist BeatFaceHoney’s Account After She Showed Solidarity With Muslims

Popular Youtube Vlogger and Celebrity Makeup Artist, Tatiana Ward, also known as BeatFaceHoney, had her Instagram account suspended after she posted this picture: The woman in the cartoon is Rose Hamid, the Muslim woman who was thrown out of Donald Trump rally after... Continue Reading

5 of the Best Crochet Braid Patterns

Yay for you, you’ve decided to get put your hair away for a bit and install crochet braids! Crochet braids have quickly swept the natural hair community by storm due to their ease of installation, versatility, and convenience – beating... Continue Reading