New Jamaican Patois-Speaking Doll Takes Off in the UK

With a population of 300,000 the United Kingdom holds the second largest number (behind the United States) of Jamaicans living outside Jamaica. Still, the black doll market is underdeveloped, with most shipped in from the United States. UK-Jamaican teacher Saffron... Continue Reading

Glade Just Used Viral Natural Hair Art to Promote Its Latest Product

Last year visual artist Pierre Jean-Louis became known for his Black Girl Magic series which celebrated natural hair.  He digitally transposed nature scenes, galaxies, and gardens into the kinks and curls of beautiful black women and his photos were shared thousands... Continue Reading

Taraji P. Henson Rocks Her Real Hair for Gorgeous W Magazine Shoot

Taraji P. Henson appears in this month’s issue of W Magazine, which features empowered women in television and film, looking stunning. Photographed on a bed, wearing a button down shirt and black heels, Taraji’s face-framing ringlet curls steal the show.... Continue Reading

Frank Ocean’s Mother Wants Kim Burrell Off Her Son’s Record After She Blasted Homosexuality

Kim Burrell’s condemnation of homosexuality in a sermon that went public has sparked a response from Frank Ocean’s mom. If you recall, we previously mentioned that the gospel artist’s words were immediately deemed hateful and denounced by Janelle Monae, Pharrell... Continue Reading

White Male JC Penney Employee Puts Black Girl in Headlock After Telling Her Family They ‘Didn’t Belong There’

One of the fallouts of Donald Trump’s election is the violence he has incited among emboldened white racists. This seems to be the case in Mishawaka Indiana, where a black girl was placed in a headlock by a heavy set... Continue Reading

Beauty Vlogger Has Her African Father Do Voiceover For Her Makeup Tutorial and the Result is Hilarious

Beauty vlogger Jazlyn Allure’s makeup tutorial is going viral not for its instructions, but the hilarious voiceover provided by her father. The Canadian vlogger never says which country her father is from but she posted the video with the caption;... Continue Reading

Why I’m Not Setting Any Professional Resolutions This New Year

I have been setting professional goals forever. Each year when January 1 rolls around I come up with a multi-part list detailing exactly where I’m headed and how I get there. I do this instead of allowing myself the freedom... Continue Reading

‘If Your Religion Causes You to Hate, Change It’: Janelle Monae Writes Impassioned Post About Homosexuality and Religion

A few days ago a video surfaced of gospel singer and pastor Kim Burrell, who is on the Hidden Figures soundtrack, speaking against homosexuality in a recent sermon. “Anybody in this room who feels the homosexual spirit, beg God to free... Continue Reading

An HBCU Has Agreed to Perform at Donald Trump’s Inauguration

Alabama’s oldest private historically black college, Talladega College, has agreed to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration. Established in 1867, Talladega College was fully accredited in 2009 and has a student body of 1,500. “The Presidential Inaugural Committee announced Friday that... Continue Reading

Phylicia Rashad’s Daughter Condola Rashad is Engaged!

Condola Rashad, daughter of iconic actress Phylicia Rashad, is engaged to Sebastian Vallentin Stenhøj. The 30-year-old actress posted a video of the proposal’s aftermath to her Instagram account. Sebastian!!!!!!!!!!!The surprise!! The shock! My sisters commentary in the background is to... Continue Reading

Here’s What’s Covered in Emory University’s “The Power of Black Self Love” Course

When I was a child, negative talk about being black was so common in media and society that I eventually became desensitized to it – I figured, “It is what it is,” and doubted attempts to publicize black beauty and... Continue Reading

Singer Justine Skye Schools Fan Who Referred to Her as “Fav Dark Skin”

In an ideal world dark skin and light skin would just be physical descriptors for black women. More often than not, they are used to make judgments on personality, character and class. So when a fan referred to Justine Skye... Continue Reading

[Pics] Eva Marcille is Loc’ing Her 2-Year-Old Daughter Marley’s Hair and We are In Love

For little black girls hair is a special thing. It kinks, it curls and it looks different than everybody else’s. When mommies send the message early that black girl hair is beautiful, it’s a wonderful thing. Such seems to be... Continue Reading

“I’m Very Sick of Talking About My Skin”: Winnie Harlow Says She’s Done Being a Vitiligo Spokesperson

Winnie Harlow became a public figure in 2014 when she was handpicked from Instagram by Tyra Banks to compete in America’s Next Top Model. And despite being one of the few ANTM alum to actually launch a successful career (she... Continue Reading

Serena Williams is Engaged!

One of the most eligible bachelorettes in the world is officially off the market. Tennis superstar Serena Williams, 35, is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, 33. According to various reports, the two began dating quietly in October 2015 but... Continue Reading