Eartha Kitt’s Words on Backlash for Marrying Interracially in the 60s Still Ring True Today

A quote from legendary actress Eartha Kitt is circulating on social media and sparking discussion on black women, black men and interracial marriage. In it Kitt answers whether she faced backlash for marrying real estate investor Bill McDonald from 1960... Continue Reading

Empire’s Sex Scene Featuring a Plus-Sized, Dark Skinned Woman is Revolutionary

When actress Gabourey Sidibe opened up last week’s episode of Empire with a steamy love scene, my first reaction was “Okay, get it Gab!” Clad in cute negligee, her fiery character, Becky, seductively kissed and cuddled her boo on a... Continue Reading

Asthma, Fibroids, Miscarriage: Grad Student Finds Shocking Pattern in Black Salon Workers

With the increase of black women ditching relaxers in favor of going natural, we might forget that thousands of professionals still spend their careers working around harsh relaxer chemicals. UCLA graduate student Teni Adewumi is leading the charge to ensure safety... Continue Reading

Inspiration Board: 21 Ways to Rock Faux Fur

With the temperatures dropping, most of us are pulling out our coats, sweaters and boots in preparation for the even colder days ahead. Cold weather, however, doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice style. The bloggers featured below show us how... Continue Reading

‘Tees in the Trap’ Beautifully Captures the Lingo of African American Women

Tees In the Trap owner and founder, Arsha Jones, is the stuff entrepreneurs are made of. She’s driven, focused, and in less than two years her T-shirts have been seen on the likes of celebrities such as Kandi Burress, and style... Continue Reading

3 Tricks That Will Keep Your Box Braids Looking Flawless for Months

I’ve been rocking box braids for almost 7 weeks now and they still look fabulous! The thing with braids is that their age begins to show when the roots grow out and our natural hair begins to peek through. The... Continue Reading

Black Women Take to Twitter to Say #IWillNotApologizeForBeingDarkSkin

We’ve had much dialogue over the issues of colorism within the black community. Some of the experiences have left lasting impressions on how we see ourselves, leaving very little opportunity for acceptance or any type of positive acknowledgment. There have been... Continue Reading

[Pic] Vintage Black Girl Magic: Tracee Ellis Ross, Iman and Grace Jones in 1990

The Black-ish star took to twitter to participate in #TBT or Throwback Thursday with the following photo from her 18th birthday party: #tbt hanging out with @the_real_iman and @miss_gracejones on my 18th birthday! — Tracee Ellis Ross (@TraceeEllisRoss) November 5, 2015... Continue Reading

5 of the Best Wearable Bantu Knot Tutorials

Bantu Knot-outs have always been a go-to for many naturals to achieve super cute wavy curls. However, bantu knots are an equally wearable style. The style can be somewhat of challenge to get down right. We’ve rounded up 5 bantu... Continue Reading

Melanin x Color: This Stunning Photo Series Sets Bright Makeup Against Dark Skin

In an editorial titled Overly Saturated photographer Rachel Marques captures model Janica in bright colors and angular designs. The result is breathtaking images that highlight the beauty of dark skin. We love it! Ladies, what do you think? Continue Reading

[Pic] Cynthia Bailey Reveals Her Natural Hair on Instagram

Cynthia Bailey announced last week that she is giving her hair a “weave break.” She posted this photo with the caption; Taking a much needed weave break! I try to do this every 3 months but I am usually too... Continue Reading

Afro-Brazilian Actress Taunted by Fellow Brazilians on Facebook After Revealing Her Natural Hair

Afro-Brazilian Actress, Taís Araújo, was hit with a barrage of racist comments on her Facebook page after posting this photo: Some of the comments she received included: “who posted the picture of this gorilla on Facebook?” “lend me your hair I wash dishes,”... Continue Reading

#SquadGoals: Style Blogger and Friends Slay in SuperHero-Themed Photo Shoot

Blogger Paola Mathe and friends Cacsmy, Kristia, Nichole all teamed up with photographer Aaron of NYC_Underground to pull off a crazy awesome hero-themed shoot in the New York subway: The idea came because I like to display how strong women are in pretty much... Continue Reading

Ben Nye Cosmetics Creates ‘Minstrel Brown’ Color Makeup

*Editor’s note: Ben Nye has removed the Minstrel Brown makeup color, but hasn’t issued a statement. Ben Nye Cosmetics is well known for carrying theatre grade cosmetics, a must-have for those who need sturdy, camera-friendly cosmetics. However, many beauty bloggers... Continue Reading

Singer K. Michelle is Removing her Butt Enhancements to Return to Her “Normal Shape”

Don’t be shocked if certain areas on K. Michelle’s body suddenly look much smaller than you remember. The singer and songwriter surprised her fans when she admitted that she no longer wanted her butt enhancements. In a sit down interview with celebrity... Continue Reading