Comfortable Style: 30 Black Bloggers Who Make Sneakers Look Incredibly Chic

We love fashion bloggers, we do, but how many times have you found yourself strolling through their photos while thinking, “that looks cute on her, but where would I possibly wear that outfit?” We feel the same way, which is why... Continue Reading

7 Advantages TWA Wearers Have Over Naturals With Long Hair

Oh how cute you are My teeny weeny afro But please grow out soon I wrote that haiku a little after my “Big Chop,” years ago. It’s how I felt everyday about my TWA. However, that’s all it was –... Continue Reading

Black Women Are Being Trolled on Tinder

Online dating is challenging for all women, but black women in particular have a rough time. Negative stereotypes seem to inform how black women are approached — or whether they are approached at all. In an eye-opening article for Continue Reading

America’s Oldest Culture Directly Descended from West Africa is in Danger of Extinction

Admittedly, the first thing many people think of when they hear the term “Gullah,” is a memory from the popular 90s Nickelodeon children’s show, Gullah Gullah Island. Although, this was a show made for kids it was based on the... Continue Reading

Chrisette Michele Dyes Her Afro Platinum Blonde

The singer posted this stunning picture on her Instagram account. According to the photo’s tags, the color was done by the DevaCurl salon. What do you think ladies? Continue Reading

Are More African American Women Self-Tanning?

“Keep that baby out of the sun!” It’s an all too common sentiment spoken to black mothers by well-meaning relatives. The thought is that brown-skinned babies should stay out of the sun so they retain the delicate pink, beige or... Continue Reading

4 Superb Conditioners for Fall

Happy fall, BGLH readers! Although I try to not buy *too* many new products (my holy grail list is pretty much complete), every so often my product junkie-ism kicks in. Without even trying, I’ve found some really great conditioners that... Continue Reading

How to Comb Kinky, 4C Hair Without Pain

I often come across women who tell me they can’t keep their hair in its natural texture because it’s nearly impossible to comb and can be very painful. “Oh, my hair breaks combs” they tell me. Then they ask me... Continue Reading

Mattel, Why Isn’t the Zendaya Doll Available for Purchase?

Over the weekend, my Twitter timeline and Facebook newsfeed were both flooded with praise for Mattel for their production of Zendaya Coleman’s gorgeous 2015 Oscars look, faux locs and all. The doll presents Mattel with an opportunity to join the... Continue Reading

North West’s Growing Curly Fro is Adorable

Say what you want about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, they have one cute and spirited kid! The adorable and stylish tot makes regular appearances on her mother’s Instagram account and we are loving her mop of springy curls. Kardashian... Continue Reading

‘To Be Black in a Country That Idealizes Mixedness is Rough’: Growing Up Black in Trinidad

By Ayana Malaika Crichlow for The Huffington Post I grew up in Trinidad in the 80s and 90s as a black girl child. To be black in a country that idealizes the curly hair and mixed ethnicity aesthetic, is rough... Continue Reading

Does Zendaya’s Oscars Barbie Contribute to the Erasure of Black Women with Real Locs?

It’s a moment that’s been seared into pop culture history. Then 18-year-old Zendaya Coleman showed up to the Oscars in a Vivienne Westwood gown and faux locs decorated with hair jewelry. The look was representative of the starlet’s style diversity... Continue Reading

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