Vine Star and Comic Simone Shepherd Speaks Out About Her Decision to Get a Nose Job

If you’ve been anywhere near the popular social media platform Vine, you’ll recognize the name Simone Shepherd. Shepherd is one out of two black women on the platform to amass over 3.1 million followers. With that popularity comes scrutiny of appearance.... Continue Reading

This Google Chrome Extension Helps You Find Black-Owned Businesses Online

It’s no secret that Buying Black has become more popular.  Many of us are making a concerted effort to buy from small and/or independently-owned black businesses. BGLH frequently features these companies from makeup, to skincare, to handbags, to swimsuits, you name it,... Continue Reading

Multiple Dark Brown Shades Will Be Included in Anastasia Beverly Hills’ New Stick Foundations Line

On August 18th Anastasia Beverly Hills is releasing a new line of stick foundation, the first foundation that the brand has offered. While stick foundations are already a fairly unique product, what makes this one especially awesome is that it... Continue Reading

[Video] Cardi B Coins the Term #BlackLooksMatter in Response to People Mocking Kinky Hair

It happened at the 2012 Olympics, it’s happening again — Gabby Douglas is being teased about her kinky edges.  This despite the fact that, at the 2012 Olympics, she became the first Black woman in history to win gold in the... Continue Reading

Who is Katherine Johnson, the Black Woman Mathematician Behind ‘Hidden Figures’? + The Official Movie Trailer

The trailer for “Hidden Figures” — a movie based on the untold story of black women mathematicians who became human “computers” for NASA — was released yesterday.  Today, we share the story of one of these women — Katherine Johnson. Katherine... Continue Reading

Lebron James’ Fans BLAST Him for Celebrating Black Women’s Olympic Achievements on Social Media

This year’s Olympics have been incredible for black athletes with three women in particular, Simone Biles, Michelle Carter and Simone Manuel, winning gold and making history in the process. Biles is the most decorated US gymnast of all times, Manuel... Continue Reading

[Pics] Zendaya Rocks West African-Style Braids in New Photo Shoot

Zendaya Coleman announced her shoe line, Daya last Spring and recently shot with Footwear News magazine to promote her new brand. The braiding style Coleman is sporting in her editorial spread is inspired by the Tuareg women in West Africa. Tuareg... Continue Reading

Simone Manuel is the First Black Woman to Win Gold in an Individual Olympic Swimming Event

The Rio Olympics is full of black girl magic, and now, swimming is no different. I’ll be honest, I didn’t think that I would see this in my lifetime, especially with the statistic that 70% of black children still cannot... Continue Reading

[Video] Michelle Williams Pokes Fun at her Reputation as Least Famous Destiny’s Child in New Ad

A couple of days ago, Foot Locker released a commercial featuring NBA player Draymond Green, retired NBA player Horace Grant and gospel artist/Broadway actress Michelle Williams, best known for being a member of Destiny’s Child.  The commercial starts with Grant telling... Continue Reading

Activists Hang Highway Banner BLASTING Black Men for Not Fighting for Women in Black Lives Matter

Dear Black Men*, *(cisgender and straight) While you’re busy not fighting for us, Remember that you’re killing us too. … We ain’t fighting for y’all no more until you stop killing us and until you start centering the violence, trauma, and... Continue Reading

Rihanna Reveals Her Real Hair in Cute French Braid Style While on Vacation

On a recent vacation in Turks & Caicos Rihanna let her hair down, ditching her signature weaves and wigs to rock a simple, cute French-style braid with her real hair.   It’s not often we see Rihanna this stripped down,... Continue Reading

[Pics] Olympic Sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s Jamaican Flag-Inspired Hair is Awesome

3-time World Champion sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce carried out her Olympic flag bearer duties in style, donning a Jamaican-flag inspired ombre style. Fraser-Pryce explained that the style took quite some time: “I got my hair dyed green and yellow for the... Continue Reading

Are More Black Women Embracing Spiritual, But Non-Religious Practices?

A couple of years ago, one of my favorite spiritual workers, Curly Demure of Demure Lyfe, constantly shared information on crystals on her Facebook page about their uses and energies. As a collector of crystals since childhood, I was always... Continue Reading

[Pics] The Woman Behind The TODAY Show’s Horrible Makeover is a Gorgeous Model in NYC

By now we’ve all seen it, the universally panned TODAY Show makeover that left a black woman’s hair looking absolutely tragic. Well, the woman behind the makeover is Malyia McNaughton, and there is more to her than that terrible video.... Continue Reading

From Jump Rope Instructor to Mogul: Big Chop Hair Founder Melissa Etienne Shares Her Story

*This is a sponsored post on behalf of Big Chop Hair, however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are our own. Big Chop Hair Founder, Melissa Etienne, is the stuff entrepreneurs are made of. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity... Continue Reading