Beauty x Strength: Alvin Ailey Dancers Model Swimwear in Stunning Elle Magazine Photo Shoot

The historic Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater partnered with Elle Magazine for a stunning photo shoot that showcases the beauty of black bodies. The shoot taps dancers Belen Pereyra, Samantha Figgins, Danica Paulos, and Fana Tesfagiorgis to model pieces from... Continue Reading

Women are Full Social Equals to Men in the North African Tuareg Tribe

There are many prevailing perceptions of Islam, most notably that women are not equal to men.  The women of the Tuareg Islamic Tribe in North Africa, however, lead lives that are quite liberal in comparison to most Muslim societies. Indeed, some... Continue Reading

5 Signs You Should Immediately Stop Using a Product on Your Natural Hair

Sometimes, a product just doesn’t work out. I’ve tried hundreds, maybe thousands, of products over the years, and there have been several times where the product isn’t doing what I want it to – meaning, it doesn’t have enough hold,... Continue Reading

Finally, A Gel That Works For 4C Hair!

About a month ago, CurlKit sent me their June box, which mostly contained products I’d already heard of – Lottabody’s 5-in-1 Miracle Styling Creme (peep my review here), Curls Unleashed, and Ampro Gel, but there was a new product called... Continue Reading

Serena Williams’ NY Mag Shoot is Breaking the Internet Right Now

We have no words for these images from Serena Williams’ recent NY Mag shoot. So let’s just present them… Good God Almighty!!! The woman that many now consider the greatest athlete of the modern era is a picture of beauty... Continue Reading

11 Black Women Who Ran for President of the United States

With election season heating up across the country, we wanted to take a moment to explore black women’s history in American presidential elections. Here are eleven phenomenal black women who made a bid for the United States presidency: Shirley Chisholm... Continue Reading

How I Maintain Bomb Natural Hair on a Lazy Regimen: Chinwe

There is a common misconception that in order to have beautiful natural hair, you have to do a lot. But the natural gurus on our writing staff know better than that. Over the next several days we will share how... Continue Reading

Solange’s New “Word to the Women” PUMA Collection Celebrates Black Woman Innovators

Solange Knowles has just released her third footwear collection in collaboration with PUMA. The collection, appropriately titled, Word to the Woman, “celebrates females who innovate and redefine roles in all walks of life.” Knowles served as art director and interviewer for... Continue Reading

This Throwback Photo Shoot of Viola Davis Channeling Marilyn Monroe is Everything

Back in 2009 Viola Davis had just received an Oscar nomination for Doubt. It would be two years before her award-winning performance in The Help and five years before How To Get Away With Murder solidified her as a mainstream... Continue Reading

8 Gorgeous Natural Hairstyles for a Late Summer Wedding

For those of you getting married this month or next (or maybe you are a member of the bridal party), here are six gorgeous styles options for the big day! 1. Faux Textured Fringe with Bun, 2. Faux Grecian Braided... Continue Reading

For Skinny Black Girls: 15 Slender Style Bloggers Who Kill It

We have nothing but love for curvy women, but we have just as much appreciation for the skinny girls! In fact, there are a select group of slender fashion bloggers who routinely remind us that fashion is all about confidence, not body... Continue Reading

Natural Blogger Cipriana and Twin Sister TK Are Cover Models For Condé Nast Traveller

Get it ladies! Fierce twin duo/models/artists/ blogging powerhouses Cipriana and TK Quann have been making moves as of late and getting well-deserved recognition. The twin sisters landed the September cover of Condé Nast Traveller magazine. The spread was shot in Palm Springs,... Continue Reading

This Throwback Photo of Jada and Willow Smith Meditating Will Warm Your Heart

Yes, our favorite #carefreeblackgirl mother-daughter duo have one of the cutest throwback photos. Jada and a toddler Willow appear to be taking in some peace in a most serene environment. The pair was recently spotted spending quality time on vacation... Continue Reading

The ‘Melanin on Fleek’ Movement is a New Take on ‘Black Is Beautiful’

We’ve been seeing these “Melanin on Fleek” T-shirts popping up all over IG and we’re kind of feeling the message. It’s a modern twist on “Black is Beautiful” and we like it. We like it a lot. According to creator, Evertt... Continue Reading

Black Twitter is Trying to Make #AaliyahforMac Happen

Mac just announced plans for a ‘Selena for Mac’ collection based on the late Tejano music icon Selena Quintanilla. The cosmetics giant made the announcement after a grassroots campaign gathered more than 37,000 signatures. Now Black Twitter is working to... Continue Reading