Dominican Beauty Queen Dons Blackface and Butt Pads to Imitate Darker-Skinned Dominican Singer

Recently, a popular Latino variety show featured actress, TV host and 2008 Miss World Dominican Republic Geisha Montes de Oca, imitating Amara “La Negra” — which would have been nothing new except she was wearing blackface. This is Montes de... Continue Reading

Federal Court Rules that Companies Can Legally Discriminate Against Candidates With Locs

This is absolutely unbelievable. Via; “Last week, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 3-0 that banning employees from wearing their hair in dreadlocks is not a form of racial discrimination. The lawsuit was brought to the court... Continue Reading

Five of the Best Black-Owned Beauty Products for Fall

I don’t know about you all, but I am SO READY for fall. Summer is lovely, but there’s something about boots, sweaters, and leather jackets that bring me joy. Fall is also a time where makeup shades begin trending towards... Continue Reading

‘Why Should We Hide?’ After #TeacherBae Goes Viral, More Images of Curvy Black Professionals Surface

By now many people know about #TeacherBae aka Patrice Brown, an elementary school staffer in Atlanta who was penalized for posting professional images to her Instagram account that many deemed inappropriate. Brown has an hourglass figure, and the photos often... Continue Reading

A Heavily Pregnant Kerry Washington Slayed the Emmys Red Carpet

Kerry Washington, a celebrity known for being extremely private, surprised everyone on Sunday at the Emmy Awards by showing up in a dress that flaunted her baby bump, and she was absolutely glowing. Washington donned a custom form fitting black... Continue Reading

Marc Jacobs: ‘I Shouldn’t Be Criticized for Copying Black Styles Because Black Women Straighten Their Hair’

Marc Jacobs found himself at the center of another controversy after his fashion show featured models in pastel faux-dreadlocks. Many took to social media to express annoyance, particularly because Jacobs credited Boy George, Marilyn Manson, Lana Wachowski, Harajuku girls and... Continue Reading

ELLE Did a Feature on Bantu Knots, Baby Hair and Other Black Styles… Using Actual Black Models

Elle Canada pays homage to black hairstyles by featuring black models in the September 2016  “Natural Anthem” Beauty Shoot. We’ve grown accustomed to seeing news outlets feature many of these same styles and then crediting non-black women for the inspiration,... Continue Reading

Despite Being Advised Not To, Miss DC Cierra Jackson Kept Her Hair Natural for the Miss America Pageant

Miss America contestant Cierra Jackson was advised by many not to rock her natural hair on stage, but she did so anyway. The Spelman College graduate won the competition’s swimsuit segment, but lost out on the crown. Even so, she... Continue Reading

BGLH Is Looking for Interns!

BGLH, one of the largest black woman beauty and culture sites, is looking for cool, culture-savvy interns to join our team! Video experience is a plus. Interns must live in or around New York City, and be able to travel... Continue Reading

[Pics] Lupita Nyong’o’s Stunning Vogue Cover Editorial Was Shot in Her Native Kenyan Village

If you do nothing else today, read Lupita Nyong’o’s incredible cover story on The stunning 33-year-old actress covers the magazine’s October issue and, in the accompanying feature, discusses her journey from precocious Kenyan schoolgirl to Academy Award-winning actress, along... Continue Reading

[Pics] 14-Year-Old Skai Jackson Stuns in Paper Magazine Shoot

Skai Jackson is in this month’s Paper Magazine, and looking just as fabulous as ever. The 14-year-old Disney Channel actress is primed and ready to take on the world, while inspiring us every step of the way. She’s generated quite a... Continue Reading

Black Women File Class Action Lawsuit Against L’Oreal Over Baldness and Scalp Burns From Relaxers

After using celebs such as Cynthia Bailey, Tracee Ellis Ross and Michelle Obama’s hairstylist to endorse their  Softsheen Carson Optimum Amla Legend Relaxer, L’oreal has been slapped with a class action lawsuit. According to TMZ, who first broke the story, the claimants... Continue Reading

Dascha Palonco Went Pantless and Skirtless for New York Fashion Week

OINTB actress Dascha Palonco isn’t here for Hollywood’s sizeism. The Afro-Latina star donned a skintight pant-less catsuit to New York Fashion Week and the world took notice. The star is known for speaking about having trouble finding designers who will dress her, but she doesn’t... Continue Reading

Black Women are Using Activated Charcoal to Lighten Underarm Discoloration

Lately I’ve noticed a lot more products include activated charcoal in their ingredient list. Activated charcoal has been used in face masks, face washes, and even as eye liner. Prior to picking up steam in the beauty world, the dark powdery substance... Continue Reading

Actress Uzo Aduba Rocked a Fro at the Toronto Film Festival and it was Glorious

Orange is the New Black actress Uzo Aduba rocked a beautiful fro to the Toronto Film Festival and we are loving it. The actress looked gorgeous in a cherry red gown and blown out fro in a half up/half down... Continue Reading