Black Kentucky State Rep Speaks Out After Daughter’s School Bans Twists, Cornrows and Afros

Here is another “we can’t believe this is 2016” moment: Kentucky State Representative, Attica Scott, recently shared the new hair policy of her daughter’s school on Twitter.  Though this is not the first time we have seen the banning of certain natural hairstyles, it... Continue Reading

10 Photos of Black Families Cosplaying That Won Our Hearts

Cosplaying has proven to be very popular among black enthusiasts, and we really adore when the whole family gets involved. A family that cosplays together, slays together! The Walking Dead The Simpsons Fifth Element The Addams Family Captain America Dragon Ball... Continue Reading

YAAAS!!! Tracee Ellis Ross Rocks Cornrows and ‘T-Murda’ Bamboo Earrings at a Marc Jacobs Dinner

Last week Marc Jacobs hosted a dinner in Los Angeles to promote his newly launched Decadence fragrance. Tracee Ellis Ross rocked the event with cornrows and the signature bamboo earrings of her alter ego, T-Murda.   Had a ball at... Continue Reading

Halle Berry Shows Off Her Braid Skills on Daughter Nahla

Halle Berry is on serious mommy duty while on vacation. The Oscar-winning star showed off her intricate braiding skills when she gave her 8-year-old daughter Nahla a set of box braids adorned with multi-colored yarn for a super cool rainbow... Continue Reading

3 Years After Blasting Natural Hair on TV, Sheryl Underwood Fro’s Out at the Neighborhood Awards

It was one of the most cringeworthy TV moments of 2013; Sheryl Underwood, on her syndicated show The Talk, mocking natural hair while her white and Asian co-hosts laughed. Underwood faced massive backlash from black women and, in the aftermath,... Continue Reading

Tammy Rivera Gets a Quote About Friends and Enemies Tattooed Down Her Spine

Tammy Rivera took to Instagram to share her super cute, back tattoo … and we are completely here for it.  The tattoo is a quote from Jean Herald Gourville that is often misattributed to others, including Voltaire and Lil Wayne.  Here is what her tattoo says: Protect... Continue Reading

[Pic] Teyana Taylor’s Multi-Colored Bantu Knots are Giving Us Life

Fresh off her stellar Vh1 Hip Hop Honors Lil Kim performance, Teyana Taylor was spotted on the ‘gram parlaying it up in a dashiki and grey braided bantu knots. Topping it off with a black power fist in her caption,... Continue Reading

After Boss Bans “Cultural Head Wraps” Black Woman Responds by Cosplaying Every Day

June Rivas shared the best photo series on Facebook EVER after she stated that her boss changed her office’s dress code to ban “cultural” headwraps. Previously, she was also told that ponytails and pigtails were not professional, even though their... Continue Reading

[Pics] Janelle Monae Posts a Series of Bare-Faced, Natural Hair Selfies on Instagram

In an attempt to give her fans a glimpse into her personal life, singer Janelle Monae took several photos of herself at home with no frills. Typically Monae is slaying the red lip, natural updo, and black and white look... Continue Reading

[Pics] 17-Year-Old Black Artist Creates Viral Challenge to Draw Black Women in Cartoon Styles

By now, you’ve probably noticed a ton of these #stylechallenge photos being shared across social media. The concept is to recreate a self portrait in popular cartoon styles. The tag was started a week ago by 17-year-old artist Autumn (@beautifulness87 on... Continue Reading

[Pics] Model Aya Jones SLAYS as the Face of NARS Powerfall Line

From Vogue Spain’s Queen of Africa cover to the runway, budding model Aya Jones has been slaying! Now the remarkable beauty is the face of NARS cosmetic’s Powerfall line. The line’s editorial features Jones decked out in 60’s regalia and crowned with... Continue Reading

[Pics] 49-Year-Old Garcelle Beauvais STUNS in New Photoshoot

We all remember Garcelle as “Fancy” from The Jamie Foxx Show. Known for her perfect pout and high cheek bones, Garcelle was flawless in the 90s and she’s still gorgeous at 49! The actress recently did a shoot with photographer Erick Robinson and... Continue Reading

Stylist Refuses Service to Woman Due to “Bad Vibes”, Charges a Fee Anyway

Recently, Kacey of the Black Alley Band posted about a less than stellar experience she had with a popular DMV/Atlanta hair braider. In her post, she recalls being asked to leave via text by Nisa’s (@nisaraye) assistant because she was... Continue Reading

Black Doll Maker Responds After Customer Recommends She Lighten Her Doll to Improve Sales

Mala Bryan is a St Lucia-born, South Africa-based model who launched Malaville, a black doll company featuring four dolls — Maisha, Mala, Malina and Mhina — each with a different backstory and unique style. Malaville’s Instagram account is adorable and... Continue Reading

Cosmopolitan’s ‘Hot New’ Braid Look is a Style Naptural85 Did Months Ago

Since posting about “boxer braids” a few months back, I’ve come across similar cultural appropriation hair tutorials and photos. Usually, I just roll my eyes and think “here we go again”. I don’t spend too much time dwelling on the... Continue Reading