10 Gorgeous Ways to Style Box Braids

Box braids are one of the best long term, protective styles out. It combines low manipulation with a very classic look that can easily be worn every day and on special occasions. Whether you’re getting ready for work, hitting up a... Continue Reading

Meet Dr Jedidah Isler: The First Black Woman to Graduate from Yale with a PhD in Astrophysics

I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Jedidah Isler at a mutual friend’s wedding this summer.  She was so humble, that I had no idea I was meeting the first black woman to graduate from Yale with a PhD in... Continue Reading

9 Natural Instagrammers Who Went Red For Fall

While other women seem to doing the “bronde” hair trend this fall, these naturals are stepping outside of the box and spicing things up by going red. Some are vibrant and some are subtle, but all are equally gorgeous and... Continue Reading

250-Pound Mirna Valerio is an Accomplished Long Distance and Marathon Runner

Runner Mirna Valerio begins each run by taking a photo, “To prove that I was out here,” she says, “To document the fact that I achieved something today.” Valerio started her blog,  Fat Girl Running, 4 years ago to share her love... Continue Reading

30 Black Beauties Rocking Deep Lip Colors for Fall

Fall is officially here and there is no better way to kick it off than to feature fabulous women of color wearing bold, fall lipstick colors. Vamp lipstick shades made a comeback a few years ago and they are still... Continue Reading

Textured Clip-Ins are Storming the Protective Styling World

Last year, crochet braids were the protective style darling of the natural hair community, allowing us to experiment with big hair while protecting our own strands without the headache of full head weaves or an all day hair appointment. Well... Continue Reading

From The Ironing Board to Space: #ItWasABlackWoman Spotlights Black Woman Inventors and Innovators

A couple of days ago, the internet was ablaze for the quarterly #blackout day dedicated to celebrating black beauty. Shortly thereafter, the #itwasablackwoman hashtag appeared. Twitter user @WhoisSizzle stated he wanted to create the hashtage to celebrate the accomplishments of... Continue Reading

Teyonah Parris’ Natural Hair at the Emmys Was Perfection

We really wish we knew exactly how Teyonah Parris’ hair stylist created this stunning Emmys look! The actress channeled Hollywood glam and we love how you can see both the big voluminous “Hollywood waves” and the smaller, more highly textured... Continue Reading

“African Prints” Are Not From Africa

You’re probably tired of hearing the term ‘cultural appropriation’. And while the dialogue can be exhausting it goes far beyond the Miley Cyruses and Kylie Jenners of the world twerking and wearing cornrows. It exists on a broader, less visible... Continue Reading

6 Black Actresses Who Stunned at the 2015 Emmys

The 67th Emmys was historic for black women. From Uzo Aduba and Viola Davis’ history-making wins to Regina King picking up her first Emmy for her heart-wrenching role in American Crime. But black actresses were also stopping the show on... Continue Reading

For European Naturals: 10 UK-Based Natural Hair Product Lines to Try

There are a number of UK based natural hair blogs that you can follow if you live in Europe and want more localized hair tips, but the natural hair products coming out of the UK don’t get as much facetime as products... Continue Reading

Viola Davis Quotes Harriet Tubman After Historic Emmy Win, Brings Black Actresses to Tears

Last night Viola Davis made history as the first black woman in the Emmy’s 67-year history to win Outstanding Actress in a Drama for her role as Annalise Keating in How to Get Away With Murder. The Juilliard-trained actress used... Continue Reading

The Satirical WhiteFeministBarbie Instagram Account is a Harsh Takedown of Cultural Appropriation

The WhiteFeministBarbie Instagram account isn’t afraid to call out cultural appropriators with its Barbie-inspired satirical approach. The account went viral after photos made their way onto Tumblr. Take a look at some of the uploads below. The account even touches... Continue Reading

22 Fascinating Photos of Black Life and Style in 1970 Harlem

In July 1970 Jack Garofalo photographed the neighborhood of Harlem, New York for Paris Match magazine. Once a borough with a thriving black population, Harlem was a black mecca up until World War II. As the 60s ended many black... Continue Reading

Why I Did the Big Chop After a Lifetime of Long Relaxed Hair

When I first decided to stop getting relaxers, doing a big chop wasn’t my goal. The shortest my hair had ever been was chin length, and for the most part I could still put it in a ponytail if it... Continue Reading