The End of Her ‘No Makeup’ Movement? Alicia Keys Admits That She Wears Makeup

Alicia Keys is… still talking about makeup. Back in May, the singer made a strong anti-makeup statement in Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter that came across to many as makeup-shaming. “Does it start somewhere in second grade after picture day when... Continue Reading

‘It Rubbed Salt in a Very Deep Wound in Our Community’; Woman from Lance Gross’ Infamous Holiday Photo Speaks Out

Over the holiday a couples photo of Lance Gross, his wife Rebecca and their friends went viral, sparking widespread debate on color and gender. In the photo, Gross and Rebecca sit with three other couples, all featuring light-skinned women. At... Continue Reading

Woman Who Originated #BlackGirlMagic Speaks Out: ‘Round the Way Girls are Being Left Out’

Cashawn Thompson is responsible for making ‘Black Girl Magic’ a mainstream expression. In a 2015 LA Times interview she explained why she started using the hashtag on Twitter in 2013; “I say ‘magic’ because it’s something that people don’t always... Continue Reading

Baby Beyonce is Blue Ivy’s Twin in This Throwback Photo

Exhibit A: Baby Beyonce Exhibit B: Blue Ivy in July 2016 Blue Ivy in September 2015 Conclusion? Twinsies! Continue Reading

Mary J. Blige Posts Age-Defying Bikini Pic for Her 46th Birthday

Mary J. Blige isn’t letting her issue-plagued divorce from Kendu Isaacs keep her down. The day after her 46th birthday, the singer posted a picture to Instagram wearing a bright yellow bikini with the simple caption “#MOOD”. The look is... Continue Reading

10 Nude Lipsticks for Black Women with Dark Skin

As a woman with dark skin, a “nude” lipstick that may work on someone with a lighter complexion may leave me looking as though my lips are chapped and dry. Kind of like Tyrone: Okay, maybe not as bad as Tyrone’s... Continue Reading

5 Facts About Naomi Campbell’s “Daughter” Ryan Destiny

A few days ago, supermodel Naomi Campbell posted a selfie with a stunning young woman and captioned it “My baby girl, my daughter @ryandestiny watch tonight @staronfox at 9pm #rosespenceriscoming @theoriginalbigdaddy @queenlatifah @lennykravitz” This had some folks scratching their heads,... Continue Reading

[Pic] Amandla Stenberg Debuts a Stunning Baldie

Amandla Stenberg is set to appear in the upcoming film Where Hands Touch about a friendship between a Hitler youth and biracial teen in Nazi Germany. Stenberg had to cut her hair for the film, set to be released this... Continue Reading

[Video] Buzzfeed Releases Tragic Video Recreating Iconic Beyonce Looks

Over the weekend, Buzzfeed hair site Top Knot released a video recreating iconic looks from several Beyonce music videos and album covers — Say My Name, Survivor, Dangerously in Love, Single Ladies, Telephone, 7/11, Feeling Myself and Formation. The video... Continue Reading

[Pics] Stunning W Magazine Photoshoot of Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer Resurfaces

With Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer currently appearing in films generating Oscar buzz (Davis in Fences, Spencer in Hidden Figures), some of their old interviews are resurfacing. Both actresses appeared in W Magazine’s February 2012 issue, about 6 months after... Continue Reading

After Months of Erratic Behavior, Azealia Banks Speaks Out About Her Mental Health

Azealia Banks’ name stayed in the headlines in 2016, but not for her music. The talented rapper seems to always have back-to-back dramas unfolding, from selling infant bleaching kits to taunting Brazilians. As a result, Banks often finds herself the... Continue Reading

Peter Thomas’ Daughter Porsche Speaks Out After Critics Blast Her Pregnancy Belly For Being ‘Too Black’

Shortly after getting married RHOA alum Peter Thomas’ daughter Porsche became pregnant with twin boys. Since then the actress and model has been excitedly sharing her pregnancy progress on Instagram. But criticism of her darkened stomach became so common that... Continue Reading

5 Ghanaian Socialites Flaunting Their Extreme Curves on Instagram and Gaining Massive Followings

In the West African country of Ghana, socialites, up and coming actresses and models are showing off their god given curves and amassing sizeable Instagram followings that span continents. But although these women have jaw-dropping figures, they are controversial in... Continue Reading

‘If Your Religion Causes You to Hate, Change It’: Janelle Monae Writes Impassioned Post About Homosexuality and Religion

A few days ago a video surfaced of gospel singer and pastor Kim Burrell, who is on the Hidden Figures soundtrack, speaking against homosexuality in a recent sermon. “Anybody in this room who feels the homosexual spirit, beg God to free... Continue Reading

Taraji P. Henson Rocks Her Real Hair for Gorgeous W Magazine Shoot

Taraji P. Henson appears in this month’s issue of W Magazine, which features empowered women in television and film, looking stunning. Photographed on a bed, wearing a button down shirt and black heels, Taraji’s face-framing ringlet curls steal the show.... Continue Reading