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Black Women Beauty

My Road To Being A Black Woman With Natural Hair

Arriel Vinson | Posted 07.11.2016 | Black Voices
Arriel Vinson

I know that once I begin my career search, my natural hair will be frowned upon. But then again, why would I want to work for an employer who can't appreciate my race and all it has to offer?

Madam C.J. Walker's Black Beauty Legacy Lives Through Her Great Grand Daughter and Now Sephora

Erika Hardison | Posted 06.15.2016 | Black Voices
Erika Hardison

Who could have predicted that a daughter of slaves turned self-made millionaire would have her namesake and products in a Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy brand like Sephora?

Your Natural Hair Should Not Be A Mystery

Candace Howze | Posted 06.10.2016 | Black Voices
Candace Howze

It's been two years since my final relaxer and 16 months since my big chop and I couldn't be happier! Seeing my thick, dense, coarse and kinky hair was like meeting myself for the first time. My hair is a lovely deep black -- nowhere near the light brown, reddish color I'd always believed it to be.

Modern African Women Don Their Ancestors' Clothing In Gorgeous Photos

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.24.2016 | Arts

"Resilience is the ability to return to the original form after being bent, compressed, or stretched; elasticity," photographer Joana Choumali told Th...

Celebrate Black Hair

Latia Gibson | Posted 02.29.2016 | Black Voices
Latia Gibson

We live in our truths spiritually, mentally and in our careers if we are fortunate enough to chase and make those dreams happen. So, why not do it with your hair?

This Woman Proves Black Women Can Rock ANY Beauty Trend

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.09.2015 | Style

The idea that black women -- especially those with dark skin -- can't or shouldn't wear brightly colored lipstick is the type of archaic and misguided...

Media Diversity Is a Global Issue

Antonia Opiah | Posted 11.12.2015 | Media
Antonia Opiah

Shows like Scandal, Black-ish and Fresh Off the Boat lead the way to a more diverse TV landscape. Outside of the U.S., however, there's still much more work to be done.

When Young Black Women Command The Stage

Katie Tandy | Posted 10.28.2015 | Education
Katie Tandy

Actress and Oakland native Rolanda Bell opens up about her absent father and the play produced by the Ubuntu Theater Project that brought them back together.

Open Letter to Allure, The New York Times and Other "Lamestream" Publications: If You Don't Know, You Better Ask Somebody

Ama Yawson | Posted 08.07.2015 | Media
Ama Yawson

You know the drill. One of you mainstream, aka "lamestream," publications publishes an article or statement perhaps about a "current" topic and diverse readers lash out against you all for cultural insensitivity, cultural appropriation, or general cluelessness.

LOOK: Beyond Classically Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.10.2014 | Black Voices

I don't think any of us can forget when a New York Times writer referred to actress Viola Davis as "darker-skinned and less classically beautiful than...

Black Men Don't Like Black Women

Courtney Carter | Posted 12.14.2014 | Black Voices
Courtney Carter

Everywhere from pop culture to the hood, men are either consciously or subconsciously telling black women they aren't "wanted."

Dreadlocks: Beautiful and Spiritual or Hideous and Unsanitary?

Ama Yawson | Posted 08.26.2014 | Style
Ama Yawson

Let's be honest, many people view dreadlocks as "dreadful". I sincerely hope that change is on the horizon. Niyya Tenee, the founder of Locs Revolution, is on a mission to uplift the image of locked hair and as part of that mission she is promoting Loc Appreciation Day on June 28, 2014.

Maya Angelou and the Gift of Being Born a Black Woman

Ama Yawson | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
Ama Yawson

If you have the privilege of being born a black woman, it is my belief, that it is a part of your divine mission to liberate yourself from all external and internalized oppression and thereby liberate the world.

Military's Ban on Nappy Hair

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.13.2014 | Black Voices
Irene Monroe

African American female servicemembers comprise the highest percentage of women in the military.

'I'm Sorry If It Hurt Any Dark-Skinned Girls' Feelings'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.03.2013 | Black Voices

ASAP Rocky has finally addressed the hoopla he created recently, stemming from the (misguided) beauty advice he offered up during an interview with Th...

Judge Me Not By the Texture of My Hair But By the Content of My Character

Damona Hoffman | Posted 06.10.2013 | Black Voices
Damona Hoffman

When I was born with a caramel hue and a head full of dark, wavy hair, my mother proclaimed, "My prayers were answered. You got the long hair like Betty.

'Black Don't Crack': Black Women Believe They Age Best

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.20.2013 | Black Voices

We've all heard and seen shining examples of the age-old adage, "black don't crack." Thanks to good genes, lots of ultraviolet ray-shielding melani...

Gabby Douglas Won Gold Medals and Looked Great. What Did You Do This Summer?

Michelle Whittaker | Posted 10.13.2012 | Black Voices
Michelle Whittaker

I think that it's time for black America to move past having only one representative. Yes, Gabby Douglas is a young black lady from the US, but she does not, and cannot, represent an entire culture.

PHOTO: Wow, Oprah! Is That Your Natural Hair?

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 08.02.2012 | Black Voices

Looks like Oprah is the newest passenger on the natural hair bandwagon! The Queen of All Media decided to grace the September 2012 cover of O magazine...

Writer Slams Natural Hair Business Investment As 'Dumb'

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.30.2012 | Black Voices

Between the droves of black women embracing their natural curls, natural hair vloggers flooding YouTube and au naturale manes inspiring groundbreaking...

Black Beauty Delivered To Your Doorstep

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.18.2012 | Black Voices

For most black women, finding the right hair products or perfect shade of foundation is a needle-in-a-haystack mission. But thanks to a new crop of co...

The Cute Coefficient: Why White Women Don't Defend Black Women

Yvette Carnell | Posted 08.23.2011 | Women
Yvette Carnell

As long as white feminists still use men as their benchmark for how they view themselves and their black and brown counterparts, any hope of a collective movement is impossible.