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Black Beauty

Essence Magazine Promotes "Natural" Beauty in the Black Community

Rachel Hampton | Posted 06.10.2014 | Black Voices
Rachel Hampton

I applaud the publication on its endeavor to begin the conversation on natural beauty. "Pretty" goes beyond European style features and Brazilian imported tresses; it starts with a Black woman's kinks sprouting from her roots and raw individuality.

LOOK: 17 Reasons Why We Love Bearded Boys!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.03.2014 | Black Voices

If you haven't already noticed, beards are back! Well, they really didn't go anywhere but the whiskered look is definitely enjoying quite the resurgen...

Lupita: Black Beauty's Intimate Revolution

Esther Armah | Posted 05.18.2014 | Black Voices
Esther Armah

So many black women have an intimate relationship with rejection when it comes to their own beauty. That relationship has a legacy that walks with them today.

As If Lupita Wasn't Inspiring Enough...

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.10.2014 | Black Voices

During a recent segment of HuffPost Live, critically acclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie discussed Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o and her i...

Lupita's Time to Shine

Rutendo Nyamuda | Posted 05.04.2014 | Black Voices
Rutendo Nyamuda

Judging from this year's awards season, and every other one really, it's clear that the lack of diversity is still a major issue. The fight, however, is on so many levels.

Sheryl Underwood, Re-think Your Judgments on Black Hair

Ernest Owens | Posted 11.04.2013 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

Please understand that with all the many issues that are facing blacks in the public sphere, hair should be something we should all strive to look past as a debate.

200 New Orleans Girls 'Imagine A Future'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.07.2013 | Black Voices

Over 200 girls from New Orleans gathered in the city's historic Joy movie theater on Friday to see My Black Is Beautiful's (MBIB) documentary "Imagine...

'Imagine A Future: My Black Is Beautiful' Hits The Tribeca Film Festival

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.22.2013 | Black Voices

It was only a year ago that Procter & Gamble’s My Black Is Beautiful (MBIB), an organization that celebrates the diverse beauty of African-American ...

'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...

The Ten Most Popular Black Celebrity Hairstyles

Ben Arogundade | Posted 11.02.2012 | Black Voices
Ben Arogundade

I thought it might be interesting to check out the global monthly search stats on the hairstyles of black celebrities, to see whose was the most popular.

Kenya Moore Gives Beauty Pageants A Facelift With 'Miss More' 2012

Posted 08.14.2012 | Black Voices

Beauty pageants have a pretty bad rep. Up until 1970 some beauty pageants refused to allow women of color to vie for the crown. Even Miss Black F...

EXCLUSIVE: Fashion Fair's Biggest Launch In Years

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 08.06.2012 | Black Voices

Chances are you, your mother and perhaps even your grandmother used and loved products from Fashion Fair Cosmetics, the largest black-owned makeup com...

10 New Rules In Black Beauty

Ben Arogundade | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Ben Arogundade

For many black women, their preference for straight hair is driven by bad childhood memories of being teased and tormented at school about their natural hair, or being made to feel insecure by parents who insisted on the hot comb or hair relaxer.

Michael Jackson: On the Anniversary of His Passing

Dr. Susan Taylor | Posted 08.25.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Susan Taylor

As I drove past the cemetery that Saturday morning, where Michael Jackson now rests, I thought about the lyrics to his song, I'll Be There "I'll be there to protect you, with an unselfish love I respect you, Just call my name and I"ll be there."

Iman Proves That Black Beauty Products Shouldn't Be Pushed To The Back

Michelle Marques | Posted 06.01.2012 | Black Voices

Iman is tired of black beauty products being relegated to the back walls of "ethnic sections" in major retailers. The model and beauty mogul spok...

Julee Wilson

PHOTOS: The Most Stunning Natural Hair Portraits EVER

HuffingtonPost.com | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.30.2012 | Black Voices

Every historic moment needs its recorder. The natural hair revolution now has the stunning photos of Glenford Nunez. Nunez, the 25-year-old Baltimo...

The Five Most Popular Eyes in Modeling

Ben Arogundade | Posted 07.17.2012 | Celebrity
Ben Arogundade

Here is a set of search stats, gleaned from Google's keyword tool -- the most popular eyes in modeling. The top five yields some interesting stats:

Salvador Dali's Favorite Supermodel

Ben Arogundade | Posted 02.04.2012 | Black Voices
Ben Arogundade

The renowned surrealist painter Salvador Dali's meeting with seminal African-American supermodel, Donyale Luna, at his hideaway in the Spanish fishing village of Cadaqués, Catalonia in 1966 marked an amazing moment where art and beauty collide.

What Supermodels Owe Martin Luther King

Ben Arogundade | Posted 12.31.2011 | Black Voices
Ben Arogundade

Supermodels have never had it so good, and that generally includes the black ones, from Naomi Campbell to Jourdan Dunn. But how did things come to be ...

Segregation at the Beauty Counter: A Case Against Black Beauty Companies

The Atlanta Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.13.2011 | Home

Do too many black beauty companies lose by focusing on the differences between the races?...

You're Black? How Boring

Posted 10.05.2011 | Home

About once a month, I have a conversation that—after the initial introductions are made and small talk is in full swing—goes something along these...

The 12 Greatest Literary One-Hit Wonders (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Literature is full of prolific authors -- where would we be without Jane Austen and Charles Dickens? But maybe more fascinating are those authors that...