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Tracee Ellis Ross: 'My Mom Does All Her Own Hair And Makeup'

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 08.29.2012 | Black Voices

Tracee Ellis Ross is just plain cool. She's beautiful, talented and Diana Ross is her mom -- it doesn't get much cooler than that. We caught up wi...

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...

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.

Celebrating Black Philanthropy Month 2012: Six Principles of Giving for New Times

Jackie Copeland-Carson | Posted 10.07.2012 | Black Voices
Jackie Copeland-Carson

The contemporary black philanthropy movement must be inclusive of our young people as beneficiaries and as leaders of giving. Our mainstream organizations should all make explicit efforts to address youth issues.

PHOTOS: Braids Are Back!

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.08.2013 | Black Voices

Braids are back, baby! Well, let's be honest--they really didn't go anywhere. But with celebs like Solange Knowles, Beyonce, and even little Zahara Jo...

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...

Twitter Critics Blast Gabby Douglas' Hair

Huffington Post | Michelle Marques | Posted 08.01.2012 | Black Voices

Gabby Douglas, the 16-year-old 'Flying Squirrel', has made us all proud by helping the USA women's gymnastic team win a Gold medal for the first time ...

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...

Spa-ing While Ethnic

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 09.30.2012 | Style
Linda Harding-Bond

I promised myself that if I became an esthetician, I would do my best to help folks who looked like me resolve their skin care issues as quickly as possible.

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...

An Open Letter to Black Women

Brandy Williams | Posted 09.17.2012 | Black Voices
Brandy Williams

Black women, what happened to us? We have gone from mothers of this earth; strong and proud backbones of our men, to ignorant, groupie, door mats! We are better than this!

Saving Our Future: Remember the Black Infant Mortality Crisis

Jackie Copeland-Carson | Posted 09.11.2012 | Black Voices
Jackie Copeland-Carson

But a critical issue that is getting lost in the fray is the continuing black infant and maternal mortality crisis. African-American women have the nation's highest rates of infant mortality--more than two times the rate of white women.

No Pressure: You're Just Representing Your Entire Race And Gender!

Angela Gray | Posted 09.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Angela Gray

Sometimes, I am the first black woman that someone has interacted with, dated or developed a friendship with. At times, I am that "one" that surprised you. And there are times where it doesn't matter who or what I am, because you knew who I was the instant you saw me.

Black Girl Crush Series Part 1: Estelle

Marjon Rebecca Carlos | Posted 08.28.2012 | Black Voices
Marjon Rebecca Carlos

With this said, I began by talking to British singer/rapper, Estelle, who has enlivened audiences the world over with her soulful sound, fresh approach to style, and joyful spirit. With the recent release of her praiseworthy sophomore offering, All Of Me.

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...

WATCH: Understanding Black Hair (For Those Who Don't Have It)

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.14.2012 | Black Voices

Yes! The video that every woman of color has been waiting for is finally here. The short and sassy PSA produced by MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry is...

WATCH: One Woman's Journey Toward Embracing Her Natural Hair

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.04.2012 | Black Voices

This past week the posted an Op-Ed piece and short film "Transition" by the British Nigerian filmmaker, writer and reporter Zina Saro-Wiwa. ...

Julee Wilson

PHOTOS: The Most Stunning Natural Hair Portraits EVER | 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...

Julee Wilson

PHOTOS: JET Picks Its 'Beauty Of The Week' Finalists | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.14.2012 | Black Voices

Atlanta was ground zero this weekend for JET magazine's first-ever open casting call for its coveted "Beauty Of The Week" (B.O.W.) feature. JET ed...

Julee Wilson

PHOTOS: Become A JET 'Beauty Of The Week' | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.10.2012 | Black Voices

For more than 60 years JET magazine's "Beauty of The Week" page has served as a weekly snapshot promoting and supporting the message that black is bea...

New York Times ‘Black Women And Fat’ Writer Responds To Critics

Hello Beautiful | Posted 07.09.2012 | Black Voices

"Many black women are fat because we want to be," Alice Randall stated in her NY Times Op-Ed piece that sparked a firestorm of online criticism and ba...

Are Black Women Obese Because We Want to Be?

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 07.08.2012 | Women
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

African-American women must not be reluctant to discuss the issue of obesity if we are to address the health disparities that make us, and the children for whom we are primary caretakers, live sicker and shorter lives.

Oprah Doesn't Know Everything

Stephanie Covington Armstrong | Posted 06.30.2012 | Black Voices
Stephanie Covington Armstrong

Being Black prepared me for an eating disorder. Bulimia is a closeted disease, usually practiced in secret, in silence, in isolation. Secrets were the glue that bound my community.

What Every Black Woman Needs to Know About Hair Loss: Part 1

Dr. Susan Taylor | Posted 06.30.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Susan Taylor

In the twenty years that I have been in practice, I have gone from seeing five women with hair loss each week to seeing 25 or more. Most women have no idea that there are many causes of hair loss.

Dwyane Wade's Sister and Other Black Women Share Keys to Success

Zondra Hughes | Posted 06.23.2012 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

"This is so much bigger than basketball," Wade said as she detailed the journey that took the family from poverty to a position of philanthropy with the Wade's World Foundation.