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Natural Hair’s Love Letter to Black Women

Dear Black Women, I want to start off by thanking for you finally embracing me the way you always should have. I had my time in the spotlight decades ago, and ...

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Stay-cations: What They Are and How to Do Them Right

’Tis the season…for overeating and overspending. And in the midst of the chaos, sometimes you just need a break. With the price tag that often accompanies the holidays, sometimes it’s ...

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Why White People Need to Give Up on Discussing the N-Word

It is amusing that in 2014 so much polarizing discussion around race has been bubbling over in spurts as social media rallies, rages and questions as think-pieces and op-ed's are ...

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En Vogue Will Always Be En Vogue

The other night an En Vogue song came on the radio and I was in all my 90's girl feels. I tweeted the following: God. En Vogue was pure perfection. We ...

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Phaedra and Apollo: When Do You Stop Standing By Your Man?

The Real Housewives of Atlanta made its long-awaited return Monday night and no time was wasted when it came to the couple of the moment – Phaedra and Apollo. The ...

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5 Skin Care Mistakes to Avoid

The road to picture perfect skin can be a complicated quest, filled with constant breakouts, scarring, oily T-zones and skin envy towards those with blemish-free faces. After so long, these ...

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Light Is Right? Skin Tone Memory Bias Study Shows Successful Black Men Are Remembered With Paler Complexions

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Researchers from San Francisco State University have coined a new term that brings to light cultural biases and skin tone.  “Skin Tone Memory Bias” is when black men who are associated with being intelligent are often remembered as having lighter skin.   It’s these biases...

‘Blurred Lines’ Lawsuit: Sony Settles With Marvin Gaye’s Family

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvin Gaye’s family and publishing company Sony/ATV have reached an undisclosed settlement with the “Blurred Lines” lawsuit. Last year, Robin Thicke struck first in litigation against the Gaye family when he sought declaratory relief “Blurred Lines” wasn’t a rip off of  Marvin Gaye’s “Got to...

Nigeria’s New Anti-Gay Bill Bans Same-Sex Marriage & PDA

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It’s a bill that has been shrouded in secrecy, but on Monday, Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, signed a law that bans same-sex marriage and criminalizes homosexual associations, societies and meetings, with penalties of up to 14 years in jail. The new bill states: “Persons who enter...

Kanye West Is a Battery Suspect After Kim Kardashian Was Called a Racial Slur

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Kim Kardashian was verbally attacked yesterday in Beverly Hills and now according to the Beverly Hills Police Department Kanye West is a suspect in a misdemeanor battery. According to TMZ, Kim was attempting to make her way into a doctor’s office but was surrounded by...

From Janet To BEYONCÉ: Why It Matters When Black Women Sing About Sexuality

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This album is widely successful because it makes women feel good about themselves. I can see how that might be confusing for some.