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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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Solange’s 'Bridal Afro' Reignites Beauty Standards Debate

Solange Knowles has always embraced her own brand of style and beauty. So it was no surprise when her wedding attire and hairstyle effortlessly went against the norm. Most agree ...

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Put an End to the Itch: 5 Natural Remedies For an Itchy Scalp

Dealing with an incessantly itchy scalp is enough to drive a person insane. In some cases, it seems like every scratch only serves to intensify the itchy sensation. In order ...

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Beyoncé's New Surprise Album Is Actually a Platinum Box Set With Two New Songs

So after all the hoopla about a surprise album, Queen Bey took to the throne Tuesday morning via her label, Parkwood Entertainment to verify the details of her new release. Yes ...

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When Protective Styling Goes Wrong: Explaining Common Issues

There are many benefits to protective styling for naturals. Although the definition varies from person to person the key to a protective style is protecting the hair from over-manipulation, chemical ...

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Three Messy Hairstyles — Revamped!

In the past, topknots, messy ponytails and other relaxed styles were relegated to comfy Friday nights or Saturday morning trips to the grocery store. However these loose and lazy ’dos ...

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Tatyana Ali Felt Singled Out For Having ‘Good Hair’ As a Kid

In an interview with VladTV, Tatyana Ali opened up about people’s obsession with the her hair. “When I was younger it was something that set me apart, and not necessarily in a good way,” the actress said. Ali, whose mother is Panamanian and father is Trinidadian,...

Lighter Skin & Blond Hair, Neymar, Brazil’s Soccer Superstar Has Transformed Over The Years

Brazilian soccer superstar Neymar has built a name for himself when it comes to his soccer talent. But recently, many people have noticed that he’s evolved into a totally different person physically. Many have speculated that Neymar has undergone skin lightening, as well as relaxing...

Are Biracial Women Erasing Black Women On Screen?

When it was announced that Disney Channel star Zendaya Coleman would take on the role of Aaliyah in an upcoming Lifetime biopic the reaction was mixed. Some praised the choice given Coleman’s ability to sing, dance, and act, while others thought casting a racially ambiguous-looking...

Did Producers Whitewash ‘Jem’s’ Only Black Character for Upcoming Film?

Since news broke that Jem and the Holograms would be heading to the big screen, many of my friends have been excited. And as an ‘80s baby, I totally get it. I remember watching Jem and her crew of badass rockers take on the music...

Dencia Defends Whitenicious in Channel 4 Debate with Activist Phinnah Ikeji, Says ‘White Means Pure’

I don’t know whether to laugh at Dencia’s ignorance, or shake my head that she is only one of the many people who feel like white skin is more beautiful than the rest. But yesterday, the Cameroonian singer sat down with Britain’s Channel 4 to...