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Is Lupita’s ‘Teeny Weeny Afro’ Changing the View of Beauty?

Is Lupita’s ‘Teeny Weeny Afro’ Changing the View of Beauty?

GQ-Men-Year-PartyA group of 20 nine and 10-year-old African-American girls at Chicago’s Dewey Elementary Academy of Fine Arts agreed that a woman with short, kinky hair wasn’t beautiful – until Ladon Brumfield, the director of a project empowering young girls, passed around a photo of Lupita Nyong’o.

The girls fell silent. And then again, their answer was unanimous but completely different from their original…

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Sisters, Are We Our Own Worst Enemy?
Two things happened this week that made me shake my head and wonder why we can be so hard on our…View Post

Sisters, Are We Our Own Worst Enemy?

Two things happened this week that made me shake my head and wonder why we can be so hard on our…

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Straight Hair Considered A Status Symbol in Nigeria
In recent years, we’ve seen a resurgence in African-American women foregoing relaxers and…View Post

Straight Hair Considered A Status Symbol in Nigeria

In recent years, we’ve seen a resurgence in African-American women foregoing relaxers and…

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Do You DooBop? Finally A Beauty Shopping Site For Women Of Color
There’s a new kid on the internet block and its name is DooBop.  The newly launched beauty…View Post

Do You DooBop? Finally A Beauty Shopping Site For Women Of Color

There’s a new kid on the internet block and its name is DooBop.  The newly launched beauty…

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Considering Sisterlocks? Here Are The Pros and Cons
Women looking for a uniquely beautiful hairstyle are turning to Sisterlocks, relatively tiny and…View Post

Considering Sisterlocks? Here Are The Pros and Cons

Women looking for a uniquely beautiful hairstyle are turning to Sisterlocks, relatively tiny and…

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How To Shop For Foundation As A Swarthy LassIf you are interested in shopping for or discussing foundations for the very pale, please refer to…View Post

How To Shop For Foundation As A Swarthy Lass

If you are interested in shopping for or discussing foundations for the very pale, please refer to…

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Open Thread: What Makeup Brands Do You Love?
There are days when I go without make, but on other days when I want to add a little “extra”,  I…View Post

Open Thread: What Makeup Brands Do You Love?

There are days when I go without make, but on other days when I want to add a little “extra”,  I…

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Considering Tex-Laxing Your Hair? 10 Things To Know
Have you seen the #TexLax hashtags on Instagram? Heard people talking about it online? Well,…View Post

Considering Tex-Laxing Your Hair? 10 Things To Know

Have you seen the #TexLax hashtags on Instagram? Heard people talking about it online? Well,…

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The Two Miracle Beauty Products That Are Saving My Life
Just a dash of eyeliner + C.line B soap + Georgia luxury skin cream
Great looking skin only…View Post

The Two Miracle Beauty Products That Are Saving My Life

Just a dash of eyeliner + C.line B soap + Georgia luxury skin cream

Great looking skin only…

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