October 26, 2019

On a Sunday afternoon, Debbie Allen mills around the spacious kitchen of her Santa Monica home, holding her first grandchild, six-month-old Shiloh, in her arms. Framed posters of the Broadway shows in which she has starred line a wall, reminders that the Tony- and Emmy...

October 15, 2019


American women spend as much as $160 on a handbag and own an average of about 11 handbags. Ten percent of women have more than 20 bags in their closet, 20 percent spend over $200 on a handbag, 8 percent spend over $400.


Check out these Black-owned hand bag brands bl...

October 10, 2019

As a concept, the book club has been well and truly revitalised. Its parochial, fuddy-duddy connotations, while not wholly dismissed, have been added to significantly. In the 1990s, Oprah Winfrey did much to champion authors and diversify the American woman’s bookshelf...

October 9, 2019

Nationwide — Dibawssette is expanding the reach of its already-acclaimed Queendom Cushion Foundation, a hybrid foundation, after its successful launch last year. Created by Faridath Dibousse, the Instagram-famous makeup artist behind @makeupbydibawssette and @dibabydib...

October 3, 2019

Lupita Nyong'o is now a published author, and her children's picture book Sulwe — which means star in her native language Luo — sends a powerful and much-needed message to girls of color. The 48-page book, to be released on Oct. 15, focuses on the heartwarming and whim...

September 29, 2019

  • Launched on Juneteenth 2019, 25 Black Women in Beauty is a collective, thoughtfully conceived to serve as an elevated platform for accomplished and driven black women executives, entrepreneurs and influencers in the $600 billion global beauty industry. It serves...

September 29, 2019

I own a picture of a young Ethiopian girl whom I have started to call Hirut. She is in her teens, and her hair is pulled away from her face and hangs down her back in thick braids. She wears a long Ethiopian dress and even in the aged, black-and-white photo, it is easy...

September 23, 2019

And when she did get calls for castings, she rarely saw any other Black faces. Antonetty-Lebrón, whose skin was a deep rich brown, learned at an early age that Afro-Latinos—or afro descendientes—were noticeably absent in nearly every form of Spanish media in Puerto Ric...

September 23, 2019

September 15 — October 15 may be officially called “Hispanic Heritage Month” but please don’t call me Hispanic because I’m Afro-Latinx. What’s that? Let’s break it down.

On the difference between Latino and Hispanic

I love the comic created by Terry Blas where he illustr...

September 23, 2019

On Guinea’s Tristao Islands, the NGO Partenariat Recherches Environnement Medias uses a grant from UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality to help rural women generate income and improve community life. Photo: UN Women/Joe Saade.

As the United Nations prepares for the UN Cl...

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