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...

September 15, 2019

Source: Justin Robinson / N.I.A.R.A. x Lovengood Lips

We all know the financial hurdles that exist for Historically Black Colleges and Universities across our nation, which is why a group of AKAs took matters into their own hands and came up with a creative way to give...

September 15, 2019

Licett Morillo, Manuela Sánchez, Annibelis Baez and Ambar Cristal Zarzuela, the women featured on the cover, are clad in black clothes and smiling in the middle of a field.

Four Afro-Dominican models can be seen gracing the cover of Vogue Mexico and Vogue Latin America’...

September 12, 2019

Photo: Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Show Presented by Amazon Prime Video.

You know when you bite into really fresh fruit or fish, and you’re like Oh, this is what it’s supposed to taste like? That’s how I felt watching Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty lingerie show on Tuesday night...

September 11, 2019

The Pyer Moss Spring-Summer 2020 NYFW made me think to imagine if Saturday Night Fever or the God Farther had an all-black cast. Kerby Jean-Raymond went digging in the crates to pay homage to Blaxploitation and Rock and Roll for his latest collection. The collection to...

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