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7 Eyeshadows That Rekindled My Love For Lid Bling

My rediscovery for eyeshadow started in New Orleans at Essence Festival this summer. Another editor volunteered to do my eye makeup, and of course, I obliged. She insisted on painting […] The post 7 Eyeshadows ...

Added July 18, 2019

Gear Up For Summer In Bold Animal-Print Swimwear

As summer heat ups and you get ready for all those pool parties, vacations and beach days, make sure you do it in style. Nearly every outing will be a […] The post Gear Up For Summer In Bold Animal-Print ...

Added July 18, 2019

Kanye West And Kim Kardashian Urged White House To Help With A$AP Rocky Case

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are reportedly the reason the White House has gotten involved with rapper A$AP Rocky’s case in Sweden. The rapper was arrested earlier this month after […] The post Kanye ...

Added July 18, 2019

Destination Wellness! Check-in To Relaxation At These Luxurious Hotel Spas

Jetsetting across the globe is most people’s first thought when it comes to escaping the daily grind. The problem is we’re trading in one grind for another with itineraries crammed […] The post Destination ...

Added July 18, 2019

Shop Our Favorite Merch From Music Artists

The music industry has always been a money pot. With the popularity of streaming increasing, it’s become a gold mine for music labels leaving many artists to find ways to […] The post Shop Our Favorite ...

Added July 18, 2019

Texas Brothers, 12 And 13, Run Their Own Bakery, Give Back To Their Community

The embodiment of both Black Excellence and Black Boy Joy, two Texas brothers are showing their entrepreneurial spirit and their hard work with their own bakery business, while also juggling […] The post ...

Added July 18, 2019

Shop Our Favorite Merch From Music Artist

The music industry has always been a money pot. With the popularity of streaming increasing, it’s become a gold mine for music labels leaving many artists to find ways to […] The post Shop Our Favorite ...

Added July 18, 2019

NJ Judge Who Was Lenient To Teen Accused Of Rape Resigns

A New Jersey Judge resigned on Wednesday following the fallout over comments he made back in 2018, saying that a 16-year-old boy should receive leniency because he came from a […] The post NJ Judge Who ...

Added July 18, 2019

Celebrity Stylist, Karla Welch Collaborates With Express For Her Full Collection

Aside from being Tracee Ellis Ross trusted stylist, Karla Welch is one of fashion’s most influential stylists and the creative force behind Tracee Ellis Ross Emmy AMA’s fashion moments. The […] The post ...

Added July 18, 2019

Trump Supporters At North Carolina Rally Shout ‘Send Her Back’ In Attacks Against Rep. Ilhan Omar

A Trump 2020 campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina, descended into a cesspool of hatred after the crowd started chanting “send her back! send her back!” referencing Rep. Ilhan Omar […] The post ...

Added July 18, 2019

Under The Sea! This Woman’s Birthday Photoshoot Proves Black Mermaids Do Exist

Looks like we don’t have to wait for Halle Bailey to don her tail in Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid to prove to the haters that Black mermaids […] The post Under The Sea! This Woman ...

Added July 18, 2019

Opinion: Kamala Harris Is Only ‘Slick And Slippery’ Because She’s A Black Woman Who Challenged Joe Biden

Joe Biden has officially stopped pretending to be above it all with respect to criticizing his fellow Democratic presidential candidates — a tacit admission that despite the chorus of white […] The post ...

Added July 18, 2019

Eric Garner’s Daughter: ‘My Sister Died Fighting For Justice, You Won’t Kill Me’

Emerald Snipes, the daughter of Eric Garner, and sister of Erica Garner, stood in front of a New York City courthouse Tuesday, and made it clear that she would continue […] The post Eric Garner’s Daughter ...

Added July 18, 2019

Trump Impeachment: House Democrats Join Republicans In Rejecting Resolution

In a 332-95 vote, House Democrats overwhelmingly joined House Republicans in voting to reject Rep. Al Green’s (D-Texas) articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, the current racist president of the ...

Added July 18, 2019

The Ladies Of VH1’s ‘Girls Cruise’ Prove That Age Is Just A Number When It Comes To Beauty

Lil’ Kim’s Girls Cruise finally aired on VH1 this week and it’s quite the fun ride of bonding, breakthroughs, and turn-up. “See, slay and love” is the goal across Barbados, […] The post The Ladies Of VH1 ...

Added July 18, 2019

The Best Songs From Sade’s Debut Album ‘Diamond Life’

One of the most iconic albums in music history celebrated its anniversary this week. Sade’s Diamond Life, a critical and commercial success in the U.S. and United Kingdom, celebrated its […] The post The ...

Added July 18, 2019

Celebrity Stylist, Karla Welch Collaborates With Express For A Second Time

Aside from being Tracee Ellis Ross trusted stylist, Karla Welch is one of fashion’s most influential stylists and the creative force behind Tracee Ellis Ross Emmy AMA’s fashion moments. The […] The post ...

Added July 17, 2019

Stacked Necklaces Is Your Summer Jewelry Trend

After months of being hidden in winter gear, we can finally let our necks breathe. This summer, millennials are not just rocking one single necklace but simultaneously wearing all of […] The post Stacked ...

Added July 17, 2019

Serena Williams and Her Daughter Olympia Share This Nightly Beauty Routine

Serena Williams knows the secret to glowing skin, and she’s passing the knowledge on to her daughter. In a new video for Harper’s Baazar, the tennis pro details her $900 […] The post Serena Williams and ...

Added July 17, 2019

Still Going Strong! Faith Evans and Stevie J Celebrate Their One-Year Anniversary

Faith Evans and Steven Jordan (aka Stevie J) are in it for the long haul. The singer and her producer/reality star got hitched exactly one year ago in Las Vegas […] The post Still Going Strong! Faith Evans ...

Added July 17, 2019

Scherie Murray: Black Republican Challenges Ocasio-Cortez

Scherie Murray, a Jamaican businesswoman who migrated to New York when she was 9, is running to unseat Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who represents NY-District 14, and who Murray calls ...

Added July 17, 2019

Bridal Bliss: We Loved Maurice and Ebone’s Beautiful Black Tie Wedding Vibes

Ebone was not looking for love when she found Maurice. After going on a first date with the personal trainer, whom she’d been introduced to through a co-worker, she found […] The post Bridal Bliss: We ...

Added July 17, 2019

Prepare For Fall Style With Nordstrom’s Blow-Out Anniversary Sale

As we try to survive the sweltering heat of the summer, the last thing we want to think about is knee-high boots. Or maybe you’d rather be thinking about cold-weather […] The post Prepare For Fall Style ...

Added July 17, 2019

Cardi B Nails It Again In New Reebok Ad

Cardi B. keeps us guessing with her beauty and fashion looks, so it makes sense that Reebok would peg the rapper for their new “Sport The Unexpected” ad. The one-minute […] The post Cardi B Nails It Again ...

Added July 17, 2019

Bridal Bliss: Engagement Rings By Black-Owned Brands

In 2019, there is no such thing as a traditional wedding. White wedding gowns are being thrown out for colorful creations and engagement rings are going beyond the simple diamond […] The post Bridal Bliss ...

Added July 17, 2019