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WHAT​ ​IN​ ​THE​ ​CAUCASITY?

A​ ​major​ ​faux-pas​ ​with​ ​an​ ​powerhouse​ ​fashion​ ​brand​ ​shows​ ​the​ ​cultural​ ​differences​ ​between black​ ​and​ ​white​ ​hair. By​ ​Bianca​ ​Floyd Earlier​ ​this​ ​month​ ​clothing​ ​brand​ ​J.Crew​ ​was​ ​embroiled​ ​in​ ​a​ ​social​ ​media​ ​controversy​ ​over pictures​ ​of​ ​a​ ​particular​ ​model.​ ​The​ ​offense? This​ ​somewhat​ ​sloppy​ ​excuse​ ​of​ ​a​ ​ponytail.​ ​In​ ​an​ ​era​ ​where​ ​social​ ​media​ ​is​ …

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Issa Rae has Done a Great Job at Showcasing the Importance of Representation

Issa is normalizing the natural black woman. For those who are not familiar with Issa Rae she created a YouTube web series called Awkward Black Girl. That amazing YouTube series was noticed by HBO where Issa now co-writes and stars in Insecure which is loosely based off of Awkward Black Girl. And now Issa, a chocolatey, natural diva is now …

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Miss Black & Gold 2017 Contestant: “After The Pageant, My Confidence Went Up!”

Ladies, being in pageants can be a life changing experience! Take my friend and fellow student leader Victoria Canady for example! I saw a change in Victoria after her appearance in the Miss Black and Gold Competition back in February! Victoria felt that change in herself as well! Victoria says, “Before the Miss Black and …

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The ‘Queen of the Dark’ Wants You to Embrace and Love Your Melanin

Nyakim Gatwech is a South Sudanese model whose dark beautiful skin is to be marveled. Far too often dark skinned black people are made to feel ashamed of their skin but not Gatwech. This 24 year-old beauty is confident and self-assured and she’s encouraging the rest of us to be. Gatwech is an advocate for Black …

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Former Miss Universe: ‘A lot of People in Different Countries Considered me Ugly because my Skin is Darker’

Former Miss Universe, Deshauna Barber, is a melanin infused beauty with a ton of confidence which according to her, she needed to survive in the beauty industry. Barber never imagined how rude and hateful people could be until she won the title of Miss Universe. Her experience is hard to fathom. Many people like to say …

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Beyonce Shows Baby Bump, Proves Conspiracy Theorist Wrong AGAIN!

I really don’t understand Beyonce hate. If there’s anyone that deserves success, it’s Queen Bey. She’s a hard worker, she’s humble and she’s happens to be a good vocalist. One of the biggest attacks that Beyonce has withstood in her career is the crazy notion that she didn’t carry Blue Ivy to term and that …

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Let’s Talk About Race | A Photo Essay Worth 1,000 Words

A thought provoking photo essay created by photographer Chris Buck was published in the May 2017 issue of O magazine has folks talking, which was its sole purpose. Buck was contacted by the editor-in-chief at O, Lucy Kaylin and asked to create conversational piece about race and Buck blew the assignment out of the water. What …

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10-Year-Old Girl Bullied for Having Dark Skin Launches a T-Shirt Line

It was completely heart wrenching to hear 10 year-old Kheris Rodgers talk about how colorism affected her self-esteem. During a news interview, Kheris shared a troubling experience. She was in class and her teacher asked the class to draw pictures of themselves. As the teacher passed out crayons she handed Kheris a black crayon because …

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Gabby Douglas’ ‘Shero’ Barbie is Finally Available for Purchase

We were flooded with messages asking where Gabby Douglas’ Olympic Barbie doll was being sold. And to the disappointment of most the doll was not available for purchase, Barbie made one doll and one doll only for Gabby herself. Well I’m sure after many complaints, the Gabby Douglas Barbie is now available for purchase in …