I’ve always wanted to try yoga but I’m a little—ok, very intimidated. I started following some of the best #BlackYogis on Instagram, hoping their magic inspires me to get started. Here are some of my favs who are making yoga accessible and inclusive. Get into this #BlackGirlMagic
5 Black Ass Shows To Get You Through The Thanksgiving Weekend
We’re all still reeling from the election, food comas and family dysfunction that took place over Thanksgiving. And while these feelings of sadness and memories of family craziness won’t dissipate anytime soon, I think it’s important we find some joy to get us through these tough times. Binge watch some black excellence! [Read more…]
Black, Educated, And Jobless: Here’s How One Woman Is Inspiring And Preparing Our College Graduates
I was a black woman with four degrees, the highest being a doctorate, and struggling with bouts of unemployment or underemployment years after graduation. I knew I wasn't the only one.
Just ReReleased In Theatres: Julie Dash’s ‘Daughters Of The Dust’
Twenty-five years ago, Julie Dash made history by becoming the first African-American woman to direct and produce a full-length feature film that was widely distributed in theaters across the country. The New York Times called it, "A film of spellbinding visual beauty." The film was "Daughters Of The Dust."
Carnival Girl: Jana In Tequila Sunrise Orange Shadow With Electric Blue Mascara
Imagine you're in Barbados partying alongside Rihanna for Carnival. You’re decked out in all the festival regalia. You've got your jeweled bustier and your elaborate headdress. Your makeup is apropos and elegantly on fleek. Now take away all the fanfare and the feathers. The music and the dancing. What’s left? That amazing face.
Validating Post-Election Grief: 15 Ways Black Women and Femmes Can Practice Self-Care
This election was deeply disappointing for many Americans who fear they may lose their fundamental rights-- and especially disappointing for marginalized communities that fear for their safety. The grief many of us are experiencing is legitimate. Here are some tips for pushing through while caring for yourself.
10 Things Black Women Need to Hear More Often 🍒
It's important that Black women know that they matter and that their lives are important. If you have not heard it today, and just in case your mind is playing tricks on you, we want you to know that we see you.
6 Ways To Stand In Active Solidarity With Our Trans Community
It is not the role of transgender people to teach cisgender people anything for free. Solidarity with the trans community is not a retweet, like or Facebook share. Solidarity is informed, intentional, recurring sustainable acts of service.
Black Lives Matter Means Trans Lives Matter: Why We Need To Address The Violence Against Black Trans Women
Tata Sanchez, was desperately seeking help as she pounded on the front door of a home in Compton, California in the early morning hours just before dawn. She was shot and killed. One moment Tata, a black trans woman, was here and the next she was not. Her life mattered.
Latarsha Rose In Black Smokey Eyes And Glossy Red Lips
The classic black smokey eye and red lip. This look is an absolute go-to during the holidays. It's unabashedly forward, screams and feels sexy, confident and bold and also commands attention. So naturally, when Latarsha told us that she was definitely in the mood for this look, we were all in to show off just how much attention it commands.
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