Women of color Exposed to More Toxic Chemicals in Beauty

Women of color are being exposed to higher levels of toxins in their beauty products, versus their white counterparts, according to a new study by the The American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG). This may be due to pressures to meet certain standards of beauty perpetuated in society, leading to the purchase of products that contain ingredients known to be harmful to health. Among … Continue reading Women of color Exposed to More Toxic Chemicals in Beauty

New Song Aims to Redefine Black “Selfie” Esteem

During an age where social media has created an environment where appearance and ego take center stage, singer Tarica June is aiming to encourage black females to embrace their natural beauty with her new song, “SELFIE.” The music video for the catchy tune features young girls taking selfies, free of makeup and wearing their natural locks. During the chorus, the singer chants, “I love my … Continue reading New Song Aims to Redefine Black “Selfie” Esteem

How Black Military Servicewomen are Embracing the Natural Hair Movement

When the United States Army revised its grooming and appearance regulations at the beginning of the year, it lifted its ban on dreadlocks, allowing female soldiers the ability to wear their natural hair. This was a major milestone for black women servicing our country, who may have had to take on costly and sometimes damaging hair treatments to meet compliance rules. To celebrate, Vogue featured … Continue reading How Black Military Servicewomen are Embracing the Natural Hair Movement

NYC Event Spotlights Beauty Brands for Black Women

On Sunday, August 13th, I attended Project Beauty Expo, a small trade show that is dedicated to spotlighting up-and-coming indie brands that cater to black women. Instead of writing a long blog post of the cool brands that were on display, I created a video with highlights of the show. Check it out on my Instagram now  or click on the image below. Continue reading NYC Event Spotlights Beauty Brands for Black Women

“The Talk” African American Parents Have to Have with their Children

For a work assignment, I had to watch “The Talk,” a new campaign video Procter & Gamble recently released as part of its My Black is Beautiful campaign. The video is a little over 2 minutes and shows black mothers talking to their children about the unfair bias they will experience in society just because of the color of their skin. Surprisingly, I felt myself … Continue reading “The Talk” African American Parents Have to Have with their Children

Mixed Race Couples on Marriage and Raising Kids in America

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Loving v. Virginia decision, Brides.com released a series of videos featuring multicultural couples discussing race, marriage and raising a mixed family in America. “People are like oh a black lady with a white-looking child, she’s probably not the mom, she’s probably the babysitter or the nanny,” said woman in one of the videos titled, The One Thing … Continue reading Mixed Race Couples on Marriage and Raising Kids in America

Empire Actress Serayah McNeill Fronts Multicultural Hair Brush Line

Actress Serayah McNeill will be the face of Wet Brush’s new collection called TxturePro, a line of three tools meant to detangle curly, kinky, way and coiled hair. The actress is well-known for her voluminous natural head of curls, and will promote the line which will feature a detangler, extension brush and wave comb. The hair tools are available in three different colors and aim … Continue reading Empire Actress Serayah McNeill Fronts Multicultural Hair Brush Line