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Should Hyphenated Americans Drop the Hyphen?

We are a nation of immigrants. But at what point do you no longer identify as an immigrant from a homeland far away and become fully American?

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On the Street, Paris: an Undercut & Shades

I went looking for cool girls to photograph this past weekend. So, naturally, a stroll down Paris’ Canal Saint Martin was fruitful.

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#Hairspiration: The Box Braided Bob

The braided/twisted bob made an exciting comeback this past summer, with brown women roaming the streets in what looked like a 1990s flashback.

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Ask an Expert: How can I manage my thyroidism and natural hair?

I have hypothyroidism and my hair is suffering. What can I do to keep it soft and manageable?

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2015 Afro Punk Festival: Top Five Trending Looks!

Another Afro Punk, another wave of Afro-inspired beauties. Satisfy your annual festival fix with our Top Five Trending Looks, 2015 edition!

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Make Dull Hair Shine: Try Oil Rinsing

Oil rinsing is quickly becoming popular in the natural hair world as a way for adding shine and locking in moisture to dull, low porosity hair. Find out the ins and outs of this frizz-reducing technique.

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Grammin': Beyoncé Lands Vogue September Cover, Janelle Monáe Supports Black Lives Matter Movement

Check out all of the political and historical moves our favorite celebs have been making this week! From being deemed the “voice of a generation” to performing at Black Lives Matter rallies…

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In Print: Serena, Kerry, Queen L.

Strength seems to be in the air this month as three women put their talents on display. Here’s our round up of covers worth coveting.

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The Different Shades of Me – Living With Vitiligo

Eight years ago my body began changing rapidly and shockingly and there was nothing I could do about it.

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Exploring the Hair Benefits of Argan Oil

Seems like argan oil is everywhere these days. We’ve got the low down on what all the hype’s about.

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Ask an Expert: How do I Keep the Oils in My Daughter’s Hair?

Depending on the porosity levels, density, texture and state of your daughter’s hair, you may have to seal her ends more often with oils…

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Product Review: Mielle Organics Advanced Healthy Hair Formula Vitamin

It really works! That’s what 3a – 4c naturalistas are saying about Mielle Organics Hair Vitamin. Learn more.

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Hair Story: Tanya Rogers

YouTuber Tanya Rogers shares her hair journey as a Black women in Israel.

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Grammin': Rihanna Goes to Carnival, Vashtie Buys a Watch, Solange Wears a Hat

From attending music festivals to buying Rolex’s, here is what some of our favorite hair celebs have been up to this week on Instagram!

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9 Things to Consider When Choosing a Shampoo for Natural Hair

If you’re struggling with finding a product that has your hair feeling like a bouncy halo, no worries! We’ve narrowed down the nine most important things to look for in a shampoo.

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Ask an Expert: Can Daily Wrapping Cause Thinning at the Crown?

We know there are lots of advantages to wrapping hair but are there some disadvantages to this ever-encouraged routine?

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Three Ways to Create a Box Braid (or Twists) Bun

What can we say? We like big buns and we cannot lie ;-).

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What’s Pretty in Paris?

In Paris we learned that Parisian style is generally understated and ‘sober’ and the Parisian idea of beauty is the typical “European ideal”–tall, blonde and thin.

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What’s Pretty in Milan?

We’ve left the City of Light and find ourselves in bustling Milano. But’s it’s not all ‘pizza, mafia, mandolin.’

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What’s Pretty in London?

Here we meet a diverse group of girls who chat about London style, culture and whether or not there’s such thing as Black beauty.

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Taylor Swift Shouldn’t Use Feminism to Clap Back

Many women don’t have to know about or even care about how race and feminism intersect because they’re not affected by race.

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Pretty Little Liars Theory: Charles’ Mothers

So I’ve been keeping a dirty little secret for about five years now… I’m an avid watcher of the TV series Pretty Little Liars (PLL).

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working girl: minna salami, writer

“I had discovered that if you write about what you know, and not what you are supposed to know, you become seen as dangerous.” Meet Pan-African feminist Minna Salami.

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un’covered: nathalie emmanuel

From The Game of Throne’s, quick-tongued Missandei to tech-savvy Ramsey of Fast 7, un’cover the woman behind the role, Nathalie Emmanuel.

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hair story: naomi campbell

Naomi Campbell epitomized everything we think a super model should be: striking looks, a signature walk, a long line of rich and famous boyfriends, fierce clothes and an allegedly fierce reputation.

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on the scene: afropunk fest paris ’15 (video)

AFROPUNK Fest made its way to the city of light bringing with it artists like Lion Babe, Willow and Jaden Smith and an alternatively cool crowd. Check out highlights of the Smith performance.

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how joining a convent for two weeks changed me

Just over two years ago I had the privilege to spend some time in a humble convent in Segni, a small beautiful village in Italy, with some young, vibrant and energetic nuns.

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