10 Aspects of Black Psychosis

By Cory Bryant Psychosis is a dirty word so I don’t expect much appreciation for writing this. But we Blacks need to start owning our circumstances. Racism and discrimination persist but that isn’t the point here. The Black community has cultivated a belief system and mental state that have become entrenched into our DNA. I…

Designer uses curvy Black women to model her clothes

A new American clothing brand is challenging the fashion industry’s negative views about beauty and appearance by only using plus-size women of color to model its designs. The label, Rum + Coke, was created by New York-based designer Courtney Smith, and despite being modeled by larger women, comes in every size from 2 to 22…

Black Girls Allowed: 2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 32,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 12 sold-out performances for that many…

Skin Care Tips for Black Women

By Giovanni Sullivan Looking good always involves taking care of one’s skin. This doesn’t exempt those with a dark complexion, and for them, smooth and glowing skin can be obtained by adopting some skin care tips. Facial care activities, such as cleansing, moisturizing, and toning are very important to keep your skin glowing and looking…

Eye-Catching Makeup For Dark-Skinned Women

By Marie Sanchez You’ve probably noticed that makeup commercials and beauty and fashion magazines are invariably filled with light-skinned models. Therefore, the makeup choices and techniques that are usually published through those media work best for light-skinned people. If you’ve been looking for makeup advice that’s geared toward you and your gorgeous dark skin, then…