Interview With Naomi Grant, Film Director & Co-Founder At Look At My Black Beauty
We caught up with Naomi ahead of her UK tour screening her latest short film ‘Future First’Read More
Amara La Negra: The Reason Why It Is Important To Promote Self Validation
2017 has been a year of harvest. I loved and was proud of Rai-Elle’s talent and look. Watching her on X-Factor felt warm and satisfying because seeing a young woman like her on the telly does not just happen. It’s the fruit of tireless efforts and work around one main idea: normalising black features, in a society where, for a long time, one had to “tame” ones African phenotypes to fit in the “civilised western world”.Read More
6 Events Celebrating Black Culture You Do Not Want To Miss This Summer 2017
So summer has arrived and if you are like me, you too are looking for events to attend all summer long with the hope of not only having the best time, but the opportunity to meet and network with a diverse range of people.
Well keep reading and by the end of this post you should be ready to attend at least one of these events.
13 Hair And Beauty Gifts You Can Offer To Your Natural Hair Friends
Credit picture @ Kinay Wraps
Are you looking for the perfect gift for your natural hair friends?
Well then this guide is for you.
Listed here are 10 gift ideas that your natural hair friends will fall in love with – and you may even decide to treat yourself!
There are gifts suitable for all budgets and age groups that will ensure your favourite naturalistas feel beautiful and appreciated.Read More
How I Learnt To Embrace My Short Natural Hair
I thought it would be interesting to share with you what I have been doing to embrace my natural hair during its short stage.
I have been natural all my life, but my hair hasn’t always been healthy. I’m not sure how old I was when my mum said I was old enough to do my own hair. It wasn’t daunting or scary at all, that was only because I had no idea what I was getting myself into.Read More
36 UK Black Owned Businesses You Absolutely Need In Your Life In 2017
2016 could be considered a pretty bleak year for people of colour after Brexit and the US presidential situation.
However, it wasn’t all bad as we saw the hashtag #UKBlackOwnedBusinesses trending on Twitter and the launch of the award-winning platform Brands of Colour.
Black people are tired of investing their money into brands and businesses that do not represent or consider them and as a result, UK Black businesses are finally getting the spotlight they deserve.Read More
On Being Black In A Country That Does Not See Colour: What I Was Told When I Went Teaching With My Head (Half) Wrapped
I have recently moved to France France. I say France France because I am from what we call overseas territories, a 2.0 French colony, which is technically France in the Caribbean with all the contradictions and uneasiness that this status can cause in the 21st century … But I digress. I am now in France France, in a peaceful and bourgeois neighbourhood with beautiful houses, gardens, clean pavements etc. Of course, I stand out with my big hair, dark skin and love for Ankara, but that is ok. I knew beforehand that I was moving into a “white” environment and the chances of me being the “black lady”, were pretty high, but I did not mind.Read More
Interview of Joy Joses, Founder Of Melanmag.com, The New Online Lifestyle Magazine For Women Of Colour
Tired of reading the same old Cosmopolitan magazine? Smile! Melanmag.com is a new online lifestyle magazine for women of colour, which aims to supply real and authentic content for the millennial woman of colour.
If you check out the website, you will find rich and diverse content served by a sleek design. We love it.
Oh! And Joy Joses, the founder of Melanmag was kind enough to chat to us about very interesting stuff you certainly want to read about!
Natural Hair In The Workplace: Let’s Keep Challenging The Euro-centric Idea Of Beauty
Black women with natural hair are unprofessional.
Well, at least that’s what you could believe if you submitted a Google search for “unprofessional hairstyles”. The images produced by the search are almost all of black woman with natural hair. As well as Google hitting the headlines earlier this year, the BBC also published an article about a black woman who was asked not to wear her natural hair to work and was encouraged to wear weave.Read More
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