Gabrielle Union Had to School Dwayne Wade's Sons on the Beauty of Dark Skin Women


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By Erickka Sy Savané

You would think that marrying a beautiful brown-skinned TV and film star like Gabrielle Union would be enough to show Dwayne Wade's sons that darker-skinned women are beautiful. Think again.

Model, Marketer Myori is Naturally Glam!

Myori Granger 
A few years ago, Myori Granger came to the City That Never Sleeps to complete her Master's degree in Marketing. Natural for 10 years, this beauty with brains to match, is boldly being herself and blazing her own path in the modeling industry! Peep why she's this week's Naturally Glam pick!

5 Winning Magazine Covers With Black Women to Cop Right Now!

Amara la Negra covers Latina magazine
By Erickka Sy Savané

I remember the first time I saw model Kirsti Bowser on the cover of Elle magazine when I was around 14 years old. To see a black woman in such a prominent place gave me the courage to say, maybe, just maybe, I could do the same thing. I eventually moved to New York City (from Toledo, Ohio) to follow in her footsteps, and though I never quite made it to cover girl status, I would have never taken such a leap of faith had she not planted such a seed in me with that one image. That's the power of a magazine cover. It can make a little black girl believe that anything is possible. We salute the following ladies, gracing covers, making it look easy, and inspiring the next generation of magic!

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She So Vain: Meet the Young Sudanese Model Giving Us Old School Glamour!


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By Erickka Sy Savané

There's a saying that goes, 'don't miss your entrance.' Well, S. Sudanese model Adut Akech, who grew up in a Kenyan refugee camp before making her way to Australia as a kid, and just graduated high school last year, did not miss hers. When Vogue.com released a series of videos from New York Fashion Week starring Paris Jackson, model Ashley Graham and Cardi B., lip sinking to the song 'You're So Vain,' it was Adut's rendition that stuck out like a white person in Black Panther. Why? Because we haven't been worked by a model like this since George Michael flipped the script with his classic 'Freedom' video or Michael Jackson and Naomi fired up the screen in 'Keep It in the Closet.' So exactly who is Adut Akech? Let's find out!

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White British Photographer Suffers Backlash For Creating Dark-Skinned Digital Model Named Shudu


By Renese

Meet Shudu.

She is a stunning Instagram model who currently has over 40,000 followers. Looking flawless in a Fenty Beauty mattemoiselle lipstick, the young woman’s perfectly brown skin, almond eyes and short haircut speak instant fierceness. But guess what?

She’s not real.

Two Phenomenal 2018 Calendars Capturing Black Beauty Perfectly



P-Diddy & Naomi Campbell via PirelliCanlendar.com
By Winnie Gaturu

Over the centuries, human beings have always had the urge to track and measure time. In the past, this was done for various reasons such as predicting seasons for farming or hunting and planning for religious and cultural functions. The methods used to keep track of time revolved around observing the pattern and behavior of the sun, moon and stars. These methods have advanced over the years giving rise to our current calendar system. Although there are many calendars, the one that is most widely used is the Gregorian Calendar which was introduced in October 1582. Surprisingly, in this digital day and age, the Gregorian print calendar is still widely used and a common item in all households and offices. They also act as a convenient decor item especially if they have a photo theme.

With 2018 starting soon, here are two phenomenal calendars you might consider buying for the new year. Both capture black beauty perfectly and will make you feel proud of your roots! 

A Plea To End The Black Barbie Doll Look

By Erickka Sy Savané

Every time I see my beautiful black queens with long, straight hair weave I take a sigh. Their beauty is undeniable. Let’s get that out of the way, first. But it’s not the hair. It’s the skin tone. Dark skin is majestic, regal and refined. There’s a presence to it. But it gets covered up with excessive hair. Sometimes I want to scream, "Give White people, Asians, and Indians back their hair- We Don't Need It!”

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7 Black-Owned Beauty Brands To Know


Fenty Beauty By Rihanna
According to research, black women spend a whopping 80% more on cosmetics than any other group, yet remained majorly-and noticeably-ignored by the industry for years.
Insert singer Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty collection, the atomic bomb that has (in a few short weeks) revolutionized the beauty world, leaving it scrambling for black women’s attention. I must say, this observation alone makes me even giddier for the superstar’s success, which shines a beaming light on an undercover problem within beauty--diversity. With #FentyBeauty now joining the ranks as yet another black-owned beauty company addressing the unique challenges women of color face in the makeup aisle, we thought it fitting to highlight a few more black-owned beauty brands. Take a look!

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