Colorism In The Cosmetics Industry

You know that feeling of excitement when you’re going to McDonald’s for ice cream and as you’re pulling up the worker says that the machine doesn’t work? Well, that feeling of disappointment is what I always feel walking into a makeup store. Growing up, going to Sephora, Claire’s, or my local CVS was always an […]

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Interracial Dating and Love– As a Black Girl

As a girl, liking boys and having relationships is something that society conditions you for at a young age. For me, the set person I am supposed to marry and spend the rest of my life with has to be a Nigerian man. Not any Nigerian man though– a well educated, well rounded Yoruba Nigerian […]

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Mental health and Healing in the black community

Collectively, many in the Black community are constantly feeling tired, broken, lost, and tested. When considering the country’s current political climate, on top of a presidential election year and a global pandemic, Black people are processing a lot of emotional trauma. It is never a sign of weakness to struggle with your mental health. The […]

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Shirley Chisholm and Kamala Harris: A Look at Black Women in Politics

As the 2020 Presidential Election results came in on Saturday, November 7, Democratic candidates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris emerged as the next President-elect and Vice President-elect, respectively, of the United States. People from all over have gone to social media to express their feelings and initial reactions to the election overall, but more specifically […]

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A Black Woman’s Pressure to Succeed Is Not About Her

The success of Black women exists as an entity beyond our personal achievements. The pressure of opening new doors for all women who look like you creates an unhealthy resistance to failure. Black women are often the first, or one of a few, learning to navigate spaces that were not systematically designed for their advancement. […]

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body inclusivity is not a trend, it’s a movement for change.

Rihanna’s 2020 Savage X Fenty show featured one of the most diverse casts of models the modeling world has ever seen. The show displayed Savage X Fenty’s capsule collection and featured a range of models and performers of different ethnicities, gender identities and body types. The show challenged former lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret’s outdated notions […]

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Your Guide to How Your Activism Can Uplift– and Not Silence– Black Women

When Eva Longoria dismissed the large role Black female voters played in the 2020 presidential election in a television interview with MSNBC, Black women everywhere were not surprised.  Due to the efforts of Black women such as Stacey Abrams, former candidate for the role of Georgia’s governor, President-elect Joe Biden became the first Democratic presidential […]

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The Light That Is Africa

When Black Panther was released in February 2018, I remember my Instagram feed being full of movie posters and my fellow African and Black friends posing with the Wakanda Forever signs. The love and unity for Africa poured out as people dressed in their African attire as they headed to see the movie with their […]

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Hair Series: Embracing the Afro

Afros surged in the 60s and 70s during the Civil Rights Movement as a means to fully embrace Black beauty and power without European standards. As a consequence etched from slavery, afros have been derogatorily labeled as “nappy” and “untamed” for centuries. I’ve heard those very same words for most of my life.  Black is […]

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A Love Letter To Black Single Moms

Single Motherhood. It is something that is often regarded as a reflection of a broken home, that produces broken children. It is treated as something shameful, something that needs to be repaired within the Black community. The truth is that single motherhood is a reflection of the exact opposite, it is a role that demonstrates […]

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