A new documentary called, "Dark Girls" talks to several black women about their struggles with skin color. One girl says, "I used to wish I could wake up one day lighter. Or wash my face and think that it would change. I thought it was dirt and I tried to clean it off, but it wouldn't come...

com titled "Weaves, Braids May Speed Hair Loss in Black Women" by Keren Pallartio for Health.com I really blew it off because I thought it was another "black women shouldn't wear weaves hair study" and in some aspects it was and other ways I see where they found some great...

Well don't these two look utterly adorable at the pre-Oscars Essence Black Women in Hollywood lunch held yesterday? First let's discuss Viola Davis' bold move to wear her natural hair to the function - the first time she has to my knowledge. And she looks SO BEAUTIFUL. The simple white shift...

So last week I was asked by Lincoln to join them as their special guest at Essence Magazine's 5th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon . Though I had planned to be in Milan for Fashion Week, I'd heard the event was motivational and inspirational–basically something I wouldn't want to...

When looking to find cosmetics black women would wear often, look at what the big stars use. Halle berry, Oprah, J Lo are all celebrities who have carried one beautiful look after another by choosing the right cosmetics that will flatter them. Using an oil free compact is good for oily skin...

Wherever your weekend plans take you, here are three makeup ideas straight from the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon: 1. Nicole Ari Parker's Smudgy Eye Liner and Coral Lips: Grab a super black pencil like Cover Girl Queen Collection Vivid Impact Liner in Midnight and smudge it...

Benjamin says one of the reasons for the high obesity rate among black women has to do with our high-maintenance coifs. "Often times you get women saying, 'I can't exercise today because I don't want to sweat my hair back or get my hair wet.' When you're starting to exercise, you look for...

The 4th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon took place at the Beverly Hills Hotel in California last night. Kerry Washington looked very much like a ‘lady who lunches' wearing a beige floral print belted Vivienne Westwood dress. Her gorgeous sweetheart neckline dress had a...

• Glamour magazine conducted a survey, and found that only 7% of women say they love their hair. Even with such a paltry percentage of women feeling their tresses, black women (in true form) were more likely to vote in the affirmative, with 14% of us reporting that yes, we are quite content...

Stars partied it up in New York City for the amfAR New York Gala, but in LA, some of our favorite women (and men) gathered for the 3rd Annual Essence Black Women in Music Event. From red carpet favorites to beautiful ladies that we haven't seen in quite sometime, everyone stepped out in their...

 

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