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...

Quotes from donors on their IndieGoGo page, As a dark-skinned black woman, I have constantly had to deal with the way that not only I have been perceived aesthetically and physically, but also intellectually and spiritually. From the preview, I can tell that this documentary voices the...

However buying the right cosmetics will make sure that your skin looks absolutely stunning. There have been many trusted brands in the market in a wide variety of prices. Finding one that is most suited to you is important. When looking to find cosmetics black women would wear often, look...

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...

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...

• 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...

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...

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...

I hope they look at me and think, 'That lady looks like she accepts herself' – Tracee Ellis Ross The fabulous, and my style icon, Tracee Ellis Ross graces two covers of Essence's Black Women in Hollywood issue. Ellis Ross wore a Byron Lars Beauty Mark dress and Sophia Webster pumps for the...

As a follow up to his 2011 Dark Girls documentary, director Bill Dukes will debut Light Girls this Monday on OWN. Similar to Dark Girls, Light Girls explores skin color from historical, sociological and psychological perspectives. The film sheds light on the experiences of light skin women,...

 

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