You Better WERK!

Confidence is today’s latest fashion trend and almost everyone owns it. However, only the best dressed can wear it with the most stylish elegance and the perfect attitude. It is the most important accessory to any outfit, and you won’t find it at your local shopping mall or your nearest thrift store. The only way you’ll find it is if …

Natural or Not: A Discussion of Natural Hair vs. Weaves

The desire for long, beautiful hair leads women down many different routes. Some women choose to achieve locks of luxury naturally, while others prefer to use enhancements to achieve their desired look more quickly. The resurgence of the natural hair movement has revived discussion about what is natural. It has also brought into question whether hair enhancements like wigs, weaves …

Gabby Douglas and The Hair Dilemma

Douglas is the first Afrikan American gymnast in Olympic history to become the individual All-Around Champion, and the first American gymnast to win gold in both the individual All-Around and team competitions at the same Olympics. In addition, she is the first and only American All-Around Champion to win multiple gold medals, so far. Despite all of her accomplishments, however, …

Is Black Hair Back in Business?

I was having a conversation with a colleague when she discussed her personal experience having to own and defend thick, illustrious textured hair, otherwise known as Black hair. Many times she found that individuals who were not Black grew strongly interested in her lioness mane.  And we can only expect the next question to be, “Can I touch it?” Even …

6 Mistakes Most Black People Make with Their Money

Ebony Magazine has detailed common mistakes of how Afrikan Americans handle money.  For most Black people these mistakes are true. Check out Ebony’s suggestions on how to avoid and recover from such mistakes. Not having a budget Loaning money to family and friends instead of paying off debts Living check to check without an emergency fund Excessively using credit cards, …

No Color on the Runway

The fashion industry is successful in creating and marketing unique trends that can appeal to consumers from all walks of life. Unfortunately, the fashion industry is also known for its lack of diversity in the representation of models of color, particularly that of Afrikan-Americans. The underrepresentation of Afrikan American models in the growing fashion industry is gaining widespread attention in …

Can I Touch Your Hair?

Hair is an important aspect of Black culture. Used largely as a means of expression, its just one of many things that sets us apart from other ethnic groups. Our tresses are naturally adaptable to a wide range of styles that vary just as much as our personalities. From sweet and playful twist to bold and captivating Poetic Justice braids, …