Rihanna takes you on a daring journey with her new fragrance, Rogue by Rihanna

Always driving the trends, pushing the envelope and exploring new territories, Grammy-Award winning Rihanna launches her newest fragrance, Rogue by Rihanna. Rihanna created this adventurous scent for the woman who, like herself, radiates edginess and confidence but is also flirty and feminine. Rihanna exudes strength, femininity and mischief conveyed to her fans through music,...

Feminine Transitions

For women, aging brings with it an inner grace and beauty that is more than skin deep. From birth to old age, women transition through many physical, psychological, and emotional phases that are recorded on their faces. Never before has a book so vividly projected the images of women in all stages of...

How I Learned To Embrace My Natural Hair

It’s been almost six months since I did the big chop.  I had just been laid off my 9-5 job in January, and after securing some freelance writing gigs to pay the rent and groceries, I realized my budget absolutely could not support visits to the hair salon or the weaves I usually rocked. ...

So, I’ve Been Thinking About Afros…

When I was in school we had a rule as part of our dress code – that hair must be no more than five centimeters above the head. So no top-knots, no beehives, and definitely no afros. A black girl having her hair out was seen as 'messy' and 'against school uniform'.She cannot help...

A Heart To Heart

Ever since I was l little I tried to look like someone else. If you wondering what I'm talking about, you probably do it too. Most people clip out pictures out of magazines when they go to salons or they choose to copy a fashion style that their favorite celebrity is wearing. Don't deny...

Random Rant: Thanks for the compliment, but my interracial kid is NOT an exotic pet

My hubby forwarded me this article from The Root this morning, because he knew it would interest me: ‘Mixed Kids Are the Cutest!’ Isn’t Cute. Not only did the article interest me, but I had to resoundingly cosign when I read it. In the article, a white mother talks about how it makes her...

The Politics of Black Hair

Melissa Harris-PerryCinnamon over at The Black Girls’ Club did a post on Melissa Harris Perry’s feature on black hair. There are three segments, each dealing with some public aspect of black women’s hair. “Although black women's hair--in all its varied forms--has always been a hot and sadly polarizing subject, the first-ever black First Lady combined...

Learning to Love My Hair

Almost two years ago, I did the Big Chop.  For those of you unfamiliar with the term, it means I cut all of the relaxer out of my hair so I could be completely natural.  It ended up being about nine inches’ worth of perm.  The resultant cut was a short, stylish combination of...
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