Lupita Nyong’o’s Sesame Street Turn Helped My Daughter Discover Her Brown Skin

When Lupita Nyong'o tells Elmo she loves her brown skin, a little girl and her mother learn something special about themselves.

– Sep 25, 2014

A Black Beauty Maven Wonders If She’s Hitched To an Industry That Goes Against Her Motherly Teachings

Sometimes the beauty world contradicts what self-described "Beauty Gladiator" Jodi Patterson preaches at home.

– Apr 16, 2014

White Mom, Black Daughter, Natural Hair: When Beautiful Means “Different.”

By Stacey Conner “Who does her hair?” she asks me gruffly.  I look up from the table where I am trying to manage my four...

– Sep 11, 2013

Crushing On Girl Crush: An Unconventional Conversation On Beauty (VIDEO)

It’s the New Year—raise your hand if, at the stroke of midnight, you joined Weight Watchers, hired a personal trainer, poured all through those long-bookmarked...

– Jan 9, 2013