black beauty

Blackface In White Spaces: Black Folks Are Gonna Check You, Boo

An Instagram makeup artist thinks dressing up a white model in Blackface is cool. It is not.

– May 30, 2017

Daddy’s Girl: 4 Ways Fathers Can Raise Stronger Girls

A chance comment in the toy store got this father thinking about how our culture shames women and how he wants his daddy's girls to grow up.

– May 12, 2015

Beautifully Brown: a Love Letter to Melanie Yvette, Champion Of Black Girl Beauty

A MyBrownBaby salute to Melanie Yvette, creator of the hot, new beauty blog Beautifully Brown, lover of dark skin and celebrant of pretty things.

– Mar 11, 2015

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

‘Blackish’: Teaching Black Children To Embrace ALL Of Us

'Blackish,' the new ABC sitcom starring Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, has the potential to tell some honest truths.

– Sep 24, 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

Black Beauty: Lupita Nyong’o’s Message For Our Daughters

Lupita Nyong'o's Essence speech on learning to love her dark skin reminds this mother to appreciate the actress's impact on mainstream pop culture.

– Mar 2, 2014

Totally Lila and the Totally Awesome Nail Art, Featuring Big Sis Mari

When Totally Lila teams up with guest star/big sister Mari to show off a few nail art how-to's, hilarity ensues.

– Feb 19, 2014

‘Totally Lila’ and the Totally Awesome Beauty Tips for Tweens

In this week's episode of "Totally Lila," Lila gives the how-to's on tween beauty, with a focus on moisturized lips.

– Feb 12, 2014

‘I Am Beautiful the Way I Am’: NYC Girls Project Encourages Self-Esteem For Tweens

Here’s the thing: I’m no fan of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. His crusade against cigarettes, super-sized sodas and fatty oils in restaurant food...

– Oct 2, 2013
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