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Refinery29: “Insta-Stalking: Natural-Hair Envy With Urban Bush Babes”

Refinery29: “Insta-Stalking: Natural-Hair Envy With Urban Bush Babes”

via: Refinery 29 by: Maria Del Russo   If you’ve taken a good scroll through Instagram lately (which, be honest, you have), you’ll notice that there’s so much hair inspiration out there. A little too much, actually; it can be kind of overwhelming to sort through. But, if you can wade through the white noise, you’ll come across(…)

Nowness: Desert Son; Shamir Bailey (Video)

Nowness: Desert Son; Shamir Bailey (Video)

via: Nowness Directed by: Babak Khoshnoud and Will Abramson   North Las Vegas, known as Northtown, seems an unlikely musical inspiration—yet the area’s apparent absurdities and contradictions seem almost quintessentially American. A sprawling gambling resort surrounded by industrial parks and strip malls are all set against a backdrop of beautiful but unforgiving desert. 19-year-old singer Shamir Bailey, is(…)

My New Home Renovations: Kitchen Before & After Pictures

My New Home Renovations: Kitchen Before & After Pictures

I have finally been able to sit down and put together a post on some of the major renovations my husband Carl and I have taken on in our new house. As I write this, there are two men working on our stair railings (bites nails…). And for those who don’t know yet, Carl and(…)

Sweet Potato Soul; Healthy Vegan Tips & Recipes (Part 1)

Sweet Potato Soul; Healthy Vegan Tips & Recipes  (Part 1)

Meet Jenne’ Claiborne of Sweet Potato Soul; a lifestyle blog on all of your vegan needs. A certified holistic health counselor and a personal vegan chef in NY, Claiborne provides a one stop platform, creating recipes and educational videos on her passion of healthy vegan eating.       Not only get to know Claiborne(…)

Essence.com: Cipriana Quann’s Top Festival Hair Moments

Essence.com: Cipriana Quann’s Top Festival Hair Moments

Hitting a record attendance of over half million attendees this year at the 20th Anniversary of the Essence Festival, it is no wonder this year was not only record breaking but a momentous one. A four day celebration held in New Orleans, the energy and excitement of the festival was instantaneously contagious. As a first(…)

Urban Bush Babe Adeline Michèle‏ (Part 1)

Urban Bush Babe Adeline Michèle‏ (Part 1)

Tell us your name and where you are from? My name is Adeline Michèle. I am from Paris. I live in Brooklyn.   Photo: Mike Schreiber    How long have you been natural? Forever. I had one experience with hair relaxer at 9 years-old, that was it.     What do you do? Is there(…)

Jesse Boykins III: Love Apparatus Project

Jesse Boykins III: Love Apparatus Project

Love Apparatus jbiiimusic.com   “Creation is the vessel that molds life, without a woman art would not be so courageous. I find peace in openness, so I am grateful for the expression of self and I am aware of the power in vulnerability and the connection it brings about. Love Apparatus is for the heart(…)

Watch Lupita Nyong’o in “Braids”, An Original Vogue Short Film

Watch Lupita Nyong’o in “Braids”, An Original Vogue Short Film

“When I got back from school learning how to braid hair in Kenya, I also decided it was going to be my side hustle, I was going to make some money braiding people’s hair. So I went through the great troubles of creating a poster but I just didn’t have the heart to charge anyone(…)

Style Like U x Wildfang: Boyish Bodies Can Have Curves Too

Style Like U x Wildfang: Boyish Bodies Can Have Curves Too

“Not to be super va va voom in the streets honestly. I always wanted people to pay attention to me for the things I did well and my intelligence, not so much just for the way I look.” Bee Walker     via: stylelikeu Photos: Rog Walker   Photographer, Bee Walker tells the story of(…)