The Damn Problem With White Beauty Standards Is They’re Racist

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A lady friend of mine wears her black hair in the most beautiful combination of a dred / twisty combination I’ve ever seen. Her combination of two black natural hair styles greatly enhances the beauty she is blessed with.

I have a blogger friend that has the most beautiful entanglement of black and gray curly velvet tresses I’ve ever seen.

Then there is the writer that works on this blog who wears her hair cut to the skull.

All of them are beautiful women by nature.

All of them could very well have chosen to wear their hair straight – as millions of black women do. So-called “white beauty standards” would have us believe that black women wearing their hair straight is some kind of  indication they want to be or “look” white.

That’s bullshit and don’t you believe the hype. Continue reading “The Damn Problem With White Beauty Standards Is They’re Racist”

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Alicia Keys Vows To Stop Wearing Make Up | Global Grind

Earlier this week, Alicia Keys penned a powerful essay for Lenny in which she discussed the pressure women face to uphold beauty standards and vowed to stop covering up.

Read about it @: Still Flawless: Alicia Keys Vows To Stop Wearing Make Up | Global Grind

The Top 20 Little Black Dresses That Slay for All Shapes & Sizes

“A woman in the right black dress is a dangerous woman”

 

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Whether you’re petite, plus sized or pregnant, we’ve found some perfect black dresses for you.

And since we all want to have a great black dress at the ready for our next special occasion or black tie event, why not plan ahead? This awesome collection of our favorite black dresses will make you, or any woman, feel beautiful, powerful and sexy. So spritz on a bit of your favorite perfume, curl your hair, paint your lips and get ready to strut your stuff.

Source: Top 20 Best Little Black Dresses for All Shapes & Sizes ‹ Reader — WordPress.com

If You want to see some real women just slaying  the hell out black dresses go here.—> The Black Dress Collective

 

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Johns Hopkins Researchers Warn That Tight Weaves & Braids Lead To Balding

Stop The Tight Weave The Hair You Save May Be Your Own

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Johns Hopkins researchers are urging black women to avoid weaves, braids and hair extensions because of the risks of permanent hair loss.

Researchers and some hair stylists say that these hairstyles, which can pull on the scalp, can contribute to traction alopecia, a form of gradual hair loss, which about one-third of African-American women suffer from. Continue reading “Johns Hopkins Researchers Warn That Tight Weaves & Braids Lead To Balding”

T-Shirts That Say “Me”

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This is not a paid ad or an endorsement. When I see a product I like and it is actually a good thing I will shout it out. Maybe the company will like the shout and come over here and pay me to do it again. Anyway, Izzy&Liv has some real fresh T’ees and other stuff that promotes positivity and self-empowerment. Check em out here. —> Izzy & Liv

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