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This Tweet By Ava Duvernay Is An Ode To Michelle Obama’s Family And Its Long Journey To The White House

Melvinia Shields was born a slave. Her great-great-great granddaughter became the First Lady of the United States.<p>Director Ava Duvernay celebrated …

Black History

This Woman Makes Sculptures Out Of Her Hair And They Are Incredible

"I want people to see me not just as the girl who just uses her hair, but as a creative and versatile person — because I am," Laetitia KY told BuzzFeed News.<p><i>This post was translated from Japanese.</i>

8 Pull Apart Recipes We Can’t Wait To Tear Into

What is it about pull-apart recipes that really make us ogle? Perhaps the fact that they are pretty much always filled with some sort of ooey, gooey, …

Cooking

Artist Turns Metal Wire into Bonsai Trees That Will Live Forever

Love the beauty of bonsai trees, but worry about caring for one? No fear, wire artist Matthew Gollop has you covered. His company, Metal Bonsai, specializes in wire tree art, with a focus on bonsai trees.<p>Gollop’s trees are inspired by the beauty and strength of bonsai, each sculpture lovingly …

Sculpture

A Comprehensive Syllabus for Solange's 'A Seat at the Table'

Solange's album gave voice to the struggle to maintain black humanity and sanity. Here's a list of books that do something similar.<p>J<i>ames Baldwin argued "to be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time." As our nation transitioned from the Obama</i> …

How Lauren Ash Is Taking The Whiteness Out Of Wellness

Talking with the founder of Black Girl in Om<p><i>In celebration of Black History Month, NYLON is running a spotlight series called UNAPOLOGETIC. Every day, w</i><i>e’ll celebrate different aspects of black culture through</i> <i></i><i>profiles, interviews, roundtables, reviews, videos, and op-eds</i><i>. #Blacklivesmatter and we</i> …

Women of Color

Young Widow With 5 Kids Turns To Activism To Challenge A President

She was the only woman in a prison for men. She was locked up in solitary confinement.<p>And she began to sing. Comforting songs in the morning, revolutionary and motivational songs in the afternoon.<p>That's how democracy activist Linda Tsungirirai Masarira kept her spirits up during her 18 days in …

How an Entrepreneur Is Changing the Way Black Women Travel the World

One look at the Travel Noire Instagram account will give you immediate wanderlust — and probably inspire you to start your own business. What began …

Celebrating Black History Month at London's Africa on the Square Party

Everything we saw at the one-day event in central London that celebrates African culture and generally makes people smile.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>On Saturday afternoon, hundreds of people headed into central London with a common goal: celebrating loosely pan-African culture as …

Go into the mind of the Father of Pop Art

The recognition of Peter Saul’s surrealist and cartoonish paintings only really started to gain momentum in the past 20 years, with art critics and students of fine art alike becoming enthralled by a social commentary that is consumed by a lack of seriousness. Combining an unapologetic critique of …

Hand-Blown Glass Containers Mimicking Veins Add an Artistic Twist to Pouring Wine

Evocative of twisting veins and pumping hearts, Etienne Meneau cleverly combines blood vessels with drinking vessels to create his striking series of Strange Decanters.<p>Featuring a set of exquisitely hand-blown receptacles, the series presents a peculiar twist on traditional wine decanting. The …

The Fallacies of Neoliberal Protest

<i>This post is an amended version of remarks read at</i> <i>a rally organized by Cornell University’s Black Students United (BSU) on September 23, 2016.</i> …

Black History

Mission Of African-American Museum Writ Large In Its Very Design

The building rises — bronze and "brooding," in the words of architect David Adjaye — floating in a sea of white marble and limestone on the sprawling National Mall in Washington, D.C.<p>The mission of the National Museum of African American History and Culture — set to open to the public next week …

Breaking barriers: the US space programme’s black women mathematicians

<b>Posted on behalf of Alexandra Witze</b><p>Some of the most intriguing stories in the history of US science have emerged over the past few years. It’s about …

Winners of the World Illustration awards 2016 – in pictures

From gifs to digitally layered oil paintings, the Association of Illustrators’ annual awards celebrate the innovative world of contemporary illustration

Romance novellas by women in Nigeria challenge traditions

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Nestled among vegetables, plastic kettles and hand-dyed fabric in market stalls are the signs of a feminist revolution: Piles of poorly printed books by women that advocate forcefully against conservative Muslim traditions such as child marriage and quick divorce.<p>They are part …

Africa

10 Natural Ways to Keep Insects Out of Your Home

Insects are beneficial to the environment in a multitude of ways—especially when they're outside where they belong. Ants, flies, moths and other …

Gardening

African American Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad Changes Misconceptions About Muslim-Americans

A five-time Senior World team medalist and 2014 Senior World Team Champion, Ibtihaj Muhammad, made history in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by being the …

Three things you don’t want to do (and three you do) when decorating a kid’s room

I’ve decorated a lot of kids’ rooms lately, and it’s trendy for parents to freely include their kids in all decisions, whether it’s the color of the walls or the pile thickness of the carpet. The problem with this approach is that most parents want their kids’ rooms to look the way <i>they</i> want, not …

Make Your Own Harry Potter Floating Candles

If you’re starting to think about Halloween costume and decorating ideas, here’s a really fun and easy bit of decor (or a costume prop) to consider, haunted Harry Potter floating candles. These were hung from the ceiling with fishing line to emulate the floating candles of the Great Hall at …

This Young African Social Entrepreneur Is Taking Her Social Business to the Next Level

Ellen Chilemba is something of a powerhouse.<p>Recently named by <i>Forbes</i> as one of Africa’s most promising entrepreneurs under 30, her vision is to help women create paths out of poverty and to break the cycle of child marriage and lost potential. Chilemba founded Tiwale, a for-profit social enterprise …

Stunning Paintings Made with Refracting Light

Stephen Knapp est un artiste qui dompte parfaitement la lumière et sa réfraction. En utilisant des spots de couleur et des miroirs découpés, il crée …

Illustrator Creates New Fashion Cut-Outs to Turn Any Landscape into Clever Clothing Designs

Jordan-based illustrator Shamekh Al-Bluwi continues to combine his love of architecture with fashion through his clever cut-out series. “I always used to sketch ladies and dress them with interesting patterns and cityscapes,” he told The Creators Project. Shamekh's clever and inspiring project …

12 Quick and Super Easy DIY Tutorials You’ll Want to Try This Weekend

Pinterest makes everything look pretty and easy, but there's no end to DIY fails on the Internet. Of course, some of the prettiest things on the …

Why It's Dangerous to Lump All Black Activists Under the 'Black Lives Matter' Banner

The latest round of police-involved killings of Black Americans (and subsequent police killings) has captured the nation’s attention, forcing some to …

You Can Draw Electrical Circuits With This Silver Pen

This simple invention has limitless possibilities. We’re not quite sure what just yet, but it’s pretty cool anyway.<p>Tokyo-based company AgIC has …

Engineering