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Black Wall Street: The African American Haven That Burned and Then Rose From the Ashes

“Don’t you realize that Greenwood was Wakanda before Wakanda?”<p>It’s a sweltering May evening in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma, and a local poet named …

Wall Street

ESSENCE Fest 2018: The Beauty Products You Shouldn't Leave At Home

The final countdown has begun! ESSENCE Fest launches this Thursday (July 5), and after months of prepping, it’s hard to believe the three-day …

1968: The year America unraveled

1968 was the year the center did not hold. It was the year many Americans saw their country spinning out of control. It was a shocking time, a moment of danger, destruction and division — yet also a time of passion and possibility.<p>The polarization that plagues the nation half a century later was …

Vietnam War

Makeup Artists Say These Are the Best Drugstore Lipsticks for Dark Skin Tones

I distinctly remember being a preteen and perusing the drugstore beauty aisle with my mom. My love for makeup started beyond my preteen years with …

5 Easy Baked Mac and Cheese Recipes That'll Take You Right Back to Yesteryear

There's something therapeutic about revisiting childhood classics—especially the comfort foods we use to (and still) crave. Especially during the …

Comfort Food

In praise of Versace's decision to keep 48 year-old Christy Turlington's beautiful lines

God bless Donatella Versace. Not content with pulling off the fashion moment of the year with that September catwalk reunion of the supermodels, she may just be about to rescue what has been a miserable year for fashion’s championship of older women.<p>The new Versace ad campaign, released on Monday …

Madam C.J. Walker, the First Self-Made Female Millionaire in the U.S.

Like many fortunes, Madam C.J. Walker’s started with a dream. As she later explained to a newspaper reporter, Walker was earning barely a dollar a …

Black History

This Little Kid Is So Cool, Kate Middleton Doesn't Even Know How to Deal With It

Kate Middleton paid a special visit to the Rugby Portobello Trust in London on Tuesday to pass out Christmas gifts to families and children, and one …

Glam Diary: This Artist is The Definition of Black Girl Magic and So Is Her Beauty Routine

If you try to put Laci Jordan in a box, you’ll have an incredibly difficult time.<p>At best, you can call her an artist. From designing woke merch (her …

40 Steamy Songs That Probably Made It Onto Your Sex Playlist This Year

Whether you were getting down with yourself or a significant other (or, hey, even a stranger — we don't judge), there were a tonne of songs that had …

In Memory of Otis Redding and His Revolution

Fifty years ago, on December 10, 1967, a private plane carrying Otis Redding and the members of his touring band stalled on its final approach to the municipal airport in Madison, Wisconsin, and crashed into the waters of Lake Monona, killing all but one of the eight people onboard. Though Redding …

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Times Critics’ Top Books of 2017

This was a year when books — like the rest of us — tried to keep up with the news, and did a pretty good job of it. Novels about global interconnectedness, political violence and migration; deeply reported nonfiction accounts of racial and economic strife in the United States; stories both imagined …

Man Booker Prize

Amazon Says These Are the 100 Books Everyone Should Read

How many have you read?<p>Hidden away in the books department on Amazon.com, shoppers can find a list of 100 great reads everyone should read in their …

Books

22 Chic Autumn Nail Colors You'll Want to Buy ASAP

Fall not only brings us cooler weather and pumpkin spice everything, it also treats us to new Autumn nail polish collections. With ranges of burnt orange, olive greens, and plums to choose from, we're spoiled with choices from the likes of Essie and OPI. Ahead, find a few of our favorite old and …

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60 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Curl up with #12 this weekend.<p>When you've had your fill of beach reads, broaden your horizons with a selection from this list of literary masterpieces that range from moving memoirs to hilarious essays. (And okay, okay — we have some "beach" reads in here too.)

Books

22 Books By Black Authors To Add To Your Beach Bag This Summer

If you’re looking for alternatives to read as you bask in the sun, melanin gleaming, there's no shortage of phenomenal black writing for you to …

20 Products To Use When You're Too Lazy To Do A Twist-Out

When I chose to go natural, I didn't really think about the work that would go into taking care of my fledgling baby 'fro. I hated having to get …

Hair Care

Helping your teen manage a checking account

Giving your teen a first-hand experience with banking is a great way for them to learn about financial responsibility. Find out how managing a …

These 7 companies control almost every single beauty product you buy

As consumers, we like to think that we're making a conscious decision when we buy from a certain brand, especially when it comes to something as personal as beauty products.<p>But it turns out that 182 beauty companies fall under the massive umbrellas of seven huge manufacturers.<p>Inspired by a similar …

How parents can help introverts thrive (without trying to turn them into extroverts)

By James Paterson<p>In sixth grade, Marsha Pinto’s teacher wanted her to talk more loudly and more often, repeatedly telling Pinto that she would never succeed if she didn’t participate in class discussions and group work. The teacher may have had good intentions, but she called on Pinto daily, and …

5 Hair Colours That Can Take 10 Years Off Your Face

We Byrdie editors are all about learning the latest and greatest in anti-ageing trends. Normally, when we think about things we can do to look …

The Insta-Famous Highlighter That Works For All Skin Tones

Unless you're an active participant in the Instagram beauty community, chances are you've never heard of Dose Of Colors before. Less known in the …

Meet the 23-Year-Old Innovating The Nail Industry With Static Nails

Alexis Irene is the 23-year-old founder of Static Nails, a manicure company she created out of her college dorm room. Static Nails is an at-home nail kit, featuring reusable nail appliqués which are applied using their non-damaging glue and can be worn up to 18 days, or reapplied up to 6 times. …

Browzapalooza: 6 Products You'll Love Whether You Go Natural Or Bold

Brows are the queens of faces these days, and I think that’s a good thing. It wasn’t that long ago that brows were still small potatoes when it came …

Makeup

27 Products That'll Totally Change How You Put On Your Makeup

Miracle-working products that should definitely be in your beauty arsenal.<p><i>The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.</i>

This Online Beauty Company Was Created for Women of Color

Recently, there’s been a (very overdue) uptick in retailers recognizing diversity, like Target’s new inclusive nude expansion. The latest debut is rocking the beauty world — say hello to Marjani Beauty.<p>Featuring cosmetics, skincare, haircare, and bodycare, this new company aims to be a one-stop …

Women of Color