In Honor Of New York And London Fashion Week: Recognizing & Affirming Our Beauty

I missed Tedx talk when pioneering black beauty blogger Afrobella first spoke. Lately, I’ve been inspired to do a complete overhaul of my wardrobe. I have to take a moment to recognize the joys and pitfalls of online shopping when you can’t find styles that suit your tastes. The same can […]

The Wonders Of Natural Oils

This is a basic infographic on choosing a good cooking oil. I want to add one important oil that’s missing: COCONUT OIL. Not only is it great for cooking with,  because it’s higher smoke point means it will be less likely to burn than go-to fave olive oil, but it’s also great to […]

Film Short, 'The Door' By Ava DuVernay For Miu Miu

This is interesting. The House of Miu Miu released a fifth installment of its The Women’s Tales series — a project of commissioned works from top female directors around the world — which also highlights key pieces from the Italian brand’s Spring 2013 clothing collection. The short features Gabrielle Union, Adepero Oduye, Emayatzy […]

Here's A Few Curated Tumblr Blogs Giving Kudos To Black Women

Tumblr users tend to use lots of gifs, animated media freeze-framed into clips. Someone will get a movie clip and write the dialogue or get a moveable screen-shot of a reaction and loop it. They’re using imagery, not just commentary to get the message across. It’s good to have both. I don’t recall […]

This Is What Defending Your Daughter's Black Beauty Looks Like

Let us review this sepia brown-skinned young woman’s fight to self-acceptance. Fruit from the poisonous tree sewn from unexamined, escalating black-on-black hatred is ruinous. Not everyone will survive. She is within her rights to only focus on her protection, because of the intra-racial politics women her complexion and appearance do bear the brunt of […]

A “Hoochie” Barbie That Offends Or Is Mattel Paying Attention?

I just did a quick peek at the Mattel company website and did not see this potential offering of their latest Barbie, but discussions on social media platforms are already abuzz.  Naturally Moi has an article asking whether this doll (which they’ve labeled as being a new Barbie) is an accurate representation of […]

Did Steve Stoute Try To Link Kim Kardashian To His Black Woman Bashing?

Any black person with even a rudimentary knowledge about our history knows the reasons that black women’s bodies, hair texture, phenotype and skin shade have been historically politicized and dehumanized. In the context of interacting with the dominant white groups, blacks can intellectualize Eurocentric standards of beauty and worth hasn’t been supportive in […]

Beauty Is As Beauty Does

**Update November 28 There was a change to the contest. It’s been extended through November 30th. You still have time to enter. **

I just re-read my post Femme Time Is Power and applaud my own personal transformation after a) getting rid of 70 lbs. and b) touching the stillness […]

AOFB's DevaCurl Giveaway

Curly-haired ladies unite!

I am pleased to announce a wonderful product giveaway to one lucky reader!  Acts of Faith Blog and DevaCurl are offering one Trial & Travel Kit (a $30 value) which includes: DevaCurl No-Poo Cleanser, DevaCurl One Condition, DevaCurl AnGEL Styling Gel, and DevaCurl Set It Free Moisture Lock Spray. 

Kerry Washington Covers November ELLE So Why The Crickets?

Last month’s ELLE that split the cover with several white actresses and Gabourey Sidibe got a lot of attention. Some of it was positive as many claimed it was empowering for black women to see Gabby on the cover. Some…ahem begged to differ and stated emphatically that not only did the choice […]