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LIVING THROUGH IT

How the Pandemic Changed Everything About Our Lives

From our beauty routines to our approach to climate change, everything is different now.

Q&A

Rocio Cabrera's Art Lets Black Girls Be Weird and Wonderful

The Bronx-based painter taps into her own anxiety to create "cutesy shit" that is still "very serious."

EMMYS 2020

Yvonne Orji Shaved the Black Power Fist Into Her Hair for the Emmys

To quote the Insecure star: “NUFF ✊🏾SAID.”

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Is This Finally the End of Skin Whitening?

The BLM movement set off a worldwide conversation about racism and colorism, and many beauty brands that have long marketed "whitening" products are quickly changing course.

BLACK LIVES MATTER

The Black Lives Matter Movement Will Change the Future of Tattooing

New momentum is bringing old conversations about race, tattooing, and the trouble with desaturated Instagram feeds back to the forefront.

SAY IT LOUD IM BLACK AND IM PROUD

Dwyane Wade Dyed a Black Power Fist Into His Hair

The raised fist has served as a symbol of Black resistance since the ’60s. 

Trending Tips

How COVID-19 Is Changing Nail Trends in 2020 and Beyond 

Nail artists share the looks they believe will rise in (and out of) the pandemic. 

BLACK LIVES MATTER

For Black Women, This Sudden Feeling of Validation Leaves Us Overwhelmed

On experiencing imposter syndrome the a wake of opportunities.

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Target Created an Online Badge to Identify Black-Owned Brands on Its Site

The retailer's new visual tells users which brands are Black-owned or Black-founded.

GIVE BACK

20 Black Female Salon Owners and Hairstylists Will Receive $10,000 Grants

If your salon was affected by the pandemic, the Salon Give Back program may be able to help. Interested in applying? The process is super simple.

MENTAL HEALTH

6 Black Therapists on the Best Ways to Practice Self-Care Right Now

The fight against systemic racism will be a long one, and you need to take care of yourself.

BLACK LIVES MATTER

National Crown Day Marks the 1-Year Anniversary of the Signing of the Crown Act

It's still legal to discriminate based on hairstyles in the majority of U.S. states. The Crown Coalition hopes this new national holiday will help change that.

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Johnson & Johnson Is Ceasing Production of Skin-Care Products Used for Skin Lightening in Asia and Middle East

The company announced that product lines from Neutrogena and Clean & Clear will no longer be available in Asia and the Middle East.

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Photographer Peter DeVito Is Highlighting the Black Lives Matter Movement With a Moving New Portrait Project

The series, which features models with BLM messages on their faces, was shot entirely over FaceTime.

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Sephora Pledges to Give 15 Percent of Its Shelf Space to Black-Owned Brands

The beauty retailer will reserve 15 percent of its shelf space for Black-owned companies — here's what we know.

PROTESTING SAFELY

What to Do With Clothing That's Been Sprayed With Tear Gas

It’s crucial to decontaminate properly if you come into contact with this chemical weapon.

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Here's How You Can Support the Black Lives Matter Movement, Even If You Can't Donate Money

Dismantling racism isn't a short-term project. These are 12 low-cost ways you can support Black Lives Matter in the long run.

Healing Spaces

3 Black Therapists Share Their Go-To Coping, Healing, and Grounding Techniques

Allow them to break down their favorite on and offline tips for you. 

PROTEST SAFETY

Why You Should Switch to One of These Encrypted Messaging Apps

With law enforcement cracking down on surveillance, protesters and organizers need to be careful about privacy.