Defining Moments in Black Beauty History – The TV Edition

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In 2013 I got ambitious for Black History Month, and decided to kick off a month-long series on black beauty history. I titled it 28 Moments in Black Beauty History, intending there to be a new post every day. Things were going great at the beginning. I wrote informative, research-heavy posts about Josephine Baker and […]

My Rainbow Pizza Recipe – A Bright Idea for Meatless Monday

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Meatless Monday is a concept that dates back to conservation efforts during World War 1, but regained popularity in the last decade as a public health awareness initiative. The idea behind it is to improve public health by going meatless once a week, to reduce risks of cancer, heart disease and diabetes while reducing your […]

How to Disguise Your Raggedy Eyebrows

How To Disguise Your Raggedy Eyebrows

My one main area of beauty deficiency is my brows. There are areas where they’re too thin and I often forget to fill them in before heading out. Then I see a photo of myself and I’m like….oh. I’m terrible about maintaining them. I have a fairly full brow and a decent arch, and I’ll […]

Afrobella Art – Tanekeya Word. Artist, Afrofuturist, Feminist, Visionary.

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title: "Home Court Advantage"
medium: mixed media on watercolor paper
year: 2013

  In 2011 I tried to launch a regular series called Afrobella Art. The intent was to feature images that inspire and celebrate our unique beauty, and the people who create and curate them. I started out OK but then ran into a wall of FAIL not too long after that because I was in […]

Red Carpet Ready! The PG Beauty Guide To GRAMMY Glamour

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  Red carpet photo via Shutterstock This post is sponsored by PG Beauty.   Its GRAMMY Awards weekend and the biggest stars in music are aligning in Hollywood. This weekend will be a who’s who of pop, rock, R&B, rap and soul musicians, gathering together to celebrate their most recent sonic achievements. The gentlemen will […]

The Dumbest Excuses We Make To Avoid Exercising

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For years, I had such awful, stupid ideas about taking care of myself. For a long time my goals were in weight loss, and I was caught up in limiting ideas about dress sizes instead of considering health and wellness. As a teenager, I was bulimic and that began as a deliberate choice. Dumb. I […]

Trinidad Corn Soup, American Ingredients – The Trini Corn Soup Remix

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  Unless you’ve been under a rock for the last few days, huge swaths of America have been affected by the Polar Vortex. It’s been miserably cold here in Chicago, and for a few days we were completely snowed in and hibernating while the wind chill dipped to minus 40 and below. Being hunkered down […]