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 […]

28 Moments in Black Beauty History. Josephine Baker’s ZouZou

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Today is Februrary 1, the official beginning of Black History Month. Every day this month, I will feature a snapshot of black beauty history. Expect to see images, products, tastemakers, artists, models, and films that have shaped the world of fashion and beauty today.  I can still remember like it was yesterday. I may have […]

RIP, Donna Summer

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When I read the headline on TMZ, my heart sank right into my stomach. The Queen of Disco, the woman who contributed so much glamour and glitter to the soundtrack of my life, Donna Summer, has died of cancer at age 63. This year has been awful, in terms of losing my childhood musical icons. […]

How Does Naomi Campbell Do It?

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…and by “it,” I mean look so agelessly gorgeous! This year she celebrated her 41st birthday and got possibly the most jaw droppingly incredible birthday present of all time — a house in the shape of the Eye of Horus. AMAZING. I’ve been an admirer of Naomi Campbell even before I was aware of who […]

RIP, Elizabeth Taylor

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Distinctively dark hair. Piercing blue-violet eyes. Diamonds and decadence. Over the top passion and romance. Loyal and lasting friendships, and outspoken activism in the fight against HIV and AIDS. However you may remember Elizabeth Taylor, it goes without saying that she was a truly remarkable and iconic woman. The 79 year old legend passed away […]

6 Words. This Friday. Diana Ross on Oprah!

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Bellas, set Your DVR. Tell the boss you’re taking a personal day! If you’re a big fan of the original female singing group, big fabulous hair, and icons who have earned the title with sweat and talent…you need to see Diana Ross on Oprah this Friday. And it won’t just be Miss Ross. According to […]

Say a Little Prayer for Aretha Franklin

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When the news hit that she was sick and had been hospitalized, many assumed they knew the cause. I heard two Chicago-area DJs LOLing on live radio about the possible cosmetic reasons and their expected outcome of Aretha Franklin’s hospital stay. I wonder how they’re feeling now that the news has been released. The Queen […]