Beauty

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Campaign Seeks Federal Discrimination Protection for Black Hair

A new Color of Change petition says: “Across America, Black people are policed, humiliated and even sent home because employers and peers want to control our expression. We won bills that end hair discrimination in two states, and now we are fighting to end it across the nation.”

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Tan France Talks Racism and Loving the Skin You're In

The fashion guru discusses his memoir, race and why he loves being brown.

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New Doc Peeks Inside Nail Salons' Booming Business

“Nailed It” explores the industry’s history and connection to the Vietnamese-American community.

three book covers side by side the first is as the fire grows by Dina Gilio-Whitacker, second Fearing the Black Body by Sabrina Strings and third Superior by Angela Saini

#ColorlinesReads: Get Some Perspective With These 5 Books

These engaging titles unravel myths surrounding resistance movements, settler colonialism and racist pseudoscience.

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VIDEO: Dominique Apollon Breaks Down Why It's #MoreThanABandage

Race Forward’s vice president of research talks to Colorlines about why it means so much to finally find a bandage that matches his skin tone.

NYC new guidelines on hair discrimination

New York City Says Businesses Can't Discriminate Based on Hair

Not only can the city force companies to rehire employers who were let go due to this racial discrimination, but it can also levy penalties up to $250,000.

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Madam C.J. Walker's Home Will Be Hub for WOC Entrepreneurs

New Voices Foundation aims to carry the late beauty mogul’s property and passion for women’s entrepreneurship into the future.

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Rihanna On The 'Groundbreaking' Response From Women of Color For Fenty Beauty Products

The musician, actress and entrepreneur appears on the cover of Vogue’s June 2018 issue. 

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Zendaya On Racism, Colorism and Representation

“We’re vastly too beautiful and too interesting for me to just be the only representation of that.”

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Lupita Nyong'o Stuns in Natural Hairstyles for Allure Magazine

The “Black Panther” star shares her hair history in the magazine’s “The Culture of Hair” issue.

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After L'Oréal Fired Her For Criticizing White Supremacist Violence, Munroe Bergdorf Books New Beauty Campaign

L’Oreal Paris dropped the Black British trans model after she called out White complicity in hate violence.

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How We Feel About New CoverGirl Issa Rae in 7 Tweets

The “Insecure” auteur joins the likes of Zendaya, Rihanna and Janelle Monáe as one of the beauty brand’s celebrity ambassadors.

Halima Aden. Black woman wearing hijab on magazine cover.

LOOK: Halima Aden Slays as First Hijab-Wearing Woman to Cover Vogue

Aden: “Every little girl deserves to see a role model that’s dressed like her.”

Blonde toddler with confused look on face holds phone, text reads: "Uh...we have a problem, we ran out of Shea Moisture."

Nothing New: Shea Moisture Already Showed Us It Wasn't Fully Here For Black Women [OPINION]

Don’t call it a one-off, they’ve been here before.

Jourdan Dunn Rocks An Afro on Two Vogue Brasil Covers, and it is Glorious

#BlackGirlMagic is on full display on February’s Vogue Brasil twin covers.

Zendaya-Inspired Barbie in the Works, Complete with Locs

Zendaya on Barbie: “When I was little, I didn’t have one that looked like me, so I couldn’t connect with her in that way.”

Video: Beyoncé Re-Make Says Every Body is Flawless

Here’s a little body positivity for your week.

Live Chat: Scholars Discuss Beauty, Black Women, Bodies--and Beyoncé

You read right.

23-Year-Old Woman Grows Beard to Get More in Touch With Femininity

After years of taunting, she’s not afraid to challenge gender norms.

Beyoncé is the Whitest She's Ever Been in New Album Promo

The new promo ad released by Beyoncé Knowles’ camp to promote the 2011 album “4,” finds Beyoncé with blonde hair, bleached eyebrows and the lightest skin we’ve ever seen on her.