21-Year-Old Black Autistic Woman Makes History, Opens New Beauty Bar in Georgia

Aaliyah Alicia Thompson, a 21-year-old African American woman from Stockbridge, Ga., has made history as the first woman with autism in the country to open her very own beauty bar.

She recently opened Aaliyah’s Beauty Bar in Clayton County (just 15 miles from Atlanta) to provide hair and beauty


10 Braided Hairstyles For Black Women That Are Trending Now

As anyone with coily, kinky and afro textured hair will know, keeping your hair healthy and hydrated is paramount. If you feel you’ve contended with enough breakage and detangling to last a lifetime, you’re far from alone, and caring for your hair shouldn’t have to mean compromising on style. If


New Vaseline Platform Helps Black People Get the Skin Care Support They Need

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Hyperpigmentation, vitiligo and keloids are some of the most common skin conditions affecting people of color. But trying to find information on diagnosis and treatment isn’t always easy.

Vaseline has long been a staple in Black medicine cabinets, healing everything from chapped lips to


Major retailers boost Black female entrepreneurship as employment gap lingers

Ulta Beauty has doubled the number of Black-owned brands that it carries.

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Major beauty retailers are boosting small, minority-owned businesses as Black female entrepreneurship helps bridge an employment gap.

As of last year, 17% of Black women in the U.S. were in the process of starting or running


Angelina Jolie looks chic in a black shawl during shopping trip with daughter Shiloh, 15

She’s an A-list actress who never fails to turn heads on many a red carpet.

And Angelina Jolie looked just as chic away from the glitz and glam of Hollywood as she enjoyed a low-key shopping trip with daughter Shiloh, 15, in Los Angeles on Friday. 

The film star, 46,


Is British Vogue’s February cover the best way to celebrate Black beauty?

Stephanie Busari is CNN’s Supervising Editor for Africa based in Lagos, Nigeria. All opinions expressed in the article below are the author’s own. 

“Sis have you seen this wonderful cover … it’s amazing,” a friend wrote to me in an Instagram message.  It was the British Vogue February 2022 cover,


Meet The Woman Behind Today’s Multimillion-Dollar Black Hair And Beauty Startups

In the past ten years, global category-leading manufacturers like Procter & Gamble


OUI the People: A black-woman-owned beauty brand that prioritizes black women

Unhealthy and unrealistic health and beauty standards are forced on consumers from every angle. Television, social media, advertisements at transportation hubs and even subliminal messages in our entertainment do a good job of reminding us all that we’re lacking something special.

We’d all be better of if we just purchase


Black Friday shopping in stores drops 28% from pre-pandemic levels

Shoppers with bags from various stores stand next to each other as Black Friday sales begin at The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass in Simpsonville, Kentucky, November 26, 2021.

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Traffic at retail stores on Black Friday dropped 28.3% compared with 2019 levels, as Americans shifted more


Best Violet Grey Black Friday Deals 2021: La Mer, Augustinus Bader & More

It’s not every day you can score luxury skin care at a fraction of the price, so the best Violet Grey Black Friday deals 2021 has us priming our beauty shelves for exclusive finds that are hard to come by. The high-end beauty retailer, known for its vetted, insider-approved skin