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    The Cutest Short Hairstyles for Black Women

    There’s no question that ’90s trends have made their way back into the beauty space. Everything from long acrylic nails, bouncy blowouts, oversized scrunchies, and butterfly clips are taking over our Instagram feeds, and many of these trends have even made it to the red carpet. However, one look that doesn’t need a reintroduction is the short haircut: a style that nearly every Black woman sported back in the day. The Cutest Short Hairstyles for Black Women Getty Images/InStyle So whether you’re more of a teenie weenie afro kinda girl, or you prefer a slicked back pixie, believe us when  

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    How White Beauty Standards Affect Mixed Black Women

    We live in a society that is ruled by how one looks. As much as we laud the importance of inner beauty, personality, accomplishment, and the like, too often what we are first judged by are our looks. In the United States, a white aesthetic has historically been the standard that non-white women are held to when it comes to assessing their beauty, which is automatically a losing proposition for us. For women of color, watching our hairstyles, fashion choices, and aesthetic be appropriated and glorified in mainstream society when worn by white women and demonized when women of color  

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    Afghan Women Brace for Taliban Rule – The Journal.

    This transcript was prepared by a transcription service. This version may not be in its final form and may be updated. Ryan Knutson: Since the Taliban took over Afghanistan less than two weeks ago, their treatment of women has raised concerns. Margherita Stancati: They have turned away women from the workplace. They have also defaced images of women in Kabul. Outside beauty parlors, all those images have been defaced with black paint or painted over or ripped down. Ryan Knutson: That’s our colleague, Margherita Stancati. She used to live in Afghanistan and she’s been covering the Taliban’s takeover. Margherita Stancati:  

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    Archives of beauty and pain: A century of African women in photos | Arts and Culture

    The mother and daughter tilt their heads, one towards the other. Their hair is intricately braided, woven with beads, and covered with a carefully knotted wrap. The young girl sits on her mother’s lap; the mother’s hand, with its visible wedding band, is placed firmly upon her daughter’s, and perfectly to call attention to the girl’s wide cuff bracelet. The sitters for this photo, circa the 1950s, by Malian photographer Barthelely Koné, wear empire-waist dresses cut of densely patterned African cloth, their fashion a little African, a little European. The mother’s face is serene, open. Her slightly lowered eyes meet  

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    Black women rarely seen in roles of ‘beauty, power and grace’, says new Phantom stage star | Theatre

    The first black actor to star as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera in the West End hopes that playing the role will help to transform casting for women of colour in theatre. Lucy St Louis will give her first performance in the phenomenally successful musical later this month when the show resumes its run at Her Majesty’s theatre in London, where it opened 35 years ago. She has wanted to play the part since her mother and grandmother saw Sarah Brightman in the role; they introduced St Louis to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s score as a child. “To finally  

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    Project Beauty Share helps provide hygiene products to women in need | News

    SPOKANE, Wash. – Hot temperatures and travel normally go together like a dream, but right now one local nonprofit in Spokane says as you head out the door, they need your help serving homeless members of the community.  Just on Monday TSA released that 2.2 million Americans traveled on Sunday alone, a massive increase from any point during the pandemic.   As the world reopens and the travel sector starts to ramp back up, the executive director of Project Beauty Share, Julie Farley, hopes you bring back more than just a snow globe from your next vacation.   Farley said that before  

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    These Young Entrepreneurs Are Reclaiming Beauty Spaces For Black Women

    Black women and our beauty, from our hair to our nails, is something that we heavily identify with from childhood; getting our hair braided, sitting in the salon for hours, our first full set. It’s also d something that the world continuously tries to use against us; from not being hired for jobs because of the way our hair or nails look to those same styles being worn and praised by women who don’t look like us. It was only in 2019 that the CROWN Act (Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair) was passed in California and  

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    ‘PITCH PLEASE’ Competition Awards $300k To Black Women Beauty Businesses Aiming To Disrupt The Industry

    According to Nielsen, at some of the world’s biggest beauty brands, less than 10% of senior-level executives are Black women despite African-Americans possessing $1.2 trillion in spending power. The Black hair care industry alone generates billions in annual sales, mostly at the hands of their women customers.  To rectify this disparity, PITCH PLEASE!, powered by Pull Up for Change’s Impact Fund and New Voices Foundation convened up-and-coming Black women-owned beauty brands to deliver the pitch of their lives to change the beauty business game. During the pitch competition, Peak and Valley, Peculiar Roots, and Undefined Beauty among others competed for  

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    A Toast to Women Wine Trailblazers on the East End

    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nearly 50 Long Island vineyards have been making award-winning wines for the past four decades, but many of those wineries are able to function only because of the women working behind the scenes. Many women working in decision-making positions observe that there are more women than ever working in the wine industry. But there is still a long way to go until they are equally represented at the most crucial jobs, such as winemaking and management. Right now a majority of the women  

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