The Girls On Those At-Home Relaxer Boxes In the 2000s Didn't Even Have Relaxed Hair

Dark & Lovely, Just For Me, and Kid’s Organics — these are just a few of the popular hair relaxer brands you may remember from childhood. Whether it was for picture day at school or Easter Sunday at church, a perm worked almost as a rite of passage for little Black girls. You could wrap your hair up or put it in rollers, but one way or another, maintaining the style was a must; having one hair out of place was just not an option.

To help cut salon costs, at-home chemical straightening kits beca

The Dangers Of Artists Not Controlling Their Stans

Experts discuss how artists have the power to intervene in dangerous or overzealous behaviors by their most devout fans, known as stans.

Nicki Minaj has been trending again.

Following the release of her No. 1 single “Super Freaky Girl,” Minaj has been embroiled in one online drama to the next, with her overzealous fans — better known as the “Barbz” — battling anyone who shares a conflicting view or opinion on social media.

But the attacks don’t just extend to other rappers and celebrities. Jo

Beyoncé’s Great Resignation Anthem 'Break My Soul' Offers Fans Their Own Renaissance

Since Beyoncé released her Billboard-charting number one single “Break My Soul” from her seventh studio album, Renaissance, fans have dubbed it the new anthem for The Great Resignation. The album, which was released on July 29th, has been at the center of many conversations – and rightfully so. An ode to disco and house, Renaissance serves as a dance-inspired love letter to Black queer pioneers of dance music from the past and present.

Not only did the award-winning singer offer fans a deeper l

Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’ Honors Black And Queer Dance Music's Legacy

Beyoncé’s Renaissance serves as a love letter to Black queer pioneers of dance music from the past and present.

Beyoncé has again taken over the cultural zeitgeist with her new album Renaissance. Infusing genres such as disco, house, R&B, and pop, the project is joyous, sexy, and grown, resulting in a meticulously-sequenced album that feels like one of the best hour-long DJ experiences you’ve ever wanted to have on the dance floor.

An integral part of Beyonce’s 16-track long dance party are th

Black Queer Artists Deserve To Be Awarded In Spaces That Claim To Be For Them

When it comes to the BET Awards, nominations for Black queer artists — especially out queer men — have been far and few between.

Since the beginning of his career, Lil Nas X has mastered the art of controversy. The rapper has used his platform to create waves of discourse — and sometimes even dysfunction — with his wild antics. From videos with satanic imagery to even selling blood-infused sneakers, he not only agitates the system but continues to find new ways to propel himself forward in the

Jada Holmes Turns Everyday Things Into Fashion—And Goes Viral in the Process

Have you ever looked at a bottle of Hidden Valley ranch dressing or a bag of Ruffles potato chips and thought, That would look cute as a purse? That’s exactly what Jada Holmes thinks. Photos of the 23-year-old Richmond, California, resident have permeated social media that show her taking everyday items—including a gasoline canister and a literal table—and turning them into unexpected accessories, and the results are oddly enticing.

Using the handle @afropuffjada, Holmes has amassed more than 5

What We’re Not Talking About When We Talk About Last Night’s Slap

It’s all anyone can talk about: the Slap. Some have sided with Will Smith, some are calling for his arrest, and some have even called for the Academy to take back his Oscar for Best Actor.

“The Academy didn’t protect Chris Rock! They negligently condoned what happened by not removing Will Smith. Then gave him the highest award while applauding him! It is a privilege to be given this award which he has tainted with his actions. Remove the Oscar,” one person wrote on Twitter.

“He could have kill

TikTok’s “Hoochie God” Is Not Afraid to Say What Needs to Be Said

Nia Jones, who is better known as Hoochie God, is using her platform not only to create dialogue and inspire laughter, but to offer a safe space to Black women both online and in real life. When I first became familiar with her account on Twitter, her insightful and witty humor was enthralling. The Houston native is bold, loud, and unapologetically Black. And if the size of her platform is any indication, it looks like I’m not the only one that thinks so: She has amassed more than 267,000 follow

Moments That Made Euphoria Season 2 So Memorable

Missing Euphoria already? So are we. Debuting in 2019, the popular HBO original series has already become a cult classic among fans. The show has received rave reviews and ranked millions of viewers every episode. The season 2 finale drew in nearly 6.6 million viewers, and Euphoria is the second most-watched program behind Game of Thrones. The series has also taken social media by storm, becoming one of the most tweeted about shows of the decade.

The series follows Rue Bennet, played by Zendaya

Why Ashley Banks is One of Bel-Air's Most Important Character Updates

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reboot, Bel-Air, continues to push new boundaries with its character development. While many fans enjoy the more dramatic, updated version of the Peacock original series, some are not happy with the changes.

Bel-Air, which premiered Sunday, February 13, 2022, has expanded from the 20-minute American comedy that we remember into a full-on hour-long drama. Jabari Banks plays Will, leading the new cast in this sitcom re-imagining, charting the highs and lows of Will Smi