Nassali Kiggundu: Fashion Fair’s Fresh New Face

Nsenga K. Burton (Editor-in-Chief of, editor-at-large for, had the opportunity to chat with Nassali Kiggundu, Fashion Fair Cosmetics' new...

Pope Francis Visits Brazil for World Youth Day

Ben Tavener of The Rio Times is reporting that Pope Francis traveled to Brazil for the 2013 World Youth Day (WYD)....

Bill Duke’s ‘Dark Girls’ Documentary on OWN Tonight

Seminal actor/director Bill Duke's documentary Dark Girls will premiere on OWN, Oprah Winfrey's Network tonight at 10 p.m. EST. Dark Girls...

2014 SAG Awards: Lupita Nyong’o Wins Best Actress Award

Jevon Phillips of the Los Angeles Times is reporting that Lupita Nyong'o won the Screen Actors Guild award for female actor...

Mixed-Race Miss France Gets Racist Threats on Social Media

The Voice (UK) is reporting that the 2014 Miss France Flora Coquerel, 19, has been receiving racist threats via social media...

'Shadeism': Colorism in the Muslim Diaspora

Writing for Aquila Style, writer Fatimah Jackson-Best explores the complicated issue of 'shadeism', commonly known as 'colorism' in the Muslim Diaspora....

African American Families: Balancing Business and Family

On a summer evening, Karen Tappin pulls up to collect her 6-year old daughter from a full day of African, tap,...

Oscar de la Renta: Iconic Fashion Designer Dies

CNN is reporting that legendary Dominican American fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died. Known as the "Sultan of Suave,"...

Viola Davis Response to NYT Shade is “Classically Beautiful”

The Root is reporting that Viola Davis responded to being called "less classically beautiful", by Alessandra Stanley of The New York Times, during an appearance...

Akosua Report: Stokely Carmichael

“…black people in this country unite, recognize their heritage, and build a sense of community." - Stokley Carmichael Kwame Ture born...

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