On Being a Brown Beauty in the UK

“Hey chocolate!” Now that is not a hailing that I have become accustomed to in the UK. However, it’s a completely different story across the Atlantic where brown beauties in the US have to put up with similar patronizing catcalls. I had a conversation about this with Melanie where I told her that “chocolate hailing”…

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Let Me Introduce You to Nollywood and its Golden Stars

In 1992 Kenneth Nnebue, a businessman, directed and co-wrote the movie “Living in Bondage,” which he shot with the videocassettes that he initially couldn’t sell due to how popular CDs were in Nigeria. Spoken entirely in Igbo, this dramatic thriller “took the entire country by storm” and it “inspired other businessmen and filmmakers to make…

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Could this be the Sephora for Brown Women?

Let me introduce you to Vivrant Beauty. A fabulous, chic Harlem based beauty boutique that not only houses major makeup and hair brands that cater to women of color, but, is also owned by a chic Black woman. Desiree Verjedo, founder and owner of the online site and brick-and-mortar store, was a lawyer who recently…

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