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ABC’s of Skin Health: Get to Know the Skincare Ingredients That Go Into the Science of Great Skin and How They Help Melanated Skin Types

Sixty-six percent of Black women are unsure which products are best for their skin, according to a ‘State of Skin’ survey by InStyle magazine. They also experience dry skin and […]

The post ABC’s of Skin Health: Get to Know the Skincare Ingredients That Go Into the Science of Great Skin and How They Help Melanated Skin Types appeared first on Essence.

Keep Dark Skin Safe in the Sun

Just because you are a Black beauty doesn’t mean your skin is protected from the sun. Yes, melanin is amazing, but it is not enough to prevent damage. Just because […]

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Healthy SKINvestigation: Uncovering Eczema on Melanated Skin

One in 10 Americans have eczema, but it’s actually more common and more severe in children of color, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). When people with darker complexions […]

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Intentionally Improving my Blood Pressure — Join Me on This 90 Day Journey

OMRON has challenged me to make a 90-day decision to start a journey towards monitoring and improving my blood pressure. I’m ready. I’m doing it for me, and I’m doing it on the advice from my mom who doesn’t want me to go through what she’s experienced.

The post Intentionally Improving my Blood Pressure — Join Me on This 90 Day Journey appeared first on Afrobella.

I Found the Plus Size Tie Dye Lounge Set of my Dreams

When you grow up in the Caribbean, your feelings about tie-dye can be based on some cheesy experiences. I definitely have made and worn some not-so-cute tie-dye pieces in my time. I’ve been looking at the trend for a while now and sitting it out for months, and then I started to feel the pull!...

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Where African Fashions Meet the Stylish Traveler

SHANGANI FASHIONSSHAGANI 2017 Fall CollectionShangani Fashion’s debut presentation during New York Fashion Week conveys contemporary cuts that are accented with vintage accessories. Shangani Fashion Designs are a juxtaposition of culture and style. Shangani is an African tribe who dwelled near the Shangani River in Zimbabwe, Africa. The tribe was named after its founder; and the name “Shoshangani” means traveler. Shangani…See More
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All That Is Glitz And Glamour For The Girls

Styles of ImaginationStyles of Imagination.com: 2017 Fall CollectionAccording to Fashion Designer Diane Linston, fashions should always be high-key, up beat and fashionably fun. Sequins fashions is still a hot trend for the 2017 fall season and Linston has her finger on the pulse of glitz and glamour with style creations that transcend from business casual to red carpet glamour. If you still think that sequins are only good for…See More
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Liberians Position To Join The Global Fashion System

With the accession of the Republic of Liberia's membership to the World Trade Organization there has been considerable dialogue amongst Liberian nationals in the United States about the economic future of their West African nation. Kimma Wreh in Times Square, NYThis past July, during the Liberian Independence Day celebrations in Washington, DC the Liberian Ambassador to the United States reminded his constituents that Liberian nationals abroad, particularly in the United States could do more by…See More
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Study Finds Brain Areas Involved in Seeking Information About Bad Possibilities

WASHINGTON — Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified specific areas and cells in the brain that become active when an individual is faced with the choice to learn or hide from information about an unwanted aversive event the individual likely has no power to prevent. The findings, published in the journal Neuron, […]


The Academy to Honor Danny Glover, Samuel L Jackson with Oscars® At 2022 Governors Awards

*LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that its Board of Governors voted to present Honorary Awards to Samuel L. Jackson, Elaine May and Liv Ullmann, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Danny Glover.  The four Oscar® statuettes will be presented at the Academy’s 12th Governors Awards […]


Jemele Hill & Spotify Launch ‘The Unbothered (Podcast) Network’ to Champion Black Female Voices

*Award-winning journalist, culture critic, and multi-hyphenate creator Jemele Hill expands her exclusive partnership with Spotify with a season three renewal of her critically acclaimed podcast Jemele Hill is Unbothered (June 28) and her own podcast network entitled The Unbothered Network —  a groundbreaking podcast and production company seeking to elevate the voices, stories, agency, and […]



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Congratulations to our featured Pro of the Month:
Melva Williams of Irving, TX.

Melva has stayed very interactive in the Urban Beauty Collective community by uploading her style photos, blogs and interacting with existing members! Props to you, Melva, for your great work. We support you!


Congratulations Bamboo Hair Studio of Jacksonville, FL, UBC Salon of the Month!

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