Mental Health Professionals Discuss The Importance Of Detaching From Black Trauma

The history of Black people is complex, intriguing, triggering, and traumatizing. It began when we were transplanted from our native land and forced to build America from the ground up. From slavery to segregation to our now “free” world, we’ve endured so much pain that’s been transmuted into resilience. Despite our long tumultuous history, we’re still striving for the ability to exist in the same way that our Caucasian counterparts do. Our need for equality shows up every time an unarmed perso

Meagan Good: True Power Lies In Authenticity

Meagan Good has a clear definition of power that she learned — through years of public scrutiny — to harness with masterful control. With unshakable faith and an uncracked foundation built on ideals she inherited from her mother, Meagan is good at keeping the haters at bay. The beloved Black actress, with films credits like The Intruder, Think Like A Man and the most recent Death Saved My Life, has built up a skin of armor, albeit a dewy one, and an impenetrable layer of confidence throughout he

Why Is Blackface Still Happening In 2020?

In today’s edition of ‘Steal Our Culture, Reject Our Problems,’ Instagram influencer Ghadeer Sultran has been accused of rockin’ blackface in a series of Instagram posts. While she was called out for her photos being inappropriate and completely racist, I am curious to know why blackface continues to happen despite the backlash received by society. Blackface occurs when a person who does not identify as Black uses makeup to darken their skin tone. Historically, the theatrical style of makeup wa

Plus Size MUA CeeJaye Uses Her Platform To Advocate For Body Positivity and Inclusivity

Courtney “CeeJaye” Jones is a queer-identifying makeup artist who resides in Chicago, Illinois. From her social media page, you can tell she’s passionate about a few things; her two adorable kids, highlighting the natural beauty of her clients, and advocating for the LGBTQ and plus size community. As a member of both worlds, CeeJaye lends her platform to those who may need a lesson in self-love, self-acceptance, and self-advocacy. A few months ago CeeJaye sat perched on the corner of her bed in

Model Carissa Pinkston Lied About Being Transgender After Making Transphobic Comments

These days, voicing your opinion will cost you! Model Carissa Pinkston found herself in hot water for sharing her interpretation of what it means to be a trans woman. If that wasn’t enough, when Pinkston received backlash for her thoughts, she took it as an opportunity to come out as a trans woman. Once her peers began to call her out, the fibbing model decided to come clean and let everyone know she is indeed a cisgender woman, and not a member of the trans community. Still following? If not, h

Can We NOT Make Straight Pride a Thing?

With pride month right around the corner, we remember all the people who have lost their lives for living in their truth. For some reason, society has taken interest in who we decide to love. While scrolling on Instagram one day, I came across a post of a new symbol that represents straight pride. To me, straight pride is the equivalent of white pride. Taking a group that is the majority and adding an advocacy component to it, walks the fine line of becoming a hate group. You're no longer celebr

He, She, Them, They: Take a Deeper Look into What it Means to Identify as Non-Binary

According to Wikipedia, the term non-binary or genderqueer “is a catch-all category for gender identities that are not exclusively masculine or feminine — ‌identities which are outside the gender binary and cisnormativity. Genderqueer people may express a combination of masculinity and femininity, or neither, in their gender expression.” Growing up, I was exposed to the idea of he or she. It wasn’t until my 30’s that I learned about the community of people who had a preference in the they/them p

My Trip to Amsterdam Taught Me the Importance of African American Representation in Other Countries

I’d consider myself well-traveled. As a child, my mother felt it was important to visit different parts of the world. Over the years, I incorporated the concept of world-travel into my life. No matter the destination, I developed strategies to help me explore different countries and all they have to offer. Beyond exploration, traveling strengthens my spiritual connection with the universe. There is nothing like seeing the sun set against a foreign backdrop. Last September during an impromptu tr

Latoya Snell Proves That You Can be Plus-Size and Fit

It was a cold, rainy November morning when Latoya Snell prepared for the NYC Marathon. The plus-size model, chef and aspiring personal trainer was about to tackle the 26.2 mile run for the 8th time. As a “Jill” of all trades, she was no stranger to the runner’s life, having just completed the Chicago Marathon three weeks prior. She was ready to finesse her way through another victory lap around New York City. With four miles to the finish line, Latoya embraced the end of her marathon, knowing s

This Photographer Documents the Truth About Homelessness Via His Instagram Account

Photographer Kal Barre manages to captivate, awaken and induce emotion through his Instagram account, Street Populace. With an in-depth glimpse of homelessness in San Diego, California, Barre uses vivid imagery and candid commentary to document the lives of each person he meets living on the street. The result: a photo diary that contradicts everything you have ever thought about the voiceless community. The San Diego resident initially focused his lens on buildings, architecture and sunsets. G

5 Things I Learned in Cape Town, South Africa

My desire to see the world landed me on a plane to Cape Town, South Africa. I arrived on African soil with no expectations and an open mind. As an African American woman in the motherland for the first time, I indulged in sensory overload when it came to the culture, food and attractions. With the various misconceptions of Africa as a whole, I traveled to Cape Town to form my own opinion and create my own experience. A trip like this has the potential to change your outlook on life and the rest

Why Rob Kardashian’s Outburst Is Not A Comical Matter

This week, every blog, Instagram account and sensational magazine dived into Robert Kardashian and Blac Chyna's most recent split. How could you not? Nudes, text messages and an overflow of vindictive behavior were displayed for the world to see. After being blocked from Instagram, the Arthur George sock designer (Robert) moved onto Twitter, where he continued to air out the deceptions of his former lover, and mother of his first born child, Dream Kardashian. Celebrities weighed in. Videos from

Plus Size Model And Reality Star Addresses Body Shaming Comments On Instagram

It is safe to say that social media has created a platform that allows people to obsess over the physical appearance of others.  Whether it is a casual OOTD post or a swimsuit selfie, one must have thick skin to endure the public shaming that comes along with being active on social media.  Just ask reality TV star and plus size model, Sabrina Servance. Sabrina starred in Lifetime TV’s, “Big Women, Big Love,” a reality show about five plus size women on a quest to find a partner.  Since the wrap

Black History Month Future Legends: Stylist Bryon Javar

As we continue our Black History Month series highlighting the future icons of our generation, we take a look behind the scenes of a celebrity’s best kept secret; their stylist. Bryon Javar, stylist behind some of our favorite red carpet looks, sits down with Fashion Bomb Daily to talk fashion and making a mark in the industry. Most people learned of Bryon Javar the moment he styled Karrueche Tran for the 2015 BET Awards in a black and white Stello suit and a La Perla bra.  That specific fash

Fashion News: Riccardo Tisci Leaves Givenchy After 12 Years, Rumored to Have Gone to Versace

In the fashion shake-up heard around the globe, Riccardo Tisci has left Givenchy after 12 long years.  In a statement posted to his Instagram account, the designer wrote, “A giant heartfelt thank you to #givenchy, #lvmh, my incredible team, the magical atelier and everyone who made these 93 collections possible and all the other crazy adventures.  Your love and support, in the day and in the night, will forever remain in my heart.” In a statement made by Bernard Arnault, chairman of chief execu

Kim Kardashian’s LA Ballet School $770 Vetements Limited Edition Zemfira Hoodie: Pushing Fashion Boundaries or Making a Political Statement?

Kim Kardashian re-entered the world of social media with a bang!  The mother to North West made an appearance at the LA Ballet School sporting a $770 Vetements Limited Edition Zemfira Hoodie: The oversized, bright red hoodie features the symbolic hammer and sickle on the shoulder. Her sweatshirt is the result of a collaboration between the Vetements brand and Russian retailer, SVMoscow.  The limited edition sweater revisits the country’s communist past by attaching the political symbol to the

Show Review: Cushnie Et Ochs Spring 2017

Designing duo Michelle Ochs and Carly Cushnie know how to make a woman look and feel sexy.  Proven by their flirty runway looks, you can expect to see subtle displays of skin through high slits, cut outs and cold shoulders.  Their Spring/Summer collection seems to be marketable to all women.  Whether you’re CEO of a company or a socialite known for making alluring red carpet appearances, you’ll definitely find an ensemble in the Cushnie et Ochs Collection. The brand’s tasteful love affair with

Kayne West’s ‘Fade’ Video Showed the World What We Already Knew: Teyana Taylor is Bomb

Teyana Taylor‘s raw talent was captured Sunday evening during her solo performance in the premiere of Kanye West’s ‘Fade’ video at the MTV Video Music Awards.  Following her Lil Kim tribute at this year’s VH1 Hip Hop Honors, Taylor upped the ante with a jaw-dropping dance sequence that’s sure to have the streets talking for a few weeks. The recent mother of 8 month old daughter Iman Tayla (affectionately known as Junie), put her fit, toned body on display as she donned moves reminiscent of the

The Colored Girl Campaign: Highlighting All Shades of Beauty and #BlackGirlMagic

When you think of your skin tone, what comes to mind?  When I think of mine, I see rich chocolate skin that shimmers when the sun hits it.  Skin that has its own natural highlight and with the sun serving as bronzer.  Today, I am proud of my complexion.  Unfortunately that feeling hasn’t always been familiar to me.  I grew up being one of the darker people in my family.  I was constantly told, “You’re pretty for a brown skin girl.”  It left me wondering what was wrong with all of the other girls

The Gap Issues an Apology for Advertisement With Perceived Racial Undertone

GapKids introduced their latest campaign for the Ellen DeGeneres kids clothing line on Friday April 1st. Since the release, the advertisement has come under harsh criticism via social media because some believe the photo has a racial undertone. The photo features four young girls standing in a row. The girls in the middle ignite controversy because of how they’re posed. The white model is positioned with her elbow on the black models head. The caption reads, “Meet the kids who are proving that
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