Lyda Newman was born in Ohio around 1885. A hairdresser by trade, Newman lived much of her adult life in New York City. While she was not the original inventor of the hair brush, Lyda Newman’s improvements to the brush made her a significant contributor to its evolution. Granted a patent for her invention in 1898, brush … Continue reading
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MGS Exclusive Interview with C.O.R.E.
C.O.R.E. is an online magazine created to uplift and empower young women between the ages of 12-18. Through content development, fashion, beauty, financial, as well as on-site development, C.O.R.E has helped shaped the lives of many young women. Recently I had the pleasure of speaking to the women behind this organization and discovered that C.O.R.E … Continue reading
Afro Art giving us life
Focusing on their hair, the married duo (Regis and Kahran,) created Afro Art, a series of gorgeous portraits that has cast a spell on everyone’s eyes. The stunning photos feature girls in elaborate costuming and hairstyles, from the Baroque period (roughly, 1600-1750) to steampunk clothing and fierce high-fashion ensembles. We are here for it! Check … Continue reading
Behind the Business: Better Butter
Black girls stay winning. We love this video that shows how our lives could be infinitely easier every morning. Sourced from Facebook Continue reading
If You’re a Curly Girl, This Book is Dedicated to You
“Wash Day” is a cute and funny children’s book that teaches young girls valuable lessons about washing and loving their hair one curl at a time. Every mother knows how painstakingly difficult it is to wash, condition, de-tangle, dry and style their daughter’s hair without hearing whining and complaining. We dedicate this book to all … Continue reading
#WCW artist Harmonia Rosales
Afro Cuban artist Harmonia Rosales is giving us life with her artwork and so she is today’s #WCW. She is recreating classical art with black women. Watch the video here: Sourced from Facebook Continue reading
New York Cultural Appropriation week
To celebrate New York Fashion Week, Dulce Sloan broke down the problematic trend of designers appropriating African-American culture to sell clothes. Watch the video here: Sourced from Youtube. Continue reading
Take A Look At The Bronx’s Food Revolution
This community in the South Bronx shows us why growing their own food in the middle of the city is nothing less than revolutionary. Video Source Roots Facebook Image source: pinterest Continue reading
Yes To GIFs for Women of Color!
Yes to GIFs for women of color! Jasmyn Lawson is doing it for the culture. https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FtheRoot%2Fvideos%2F10158772369480231%2F&show_text=0&width=560 Source Roots Facebook Continue reading
When Sexism Becomes Art
This young lady has found a brilliant way to turn sexist comments in to art. https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FNowThisHer%2Fvideos%2F1059768597487348%2F&show_text=0&width=400 Video Now This Facebook Continue reading
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