The Importance of Representation in Dermatology: Why We Need More Black Dermatologists
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by BLAC Detroit
11M ago
The skincare industry has long been criticized for lacking diversity, with many products and services catering only to a limited range of skin types. However, in recent years, there has been a growing movement towards inclusivity and representation in the industry, with more and more Black dermatologists and skincare professionals rising to prominence and advocating for greater diversity. One of the critical challenges facing the industry is the lack of representation of Black skin in skin care products and advertising. This has led to many Black consumers feeling alienated by the industry and ..read more
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Gigi Dia: Triumphantly Defying the Norm in Film & Beauty
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by BLAC Media
11M ago
In the world of cinema—where storytelling knows no bounds, and artistry transcends barriers—Gigi Dia emerges as a resplendent testament to the power of radical diversity and representation. Born and raised in France, she ventured into acting with unmistakable fervor, gracing international film festivals and sharing screens with an array of renowned talents. Dia’s ascent signifies more than just a personal triumph; it is a stride toward bridging the diversity gap in the film industry. Amplifying Underrepresented Voices As Dia forged her path from her homeland to the glittering stage of Hollywoo ..read more
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Spring Cleaning: A Fresh Start for Your Home and Soul
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by BLAC Media
1y ago
Spring cleaning is more than just a deep clean of your home; it’s an opportunity to embrace change and growth, both literally and metaphorically. This annual ritual can help you declutter your physical space while also clearing your mind and setting new intentions for the months ahead. Here are 10 practical ways to achieve a successful spring cleaning: Create a Plan: Outline the areas of your home that need attention and prioritize them based on importance. Declutter: Sort through your belongings and decide what to keep, donate, or discard. Deep Clean: Tackle areas that don’t receive regular ..read more
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Breaking the Cycle: How to Stop Drawing Narcissists In
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by BLAC Media
1y ago
“Narcissist” and “narcissism” are words that have become part of our daily syntax. This has caused them to become thrown around, and many of us become desensitized to them. But narcissism is a legitimate personality disorder, and being in a relationship with a narcissist can cause significant and lasting damage. That’s why raising awareness about what narcissism looks like in relationships and beyond is critically important. Find out if your are in a narcissistic relationship. “Narcissists are drawn to individuals who can be overly accepting of their needs. A Narcissist will look to gain ..read more
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Black Maternal Health Week 2023: Restoring Autonomy and Joy for Black Mothers
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by BLAC Media
1y ago
The official theme for Black Maternal Health Week 2023 (#BMHW23) is “Our Bodies Belong to Us: Restoring Black Autonomy and Joy!” This annual week-long campaign, held from April 11-17th, is founded and led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA) to raise awareness, activism, and community-building to amplify the voices, perspectives, and lived experiences of Black mamas and birthing people. Addressing the Maternal Mortality Crisis The alarmingly rising maternal mortality rate in the U.S., particularly among Black women, has been further exacerbated by the ongoing pandemic. Recent data has sho ..read more
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5 Tips For Self-Improvement that Will Strengthen Your Relationship
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by BLAC Media
1y ago
Relationships are dynamic, ever-evolving entities that require effort and attention to maintain. Personal growth and self-improvement are among the most vital aspects of a healthy, happy relationship. When you work on yourself, you bring the best version of yourself to the relationship and become a better partner.  Below, we explore 5 tips for self-improvement that will not only benefit you but will also strengthen your relationship. These tips include: Practicing self-care Effective communication Developing emotional intelligence Adopting gratitude Learning to forgive Practice Self-Car ..read more
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The Subtle Signs of Emotional Abuse: 10 Common Patterns
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by BLAC Media
1y ago
Are you being abused? Have you questioned whether you’re being abused even though you’ve never been hit? Do you think maybe it’s just you and not really abuse?  These are just a few of the questions commonly asked by many people in intimate relationships with someone who may exhibit abusive behavior. It may surprise you to know that one in three women and one in four men experience severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime, according to reports by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). What’s even more alarming is verbal abuse often precedes physical abus ..read more
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6 Natural Hairstyle Trends for Black Children
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by BLAC Media
1y ago
One of the best ways of encouraging your child to love their natural hair is to experiment with new styles. From twists to braids, there are so many beautiful natural hairstyles to suit all hair types and once you’ve practiced them a few times, they won’t take long at all. Here are 6 top natural hair trends for black children:  Two puffs Puffs are a quick, easy and cute style for kids. Simply part their hair in the middle and tie two puffs at the desired height on each side. It’s the perfect way of showing off their natural texture and their hair will be out of their face while ..read more
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The Importance of Raising Black Kids to Love Their Natural Hair
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by BLAC Media
1y ago
Afro hair is so much more than wearing cute styles to look good. For many, embracing natural hair is an important part of their identity, culture, and feelings about themselves. Creating this healthy relationship with your hair should start at a young age. Understanding that Black hair is beautiful and should be celebrated is perhaps one of the most important lessons that Black children should learn. Here’s why Black kids should be raised to love their natural hair. ?: Eye for EbonyWhy should black children learn to love their natural hair? Accepting your appearance and loving your features, h ..read more
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How Stress Impacts Black Women And 8 Tips to Take Control
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by BLAC Media
1y ago
Stress is no respect of person. It can easily be said that women, men, and children will experience stress more than once in their lifetime.  The reason for stress will differ for each person and understanding your triggers are critical in an effort to manage it.  Studies show that black women tend to face higher stress levels than white people.  As you continue reading you will learn about how stress impacts the body, specifically for Black women and how you can work to actively and positively take control.  What is Stress?  Stress is presented in the face of a situa ..read more
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