Inside The Manifesto

The Black Wombman is god. 
Doula and Mama Glow founder, Latham Thomas, teaches us to tap into the power of our wombs.

My Natural, My Politics, My Way
Sociologists of the body view hair as inherently social and political — a physical and symbolic form through which race, class and gender hierarchies, social control and social etiquette are played out.

Suga Mouth
A Brown girl’s guide to lip color by Kelly Augustine.

Travel Allowed Me to Come Home to Myself
Travel is the gateway to freedom — the world is the best mirror through which you’ll ever see yourself.

In Search of Saviors
For the woman waiting on someone who can see her gaping wounds and still call her magic.

Free Your Mind: Afro Reflections
“I spent my entire life under the impression that my hair was too ‘nappy’ to be beautiful.”

Black Beauty & the Economics of Liberation
Redistributing wealth in the Black beauty industry has particular revolutionary potential.

No Competition — Sisterhood.
The importance of sisterhood cannot be overstated. It is the glue that holds communities together. It’s the mortar that enables the bricks of our movements to be stacked.

Pours Coconut Oil On Entire Life
Coconut oil is one of nature’s special gifts — here’s a quick guide to using and sourcing coconut oil!

Finding Love in Forgotten Cities
Brittsense’s 222 Forgotten Cities series, arguably her most well-known work to date, draws attention to key Black communities with the purpose of giving voice to the residents.

Thrwn: A Tussled Journey to Finding a King.
“He is establishing rules. And although I’ve trained myself not to take anything on the first few dates seriously, I am already seeking intentions.”

What if everything you learned on Youtube is wrong?
Top stylists — Vernon Francois, Kim Kimble, Yene Damtew and more — weigh in on today’s most popular natural hair myths.

How Much Money Will You Spend On Your Hair This Year?
The haircare industry is finally evolving to cater to the needs of natural-haired consumers. But one thing remains constant: textured hair care is big business. Tonya Rapley of My Fab Finance breaks down how the most common hairstyles stack up financially.