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Welcome to The State of Black Beauty:'s ongoing exploration of—and destination for—beauty at the intersection of Black culture.

The State of Black Beauty

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Mary J. Blige on Navigating Self-Acceptance Through Beauty

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How ELLE’s Beauty Director Uses SheaMoisture’s New Styling Gel

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Raquel Willis on the Revolutionary Act of Self-Care

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Viola Davis is Reclaiming Her Self Worth

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Brandy on Black Beauty

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Vanessa Williams Wants You to Break Color Barriers

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Gabrielle Union on Black Beauty

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Hair, Head, Lip, Hairstyle, Skin, Chin, Forehead, Eyebrow, Style, Colorfulness,

Beauty Trends Begin at the Bronner Bros. Hair Show

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Rep. Ayanna Pressley Is Challenging Beauty Norms to Make Women of Color Feel Seen

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A Celebration of the Tastemakers in Black Beauty

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From ELLE for Madam CJ Walker

How I Style and Protect My Natural Hair on Every Type of Trip

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"I Felt Beautiful, But You Made Me Feel Different": Black Women on Simply Existing With Hair

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