Box braids have made a resurgence in the fashion world as a hot new trend, but its origins trace back decades ago to African origins. Take a look back at where the trend really started, plus how Janet Jackson's Poetic Justice box braids first brought them to the mainstream.


Take a look back at the history of the Grandassa Models, a revolutionary group of African American female activists who Rihanna was inspired by for the branding of her first FENTY collection.

A brief history on the origin of the popular Door Knocker earrings, a trend in communities of color that went mainstream in the 1980s thanks to the hip hop community.


In the last few years, Bantu Knots have popped back into the mainstream with a trail of cultural appropriation with them. Take a look back at the history of Bantu Knots, which were originated by the Zulu People of South Africa.