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    How to Throw a Juneteenth Party, According to People Who Throw PartiesIt’s all about curating a vibe.
  2. strategist investigates
    Why Was All the Natural-Hair Packaging Gold?At some point, I realized the gold and crowns and queens were someone else’s concept of Black womanhood.
  3. reading lists
    23 Black Coffee-Table Books to Add to Your CollectionIncluding a book written by curator Kimberly Drew.
  4. steal my vacation
    Julee Wilson’s Two-Week Family Trip to Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard“It’s really divey with great diner food. Dapper Dan goes there with his wife.”
  5. celebrity shopping
    What Florist Ryan Norville Can’t Live Without“I give it to all my pregnant friends because it doesn’t feel like a compromise when you can’t have Champagne.”
  6. recommended by experts
    The Best Eye Creams, According to ExpertsIncluding ones that de-puff, brighten, and smooth.
  7. reckoning with a reckoning
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  8. recommended by experts
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  9. in context
    The Books Morgan Jerkins Read While Writing Caul BabyIncluding a novel that’s basically a turn-of-the-century “Malcolm and Marie.”
  10. reading lists
    The Best Books About Environmental Justice, According to ExpertsFrom a practical guide to farming while Black to a comprehensive history of the conservation movement in America.
  11. recommended by experts
    The Best Skin-Care Routine for Your 30s“Neck cream is the new eye cream.”
  12. natural hair week
    The Best Hair Bonnets, According to ExpertsIncluding a minimal-looking one beloved by Strategist staffers and celebrities alike.
  13. natural hair week
    Everything You Need to Know About Hair SteamingAnd the best ones to get the job done.
  14. natural hair week
    How to (Safely) Take Down a Protective Style and Detangle Natural HairFrom a split-end-sealing serum to a heat-activated hair mask.
  15. natural hair week
    How to Take Care of Your Natural Hair, If You’re Newly NaturalThree words: moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.
  16. natural hair week
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  17. natural hair week
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  18. recommended by experts
    The Best Removable Wallpaper, According to Interior DesignersPeel, stick, and repeat.
  19. natural hair week
    How to Build a Black-Owned Hair-Care RoutineFrom the Mason Pearson of natural hairbrushes to the hair oil that’s basically lip gloss for your hair.
  20. steal my registry
    What the Founders of Blk Mkt Vintage Put on Their Wedding RegistryIncluding a Smeg toaster, a Faith Ringgold silk screen, and a splurgy Moroccan wool rug.
  21. green week
    What’s the Best Natural Deodorant?Clean-beauty experts describe their favorites.
  22. recommended by experts
    The Best Moisturizers for Oily Skin, According to DermatologistsThat won’t make you look like a greaseball.
  23. recommended by experts
    The Best Sunscreens for Your Face, According to DermatologistsIncluding options for sunscreen-phobic acne sufferers.
  24. celebrity shopping
    What Singer Bryson Tiller Can’t Live WithoutEvery time I put them on, I feel like I’m in the movie. No other shoe can make me feel like that.
  25. painless shopping
    25 (Simple, Over-the-Top, and In-Between) Pieces of Jewelry From Black DesignersIncluding a pair of earrings worn by Serena Williams.
  26. the group portrait
    Black Queer Brooklyn Is Almost ReunitedAnd it feels so good.
  27. recommended by experts
    The Best Shampoos, According to Hairstylists and Salon OwnersFor dry hair, thinning hair, frizzy hair, and curls.
  28. celebrity shopping
    What Rapper Big Freedia Can’t Live WithoutThey come in handy at the weirdest moments, whether I am putting my hair together, pinning a little piece to my head, or need to clean my ears.
  29. painless shopping
    27 Great-Smelling Candles From Black-Owned BusinessesIncluding one of Issa Rae’s favorites.
  30. celebrity shopping
    What Hike Clerb’s Evelynn Escobar-Thomas Can’t Live Without“This is the one meal-replacement bar that I actually enjoy.”
  31. gifts they might actually want
    49 Gifts for Every Type of SisterIncluding ideas for coffee-loving sisters, stressed-out sisters, and kid sisters.
  32. celebrity shopping
    What Yowie Founder Shannon Maldonado Can’t Live Without“This feels like the vintage shirts I wear, but in a reimagined lightweight cotton.”
  33. recommended by experts
    The Best Products for Curly Hair, According to Hair ExpertsIncluding a product that works “on every single curl type — loose, wavy, tight curls, tightly coiled, all of it.”
  34. in context
    The Books Danielle Evans Read While Writing The Office of Historical CorrectionsIncluding Toni Morrison’s sixth book and a collection of poetry by Lucille Clifton.
  35. celebrity shopping
    What Regina King Can’t Live Without“There are those people who sip on cognac; for tequila drinkers, this is our cognac.”
  36. recommended by experts
    How to Get Rid of (and Prevent) Acne Scars, According to DermatologistsFor pimples that are gone but not forgotten.
  37. recommended by experts
    The Best Skin-Care Products for Redness and Rosacea, According to ExpertsFrom creams and cleansers to tinted primers and sunscreen.
  38. recommended by experts
    The Best Hair Products for Kids and Babies With Natural HairFrom a fragrance-free shampoo and body-wash hybrid to ultrarich conditioners.
  39. trust me i should know
    A Christmas-Pajamas Enthusiast’s Favorite Matching SetsIncluding a Skims dupe that’s half the price.
  40. gifts they might actually want
    31 Stocking Stuffers Under $15 (That You Can Buy on Amazon)Including industrial-looking bookends and the Rolls Royce of coffee scoops.
  41. recommended by experts
    The Best Products for High-Porosity and Low-Porosity HairIncluding a handheld hair steamer that natural-hair gurus swear by.
  42. recommended by experts
    The Best Curling Irons, According to Professional HairstylistsIncluding one with a “game changer” accessory.
  43. recommended by experts
    The Best Flat Irons for Straightening Hair, According to ExpertsIncluding the ones Beyoncé and Michelle Obama depend on for sleek hair.
  44. celebrity shopping
    What Novelist Bryan Washington Can’t Live Without“I got three pairs for myself — a mint-green one, a blue one, and a pink one — and they’re my go-to gift.”
  45. recommended by experts
    The Best Skin-Care Products for Accutane Users, According to DermatologistsStart stocking up on Aquaphor.
  46. recommended by experts
    The Best Conditioners, According to Hairstylists and Salon Owners“The reparative work this does is second to none.”
  47. recommended by experts
    The Best Products for Preventing and Fading Melasma, According to DermatologistsIncluding sunscreens, serums, and a brightening treatment.
  48. in context
    The Books Yaa Gyasi Read While Writing Transcendent KingdomIncluding one that chronicles the history of cancer.
  49. office swag
    New York Magazine’s New Book Is HereIt’s an encyclopedia of things created in the city, including Scrabble (1931 in Jackson Heights), and the elevator (inside Cooper Union in 1853).
  50. recommended by experts
    The Best Wrinkle Creams, According to Dermatologists and FacialistsIncluding options with SPF, and others for getting rid of pesky under-eye wrinkles.
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