STYLE EXCLUSIVE: Meet Demi Grace, the First Model With Locs to Star in a Pantene Campaign

STYLE EXCLUSIVE: Meet Demi Grace, the First Model With Locs to Star in a Pantene Campaign

by Teryn Payne

After 15 years of research, Pantene has launched it's Gold Series collection that celebrates the diversity of Black hair along with a powerful commercial highlighting women from African-American all ages and backgrounds. Read More

The History of the Afro

The History of the Afro

by Princess Gabbara

A little over a year ago, Beyoncé declared to the world: “I like my baby hair with baby hair and Afros.” As far as... Read More

cornrows

The History of Cornrows

by Princess Gabbara

“Boxer braids,” “KKW braids,” and “Birthday braids” are the cutesy terms used to describe cornrows whenever they’re worn by Kim Kardashian or Kylie Jenner... Read More

bantu knots

The History of Bantu Knots

by Princess Gabbara

If there was ever a contest for the family who has crossed the line between cultural appreciation and appropriation one too many times, the... Read More

dreadlocks

The History of Dreadlocks

by Princess Gabbara

When many folks think of dreadlocks, the drama that unfolded between Zendaya and Giuliana Rancic probably comes to mind. For those who need a... Read More

Denial of Right to Wear Locs Means Denial of Black Freedoms

Denial of Right to Wear Locs Means Denial of Black Freedoms

by Deborah Douglas

White norms win again thanks to a recent ruling that employers can force workers to choose between cutting off their dreadlocks or losing their jobs. The... Read More

brooklyn afropunk fest 2016 share black joy

#SHAREBLACKJOY: EBONY Does Afropunk 2016

by Aaron Rhodan

When I moved to Brooklyn from Atlanta in 2012, I told people I’d escaped. After spending six-plus years in the South, I needed to... Read More

box braids

The History of Box Braids

by Princess Gabbara

Do you remember when syndicated radio host Don Imus referred to the Rutgers women’s basketball team as “nappy-headed hoes” back in 2007? Sure, this... Read More

Curly Nikki Is Redefining ‘Good Hair’

Curly Nikki Is Redefining ‘Good Hair’

by Montrose Tyler

Nikki Walton’s creative idea wasn’t just lucrative, it has changed the way Black women feel about themselves. In 2008, the 33-year-old psychotherapist launched her... Read More

[YOU ‘DO WHAT?] Black Hair Care Confessional from Abi Ishola

[YOU ‘DO WHAT?] Black Hair Care Confessional from Abi Ishola

by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond

Whether you wear your hair natural, relaxed, long or short, keeping your mane tamed can break the bank and eat up your free time!... Read More