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Arts & Entertainment

Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett Signs Endorsement Deal With SheaMoisture

Miss Universe second runner-up Davina Bennett of Jamaica is still making business moves, recently signing an endorsement deal with Shea- Moisture. Loop Jamaica reports the 22-year-old will be the face of the brand’s new  Jamaican Black Castor Oil line. The Black-owned hair care company praised Bennett during her Miss Universe run, tweeting that she “rocked

News & Politics

Model Yaya DaCosta Calls Out Reality TV for Its Issues with Blackness

Yaya DaCosta, a former contestant of the hit show America’s Next Top Model, is calling out the modeling industry for its issues related to Blackness. The model and actress took to Instagram over the weekend to share two videos shortly after viewers of Love & Hip Hop: Miami sent her footage from the show. “Every once in a while

Hair

The History of the Afro

A little over a year ago, Beyoncé declared to the world: “I like my baby hair with baby hair and Afros.” As far as hairstyles go, it doesn’t get much blacker than the Afro. “Nappy,” “woolly” and “unruly” are only some of the unflattering adjectives that have been used to describe Black hair during and

NY Women Claims She Was Fired For Refusing to ‘Tame’ Her Afro
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Woman Fired Because of Her Afro?

NYC woman sues former job, claiming they fired her because of her afro. Former AEG employee Tiffany Bryan recently filed a $900,000 lawsuit in a Brooklyn federal court after claiming the company fired her for refusing to “tame” her large afro. Bryan, a 27-year-old bone-marrow cancer survivor, decided to go natural in 2008 when her