black hair

New Jersey Law Eases the Burden on African-style Hair-braiders

New Jersey Law Eases the Burden on African-style Hair-braiders

by Sarafina Wright   Oct 09, 2018

For African-style natural hair-braiders in New Jersey a huge weight has been lifted under the new law [A-3754], where a braider can now become... Read More

Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union on the Dangers of ‘Balance’ and Hollywood Failing Black Hair

by Christina Santi   Sep 10, 2018

EBONY magazine’s April/May 2018 cover star, Gabrielle Union, began her acting career in the early ’90s and has blossomed into a not only a film... Read More

Kardashians Credited With ‘Glass Hair’ Trend, Better Known As The Silk Press

Kardashians Credited With ‘Glass Hair’ Trend, Better Known As The Silk Press

by Jessica Bennett   Aug 22, 2018

Marie Claire is the latest publication to catch heat for crediting a Kardashian with creating something Black women have done for decades. The magazine... Read More

Natural Hair Bans, dreadlocks

Black Woman Seeks Supreme Court Ruling After Losing Job over Dreadlocks

by Christina Santi   Apr 19, 2018

Chastity Jones is a Black woman from Alabama who lost a job offer after telling a potential employer she would not cut off her... Read More

Tyra Banks: I Almost Lost Victoria’s Secret Gig Because of My Natural Hair

Tyra Banks: I Almost Lost Victoria’s Secret Gig Because of My Natural Hair

by Jessica Bennett   Apr 11, 2018

Tyra Banks is currently on a press run for new book, Perfect Is Boring: 10 Things My Crazy, Fierce Mama Taught Me About Beauty,... Read More

Wash Day

‘Wash Day’ Celebrates Black Hair & Representation in Comics

by Christina Santi   Apr 11, 2018

For a significant chunk of history, most if not all aspects of the entertainment world has been dominated by the Eurocentric standard of beauty,... Read More

India.Arie Chops Off Tresses One More Time (PHOTOS)

India.Arie Chops Off Tresses One More Time (PHOTOS)

by Jessica Bennett   Mar 16, 2018

Long time fans of soul songstress India.Arie may remember the singer doing the big chop back in 2003. She’s since allowed her hair to... Read More

5 Basic Tips for Healthy Dreadlocks

5 Basic Tips for Healthy Dreadlocks

by LaParis Hawkins   Oct 04, 2017

In 2009, I made the big chop and started growing my dreadlocks from a very short afro. I knew absolutely nothing about natural hair... Read More

Mystic Valley Regional Charter School

Braids Go Against This Charter School’s Dress Code

by Brittany Fennell   May 17, 2017

Black students at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden, Mass. have been facing punishment for wearing braids, according to reports. Read More

[Detangling our Roots] The History of Baby Hairs

[Detangling our Roots] The History of Baby Hairs

by Princess Gabbara   Apr 27, 2017

Nearly every Black and Latina woman knows the drill when it comes to styling her baby hairs. Pulling out a jar of gel or... Read More