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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

SheaMoisture commercial

Updated: Social Media Not Happy With SheaMoisture Commercial

by Teryn Payne   Apr 24, 2017

Earlier this week,  hair care brand SheaMoisture launched its “Break Free from Hair Hate” campaign and some social media folk are NOT happy with their... Read More

Rising Illustrator and Cartoonist Turns Black Hair into Pop Art

Rising Illustrator and Cartoonist Turns Black Hair into Pop Art

by Teryn Payne   Apr 13, 2017

Have you ever wondered where creatives get their inspiration from? For 23-year-old Shannon Wright, the idea to start a Black hair illustration series came... Read More

Ten Hair Products To Help Your Blowout Last Longer

Ten Hair Products To Help Your Blowout Last Longer

by Joane Amay   Apr 13, 2017

Nothing can ruin the elation of getting a shiny, bouncy blowout quicker than realizing you don’t know how to maintain that magical salon-smoothness on... Read More