Beauty & Fashion, Features, High School, Stereotyping and Racism

A Massachusetts High School is Punishing Black Girls for Wearing Braids

Having your hair examined while on public display. Being detained just for the way you look. Experiencing separation from others because you refuse to deny your culture. This isn’t a scene from a centuries-old auction block; it’s what’s been going down lately at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden, Mass. The Boston Globe reports […]

Read more
Beauty & Fashion

Confessions of a Newly Natural

Still addicted to the “creamy crack”? No shame, boo. But for those of us who have said good-bye to relaxed hair and hello to the kinky ‘fro, there’s a huge learning curve. On May 19, 2013 — two days after Brie Daniels graduated from the University of Missouri — she walked into a barbershop and […]

Read more
Beauty & Fashion

How to Keep Your Protective Style Poppin’

Braids still bangin’ after two weeks … or nah? Here’s how to keep the look lovely for longer. By Victoria Pickens Prepare Your Hair The night before you plan to get your braids done, it’s important that you deep condition your strands. This will ensure that your scalp and hair are strong enough to handle […]

Read more