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 […]

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4 Protective Styles to Keep You Looking Fleeky This Winter

Sponsored by our partners at When winter weather hits, the thirst gets so real for your strands. Save them from the havoc freezing temps and drier air can cause by rockin’ your natural hair in a fly protective style created with extensions like the ones from Cocoa Queens. This black-owned biz, started by Nadia Laniyan […]

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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 […]

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