Cover Stars

#HSMTMTS Star Dara Reneé is Our Summer Cover Girl!

Accepting the challenge that is life, 19-year-old High School Musical: The Musical: The Series star Dara Reneé has overcome every L, celebrated every win, and met every new adventure with the boldness only a #boss could. Check her out in our fifth-annual Natural Hair Love issue, shipping June through the end of July. A fest […]

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Features, High School, Stereotyping and Racism

This Teen’s Classmates Threw Things in Her Natural Hair and Nobody Did Anything to Stop It

Don’t touch my hair When it’s the feelings I wear -Solange By Andréa Butler For three days during the week of September 17, 14-year-old Genesee Taylor, then a freshman at Brentsville District High School in Nokesville, Virginia (she and her brother have since transferred to a more culturally diverse performing arts high school), was bullied […]

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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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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 […]

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