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Meet The Women With The Flyest Afros On Instagram

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 06.02.2015 | Style

Black hair -- in all of its complexities -- is beautiful. When we see women wearing Afros on Instagram, our fingers can't move fast enough to doub...

30+ Natural Hair Haircuts For Any Length And Texture

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 04.23.2015 | Style

The possibilities of styling are limitless when it comes to natural hair. Whether your curls are loose and wavy or tight and coiled, experimenting wit...

On Black Women and Feminism in Brazil

Bianca Santana | Posted 06.06.2015 | Black Voices
Bianca Santana

Though we've made great advancements over the last few years, Brazil is still a very unequal and racist country. And the story of black women in Brazil is also the story of my life, although I have been more fortunate than many.

How To Wear '60s Style In 2015 ('Cause It's Groovy, Baby)

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.11.2015 | Style

We have the 1960s to thank for some of fashion's most iconic pieces. Where would we be without the mini skirt, the bikini, the Afro and fringe, glorio...

An Illustrative Identity of Fashion and Style Throughout African-American History and Movements

Danielle James | Posted 04.12.2015 | Style
Danielle James

Fashion, throughout history, has created an illustrative identity within African-American history. Fashion is a statement and speaks volumes with little to no words.

The Intersection of Race, Sports & Money: 'C'mon Man'

Everett Glenn | Posted 01.21.2015 | Black Voices
Everett Glenn

In our American system of jurisprudence, ignorance of the law is no defense and in many other instances people are held liable for what they knew or s...

Solange's Bridal Afro Upsets Beauty Standards

Kadia Blagrove | Posted 01.17.2015 | Black Voices
Kadia Blagrove

I call the defense disturbing because it is unsettling that we have to constantly go to great lengths to explain, support and justify the hair that naturally grows out of our head. I'm am over people calling natural hair "edgy" and "different." I'm abstract because I don't grow straight hair?

Afro-Textured Hair: Beautiful and Magical or Nappy Heads in Need of Perminators?

Ama Yawson | Posted 12.02.2014 | Style
Ama Yawson

This type of hair-bullying is not just present in the media. It is present in our homes as learned self-hatred manifests in comments to little girls with looser textures that they have "pretty hair," while little girls with kinkier hair textures are told that they have "bad hair."

How to Get Rid of Black Women With Kinky Hair

Ama Yawson | Posted 09.15.2014 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

The trend of integration in the natural hair movement may contribute to the erasure of kinky hair textures in the media.

15 Things You Should Never Say To A Woman With Natural Hair

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver & Chanel Parks | Posted 07.22.2014 | Style

When we stopped using chemical relaxers and flat irons to straighten our natural hair, we felt great that our tresses were finally getting the chance ...

Sunne's Gift's: 10 Reasons Why All Little Black Girls Should Rock Natural Hair

Ama Yawson | Posted 09.08.2014 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

I have a four year-old and a one year-old and I can't imagine putting a relaxer in their hair because, like most kids their ages, they are busy-bodies. My mother relaxed my hair when I was four years old and my sister got her first relaxer when she was three. It really boggles my mind now.

This Is What the Afro Means Now

Bustle | Posted 09.07.2014 | Black Voices
Bustle

The classic stereotypes that have blanketed black people for centuries are no longer the default setting and black buying power is being recognized and legitimized by the beauty industry.

Teyonah Parris Is Giving Us Major Hair Envy

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.06.2014 | Black Voices

We can't stop staring at Teyonah Parris' feature in Bright Ideas magazine. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOS There's no denying the "Mad Men" actress is u...

Awesome Afro Alert!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.04.2014 | Black Voices

We love Afros around these parts -- the voluminous halos of hair are just so darn lovely. So we were super excited to see that Brandy is rocking the r...

11 Afros That Make It Impossible Not To Love Black Hair

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 03.21.2014 | Black Voices

The afro is a legendary hair style, the pinnacle of natural black hair that has graced the craniums of entertainers, athletes, historical and politica...

LOOK: Naomi's Afro Is Awesome

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.04.2014 | Black Voices

Naomi Campbell's signature bone straight hair is just as legendary as her modeling career and bad behavior. And while we've seen the British bombshell...

Getting Halloween Right Amid Geisha, Indian, and Pimp Costumes

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.25.2013 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Malachi Segers For young adults hunting for a last minute Halloween costume, it's often really hard to walk the line between cool and offensiv...

WATCH: Are Afros Always A Political Statement?

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.14.2013 | Black Voices

Afros are making a comeback! Well let's be honest, they really didn't go anywhere. But thanks to the natural hair movement, Dante de Blasio's headline...

Obama Praises Dante De Blasio's Afro

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 09.25.2013 | New York

Dante de Blasio's afro continues to be a supporting character in his dad's run for mayor. President Barack Obama complimented the 16-year-old's health...

WATCH: Rock Out With Your Curls Out!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.17.2013 | Black Voices

Hey naturalistas! Need a new feel-good-about-your-follicles jam? If so, we offer you "NA-TU-RAL" by Qu'ality. The Harlem-based rapper calls the tu...

Why My "Dream" Hair Wasn't Worth Going Bald Over

Julee Wilson | Posted 08.07.2013 | Style
Julee Wilson

"I was constantly in pursuit of silky, shiny, blows-in-the-wind, 'white girl' hair."

Prince's Afro Is Back!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.20.2013 | Black Voices

Last night Prince rightfully picked up the Icon award at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. And he also picked out his afro for the big event! Ever sinc...

Best/Worst Brands: Breaking Good, Afros and Crowdfunding

Alona Elkayam | Posted 06.25.2013 | Style
Alona Elkayam

Whenever I see a really big afro in bustling NYC, I get the feeling it's winking at me, saying, "Remember me?" When an afro sighting is followed up by a throwback cigarette or e-cigarette advertisement on a bus shelter I don't smile, for a moment i get genuinely confused what era it is.

Judge Me Not By the Texture of My Hair But By the Content of My Character

Damona Hoffman | Posted 06.10.2013 | Black Voices
Damona Hoffman

When I was born with a caramel hue and a head full of dark, wavy hair, my mother proclaimed, "My prayers were answered. You got the long hair like Betty.

PHOTOS: A Homage To The Afro

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.08.2013 | Black Voices

Whether being praised or despised, black women and our hair is a hot topic. And the latest headline-making story comes courtesy of the creative ambass...