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Show Us What Your Natural Hair Means To You

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Spatola | Posted 07.21.2016 | Black Voices

Kinky. Curly. Coily. Fabulous. Lucious. Magical. Black natural hair is all of the above. And if there’s one thing we’ve learned from launching the...

Miss Rizos Stands Up For Teen Shamed By School For Rocking Natural Hair

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.13.2016 | Latino Voices

Carolina Contreras, better known as Miss Rizos, has made headlines over the years for bringing together a community of women who embrace their natural...

The 3 Types of Men All Black Women With Naturals Will Meet

Erika Hardison | Posted 06.16.2016 | Black Voices
Erika Hardison

Whether you've decided to do the big chop and get in formation with #TeamNatural or you've been walking on the kinky side for decades, all naturalistas can agree that there are a lot of people that make assumptions about you based on your hair.

Am I an African?

Rutendo Nyamuda | Posted 06.02.2016 | Black Voices
Rutendo Nyamuda

Being of this land lies not in the color of your skin, the dialect you speak or your culture. It is an inner being.

Let These Photos Of Women's Afros Turned Into Nature Take Your Breath Away

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 04.28.2016 | Black Voices

Pierre Jean-Louis says he sees Mother Nature in black women. He translates this by turning black women's natural hair into breathtaking natural and ce...

Braids Will Always Be A Powerful Symbol Of Black Girl Culture

Michaela angela Davis | Posted 03.29.2016 | Black Voices
Michaela angela Davis

Whether there are 8 or 800 -- with bright double-ball elastic holders tight at the top and butterfly barrettes bouncing at the bottom or with cobalt blue yarn woven throughout -- braids are, and always will be, a definitive symbol of black girl culture.

25 Babies With Afros That Will Make Your Ovaries Flip

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 03.04.2016 | Black Voices

The only thing more marvelous than an afro is an afro atop a little human's head -- no matter how curly, coily, big or tiny it is. We rounded up photo...

This Video Shows The Amazing Evolution Of Black Men's Hair Over A Century

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.24.2016 | Black Voices

WatchCut is focusing on the fellas in its latest video for its "100 Years of Beauty" series. The video pays homage to a century of iconic hair trends ...

Sweet Soul Sugar Sista

Amalia Watty | Posted 09.04.2015 | Entertainment
Amalia Watty

Anguilla gave me life and made me who I am today. I got a full dose of gospel, soul and R&B music during my journeys to nearby islands where we would perform spiritual dance with our church group.

AfroPunk 2015 Festival Goers Tell Us What Black Beauty Really Means

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 08.24.2015 | Style

If there is any music festival where black men, women, boys and girls can be their carefree, cool and creative selves, it's at AfroPunk Fest. The ann...

The Fine Line Between Cultural Appreciation And Appropriation

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.13.2015 | Black Voices

Black Twitter eviscerated Allure magazine's tone deaf afro hair tutorial earlier this month and reignited the ongoing conversation about the fine line...

Allure Catches Hell For Teaching White Women How To Get An Afro

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 08.05.2015 | Style

Once again, cultural appropriation is igniting a flurry of controversy -- and for the umpteenth time, the case relates to black women's hair. Allure m...

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 double t...

30+ Natural Hair Haircuts For Any Length And Texture

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 02.12.2016 | 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...