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My Hair Is Not Your Concern

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 08.11.2015 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

"Is that your hair?" This was not, by any means, the first time I had been asked this. I get it quite often. I always answer truthfully, although it always baffles me why people don't think of this as a rude question to ask someone.

Rihanna Queen of Crop Over

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 08.07.2015 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

Rihanna was the star of Crop Over, and she never disappoints. But it is not just Rihanna's costume or celebrity that makes her a star in my eyes. It's her love of life and her love of family and friends, her ability to live her life by her rules and no one else's that makes her a Caribbean Girl.

Where's the Travel Writing for Black Women?

Sarah Enelow | Posted 07.20.2015 | Black Voices
Sarah Enelow

Ever since I got into travel writing, I've been told to read the works of Joseph Conrad, Jack Kerouac, Edward Abbey, Bruce Chatwin, Paul Theroux, William Dalrymple, Bill Bryson, and other white men. While I learned a lot from their stories, I was also repeatedly left with questions about misogyny and racial insensitivity.

A Nation Founded on Equality Continues to Stumble Over Skin Color

Eric Cooper | Posted 05.14.2014 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

Some declared that we had turned a page and entered a post-racial society with the election of the nation's first African-American president in 2008. Yet cases of racism, violence and overt discrimination in schools, housing, the workplace and penal institutions persist.

200 New Orleans Girls 'Imagine A Future'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.07.2013 | Black Voices

Over 200 girls from New Orleans gathered in the city's historic Joy movie theater on Friday to see My Black Is Beautiful's (MBIB) documentary "Imagine...

'Imagine A Future: My Black Is Beautiful' Hits The Tribeca Film Festival

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.22.2013 | Black Voices

It was only a year ago that Procter & Gamble’s My Black Is Beautiful (MBIB), an organization that celebrates the diverse beauty of African-American ...

Julee Wilson

PHOTOS: The Most Stunning Natural Hair Portraits EVER | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.30.2012 | Black Voices

Every historic moment needs its recorder. The natural hair revolution now has the stunning photos of Glenford Nunez. Nunez, the 25-year-old Baltimo...

Julee Wilson

PHOTOS: The 'Beauty In Black' Project | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.01.2012 | Black Voices

It's hard to forget the ugly and disturbing Psychology Today article “Why Are Black Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women?” written by...