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The Natural Hair Movement Failed Me

Kristian Henderson | Posted 12.09.2016 | Black Voices
Kristian Henderson

When I was in middle school, a boy I had a crush on said that I was cute, but that he didn't date girls with "my kind of hair." I was not sure what wa...

How To Go Natural: The First Most Important Steps

Sabrina R. Perkins | Posted 10.26.2016 | Black Voices
Sabrina R. Perkins

In no way are we implying it takes only a few steps to going natural but there are vital steps to get the natural hair ball rolling. Going natural sho...

Curlfest: Black Women Celebrating Their Natural Hair And Why We Need More

Erika Hardison | Posted 07.13.2016 | Black Voices
Erika Hardison

Image credit: Ike Slimster As seen on Fabulize Magazine: I'm so thrilled that in this day and age, black women can create spaces to celebrate ...

My Road To Being A Black Woman With Natural Hair

Arriel Vinson | Posted 07.11.2016 | Black Voices
Arriel Vinson

I know that once I begin my career search, my natural hair will be frowned upon. But then again, why would I want to work for an employer who can't appreciate my race and all it has to offer?

Madam C.J. Walker's Black Beauty Legacy Lives Through Her Great Grand Daughter and Now Sephora

Erika Hardison | Posted 06.15.2016 | Black Voices
Erika Hardison

Who could have predicted that a daughter of slaves turned self-made millionaire would have her namesake and products in a Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy brand like Sephora?

We Each Have Our Own 'Becky With the Good Hair'

Vicki Tidwell Palmer, LCSW | Posted 05.19.2016 | Women
Vicki Tidwell Palmer, LCSW

The invisible -- yet haunting --presence of Becky in women's psyches is what drives them (us) to resort to things like pretending to be who we're not for the sake of getting a man (or approval), begging for attention.

5 Things Black Women With Naturals Need To Do When Preparing For A (Sexy) Nightcap

Erika Hardison | Posted 04.13.2016 | Black Voices
Erika Hardison

So you are ready to have a nightcap with your boo but there's one problem - you just washed your hair! Don't let the idea of ruining your twist-out, 'fro or locs prevent you from engaging in extracurricular adult activities.

New Natural Hair Mag Seeks To Show Black Women Like The Queens They Are

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.01.2016 | Black Voices

One new magazine seeks to celebrate all the amazing qualities of every natural, curly-haired black queen. CRWNMAG is a quarterly, print-first publica...

I've Had Natural Hair Longer Than You... So What Does That Even Mean?

Sabrina R. Perkins | Posted 03.03.2016 | Black Voices
Sabrina R. Perkins

I envy your chance to go natural when there are tons of products, advice, and support to guide you. Am I bitter? Not at all, because I am the confident natural I am today because I was the clueless natural 10 years ago.

Why Black Girls Are Magic

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. | Posted 01.28.2017 | Black Voices
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

For those of you who don't know, there is a thing called Black Girl Magic and it's about empowering black women to feel good about themselves in a world that doesn't always value us. I mean no disrespect to anyone, just love for my fellow blacks girls doing great things in the world.

This Blog Is Giving A Voice To Black Women's Deepest Insecurities

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 10.28.2015 | Black Voices

To be a black woman today is to be in a constant fight to love yourself. From the recent incident at Spring Valley High School, to the perpetuation of...

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...

Thank You Andre Leon Tally, Laverne Cox and Andy Cohen for Reminding Us That Black Women Do Not Matter

Sheena C. Howard | Posted 07.15.2016 | Black Voices
Sheena C. Howard

As members of the Black community, Andre Leon Tally and Laverne Cox represent a microcosm of the ways in which we allow Black women and girls to be slaughtered both physically and mentally without pushback.

Actress Blasts 'Old Man' For Inappropriately Touching Her Hair

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.10.2015 | Black Voices

It's been said so many times, you would think it was common knowledge: Don't touch a black woman's hair, or a black man's hair, or anyone's hair at th...

Julia Craven

TSA Says It Will Stop Touching So Many Black Women's Hair | Julia Craven | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics

No, you cannot touch my hair -- but it isn’t as if the woman had asked for my permission. An agent of the Transportation Security Administration...

MR Round Table: Women And Our Hair

Man Repeller | The Writers | Posted 03.06.2015 | Black Voices

From the moment we grow it, we're in a relationship with it. Guests Jessica Dickerson and Chanel Parks from The Huffington Post joined us to discuss t...

PHOTOS: Stars Who Have Rocked Locs

Posted 03.03.2015 | Black Voices

Social media has been up in an uproar this week over the racially insensitive comments Giuliana Rancic made towards actress/singer Zendaya during Mond...

Solange Offers Awesome Reaction To Giuliana Rancic's Racist Hair Comments

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.25.2015 | Black Voices

We can always count on Solange Knowles to keep it real. Shortly after Disney star Zendaya responded to the racially insensitive comments E! News F...

Giuliana Rancic Apologizes AGAIN For Racist Hair Comments

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.25.2015 | Black Voices

UPDATE: Giuliana Rancic has issued another apology on Tuesday -- this time on-air admitting: "Something I said did cross the line." She goes on to sa...

WARNING: This Video Will Make You Want To Switch Up Your Hairstyle

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.16.2015 | Black Voices

When we first saw Cut's "100 Years Of Beauty In 1 Minute" video that chronicles the most iconic makeup and hairstyles every decade from 1910 to 2010, ...

My Full-circle Moment With Madam C.J. Walker's Legacy

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 12.20.2014 | Black Voices
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Here was a woman, a black woman no less, making tremendous strides in business in a time before women even had the right to vote.

Black Men Don't Like Black Women

Courtney Carter | Posted 12.14.2014 | Black Voices
Courtney Carter

Everywhere from pop culture to the hood, men are either consciously or subconsciously telling black women they aren't "wanted."

Michael Brown, Son, Student 'Thug'?

Ama Yawson | Posted 10.21.2014 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

The politics of respectability in the black community may not only hinder us from acting and engaging in the constructive protest, lobbying and collective action needed to create a more just society, as it has with respect to the Ferguson protests, but it may also prevent us from simply being and living freely.

I'm Gonna Cut That Man Right Out Of My Hair

Carolyn Edgar | Posted 10.07.2014 | Black Voices
Carolyn Edgar

I've been inspired to do some things as of late that require courage. So I cut off all my hair.

The Missing Education on Black Hair

Kimika Hudson | Posted 08.31.2014 | Black Voices
Kimika Hudson

Understanding these fundamentals about Afro-textured hair will help the U.S. military, schools and employers acknowledge that natural Black hair has a morphological difference that requires different needs than other ethnic groups.