It's been two years since my final relaxer and 16 months since my big chop and I couldn't be happier! Seeing my thick, dense, coarse and kinky hair was like meeting myself for the first time. My hair is a lovely deep black -- nowhere near the light brown, reddish color I'd always believed it to be.
Designers and retailers are all about fashion that is appropriate and chic for either athletic or leisure activities, or both. Yes there is a way to...
Why aren't kids off limits? Is it too much to ask to leave kids out of it. Damn, kids don't pick their parents, she didn't sign up for fame, so just leave her out of it for God's sake.
As kids, we've all fantasized about growing up and becoming rich and famous. But for celebrity kids, success is something that they're born with. Thanks to their already well-known names, some of these Hollywood kids are carving out their own slice of fame.
Do you feel as if you are being bullied about your hair choices? On one hand, there are Black women and girls who eschew dangerous chemical relaxers and instead rock their God-given afro-textured hair, and often experience bullying as a result.
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?
Operating on the TOMS Shoes model--for each backpack bought, a backpack is donated to a child in need -- STATE Bags was born out of a desire to help provide children in need with healthy snacks, school supplies, a reliable carry-all, and a group of positive role models.
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."
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 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.
Whenever we're strolling in the neighborhood, someone always comments on my daughter's hair. I've considered that maybe people are complimenting her and that I shouldn't take it too seriously. But then I realize their comments are always directed at her hair.
Beyonce Knowles has finally responded to the controversy surrounding her daughter Blue Ivy's offensive hairstyle. For the past two years of the young ...
His clueless comments didn't just make Beyoncé squirm in her seat, her smile frozen on her face; women everywhere recoiled. Even worse, we all sucked in our stomachs, whether we're mothers or not.
It's Beyoncé's world and we're just living in it.
From a famously divided Congress that finally agreed on something (Sunny Obama is adorable!) to two international sporting events whose execution proved more entertaining than the actual sport, 2014 definitely did not disappoint us in terms of buzz-worthy events.
In his highly anticipated 12th studio album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, Jay-Z rightly notes that fatherhood can be a joyful and frightful experience, especially for a rising generation of fathers whose fathers were largely absent.