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Fried, Dyed, and Laid to the Side: Memories of the Hot Comb!

Diedre A. Ware | Posted 07.08.2015 | Fifty
Diedre A. Ware

Saturday mornings in my childhood were sometimes like something out of an Annie Lee or an Ernie Barnes painting. Like millions of other little black girls in the '60s with curly, kinky, or coarse hair, this was the appointed time to have one's hair "did."

Military's Ban on Nappy Hair

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.13.2014 | Black Voices
Irene Monroe

African American female servicemembers comprise the highest percentage of women in the military.

Forgotten Women: Madam C. J. Walker, Beauty Entrepreneur

Gerit Quealy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gerit Quealy

It struck me as a microcosm of women's history in general -- the role models are there, we just don't know about them, or don't countenance them. But as I've said before, anchoring to our past ensures a more secure future.

A House in the Hamptons?: Historic Vacation Spots of the Black Elite

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

Some African-Americans, seemingly born under an auspicious star, apparently have always gathered to share their leisure pursuits with others who were similarly favored.

Good Hair? Bad Hair? Great Style!

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

The varied and imaginative ways African Americans dress their hair represents a high-point of human creativity that's dependency, the very quintessence of style.

Losing Our Heads Over Michelle Obama's Hair

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

I now join the legions of Obama enthusiasts who delight in their optimistic appearance, irrespective of what they wear or how they style their hair.