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What People Really Hear When You Ask To Touch Their Natural Hair

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.07.2015 | Black Voices

Men and women with natural hair hear some pretty offensive comments sometimes. These remarks can be unwarranted and often come in the form o...

How The First Black Woman To Own A Natural Hair Product Patent Uses It As A Wealth Generator

Ginger Dean | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Ginger Dean

If you're a small business owner, intellectual property is an essential resource. However, because it isn't a physical tool, many people tend to forget its necessity or are just unaware of its importance.

The Unexpected Beauty of Going Natural

Aleichia Williams | Posted 10.02.2015 | Women
Aleichia Williams

It's hard to put into words the significance a woman's hair often symbolizes in her life. I've always understood this. However, I think I understood it most four months ago when I held the scissors to my head and cut my hair to expose my natural texture for the first time in my adult life.

On the 'A' w/Souleo: Miss Jessie's CEO Successfully Navigates Through Natural Hair Criticism

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 10.01.2015 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Earlier this month, TV personality Sheryl Underwood from The Talk felt compelled to apologize for negative remarks she made about kinky hair in September 2013. She did so while revealing her own natural hair.

Zendaya Is Getting Her Own Loc'd Barbie

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 09.21.2015 | Black Voices

Zendaya's gorgeous faux dreadlocks she rocked earlier this year -- and poised response to her haters -- has earned her a permanent spot in fashi...

Sheryl Underwood Takes Off Her Wig And Apologizes For Tasteless Natural Hair Joke

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 09.18.2015 | Black Voices

Comedian and talk show host Sheryl Underwood removed her wig and revealed her natural hair on Monday’s segment of "The Talk." The host...

How These Dolls Encourage Little Black Girls To Embrace Their Natural Hair

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 09.16.2015 | Black Voices

Yelitsa Jean-Charles said she cried when a relative gave her a black Barbie when she was a little girl. “This isn’t the real Barbie,&rdquo...

Natural Hair Moments At Fashion Week That Made Us Shout For Joy

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 09.20.2015 | Style

New York Fashion Week is not over yet but it's time to take a moment and applaud all the natural hairstyles that have appeared at the S...

Coloring Book 'I Love My Hair' Celebrates Curls, Braids, Afros And Coifs Of All Kinds

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.17.2015 | Arts

How do you wear your lovely lady locks? In a bun? In a twist? Short? Long? In braids or dreads? Au natural? A new adult coloring book by Andrea Pippin...

Open Letter to Allure, The New York Times and Other "Lamestream" Publications: If You Don't Know, You Better Ask Somebody

Ama Yawson | Posted 08.07.2015 | Media
Ama Yawson

You know the drill. One of you mainstream, aka "lamestream," publications publishes an article or statement perhaps about a "current" topic and diverse readers lash out against you all for cultural insensitivity, cultural appropriation, or general cluelessness.

Revisiting My Roots -- Happy Nappy

Ronda Lee | Posted 08.05.2015 | Women
Ronda Lee

The journey has been enlightening. Going natural put me more in touch with my roots, not just my hair follicles but the culture and history of black hair and how black women were socialized to be ashamed of our natural hair.

From Relaxer to All-Natural Hair

Joy Adaeze | Posted 07.23.2015 | Black Voices
Joy Adaeze

It took a lot of trial and error during this journey but one thing I learned is that you should never give up on your hair. Love it, embrace it, find out what she likes. Your hair is unique and beautiful, just like you.

8 Times Black Hairstyles Have Been Culturally Appropriated

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.17.2015 | Black Voices

On Wednesday, Elle UK called baby hair a "trend" and credited Katy Perry for inspiring it.  They were wrong -- black women have been ro...

Elle UK Thinks Katy Perry Inspired A Hair Trend Black Women Have Worn For Decades

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.15.2015 | Black Voices

Baby hair is nothing new to black women but Elle UK thinks it’s a "trend." New Trend Alert: Baby hairs. Here's everything you ...

The Most Important Lesson to Teach Children

Ama Yawson | Posted 07.15.2015 | Education
Ama Yawson

The world has become a very uncertain place due to rapid technological and cultural change. We are reminded of change when we remember iconic companies that each employed thousands of people such as Enron, Pan Am, MCI Worldcom and Arthur Anderson. Those companies no longer exist.

The Haircut That Got A 5-Year-Old Sent Home From School

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.03.2015 | Black Voices

Jalyn Broussard was excited to show off his haircut at school last December. It was the first time the 5-year-old sported a different haircut than his...

Dear Rachel, I Am Not My Hair, But I Am A Black Woman

Calvalyn Day | Posted 06.16.2015 | Black Voices
Calvalyn Day

By choosing to falsely "go natural," you insult the women who are expected to wear a freshly-relaxed bob in order to keep their jobs. You've clearly never had your 3-year-old cut her hair off and say she wants "flat hair."

Ava Duvernay Blasts Man For Touching Her Hair -- As She Should

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.15.2015 | Black Voices

Here we go again. Just last week an "old man" took it upon himself to touch "Mad Men" actress Teyonah Parris' hair without permission and now film...

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...

Why #UnconventionalBlackBeauty Celebrates People Like Me

Sofiya Ballin | Posted 06.05.2015 | Black Voices
Sofiya Ballin

In the black community, we often celebrate those who are Afrocentric as long as they don't look "too African." The funny thing about the hashtag #unconventionalblackbeauty is that most photos were pretty conventional. But partnering these pictures with the word "beauty" has made them unconventional.

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 doub...

This Campaign Wants Young Girls To Embrace Their Natural Curls

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.27.2015 | Black Voices

Dove's "Love Your Curls" campaign is taking its quest to inspire curly hair appreciation from feel good videos to the written word. In the latest iter...

The Hairstyle That Will 'Protect' Your Locks All Summer Long

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 05.12.2015 | Style

Crochet braids have reemerged as one of the most popular black hairstyles of the season. Though this hairdo dates back to the '90s, the modern version...

How One Mom Taught Her 7-Year-Old Daughter To Accept Her Natural Beauty

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 05.11.2015 | Black Voices

When 7-year-old Natalie McGriff struggled to embrace her natural black beauty, her mom was the first one to encourage her to love her hair and her bea...

WeNeedDiverseAnimation# Because BlackLivesMatter#

Ama Yawson | Posted 05.05.2015 | Media
Ama Yawson

How do we eliminate the bias against black skin which seems to be so inextricably linked to issues of discrimination that have a real impact on the progress of African-Americans? Economic investment, legal reform and improvements in education are certainly needed. But, I also believe that positive multicultural media is part of the solution.