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E! Fashion Police Masks Racist Speech Towards Zendaya As Comedy

Ama Yawson | Posted 04.27.2015 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

The beautiful 18-year old Disney starlet Zendaya looked absolutely ravishing at the Acadamy Awards in her satin ivory Vivienne Westwood gown and her elegant dreadlocked hairstyle. But Giuliana Rancic of E! Fashion Police did not agree.

Afro-Textured Hair: Beautiful and Magical or Nappy Heads in Need of Perminators?

Ama Yawson | Posted 12.02.2014 | Style
Ama Yawson

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 5 Biggest Natural Hair Mistakes

Ama Yawson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Style
Ama Yawson

The movement often fails to challenge the very paradigm that encouraged women to chemically process their hair and thereby prevented them from remaining natural, in the first place.

How to Get Rid of Black Women With Kinky Hair

Ama Yawson | Posted 09.15.2014 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

The trend of integration in the natural hair movement may contribute to the erasure of kinky hair textures in the media.

Dreadlocks: Beautiful and Spiritual or Hideous and Unsanitary?

Ama Yawson | Posted 08.26.2014 | Style
Ama Yawson

Let's be honest, many people view dreadlocks as "dreadful". I sincerely hope that change is on the horizon. Niyya Tenee, the founder of Locs Revolution, is on a mission to uplift the image of locked hair and as part of that mission she is promoting Loc Appreciation Day on June 28, 2014.

Hair-Bullying and the Decline of U.S. Education System

Ama Yawson | Posted 06.02.2014 | Education
Ama Yawson

During the past year, hair-bullying in particular, has garnered national attention. In the hair-bullying cases, the bullies are not children, they are educators.

A Win For Tiana Parker

AP | Posted 09.10.2013 | Black Voices

TULSA, Okla. -- An Oklahoma charter school has changed its dress code after inciting criticism for telling a 7-year-old girl that her dreadlocks viola...

More Backlash Arises Over School's 'Racist' Hair Policy

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.09.2013 | Black Voices

Controversy continues to brew over an Oklahoma charter school's dress code banning “hairstyles such as dreadlocks, afros, mohawks and other faddish ...

Does This School Have A Racist Hair Policy?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.05.2013 | Black Voices

A young girl has switched schools after she was told that she would not be allowed to sport her hairstyle of choice. According to 7-year-old Tian...