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Unequal Sisters: How the Army Promotes White Womanhood As the Female Ideal

Ama Yawson | Posted 04.16.2014 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

"Finding out that the U.S. Army regulations seemed to be geared towards eliminating Black females with natural hair was heartbreaking for me... It pains me to know that an organization that I have sacrificed so much for doesn't accept me in my natural, yet professional state."

Stop Telling Me How To Style My Hair

The OpEd Project | Posted 02.02.2014 | Teen
The OpEd Project

As teenagers trying to figure out who we are, we naturally experiment with different ways to express ourselves. To be forced to manipulate our hair in a way that doesn't represent us just isn't fair.

Black Women's Hair And The Human Zoo: Are You Admiring Or Exploiting?

Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 08.07.2013 | Black Voices
Gabrielle Dunkley

In the "You Can Touch My Hair" exhibit, the Others, black female participants, consent to the ogling in hopes of deconstructing the curiosity for mutual education. The exhibit and the exhibited are forced to confront each other's questions about race.

The Biggest Natural Hair Stories Of 2012!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.02.2013 | Black Voices

It's safe to say that 2012 was the year of natural hair. The state and style of our hair has always been a hot topic for black women, but this yea...

Do You Avoid Exercise To Maintain Your Hairstyle?

www.reuters.com | Posted 02.17.2013 | Black Voices

(Reuters Health) - A number of obstacles may stand between a person and exercise, and hairstyles may be one of them for African-American women, accord...

Is Hampton's Ban On Cornrows And Dreadlocks Ok?

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 08.26.2012 | Black Voices

Hampton University has found itself in a hairy situation,--literally--thanks to a recent report by Virginia's ABC news station shining a spotlight on ...

WATCH: Bria Murphy Gets Silly For 'Dark And Lovely'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.25.2012 | Black Voices

Since becoming Dark & Lovely's brand ambassador over a year ago, Bria Murphy seems to be everywhere. She's on countless boxes of hair treatments, spla...

The Length That Means Damage And 7 Other Natural Hair Tips

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

I've been pretty open about my natural hair journey, however, it's taken over 10 years for me to get a grasp on the basics. From detecting scalp dryin...

23 Stars Who Inspire Me With Their Natural Hair

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Like many little black girls, my mother believed that the easiest way to manage my thick, curly hair was to have it chemically-straightened (read: rel...