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The Intersection of Race, Sports & Money: 'C'mon Man'

Everett Glenn | Posted 11.21.2014 | Black Voices
Everett Glenn

In our American system of jurisprudence, ignorance of the law is no defense and in many other instances people are held liable for what they knew or s...

Solange's Bridal Afro Upsets Beauty Standards

Kadia Blagrove | Posted 11.18.2014 | Black Voices
Kadia Blagrove

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?

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."

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.

15 Things You Should Never Say To A Woman With Natural Hair

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver & Chanel Parks | Posted 07.22.2014 | Style

When we stopped using chemical relaxers and flat irons to straighten our natural hair, we felt great that our tresses were finally getting the chance ...

Sunne's Gift's: 10 Reasons Why All Little Black Girls Should Rock Natural Hair

Ama Yawson | Posted 09.08.2014 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

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.

This Is What the Afro Means Now

Bustle | Posted 09.07.2014 | Black Voices
Bustle

The classic stereotypes that have blanketed black people for centuries are no longer the default setting and black buying power is being recognized and legitimized by the beauty industry.

Teyonah Parris Is Giving Us Major Hair Envy

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.06.2014 | Black Voices

We can't stop staring at Teyonah Parris' feature in Bright Ideas magazine. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOS There's no denying the "Mad Men" actress is u...

Awesome Afro Alert!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.04.2014 | Black Voices

We love Afros around these parts -- the voluminous halos of hair are just so darn lovely. So we were super excited to see that Brandy is rocking the r...

11 Afros That Make It Impossible Not To Love Black Hair

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 03.21.2014 | Black Voices

The afro is a legendary hair style, the pinnacle of natural black hair that has graced the craniums of entertainers, athletes, historical and politica...

LOOK: Naomi's Afro Is Awesome

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.04.2014 | Black Voices

Naomi Campbell's signature bone straight hair is just as legendary as her modeling career and bad behavior. And while we've seen the British bombshell...

Getting Halloween Right Amid Geisha, Indian, and Pimp Costumes

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.25.2013 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Malachi Segers For young adults hunting for a last minute Halloween costume, it's often really hard to walk the line between cool and offensiv...

WATCH: Are Afros Always A Political Statement?

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.14.2013 | Black Voices

Afros are making a comeback! Well let's be honest, they really didn't go anywhere. But thanks to the natural hair movement, Dante de Blasio's headline...

Obama Praises Dante De Blasio's Afro

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 09.25.2013 | New York

Dante de Blasio's afro continues to be a supporting character in his dad's run for mayor. President Barack Obama complimented the 16-year-old's health...

WATCH: Rock Out With Your Curls Out!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.17.2013 | Black Voices

Hey naturalistas! Need a new feel-good-about-your-follicles jam? If so, we offer you "NA-TU-RAL" by Qu'ality. The Harlem-based rapper calls the tu...

Why My "Dream" Hair Wasn't Worth Going Bald Over

Julee Wilson | Posted 08.07.2013 | Style
Julee Wilson

"I was constantly in pursuit of silky, shiny, blows-in-the-wind, 'white girl' hair."

Prince's Afro Is Back!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.20.2013 | Black Voices

Last night Prince rightfully picked up the Icon award at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. And he also picked out his afro for the big event! Ever sinc...

Best/Worst Brands: Breaking Good, Afros and Crowdfunding

Alona Elkayam | Posted 06.25.2013 | Style
Alona Elkayam

Whenever I see a really big afro in bustling NYC, I get the feeling it's winking at me, saying, "Remember me?" When an afro sighting is followed up by a throwback cigarette or e-cigarette advertisement on a bus shelter I don't smile, for a moment i get genuinely confused what era it is.

Judge Me Not By the Texture of My Hair But By the Content of My Character

Damona Hoffman | Posted 06.10.2013 | Black Voices
Damona Hoffman

When I was born with a caramel hue and a head full of dark, wavy hair, my mother proclaimed, "My prayers were answered. You got the long hair like Betty.

PHOTOS: A Homage To The Afro

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.08.2013 | Black Voices

Whether being praised or despised, black women and our hair is a hot topic. And the latest headline-making story comes courtesy of the creative ambass...

C'mon, Michelle Obama, Time to Rock a 'Fro!

Marlon Regis | Posted 05.28.2013 | Black Voices
Marlon Regis

You see, Mrs. FLOTUS, if you rock a 'fro or revert back to your natural hair in the many styles that'll be cool and acceptable, just like you do with the straightened, unnatural hair -- à la bangs -- you could also be making even a bigger move in White House history.

PHOTOS: Oprah's Hair Through the Years

OWN | Posted 03.04.2013 | OWN

From braids and bangs to perms and natural styles, Oprah's hair has a history of hits and misses that -- luckily for us -- has been well-documented. ...

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...

HuffPost Beauty Editor: I Was 'Violated' By TSA Because Of My Hairstyle

Posted 12.10.2012 | Style

Huffington Post Style's Beauty Editor Dana Oliver appeared on HuffPost Live to discuss an incident in which she believes she was singled out by airpor...

The TSA Gets Touchy With Solange's Hair

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.16.2012 | Black Voices

Just when you thought all of that TSA hair frisking nonsense was over, now comes news that Solange Knowles' curly mane has experienced its very own "D...