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Black Men Don't Like Black Women

Courtney Carter | Posted 10.17.2014 | Black Voices
Courtney Carter

Everywhere from pop culture to the hood, men are either consciously or subconsciously telling black women they aren't "wanted."

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.

Maya Angelou and the Gift of Being Born a Black Woman

Ama Yawson | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
Ama Yawson

If you have the privilege of being born a black woman, it is my belief, that it is a part of your divine mission to liberate yourself from all external and internalized oppression and thereby liberate the world.

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.

'I'm Sorry If It Hurt Any Dark-Skinned Girls' Feelings'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 05.03.2013 | Black Voices

ASAP Rocky has finally addressed the hoopla he created recently, stemming from the (misguided) beauty advice he offered up during an interview with Th...

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.

'Black Don't Crack': Black Women Believe They Age Best

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.20.2013 | Black Voices

We've all heard and seen shining examples of the age-old adage, "black don't crack." Thanks to good genes, lots of ultraviolet ray-shielding melani...

Gabby Douglas Won Gold Medals and Looked Great. What Did You Do This Summer?

Michelle Whittaker | Posted 10.13.2012 | Black Voices
Michelle Whittaker

I think that it's time for black America to move past having only one representative. Yes, Gabby Douglas is a young black lady from the US, but she does not, and cannot, represent an entire culture.

PHOTO: Wow, Oprah! Is That Your Natural Hair?

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 08.02.2012 | Black Voices

Looks like Oprah is the newest passenger on the natural hair bandwagon! The Queen of All Media decided to grace the September 2012 cover of O magazine...

Writer Slams Natural Hair Business Investment As 'Dumb'

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.30.2012 | Black Voices

Between the droves of black women embracing their natural curls, natural hair vloggers flooding YouTube and au naturale manes inspiring groundbreaking...

Black Beauty Delivered To Your Doorstep

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.18.2012 | Black Voices

For most black women, finding the right hair products or perfect shade of foundation is a needle-in-a-haystack mission. But thanks to a new crop of co...

The Cute Coefficient: Why White Women Don't Defend Black Women

Yvette Carnell | Posted 08.23.2011 | Women
Yvette Carnell

As long as white feminists still use men as their benchmark for how they view themselves and their black and brown counterparts, any hope of a collective movement is impossible.