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My Full-circle Moment With Madam C.J. Walker's Legacy

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 12.20.2014 | Black Voices
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Here was a woman, a black woman no less, making tremendous strides in business in a time before women even had the right to vote.

Black Men Don't Like Black Women

Courtney Carter | Posted 12.14.2014 | Black Voices
Courtney Carter

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

Michael Brown, Son, Student 'Thug'?

Ama Yawson | Posted 10.21.2014 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

The politics of respectability in the black community may not only hinder us from acting and engaging in the constructive protest, lobbying and collective action needed to create a more just society, as it has with respect to the Ferguson protests, but it may also prevent us from simply being and living freely.

I'm Gonna Cut That Man Right Out Of My Hair

Carolyn Edgar | Posted 10.07.2014 | Black Voices
Carolyn Edgar

I've been inspired to do some things as of late that require courage. So I cut off all my hair.

The Missing Education on Black Hair

Kimika Hudson | Posted 08.31.2014 | Black Voices
Kimika Hudson

Understanding these fundamentals about Afro-textured hair will help the U.S. military, schools and employers acknowledge that natural Black hair has a morphological difference that requires different needs than other ethnic groups.

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.

WATCH: Natural Hair Vlogger Domineque Banks' Beautiful Legacy

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.21.2014 | Black Voices

Although it's been a few weeks since we learned that natural hair vlogger Domineque Banks passed away after battling lupus, the sad news is still weig...

Why Can't A Black Woman Have Perfect Bedhead?

www.elle.com | Marjon Carlos | Posted 04.18.2014 | Black Voices

Blame it on my inherent tomboy tendencies, but I have always been in awe of that wild, disheveled mess that is considered “behead.” Unconstrain...

How This Girl 'Tames' Her Afro

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 06.27.2014 | Style

Afros are beautiful. So whenever we notice a girl or guy rocking an exceptionally large 'fro, we can't help but stare. And that's exactly what happene...

Organization Gives Amazing Gift To The Needy For Holiday Season

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.10.2013 | Black Voices

The lovely ladies over at Curly Girl Collective -- our favorite organization celebrating all things natural hair -- are spreading some serious holiday...

Black Woman Fired For Blonde Highlights

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.22.2013 | Black Voices

When will the foolishness and hoopla around black people's hair stop? Over the past year we've had to hear about a little girl being kicked out of sch...

WATCH: 'You Can Touch My Hair' Short Film

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.21.2013 | Black Voices

Remember that time a group of black women stood in the middle of New York City's Union Square holding signs inviting people to touch their hair? Yup, ...

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...

Who's Your Hair Icon?

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.17.2013 | Black Voices

What do Josephine Baker, Pam Grier, Halle Berry, Diana Ross and Solange Knowles have in common? Yes, they are all talented, beautiful and inspiring wo...

Sheryl Underwood, Re-think Your Judgments on Black Hair

Ernest Owens | Posted 11.04.2013 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

Please understand that with all the many issues that are facing blacks in the public sphere, hair should be something we should all strive to look past as a debate.

Natural Hair Moments That Made Headlines

Posted 09.04.2013 | Black Voices

Sheryl Underwood's comments on her show The Talk have, once again, opened the floodgates in the mainstream media about the topic of self-love (or self...

Twitter Responds Negatively To Sheryl Underwoods Comments On 'Nappy, Afro' Hair

www.theroot.com | Posted 09.03.2013 | Black Voices

Twitter was not happy with Sheryl Underwood on Sunday. On an "encore presentation" of her CBS show The Talk that aired Aug. 30, Underwood railed a...

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...

The Natural Hair Book We've Been Dreaming About...

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.02.2013 | Black Voices

We've been completely enamored with Glenford Nunez's ongoing "Coiffure Project" -- portraits of women modeling their glorious crowns of natural hair. ...

'I Don't Want You To Want My Hair'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.18.2013 | Black Voices

Hair envy is a serious matter. The intense emotion has made droves of women fry, dye and cut their hair to replicate fabulously coifed notables (see: ...

A Social Experiment, NOT A Movement

Julee Wilson | Posted 08.10.2013 | Black Voices
Julee Wilson

She gently touched my hair and gleefully exclaimed "it's so soft." While that was a sweet sentiment, I was left feeling of awkward and violated -- even though I allowed the touching. However, I loved that fact that opening myself to this opportunity in turn invited a very real and honest conversation with the woman.

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.

Julee Wilson

Why Are People So Fascinated With Black Hair?

HuffingtonPost.com | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.08.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- For most women of color, being asked "Can I touch your hair?" (or the sensation of an uninvited hand already in her tresses) is irritating...