New York City Art Exhibit Lets Strangers Touch Varied Textures of Black Hair

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Touching hair is a controversial topic within the natural hair community. Several women with natural hair have to deal with unwelcome touches or various requests to discover what their hair texture feels like. Some are perhaps happy to oblige but most compare the experience to...

Kerry Washington and Don Cheadle Talk Race in Hollywood: “I’m Good With [Being] Defined By My Race”

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Kerry Washington and Don Cheadle offer insightful and eye-opening commentary on race in Variety‘s “Primetime Emmy” series. Both actors have managed to build successful and prolific careers in Hollywood, and they actually attribute some of their achievements to their race and in Kerry’s case, her...

Colorblindness is Not the Path to Success for Black Women Actresses

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Actress Vivica A. Fox walked the red carpet at the “After Earth” New York City premiere to support her “Independence Day” co-star, Will Smith. Fox spoke with theGrio about her off-screen friendship with Smith, telling the interviewer the best advice she’s ever received from the...

Boy Sets Girl’s Hair Extensions on Fire in Brooklyn Schoolyard

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A Brooklyn eighth-grade girl was hospitalized with burns after a boy set her hair extensions on fire in a schoolyard Tuesday, authorities said. The Department of Education said the boy and girl were outside I.S. 68 in Canarsie when the boy, a sixth-grader, took a...

Miguel and Billboard Awards Producers Play The Blame Game While Fall Victim Faces Possible Brain Damage

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The fall seen ’round the world at the 2013 Billboard Awards is getting even messier for Miguel and the show producers. Miguel’s ill-fated leg drop during a performance of “Adorn” reportedly left audience member Khyati Shah facing possible brain damage. Shah’s lawyer announced that she...