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Natural Hair’s Love Letter to Black Women

Dear Black Women, I want to start off by thanking for you finally embracing me the way you always should have. I had my time in the spotlight decades ago, and ...

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Solange’s 'Bridal Afro' Reignites Beauty Standards Debate

Solange Knowles has always embraced her own brand of style and beauty. So it was no surprise when her wedding attire and hairstyle effortlessly went against the norm. Most agree ...

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Put an End to the Itch: 5 Natural Remedies For an Itchy Scalp

Dealing with an incessantly itchy scalp is enough to drive a person insane. In some cases, it seems like every scratch only serves to intensify the itchy sensation. In order ...

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Beyoncé's New Surprise Album Is Actually a Platinum Box Set With Two New Songs

So after all the hoopla about a surprise album, Queen Bey took to the throne Tuesday morning via her label, Parkwood Entertainment to verify the details of her new release. Yes ...

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When Protective Styling Goes Wrong: Explaining Common Issues

There are many benefits to protective styling for naturals. Although the definition varies from person to person the key to a protective style is protecting the hair from over-manipulation, chemical ...

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Solange’s ‘Bridal Afro’ Reignites Beauty Standards Debate

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Solange Knowles has always embraced her own brand of style and beauty. So it was no surprise when her wedding attire and hairstyle effortlessly went against the norm. Most agree that she looked stunning, and her caped pantsuit ensemble will undoubtedly inspire brides for years...

Aevin Dugas Holds Guinness World Record For Largest Afro

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With a cloud of natural hair that stands four feet tall, Aevin Dugas holds the Guinness World Records title of the world’s largest afro, inspiring women around the globe to ditch relaxers for good. The 38-year-old New Orleans native traded in her straight tresses for...

Politics, Soul and Love: The History of the Afro

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My afro, Harriet the ‘Fro, turns two this month. She’s named after Harriet Tubman and embodies the freedom Harriet attained for the hundreds of thousands she led to independence. The natural hair craze has been equally as freeing for the legions of black women embracing...

TSA Examines a Black Woman’s “Poofy” Afro: Have They Gone Too Far?

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The TSA has been under fire recently for their alleged aggressive and discriminatory practices while examining fliers at airport security. Critics were in an uproar when a 20-year-old black college football player, Deshon Marman, was rejected from the plane for wearing sagging pants that revealed the...