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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...