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Black High School Students In South Africa Protest After Being Told To Straighten Their Hair

Students at Pretoria High School for Girls in South Africa joined together in protest today after enduring months of racism and abuse by their white teachers. “I have a natural afro, but a teacher told me I need to comb my hair because it looks...

Georgia Mom Arrested After Pepper Spraying Son’s Attackers

A Georgia mom was recently arrested after trying to defend her son against attackers. According to WSBTV, Shawanda Favors at Atlanta’s New Schools at Carver. “The parent was apprehended by the Atlanta Public Schools Police Department and charged for her inappropriate conduct. Four students were treated and one...

In Home Hairstyling Service Yeluchi Brings Professional Black Stylists Right To Your Door

Yeluchi, dubbed the “uber for black hair,” is the newest and most exciting venture shaking up the hairstyling industry for the better and aiming to completely change how we go about booking hair appointments. Yeluchi is an at home hairstyling service created by Entrepreneur and...

Cosmopolitan Refers to Teyana Taylor As “That Girl” & Twitter Goes Off

One of the biggest highlights of Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards was definitely Kanye West’s video featuring Teyana Taylor: Talk about having the most epic snapback since giving birth to her daughter in December. Well apparently, there’s a bunch of mainstream (white) sites out...

Colin Kaepernick Defends His Right to Protest National Anthem

Colin Kaepernick on Sunday defended his decision not to stand for the national anthem at a game two days earlier, saying he is protesting on behalf of people oppressed because of their race. “This country stands for freedom, liberty, justice for all — and it’s...

Nate Parker’s Former Classmates Dispute Rape Claims

LaKeisha Wolf, Assata Richards, Lurie Daniel Favors and Brian Favors were students when Nate Parker and his then-roommate Jean Celestin were charged with raping a woman in 1999, and have now written a lengthy statement to The Root. “We are both dismayed and disappointed at the...