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Sports reporter Pam Oliver brushes off criticism about hair

Many football lovers took time away from the game to make fun of FOX Sports reporter Pam Oliver’s hair. Last month during the NFC Championship game between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers, fans used social media as a tool express their disapproval. Oliver has finally responded to the criticism, which took shape […]

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Rihanna’s Doobie hairstyle steals show

While Rihanna was busy making history as the first recipient of the American Music Awards first-ever Icon award, many people couldn’t help but notice her hair. The star, showed up to this year’s music ceremony with her hair wrapped, and per usual, Twitter was on fire.

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Natural curly hair: please don’t touch

So..I’ve been natural for about three years now and the journey has been filled with challenges. I can’t say that I will never go back to the creamy crack, but I don’t see it in my future. I’m quite satisfied with the way that I can style my hair in it’s natural state, and to […]

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Girl Transfers After School Says Her Hair Wasn’t Presentable

Earlier this year we reported on an Ohio school that was forced to change its student dress code after the public became aware that the school made hairstyles such as afros, mohawks, and dreadlocks violations of school policy. As a result of public outcry, the school apologized and changed its rules. Recently, a father decided […]

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Ohio School Apologizes; Lifts Ban on Afro Puffs and Braids

Last week, we told you about Horizon Science Academy, a school in Ohio that – as part of its dress code – banned afro puffs and braids. After widespread outrage, Horizon has lifted the ban and released an apology, vowing to take necessary steps to “prevent this from ever happening again.”

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Ohio School Bans Afro Puffs and Braids

A school in Ohio is under fire for instituting a dress code that bans natural hair styles like braids and afro puffs. Why would a school find the need to police their students’ self-expression to the extent that they would ban natural hairstyles? Why is this ban even necessary?

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NYC Art Exhibit Allows Strangers to Touch Various Textures of Black Hair

An art exhibit in New York City called “You Can Touch My Hair” will allow folks to finally satisfy the impulse to put their fingers in an afro or stroke a dreadlock or several; an exploration of “the tactile fascination with black hair.”

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Black Meteorologist Fired for Responding to Racist Facebook Comment About Her Hair

Black meteorologist Rhonda A. Lee was fired from her position at a ABC affiliate in Shreveport, LA for responding to a racist facebook comment about her hair. Her employer alleges it violates company policy. Is her former employer justified in firing her? Should she sue?

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Sesame Street Does it Again: New Black Girl Video-Change the World

I tell you, many television and movie companies including Tyler Perry can take a chapter from Sesame Street when it comes to creating positive images of black women and girls. So, last year, Sesame Street’s video, I Love My Hair, went viral with parents excited to see positive messaging about black girls’ hair. However, this year, Sesame Street has […]

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A Letter to Lil’Wayne From Three Black Girls

“Letter to Lil Wayne” is a direct statement of justice from Watoto From The Nile. Growing tired and fed up with the constant degradation of Black women inside of Hip Hop music, they voice their views and opinions on this melodic track. In solidarity with other bloggers, I must share this video entitled, “Letter to […]

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