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Don't forget about the hair: Symbolism in "This Is America"

If you have not seen Childish Gambino’s thought-provoking video for his new single, “This Is America”, yet, please watch it:

***Warning: Violence and explicit language; viewer discretion is advised*** 1,023 more words

The Ignorance Towards Black Hair

By Jasmine Braswell

Did you cut your hair? How long is your natural hair? Is that a weave? What is a weave? What are faux locs? 582 more words


The Akụkọ Diaries: The Hair and the Tortoise

Dear diary,

My hair, on the surface, is like a tortoise. It seems to be slow to grow, slow to retain length. Like a tortoise, it seems to be slow to form and slow to move, a mass as thick as a watered sponge. 1,087 more words


Caring for Hair

Just finished reading this article. My hair has been “African-American” or black natural for more than four years yet it is now that I have to re-educate my self on how to care for it and style it. 58 more words

Everyday Living

Coordinate Closeup: Mana

This Bodyline skirt is an adventurer. It passed from Kristina to Mayi, then fell into my hands and was coordinated that same day. Even though I wear a wide range of styles, florals and paintings are the motifs I come back to again and again. 280 more words

Classic Lolita

A Guide to the Most Popular Hairstyles for Black Women

Although we can testify to the versatility and strength of textured hair, it still requires a certain level of protection to remain healthy. In addition to regular cleansing, deep-conditioning, and the occasional treatment, natural strands should also be fashioned into styles that offer some level of protection and look really cute, too. 65 more words


Creamy Crack Addict

When I turned 18 I booked an appointment for my very first relaxer. I didn’t have any hair education at all, I just knew that I wanted a new hairstyle and wanted to be able to wear my hair down more often. 340 more words

Andy | Party Of 1