BET's 'Killer Curves' Shows the Risks for a Bigger Booty

Blac Chyna, Kloe Kardashian & K. Michelle 
By Brenda Alexander
The black woman’s curvaceous booty is nothing new. We all envy that one sis in our family/friend circle for being shaped like a Coca Cola bottle: small waist, nice hips and a plump butt. But what happens when a woman desperately yearns for a shapely figure and the operating table is their top choice? BET’s documentary Killer Curves: Bodies to Die For puts that question to the test by highlighting the dangers associated with surgical enhancements to your backside.

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This Refinery 29 Mini-Doc Examines the Truth Behind Where Hair Extensions Come From

Riqua Hailes
By Erickka Sy Savané

Some of us want to know where things come from. We want to know our genealogy, where our meat comes from down to the products we put on our body, which is why DIY videos are so important. If you do it yourself, there's no question about its authenticity. Some of us are curious about where hair extensions come from, but funny enough, there's not a lot of info. out there because the business is shadier than Donald Trump's taxes. Enter Refinery 29's gem of a mini-doc that gets out into these hair extension streets, traveling to multiple countries, to uncover the truth about human hair trafficking.  Now proceed with caution becuz once you know you can't not know. (Insert evil laugh) 

And iDanced: Shane Johnson Gives Us a Peek Into the World of Hip Hop Dance Pioneers

Promotional photo for And iDanced with Shane Johnson
By Brenda Alexander

In a time where music videos with coinciding choreography that you mimic in front of your bedroom mirror are almost nonexistent, most hip dances are learned via Youtube and Instagram. With the exception of Beyonce’s core background dancers, the days where artists have a signature ensemble of dancers employed are long gone. I grew up in the 90s where dancers were a vital part of a performance or video. Dancers, at one point, were the main attraction, more so than the artist. Those dancers weren’t known by name but they were recognized by their faces and their moves. Many were associated with the artists they worked with. Bobby Brown, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson all had some of the greatest dancers and choreography in its prime. There was one dancer at the center of it all during that time: Shane Johnson.

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These African Women From Chad Prove That Kinky Hair Can Grow Hella Long

Basara Arab women
By Emily Cotton

For years we have been made to believe that Kinky African natural hair cannot grow which is a well-known myth that has been proven wrong over and over again as women adopt healthy hair practices. From a general standpoint, the key to length is just figuring out how our hair works and what to do to preserve our tresses as it grows.

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Elle Magazine's Documentary On Braids Will Give You All The Feels!

Karrueche Tran 
By Erickka Sy Savané
Not all documentaries are created equal. But Elle Magazine's 'Braided: An American Hair Story' taps celebs like Lupita Nyong'o, Young M.A., and Karrueche Tran, as well as stylist to the stars Vernon Francois and author Ayana Byrd to give us an entertaining, political, and historic look at the hairstyle that is more than just a hairstyle but a staple of black culture. Produced by Angel Lenise, Bree Green, and Julie Schott, it's totally worth watching so click the link!

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