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Ami McClure Gets a Baddass Baldie & Teaches Her Girls That “Hair Isn’t Everything.”

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The McClure twins with mom Ami By Mwabi Kaira Ami and Justin McClure rose to YouTube fame when a video of their adorable twin girls Ava and Alexis went viral in 2016. Their family has recently expanded with the addition of son Jersey. Ava and Lexi have become little superstars appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres show and walking on fashion…

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Spring Forward With These Fun Fab Natural Hairstyles!

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Bria Larine via xonecole.com By Danielle Jennings Whether you are newly a member of the natural hair community or a veteran naturalista, creative hair inspo is always welcomed. For spring, the temperatures are heating up and color palettes are brighter, so that means it’s the perfect time to have a little fun and experiment with hairstyles that force you out of…

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This Video on the History of Black Hair Proves Our Hair is Definitely Our Crown

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We can’t know where we’re going until we know where we’ve been. This video highlighting the history of black hair dating back to Africa, through enslavement, to today, can give us the perspective we need to walk powerfully through the world, knowing that our hair is truly our crown. As Marcus Garvey said, “Remove the kinks from your mind, not…

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Here’s Why Kim Kardashian Crediting Her Fulani Braids To Bo Derek Is Problematic

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Kim Kardashian By Samantha Callender via Essence.com Braids have long been the de facto hairstyle of the African diaspora. Originally a tribal signifier amongst African tribes, the technique was brought across the Atlantic during slavery and is now a go-to protective style for Black women.There’s no arguing that braids have played a critical role in Black hair culture, which is…

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5 YouTube Videos That Will Inspire You to Do Your Own Box Braids

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By Siraad Dirshe via Essence.com Protective style season is in full swing. Box braids are a no-brainer when it comes to protecting your strands against winter’s harsh temperatures, mainly for their ease and longevity. For many of us, getting our favorite braided style involves several hours in a chair and a triple-digit price tag. However, we’ve noticed and heard more Black…

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