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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…

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Why The ‘White Designers Appropriating African Fashion Debate’ Is Old News

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Stella McCartney 2017 By Mwabi Kaira The internet exploded this week with news that fashion designer Stella McCartney’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection featured African prints.  Everyone took to hash tagging cultural appropriation and voiced their outrage all over social media that a designer could show white women wearing our designs.  I’m an African woman by way of Zambia and Malawi and…

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