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Blue Ivy’s Fro Steals the Show #Formation

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by Kanisha Parks of BlackNaps.org “I like my baby hair with baby hair and afros.” Indeed, Blue Ivy’s fro took over the Internet this weekend and for good reason: she’s embracing her head of hair and she doesn’t care what you have to say about it. Beyonce has been ridiculed for “not grooming” her Blue Ivy’s hair since the beginning…

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Being Black and Curly in Los Angeles #Blacktresses

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  by Amanda Seales In the latest episode of my digital series, Get Your Life, the lead character finds herself at an audition with a number of other black women. Stuck in the waiting room together, due to a scheduling error, things get heated when they start bickering about everything from who’s being “extra black”, what is considered “attractive”, and…

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“I Had To Do It”: Maria Borges Rocks Her Natural Hair At The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

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 PHOTO COURTESY OF EVAN AGOSTINI by Devri Velazquez Model Maria Borges is no stranger to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. And third time’s a charm. Having walked in the acclaimed show both in 2013 and 2014, everyone couldn’t help but notice something strikingly different about Borges’ appearance. This year, the 23-year-old Angolan beauty chose to rock her natural hair TWA…

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“Natural is often synonymous for curly, mixed hair. This is not only damaging, but unrealistic.”

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by Devri Velazquez Introduce yourself. My name is X’ene Sky and I currently live in Houston, Texas although I’ll be relocating to Austin in May for Graduate School at UT Austin. I am a classically trained pianist, singer, composer as well as an organizer and activist. I enjoy working with children, reading, painting and yoga. How long have you been…

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Louisiana school hits Rastafarian teen with ‘unlimited suspension’ over his dreadlocks

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via TheRawStory by Travis Getty  The ACLU of Louisiana has come to the defense of a Rastafarian boy who has been suspended from school and forbidden to return until he cuts his dreadlocks. The boy was sent home from South Plaquemines High School when classes resumed Aug. 8 because his dreadlocks extended beyond the collar of his shirt, in apparent violation of…

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