Posts tagged "afro"

EBONY Declares Today #NationalAfroDay In Honor Of Vanessa Van Dyke

Earlier this week, we fell in love with 12-year-old badass Vanessa Van Dyke (and her supportive momma!) for not letting her private school enforce racist beauty standards on her hair. The Orlando, Florida, student complained about bullying from students over her Afro and school administrators responded by demanding that Vanessa straighten or cut…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 27, 2013

The Soapbox: Natural Hair, Like Recycling, Is Not A Lifestyle Choice For Everyone

For the last several years, natural hair "trends" have been on the rise for African-American and other women in the U.S. Just last week, Oprah graced the cover of O Magazine donning an enormous Afro, much bigger than the one she wore in the late '70s when she first started…
By: Shanelle Matthews / August 12, 2013

Oprah Poses On The Cover Of “O” Magazine In An Afro

Oprah's had a lot of different looks on the cover of O magazine and her latest is a huuuge Afro. I like! [Racked] Alex Rodriguez has been suspended without pay for the rest of the 2013 season for using performance-enhancing drugs. [US Weekly] Is Rihanna snorting cocaine in thi…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 5, 2013

Barbie Gets An Afro For The Holidays

When I picture Barbie, it's with her signature straight blonde hair, unrealistically perky (and hard) boobs, and undeniably Caucasian skin tone and features. Sure, there's darker-skinned Teresa and, uh, gingery Midge who sported a fetus in her hollowed belly, but they all have distinctly European features and hair. An African-American natural hair group is reclaiming…
By: Rachel Krause / December 13, 2011

Quotable: Tracy Morgan Has Ideas For Your Placenta

"The first day I met [Tracy Morgan], I had a small Afro, and he was like, 'You know, if you want to get dreads, you should get your girl pregnant and put the placenta in your hair.' And I was like, 'What the f**k are you talking about?' But from that point…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 7, 2009