black hair

Tulsa School Sends 7-Year-Old Home From School Because Afros, Dreadlocks Are “Unacceptable”

What kind of racist bullshit is this?! A charter school in Tulsa, Oklahoma, sent a seven-year-old Black girl named Tiana Parker home from school because her dreadlocks were considered “unacceptable.”

Jessica Wakeman | September 4, 2013 - 4:00 pm

UPDATE: A Questionable School Dress Code Bans Afro-Puffs

UPDATE, 4:45p.m.: Via Jezebel, Horizon Science Academy has posted an apology on their web site and said it will “correct the information” in its dress code, as well as send out…

Mary Odell | June 24, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Debate This: Should Black Women Allow Others To Touch Their Hair?

This week, Antonia Opiah, the founder and editor of the black hair site, launched a temporary exhibit on black hair texture. Noting that non-black people have long held a…

Julie Gerstein | June 7, 2013 - 1:00 pm

I Always Wanted To Ask: The Frisky & Madame Noire Discuss Good Hair Vs. White Hair

When we sat down to record our “I Always Wanted To Ask” video series with Madame Noire, we discovered that there were a couple of questions we had for each…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 29, 2013 - 11:00 am

Rhonda Lee, Black Meteorologist, On Getting Fired For Speaking Out About Her Hair

Two weeks ago, we were disturbed to learn the story of Rhonda Lee, a black meteorologist who was fired from KTBS-TV in Shreveport, Louisiana, after she responded in the comments,…

Jessica Wakeman | December 20, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Will You Lighten Your Hair For Summer?

Typically, light hair is for the summer and dark hair is for the winter. But recently, I decided to buck the trend and colored my hair jet black (well it…

Annika Harris | April 20, 2011 - 11:20 am

“Sesame Street” Schools Black Girls On The Beauty Of Their Hair

“Sesame Street” has aired a new song, “I Love My Hair,” aimed at young black girls to teach them to value and love their natural hair. The character…

Annika Harris | October 15, 2010 - 1:40 pm

Quotable: Chrisette Michele Explains Why She Shaved Her Hair

“A lot of times [black women] go through different things with processing our hair from relaxing to color treatments, especially with heat styling so being out on the road I…

Annika Harris | May 13, 2010 - 6:20 pm

African-American Hair Braiding Salons Tied Up In Legal Battles

Bureaucracy has not taken kindly to practitioners of African-American hair braiding. In Illinois, there’s been a crackdown on salons that offer the service and haven’t conformed to the state’s ridiculous…

Leonora Epstein | May 4, 2010 - 3:20 pm

Essence’s Makeover Tool Not So Magical For Natural Women

I was really excited when I learned had launched a makeover tool, “Makeover Magic,” because I thought it would give me some options for styling my locks. Boy, was…

Annika Harris | December 22, 2009 - 3:20 pm

Whoopi Goldberg: “The Reason Black Women Want Straight Hair Is Because It’s Manageable”

Today on “The View,” the ladies discussed “Good Hair,” a documentary by Chris Rock. Whoopi Goldberg made the startling revelation that black women don’t straighten their hair because they…

Annika Harris | October 7, 2009 - 4:50 pm

We See Chick Flicks: Chris Rock’s “Good Hair”

Starring Chris Rock, Nia Long, Al Sharpton, Raven-Symoné, and Andre Harrell
Directed by, Jeff Stilson
Written by Lance Crouther, Chris Rock, Chuck Sklar, and Jeff Stilson

Have you ever…

Annika Harris | October 7, 2009 - 2:40 pm
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