Posts tagged "good hair"

Isaiah Mustafa Apologizes After Saying He Wants His Wife, Kids To Have “Good Hair”

Don’t you hate it when one of your favorite hunks opens his mouth and says something boneheaded? Old Spice Guy Isaiah Mustafa got in trubs this weekend when he made offensive┬ácomments about black hair. He was chatting with Guiliana Rancic on E! News about his new show, “Charlie’s Angels,” and she lobbed him a softball…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 3, 2011

African-American Ladies Get “Juicy,” Their Own Celebrity Rag

Lots of our beloved magazines have been flushed down the tubes. Au revoir, Gourmet! Goodbye, Modern Bride! We’ll never forget you, Domino! But it’s not all dark clouds at the newsstand. Juicy, the first celebrity, hair and beauty magazine just for African-American women (from the same folks who publish XXL), will launch in May. (You…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 27, 2010

Trailer Park: “Couples Retreat,” “An Education,” And “Good Hair”

OK, it’s officially fall now, so it’s probably about time to look for new winter boyfriends, un-mothball the sweaters, and mourn the passing of the Indian summer. The best way to get over that fast is to consume lots of soup, participate in some cuddling, and spend more time at the movie theater. This week,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 9, 2009

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 want to be white, but because they want manageable hair. “It’s less about the larger culture and more about ‘I don’t want to fuss with…

By: Annika Harris / October 7, 2009

Director Of “My Nappy Roots” Sues Chris Rock Over “Good Hair”

Chris Rock’s “Good Hair” hasn’t even come out yet, and he’s already being sued. Filmmaker Regina Kimbell filed the suit, claiming that the flick infringes on the copyright for her award-winning documentary, “My Nappy Roots: A Journey Through Black Hair-itage,” which she maybe screened for Chris Rock two years ago. The lawsuit claims that…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 7, 2009

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 sat in a gym locker room and wondered why black women don’t wash their hair after an invigorating workout? Or wondered how your black coworker…

By: Annika Harris / October 7, 2009

Black Hair: The Debate Untangled

To straighten or not to straighten is still a heated debate within the black community, as the New York Times article, “Black Hair, Still Tangled in Politics” points out. The topic came up recently when 11-year-old Malia Obama was criticized for wearing her hair in twists while visiting Rome this summer. She was deemed by…

By: Annika Harris / August 28, 2009

“Good Hair” Documentary Looks Promising

We were really intrigued by “Good Hair,” Chris Rock’s documentary that explores the idea of “good hair” in black culture, when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Now that the trailer has been released we’re even more excited, because it delves into an aspect of black culture that isn’t ofte…

By: Annika Harris / August 4, 2009

Tyra Banks Has No Business Discussing How Black Hair Affects Self-Esteem

Tyra tackled the issue of black women and girls hating their natural hair and examined the lengths they go to straighten it. I found it extremely sad that a six-year-old girl could hate herself so much at such a young age and has already figured out that she doesn’t fit the beauty ideal.

By: Annika Harris / May 13, 2009

Chris Rock Knows “Good Hair”

The subject of “good hair” wasn’t given much attention in my family growing up. Hair was as good as you made it and it didn’t matter whether your hair was naturally straight or softly curly. Grooming hair, however, was a big topic and, at times, an all day affair. I remember having my…

By: Annika Harris / January 26, 2009