Posts tagged "natural hair"

Zendaya Clapped Back At Casual Racist Giuliana Rancic And It Was Perfect

Last night, human Pez dispenser Giuliana Rancic was on E!’s “Fashion Police” dissecting all the Oscar fashion that paraded down the Oscars red carpet in a modern-day bonfire of the vanities. While channeling her best Joan Rivers, Rancic offered up this delightful little bit of analysis on “Shake It Up” actress Zendaya’s dreadlocked look:
“I…

By: Beejoli Shah / February 24, 2015

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 her Black…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 27, 2013

Florida School Threatens To Expel Black Student Unless She Straightens Or Cuts Her Hair

Faith Christian Academy in Orlando, Florida, has forced 12-year-old Vanessa Van Dyke, a Black student who rocks a mane of natural hair, to either straighten her hair or cut it off — or be expelled.

The school claims her hairstyle is in violation of the school dress code, which says, “Hair must be…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 26, 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 on primetime. Oprah’s gesture pay…

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 this video? I hope…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 5, 2013

Wendy Williams Says Viola Davis’s Natural Hair Made Her Look Like A Man

Move your nasty self over, Kelly Osbourne: there’s a new girl-on-girl hater in town. Talk show host Wendy Williams had some crap to say about Viola Davis’s decision to go natural at the Oscars  and it was not nice. According to the blog Madame Noire, Wendy Williams said no one wanted to see a “‘Room…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 29, 2012

Frisky Q&A: Chrisette Michele Says Red Lipstick Gives Her Freedom

In anticipation of the release of her third LP, Let Freedom Reign (out today, Nov. 30), Island Def Jam recording artist Chrisette Michele let a bunch of bloggers pick her brain last night at an event hosted by the Carol’s Daughter store in Harlem. We all know she’s an extremely talented singer and musician (you…

By: Annika Harris / November 30, 2010

“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 dances and sings in every little girl hairstyle imaginable, from a small Afro to ponytails to cornrows to twists. This is an important lesson for…

By: Annika Harris / October 15, 2010

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 had to do a lot of that every day from show to show and it was my price for beauty. The turning point for me…

By: Annika Harris / May 13, 2010

Essence’s Makeover Tool Not So Magical For Natural Women

I was really excited when I learned Essence.com had launched a makeover tool, “Makeover Magic,” because I thought it would give me some options for styling my locks. Boy, was I wrong! Not only does the tool not have hairstyles for dreadlocks, but it doesn’t feature any natural hairstyles. Most of the looks are one…

By: Annika Harris / December 22, 2009