Good morning, it’s another Monday, and Lupita Nyong’o once again looks radiant. Here she is, wearing beaded braids on the March cover of Allure, where she talks about the politics, stigmas, and insecurities attached to the subject of black hair.
Lawyers representing two women in a $5 million class action lawsuit against L’Oréal over its allegedly damaging relaxer are reportedly seeking a product recall.
In a humongous publication fail, Blackhair magazine mistakenly featured a white model on its December/January cover. Fam.
On Sunday, Colin Kaepernick took another defiant knee on the football field, continuing his protest against police brutality and racism against black Americans in a now-familiar ritual. The image of him on game day has grown comforting to me—a respectful but resolute kneel, stoic eyes and that head of hair crowning…
Certified black woman Rachel Dolezal is participating in a natural hair event this Labor Day weekend in Dallas and no one’s going to stop her!
On Wednesday, Today Show host Savannah Guthrie smiled through a beauty segment featuring a black model whose hair was ruined on national television via a style that was sold as “easy and effortless.” Someone help this model; her smile is hiding her pain!
Rachel Dolezal has returned, though no one wanted her to! On Tuesday, she spoke to The Today Show on Tuesday about her forthcoming book, still untitled, but definitely about (what else) racial identity.
Words are hard.
The Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) is vowing to change its ways after two black women complained about having their hair searched at multiple airports during screenings. Both women wear their hair in a style known as "sisterlocks," hardly a vessel for storing WMDs.
Last week I published a piece on this site about how a white dude at the opera called me "disgusting" after I refused pull back my naturally curly hair. I wrote that my hair looked "more Tracee Ellis-Ross in Black-ish than Diana Ross's 1983 Central Park performance." Translation: I was having a tame hair day. And now,…
The man at the opera tells me I'm disgusting, but in a lot of ways, he's lucky. There is no moisture in the air. I slept the night before in braids. It's a matinee, so I'm holding a very strong day vibe: more Tracee Ellis-Ross in Black-ish than Diana Ross's 1983 Central Park performance. My hair is being tame for my…
A white mother in Ohio is suing a sperm bank for accidentally giving her African-American sperm, which led to her having an African-American baby.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel took time from his busy schedule to say that black women in the military could have braids and twists again.
The Hair Cuttery is not a member of the natural hair movement, it seems. Neal Carter spotted an ad clearly being targeted towards black women for a "Straightening Up" package in the window of the salon chain.
The Army and its complicated relationship with black hair are back! I’m sure before ordering the military to review its recent controversial hairstyle rules, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel probably needed several people to explain why banning locks and twists was a problem for African American soldiers, let alone a…
If you haven’t noticed Nicki Minaj is toning down the ostentatious fashion and hair styles that made her famous. Proof resides in her red carpet photos from this weekend’s MTV Movie Awards, left, and last night's The Other Woman, at right. You like?
As if the military doesn’t have enough fires with all those sexual assault claims, the Army released an updated regulation banning twists and braids for female members. In response, African American soldiers have crafted a White House petition asking President Obama to order the Army to reconsider their new…
Melissa Harris-Perry remembers every hairstyle she's ever had in her entire life. Do you?
Farryn Johnson was fired from her job at a Baltimore Hooters for having blonde highlights in her dark brown hair. Apparently she was "let go" of her job as a waitress at due to '"improper image" which is like LOLOLOLOLOLFOREVERLOLOLOLSOMEMORE. Oh, Hooters. YOU!!!
Because you wouldn’t go up to a stranger (any stranger, really) and ask to touch that person’s hair without being justifiably throat-punched, un’ruly, a site that focuses on the experience of being black and having hair, is launching a public exhibit in New York’s Union Square called “You Can Touch My Hair.” Want to…