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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2011 file photo, honoree Angela Bassett arrives at Essence magazine's Black Women in Hollywood luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Bassett is turning heads on Broadway playing  Camae, a mysterious motel maid who delivers coffee to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in Katori Hall's play "The Mountaintop."  (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

The Personal Side of Our Hair Story

We all remember the scene from Waiting to Exhale when Bernie is sitting in the mirror brushing her fine tresses when John, (her husband of fifteen years) comes in and tells her he’s leaving her. One point of contention aside [...]

July 5, 2015 Hairstory

Natural Hair Is Transforming Conversations

When my sister-friend Dasha Kelly was approached by a parking enforcement officer, she expected a parking ticket. Surprisingly, the woman didn’t issue a ticket. Instead, she wanted answers about Dasha’s beautiful natural hair style and the captivating and vibrant shade [...]

July 3, 2015 Hairstory, Natural Hair

Talking Bout’ Good and Bad Hair…

I find myself advocating for the natural hair movement all the time. Recent conversations with sister friends has made me want to delve deeper into the myriad of reasons black women have for categorizing our hair as good or bad. [...]

June 22, 2015 Hair News, Hair Styles, Hairstory

Love for Natural Hair

Checking in at Detroit Metropolitan Airport for my return flight to Los Angeles following the holiday, I was wrapped up in natural hair love. As I approached the TSA agent to show my identification, she told me she “loved”my hair. [...]

June 22, 2015 Hairstory, Natural Hair

The Black Hair Conundrum and Blue Ivy

The conundrum of how to best manage black hair has some intra-racial politics in play. Recently, a few black women initiated a petition demanding a good ole’ fashioned hair combing for Blue Ivy. The self-imposed hair council are not made [...]

June 22, 2015 Celebrity Hair, Events, Hair News, Hairstory, Natural Hair

Cut up and Fly

Sisters are taking advantage of the beauty of natural hair in a variety of ways. One that is taking hold again is revamping fades and brush cuts. They are easy to maintain and there are any number of ways to [...]

May 24, 2015 HairFun, Hairstory, Natural Hair