caring for black girl hair

Blue Ivy’s Natural Hair & the Right Of Black Girls To Be… Free

Maybe Blue Ivy's mama isn't being lazy, but deliberate. Maybe Blue gets to be what Bey can't: FREE.

– Jun 16, 2014

Little Black Girls, Natural Hair & Words That Hurt: When Colorism Strikes Our Kids

When grown women launch an online attack against a 3-year-old's skin and natural hair, a grandmother ponders how to combat colorism.

– Jan 14, 2014

Natural Hair Love For Brown Girls: An Open Letter For Our Babies & Their Tresses

The war against Black girls wearing natural hair inspires one mom to tell our babies to be steadfast in loving themselves.

– Dec 16, 2013

A Black Boy’s Haircut Inspires Natural Hair Hate—And Encourages A Mom To Pen An Uplifting Book

By AMA KARIKARI No, I was not hallucinating at the time God gave me the story. I was a heart-broken mother struggling to teach her...

– Oct 3, 2013

Angry Mom Launches Positive Natural Hair Project

By AYA de LEON I do not have time for racism this week. I’m a working mom, with a high maintenance marriage, I’m writing a...

– Sep 19, 2013

White Mom, Black Daughter, Natural Hair: When Beautiful Means “Different.”

By Stacey Conner “Who does her hair?” she asks me gruffly.  I look up from the table where I am trying to manage my four...

– Sep 11, 2013

Locs of Love: Black Women Uplift Girl Barred From Tulsa School For Wearing Natural Hair

It was a simple call. Drexel University Professor Dr. Yaba Blay, an outspoken advocate who uses her platform to break down the binds of colorism...

– Sep 9, 2013

Tulsa School Sends Girl Home Because Her Natural Hair Is “Faddish” and “Unpresentable”

I swear to Sweet Baby Jesus in the Manger, after that whole Sheryl Underwood “afros are nasty” debacle earlier this week,  the absolute last thing...

– Sep 5, 2013

Sheryl Underwood Calls Afro Hair ‘Nasty,’ Wonders Why Mothers Save Baby’s First Clippings

Snapping on “The Talk” co-host Sheryl Underwood’s Dollar Store doll baby wigs or her remarkably uncanny resemblance to Arsenio Hall’s drag queen character in that...

– Sep 3, 2013

Natural Hair: A Teen Struggles To Rock Her Locs Proudly, Courageously

I went #teamnatural 13 years ago with a very specific intention: to show and prove to my daughter, Mari, that she should be proud of...

– Aug 5, 2013