It’s a Friday in June. My homeboy told me about this one shop in the basement of an apartment building in Alexandria VA that’s supposed to be pretty good. It’s assumed that the only reason a woman, a black woman at that, cuts her hair is because of sickness or sorrow. I am squarely in Read More
There’s a white woman running around New York in a big black afro wig because she thinks it’s teaching her something about herself and the world and how she sees it and how it sees. She blogs about it sometimes on her website, Before and Afro.
Last week, Jamelle, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Channing Kennedy of ColorLines got into a provocative exchange (across several blogs) about the evolving ways Americans think about themselves in relation to racial categories. (The initial post by Jamelle was sparked by a New York Times article that cited a growing number of young Americans eschewing starkly delineated Read More
Below is a video made by a young woman who is not at all pleased with her natural hair experience. Some quick thoughts: -I think there’s a conversation to be had here about the way that natural hair product lines (particularly high priced ones) market their products. How often do you see (this is an Read More