The Best Quotes About The Gabby Douglas Hair Issue

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Lately I have been struggling to find the right words, or even the desire to write them. Lately I’ve been feeling a bit disappointed when I read articles about natural hair or hair in general – so many of us are judging each other and policing other people’s choices, it creates an abyss of negativity […]

Natural Hair Diary — Alycia Carter, Attorney

Natural Hair Diary

Hey Bellas! Consider this a new transition (ha! get it?) in the Natural Hair Diary. The weekly series is going continue showcasing your beautiful curls, favorite tips, best products, and hair inspiration over here at Afrobella.com, so please continue to submit yourselves and share your stories with me! This week’s Natural Hair Diary comes from […]

Our Hair, Our Memories, Our History

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That photo above is from the Washington Post, from a photo gallery titled The Roots Of It. But it could easily have been me, 25 years ago. Or any one of you bellas reading this, I am sure. This weekend’s Washington Post included an absolutely lovely article on the traditions (and trials) of braiding a […]

Yet Another Michelle Obama Hair Article

This time, by Time. Why Michelle’s Hair Matters was penned by Jenee Desmond-Harris, and homegirl did her blog research. My friends at Michelle Obama Watch, Black Snob, and Nappturality all got mentioned in the venerable newsmagazine. Score! Happy and proud of my amigas in the blogosphere! I’ll admit, my initial reaction to Desmond-Harris’ article was… […]

The New York Times on Black Hair

Bellas — slow down, take a moment. Drink it in. Our hair is having a moment. Tyra Banks is about to devote a whole show to her own Natural Hair Day. Chris Rock and Nelson George’s film Good Hair hits select cities October 9 (and opens nationally October 23). And just last week, the New […]