2011: Natural-Hair Numbers Jumped

In today's link roundup: Research says that more black women went natural this year. Plus: Roots 35 Years Later to air on OWN.

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Natural hair is on the rise: According to Mintel, a consumer-spending and market-research firm, the number of black women who say they do not use products to chemically relax or straighten their hair jumped to 36 percent in 2011, up from 26 percent in 2010.

India Arie sued for sabotaging her own career: The singer's former manager, Noreen Nalli, claims that India constantly canceled shows, rejected offers to perform and would be unavailable for weeks at a time, which hurt record sales and Nalli's profits.

Bank of America settles $335 million Latino discrimination suit: It has agreed to pay $335 million to settle allegations that its Countrywide Financial Corp. unit discriminated against minority homebuyers, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday. It's the largest residential fair-lending settlement in history.

Roots 35 Years Later to air on OWN: Will you and your family be watching?

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