by Erikka Yancy onApril 17, 2013
Filmmaker Erikka Yancy, in a piece at the Huffington Post, gets brutally honest about her history with racial identity and beauty.
July 31, 2011
From Journal-isms: The company is supporting the Unity gathering instead. Plus: Writer knocks weaves.
by Jacque Reid onDecember 8, 2010
When TV reporter Rochelle Ritchie went natural on television, she highlighted a serious problem among some black women who wear wigs, weaves and relax their hair: traction alopecia. Hair loss might be the ultimate motivation to go natural.
July 15, 2010
When we heard about the skin-lightening app for the profile pictures of Indian Facebook users, it struck us as one of many examples of people adopting a look outside of their own ethnicity. Some feel pressure to conform to the dominant beauty standard; others just want to flout convention. Clearly, stars are prone to doing it.
June 30, 2010
Tomorrow begins the federal tax on tanning, the 10-percent toll Obama’s health care bill thrust upon people who wanted to continue risking their health for perceived beauty. Is it time to similarly tax weaves?
October 8, 2009
Chris Rock’s “Good Hair” is funny, very funny, but all the jokes come at the expense of black women.
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