By the fourth grade, more than 80 percent of black boys in many of the nation’s school districts have fallen behind their peers in reading. This staggering figure not only highlights the shortcomings of America’s school system but also emphasizes the need for new ideas on how to approach and address the needs of…
Gentlemen, in 2018, I am proposing we take back some control in the relationships we have with our barbers, and yes, this means cheating on them.
In black America, there’s a mythology surrounding the black beauty shop—I would even argue that the black beauty shop is the place where #BlackGirlMagic actually began. The moment you sit in the chair and the stylist wraps the cape around you is the moment you begin to be magically transformed.
With the rise of the natural-hair movement, women choosing to wear their hair closely cropped and the growing variety of natural hairstyles, black women are beginning to consider the neighborhood barbershop a viable option.