Braids

School Unanimously Votes to Suspend Hair Policy Banning Black Students for Wearing Braids

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The board of trustees of the Mystic Valley Regional Charter School unanimously voted to suspend it’s discriminatory policy that punished and banned black students for wearing braids. The Malden, Mass., charter school came under fire recently for its decision to punish two black twin sisters who have...

Artist Shani Crowe Is Transforming Braids Into Even Finer Art

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Chicago-based Artist Shani Crowe is taking cornrows to new heights in her new exhibit titled “Braids”, currently on display at MoCADA (the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts) in Brooklyn through July. The collection of images highlights a series of intricate braided styles, which Crowe...

Stylist Shows How Poor Weave & Extension Upkeep Can Cause Hair Damage

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As women, we’ve all been told how weaves and braids can damage hair if not cared for properly. We’ve all heard the funny saying “getting your edges snatched” or have joked about someone with bad edges. But one Atlanta stylist doesn’t think it’s a laughing...

Zara Employee Says She Was Discriminated Against Because of Braids

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Cree Ballah is an employee at Zara in Toronto, Canada. From the looks of her hair, you’d think she would fit right in with the fashion-forward company. But according to Bellah, her managers told her that her hair was unprofessional. In an interview with the...

Actress Yvette Nicole Brown Comments on White Women & ‘Boxer Braids’

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If you’re white and you want to rock braids, go right ahead. It’s your head. Not mine. But if you’re a white publication and you start to notice white women rocking braids, don’t try to act like these braids are something new. From MTV UK...

Kim Kardashian’s Boxer Braids Are All The Rage But They’re Just Cornrows

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In yet another instance of an out of touch media outlet praising a white celebrity for sporting an inherently black hairstyle, MTV UK posted an image of Kim sporting cornrows with a tweet that said “The A List are loving boxer braids right now so...