This isn’t just about looks: our wider history is stained by instances such as the apartheid-era pencil test in South Africa – those who could hold a pencil in their hair without it falling out could not be classified as white. To this day, black women and girls lose job offers and are sent to detention or are suspended because our hairstyles don’t suit white sensibilities. … [Read more...] about For black women, cutting your hair off is political – as I and the star of a new Netflix drama well know
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Can it be true that African-American men prefer to have sex with white women because they're allowed to touch their hair? This is one of the many questions asked by comic Chris Rock in this funny, incisive, eye-opener of a documentary about the complex and ideologically fraught state of black women's hair in today's US. He meets prominent black women and men – and their hairdressers – in an attempt to get past the cultural frizz of contemporary hair and reach the scalp of truth. Rock is a great interviewer: droll, probing, never condescending and, above all, funny. It is a film to be compared with the likable British movie on the same subject: Afro-Saxons, by Mark Currie and Rachel Wang. … [Read more...] about Good Hair review – Chris Rock aims for the scalp of truth
Hair Love’s success is hugely welcome but there still need to be more opportunities in Hollywood for black people to tell their stories on their own terms, as this year’s Bafta row shows. When no people of colour were nominated in the main acting categories, many feared the same outcome at the Oscars. However, on the night, Hair Love was among a handful of triumphs for people of colour, including Taika Waititi and Parasite director Bong Joon-ho. … [Read more...] about What does Hair Love’s Oscar success say about diversity in Hollywood?
'We have so many amazing memories together, remain best of friends and love each other very much. Our four children have always been our priority and for their sake we ask for as much privacy as possible for our family during this sensitive time.' … [Read more...] about Larsa Pippen, 44, oozes sex appeal in black leather as she kisses Floyd Mayweather at his 42nd birthday bash
Whether Maloney, who is now the subject of a joint probe by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association and New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, should have been at the meet in the first place is questionable. In 2016, he was accused by several eye witnesses of using a racial slur to a black referee at a private gathering and the two confronted each other. Maloney apologized for the incident but did not deny using the slur. Both men were suspended although the bans were later overturned. … [Read more...] about The cutting of a teenage wrestler’s hair was a familiar act of violence for black athletes