Tag: Natural-hair

Lupita Nyong'o Slams Magazine for Editing Out Her Natural Hair

Lupita Nyong’o took a stand against her natural hair being digitally altered for the cover of Grazia UK magazine. The Oscar-winning actress refused to allow “unconscious prejudice” and set standards of beauty negate her “beautiful, kinky, coily hair.” In an Instagram post on Friday, Nyong’o, 34, expressed her disappointment with…

'Game of Thrones' Star is Happy Her Natural Hair Stands Out

Nathalie Emmanuel’s decision to wear her natural hairstyle as a professional actress is not only self-affirming, but shows women that it’s possible to be your authentic self in Hollywood. Emmanuel plays Missandei on the widely popular TV show “Game of Thrones,” which airs on HBO (a division of Time Warner,No….

NFL Player-Turned-Filmmaker Celebrates Natural Hair

A pro football player who switched careers, swapping his cleats for cameras, is focusing his next film project on a subtle slice of life many can relate to the relationship between an African American father, his young daughter and her hair. Matthew A. Cherry, a wide receiver who played with…

Study: The Social Psychology Behind White Biases Against Black Natural Hair

“The ‘Good Hair’ Study: Explicit And Implicit Attitudes Toward Black Women’s Hair,” released last week, reveals that even though more Black women are embracing natural hairstyles, biases toward natural hair continue to exist even within the Black community. Alexis McGill Johnson Alexis McGill Johnson is the co-founder and executive director…

Report: Beauty Products for Black Women Have More Health Hazards

An analysis of hair and beauty products marketed to Black women found that approximately 1,177 products contain more potentially harmful ingredients than products promoted to the general public. Last week, the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a Washington-basednonprofit and nonpartisan environmental organization specializing in research and advocacy, released the report “Big…

Federal Court Rules It's OK for Employers to Prohibit Dreadlocks

An insurance claims processing company in Alabama, Catastrophe Management Solutions (CMS), refused to hire Chastity Jones, a Black woman, because she has dreadlocks. In a 3-0 decision, the 11th U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in favor of CMS last week, asserting that it’s legal for companies to refuse employment based…