Tag: Natural-hair

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Body Scanners at Airports Single Out Black Women for Hairstyles: Report

It’s 2019, yet Black women who choose to wear natural hairstyles face an additional layer of discrimination at airports. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) uses $150,000 “active millimeter wave radio technology” body-scanning machines from L3 Technologies, which has no Black women on its executive leadership team. Apparently, the technology is prone to false alarms for hairstyles…

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…