Tag: Natural-hair

Gabby Douglas: Women Athletes Subjected to Bullying, Sexism on Social Media

The Olympian faced unwarranted scrutiny by the public, which is a reflection of greater societal issues. By Sheryl Estrada Reuters In a repeat performance, during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio social media users criticized Olympic gold medal winning gymnast Gabby Douglas while she represented the United States with athletic…

Black Marine Pushes Corps to Expand Hairstyle Policies

By Sheryl Estrada Staff Sgt. Cherie Wright. Photo credit: DVIDS Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller approved on Monday locks and two-strand twist hairstyles for women serving in the Marines. Staff Sgt. Cherie Wright played a major role in theapproval. Wright was an advocate and a sponsor…

Hair Braiding Hindered by Iowa Laws

The Institute for Justice (IJ) is again joining Black women in the fight to deregulate state laws that restrict African-style hair braiding services. The IJ, along with hair-braiding entrepreneurs Aicheria Bell and Achan Agit of Des Moines, Iowa, filed a civil suit in Polk County District Court on Oct. 28…

Natural Hair: To Straighten or Not To Straighten

By Sheryl Estrada Angela Green, weeknight anchor for WNCT in Greenville, N.C., stands by the advice she gave an intern to straighten to her natural hair “just to please everybody.” In acell phone videoposted on her Facebook page last week labeled “Natural hair or nah” Green askedviewers to weigh in…

Fashion Police Attack Black Hair on Oscars Red Carpet

By Sheryl Estrada Updated Feb. 28, 2015 Wednesday afternoon viasocial mediaactress Zendaya Coleman responded to the host of E!’s Fashion Police Guiliana Rancic’son-air apologyissued Tuesday.On an episode of the showthat aired Monday,Rancic mocked Coleman’s dreadlocked hairstyle, which she wore to the Academy Awards: “I feel that she smells like patchouli…

QVC Hosts Mock Black Model's Natural Hair

By Sheryl Estrada QVC host Sandra Bennett has apologized after video surfaced of her mocking a Black model’s natural hair on live TV. In a segment used to sell Dooney & Bourke products, Bennett made the following comment as a camera panned to a Black model with natural hair showing…