Black Women

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Black Models Open Up On The Race Issues They Face In Fashion

HuffingtonPost.com | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Style

There's a May issue of ELLE magazine sitting on my desk. Flicking through, I find a grand total of two adverts (DKNY and Karen Millen) which featu...

Society's Turbulent Love Affair With the Afro

Sabrina Lynch | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Style
Sabrina Lynch

Afro hair has many guises - locks, puffs, dreads, braids, bantu knots - all of which are expressions of our multi-faceted culture. Despite these styles being historically documented, Afro hair is still waiting to be asked to sit at the proverbial 'head table' with the brunette, blonde and red-haired population.

Why Me Calling Myself Black-British Troubles My Mum So Much

Fisayo Fadahunsi | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK
Fisayo Fadahunsi

I agree with my mum that acknowledging my African heritage is important, both for the way I understand the world and the way that the world understands me. However, I would argue that how I identify is not entirely my choice.

"You Are Hot, But I Don't Date Monkeys"

Tracey Agyeman | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Tracey Agyeman

I do not want to live in a colour-blind society; we should not pretend that our individuality does not exist; the problem does not lie in acknowledging differences but rather in being ignorant. What distinguishes us does not make us inferior or superior, it makes us diverse.

Red Ginger Hair: Rare and Beautiful or Ugly and Devilish Mutation

Ama Yawson | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ama Yawson

Again, please excuse the title which references the outrageous myth that red hair is a sign of witchcraft. Of course red hair a beautiful gift from God. But as I have said in prior articles, no one ever healed a wound that is consistently being stabbed by ignoring it.

The Bottom Line - How I and the World Learned to Love My Arse

Yolanda Copes-Stepney | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Yolanda Copes-Stepney

'Throw up your hands if you love a big booty' JLo is singing and Iggy Azalea my fave Ozzie Fauxmerican is joining her. Writhing around in their knickers, they are proudly displaying their butt cheeks to the world. I don't know when we became so obsessed with bums, but I can honestly say, it has changed my life.

A Day in the Life of Michelle Obama: My Day in Parliament Alongside the Young Female Leaders of Tomorrow‏

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Tetteh

I've been asked to speak at the House of Commons to inspire young girls to achieve their dreams. Little old me, still trying to work out the meaning of success till this day, was getting ready to go to Parliament in an initiative backed by Michelle Obama herself, Hackney MP Dianne Abbott and I'mPossible founder Simone Bresi-Ando

Study: 40% Of African-American Women Put Their Hair Above Their Health

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Two out of every five African-American women avoid exercise because of concerns about their hairstyles, a study has found. The findings, which wer...

Meditate Your Way Through Negative Articles About Black Women

Minna Salami | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Minna Salami

Seriously, hardly a day passes by without sensational news articles claiming things such as: Black women want to be fat Black women are more likely ...

Hair-Raising Conversations

Minna Salami | Posted 05.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Minna Salami

Hair may be seen as a woman's crowning glory, but in African heritage societies it is much more than that.

Black Women: and the Self-Hatred Continues

Funmi Olutoye | Posted 19.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Funmi Olutoye

I know four people who have started their own "campaign"/"business" to encourage black women to "love their hair". When I look at what they are doing ...