Black America Web celebrates Black Music Month by saluting influential icons in the music industry

Dr. Tameka Ellington and Dr. Joseph Underwood, assistant professors at Kent State University, brainstormed for four years before coming up with the new exhibition, curated from themes like community and memory, hair politics, and Black joy.

The state of Illinois is changing how schools regulate the hairstyles of their students with a new law prohibiting institutions from ruling against braids, twists and any hairstyle historically associated with race and ethnicity.

On Thursday, a Metro Council committee in Louisville, KY passed the CROWN Act in a unanimous, bipartisan vote, and a music video created by two pre-teens provided a huge assist.

Entertainment

Sanaa Lathan shaved her head for a role in "Nappily Ever After." After three years of no heat, and protective styles, here's what it looks like today.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Several scenes in the film “Bad Hair” were so horrifying that some cast members initially second-guessed their own use of hair weave or extensions. The dark comedy horror is “only a film,” they say, but the story’s underlying messages of harmful hair weave and false beauty standards for Black women had […]

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Walmart announced they are eliminating a store policy that placed extra security on Black and multicultural hair products.

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Growing up as a Black girl, I had a love/hate relationship with my natural hair. When I was younger, my mom would go out of her way to make sure I had at least two perms per year — one at the start of the school year and one at the end. I equated beauty […]

It’s sad but true that people were and still are being discriminated against based on their hair. They’ve been denied jobs and even the opportunity to graduate from high school. Last time Russ checked, locs don’t prevent learning or hinder work. It’s crazy. Why are people being judged based on their hair? Locs are part […]

Life & Style

New year, new ‘do. Tia Mowry surprised her followers on Instagram with a much shorter look, debuting a big chop  last Friday. As she showed off her new look she captioned it, “It was time!” “This.Is.Me” and “#selfcare isn’t selfish.” This isn’t the first time Mowry has switched things up. After breaking onto the scene with a […]

A Texas school district is receiving a heap of criticism for its hairstyle code. Senior, Deandre Arnold was reportedly told that in order to graduate he would have to cut off his locs. Now, his family, community members and activists are standing by his side, calling out the outrageous policy. “The dress code is designed […]

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Whether you love her for her fashion, her shade, or her wigs, Marlo Hampton is a force to be reckoned with on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Recently, the notorious friend of the show and style maven took to Instagram to explain why she can be seen out and about in wigs just about all […]