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Feministing Jamz: Mumu Fresh turns Pharrell’s Happy into an ode to natural hair

Tweet In February, Syreeta posted an awesome cover of Lorde’s “Royals” by Washington DC artist Maimouna Youssef, aka Mumu Fresh, titled “We’re Already Royals.” Now Mumu Fresh is back with another reimagined cover – this time she’s turned Pharrell’s way too catchy and ubiquitous “Happy” into “Nappy,” an anthem for natural Black hair. Check it [...]
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Hating black hair starts young, just ask Blue Ivy Carter

Tweet My tits have been in a serious twirl lately about the commentary on Blue Ivy Carter’s hair. Discontent that Baby Blue’s hair isn’t arranged in some sort of identifiable style has the internet ablaze. The idea of the child of Beyoncé and Jay-Z not being “presentable” is laughable at best. We’re talking about a [...]
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Don’t miss Melissa Harris Perry slam the ‘unacceptability’ theory of black hair

Tweet Remember Tianna Parker, the 7 year old girl from Tulsa, Oklahoma who was sent home from school because of  school policy considering “dreadlocks, afros, mohawks, and other faddish styles” to be “unacceptable”? Melissa Harris-Perry brings some much-needed perspective to the issue: “For the record, Tiana, your hair is not distracting, unacceptable, a fad or wrong. [...]
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Quick Hit: The Smiths believe in raising a girl in command of her own body

Tweet Let us all take notes on parenting girls to be self possessed women from Jada Pinkett Smith: A letter to a friend… This subject is old but I have never answered it in its entirety. And even with this post it will remain incomplete. The question why I would LET Willow cut her hair. [...]
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The unbearable politicizing of black hair

TweetFull Disclosure: I’ve been natural for nearly 12 years. Many years ago, when I was working on a big real estate project as an entry level project manager, a fellow black woman admonished me for wearing a colorful headscarf. At the time, I wore my hair in double strand twists that I would do myself, [...]
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