Black Hair

Black hair. Office scene showing three people of color. Two Black women with natural hair and a Latinx man with short dark hair and facial hair.

Campaign Seeks Federal Discrimination Protection for Black Hair

A new Color of Change petition says: “Across America, Black people are policed, humiliated and even sent home because employers and peers want to control our expression. We won bills that end hair discrimination in two states, and now we are fighting to end it across the nation.”

Emojis of different Afro emojis of multiple skin tones and colors line up against a white background

LISTEN: The Fight to Bring An Afro Emoji to Your Phone

Writer Rhianna Jones wants to increase the representation of natural hair, one text message at a time.

NYC new guidelines on hair discrimination

New York City Says Businesses Can't Discriminate Based on Hair

Not only can the city force companies to rehire employers who were let go due to this racial discrimination, but it can also levy penalties up to $250,000.

Sanaa Lathan with shaved head in purple blouse and navy skirt holding brown bag in front of green flowers

Sanaa Lathan Seeks Hair Liberation in 'Nappily Ever After'

“My hair was a second job. Now I’m forced to focus on myself. I wonder who I’ll be.”

Black woman with black afro in red and white and navy dress in front of red background

Lupita Nyong'o Stuns in Natural Hairstyles for Allure Magazine

The “Black Panther” star shares her hair history in the magazine’s “The Culture of Hair” issue.

A Black woman with a short natural haircut wearing a denim shirt and colorful necklace stands in front of trees in the woods

Dr. Yaba Blay for The Root: Black Hair Conversations That Don't Consider White Supremacy Pathologize Black Women

In the first of a new video series from The Root, ethnographer, producer and professor Yaba Blay makes sense of the race politics and meaning of hair as it grows out of Black women’s scalps.  

Blonde toddler with confused look on face holds phone, text reads: "Uh...we have a problem, we ran out of Shea Moisture."

Nothing New: Shea Moisture Already Showed Us It Wasn't Fully Here For Black Women [OPINION]

Don’t call it a one-off, they’ve been here before.

Black woman sits in chair with messed up hair, she is flanked by two women

'Today' Committed a Crime Against Black Hair—Then Posted It Online

This now-viral video shows what happens when you combine live morning television with racial cluelessness.

Jourdan Dunn Rocks An Afro on Two Vogue Brasil Covers, and it is Glorious

#BlackGirlMagic is on full display on February’s Vogue Brasil twin covers.

Black Artist Photographs White Women Wearing 'Black' Hair Styles

Artist Endia Beal produces transgressive series of photographs