Natural Hair

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.

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.  

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.

Maria Borges Makes History with Natural Hair at Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

The Angolan is the first black supermodel to sport natural hair during the annual televised fashion show.

New W Magazine Pictorial Exclusively Features Black Models With Natural Hair

A new photospread exclusively featuring black models is prominently featured in the August issue of W magazine. 

Real Life Black Hair Exhibit You Can Touch in NYC's Union Square

Three black women with three different hair types are standing in Union Square this weekend holding signs that read “You can touch my hair.”