Amandla Stenberg aka Rue from “Hunger Games”, breaks down Black culture appropriation

Happy Friday! This morning I ran across this video from young actress Amandla Stenberg and my heart filled with all kinds of happiness. In less than 5 minutes she broke down Black culture appropriation, and called out several stars that imitate Black culture, but don’t want to be Black. Hearing this come from the actress that played Rue is even more significant because she faced … Continue reading Amandla Stenberg aka Rue from “Hunger Games”, breaks down Black culture appropriation

My Favorite Afro-spired Hairstyles From the Oscars

As an afro-haired young woman, I feel personally affected when someone is judged by their hair. More and more I see women with naturally curly hair in the media and I love it. Seeing women with natural hair in mainstream media gives me comfort to continue to wear my hair natural. I didn’t watch the Oscars, but I did hear about Giuliana Rancic’s comments about Zendaya’s hair.

Her comments gave the impression that because Zendaya chose to wear locs that she was dirty, and smoked weed. Stereotype much? For a long time people have judged afro hair and locs as being unkempt or dirty. Fortunately, Zendaya handled Guiliana, so I don’t feel the need to explain how her comments were racist. What I will do is highlight other beautiful women that rocked afro-spired hair at the Oscars and looked amazing.



How could I not highlight this young queen? She makes me want to twist my hair up right now.




Solange has always been one of my hairspirations. This loose wave look is gorgeous.


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