The New Era of Natural Hair

By Camille Davis Over the past decade, Black women have begun embracing their natural hair, but  caring for it can still be time-consuming and frustrating. Many Black women know all too well the feeling of...

Press-On Nails, Global Pizazz 

By Nyame-kye Kondo, Special to the AFRO In the last decade the Black beauty industry has expanded expeditiously. Statistics show that in 2017, the African-American community contributed 85 percent of the sales to the beauty industry...

California Becomes 1st State to Ban Hairstyle Discrimination

By Kathleen Nayne, The Associated Press Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law July 3 a bill making California the first state to ban workplace and school discrimination against Black people for wearing hairstyles such as braids,...

Don’t Say “She Cuts Good For A Girl”

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO When Lesley Bryant opened The Lady Clipper Barber Shop in 2017, she wanted it to serve people of all races, genders, sexual orientations and ages in part because she...

Hair Braiding Bill Represents ‘New Narrative’ at Legislature

By Stephenetta (isis) Harmon, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder Minnesota’s record ethnic diversity at the State Capitol — including African American, Somali American, Asian American and Hispanic or Latino representation — has given legislators of color a boost when it...

Bush Doctor Makes The Cut For Five Decades

By Mark F. Gray, AFRO Staff Writer, [email protected] For Black men the place for logic and social commentary has often been the barber shop.  Great debates of sports, politics and life have been passionately discussed, and...

Men’s Self-Care in Baltimore

By J. K. Schmid, AFRO Staff Randy Lewis can’t say for certain when the new trend of men’s self-care took off, but he’s loving  being in front of it. “I always took care of myself, always...

Documentary Shows An Old Profession In A New Way

By George Kevin Jordan, AFRO Staff Writer Last year D.C. made the news when the Economic Policy Institute released a report that stated that unemployment for African Americans in the District was the highest in the...

Holiday Hair 2018

By Lashuan Noakes, Special to the AFRO Beyond gift lists, travel plans and family issues, the eternal question for women around the holidays is, “What do I do with my hair?” For many women their mane can...

Meet Lewis T. Powell, Award-winning Actor/Director, Celebrity Master Barber

Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- Lewis T. Powell is a celebrated celebrity master barber, award-winning actor, director, producer, and screen writer. Marking his 15th year in Hollywood Lewis, originally a native of Washington, DC and a...

Naturalista Expo Debunks Myths About Natural Hair

By Lenore T. Adkins, Special to the AFRO What do you need to use to moisturize your natural hair? Oil or water? To hear natural hair experts Tonia Butler and Shannon Davis tell it, the answer...

The Naturalista Expo Is Serving Self Care For The Busy Black Woman

By Christina Sturdivant Sani, Special to the AFRO Angela Walker is a busy woman. But the 30-year-old mother, entrepreneur, and natural hair care guru is committed to self care—from her tresses to her toes. Ever evolving, Walker is...

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