• Acceptance of Natural Hairstyles a Continuing Front in Civil Rights Struggle

    by Jasmine Nichole Cobb

    Recently signed legislation in Massachusetts prohibits workplaces and schools from banning many hairstyles associated with African Americans, showing that racism can work through sartorial standards to make opportunity and acceptance contingent on conformity to white norms. 

  • For Many, an Afro isn’t Just a Hairstyle

    Journalist Ernie Suggs reflects on how hairstyles reflected his own family's history, with backing from historians Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham and Noliwe Rooks.