Chris Rock’s Documentary Gets to the Root of Good Hair

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You gotta see "Good Hair." It's a great film for everyone, taking a humorously candid look at the politics of and price paid for beauty. A mix between Chris Rock's cheeky stand-up and Michael Moore's tongue-in-cheek documentaries, you'll be surprised by the facts presented around the national and global politics surrounding the … [Read more...]

What a Tangled Web Around Hair We Weave

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The blogosphere seems to be blowing up this week with debate around the quest for and meaning of "good" hair in the Black community. The trailer for Chris Rock's upcoming documentary Good Hair takes a humorous look the complicated politics around Black women and their hair. Yet the project's inspiration, Rock's own … [Read more...]

The Politics of Black Hair Can be Snarly

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By Dianne Logwood From the time we arrive kicking and screaming into the world, many Black people are ensnarled in debate about our hair. "Good" hair. Nappy hair. We've got names for every texture, and they ain't always nice. I know Black girls who are comfortable weighing 200 pounds, showing cellulite, and flaunting curves … [Read more...]