Faux Loc Trend Even Has White People Lining Up: Historical and Spiritual Roots of Locz

September 19, 2015 by The Reel Network By Dana C. Ayres The American culture is a hopelessly materialistic one. To a large degree, it helps to keep things “light” when there are so many contrasting realities in our amalgamous culture. However, in the quest for openness, acceptance and celebration of the differences in our nation, […]

On Thiz Day in History (our story)

  Date: Sat, 1441-04-30 This date is Hairstylist Appreciation Day and The Registry looks briefly at African American hair. The history of “Black Hair and Beauty Culture” mirrors the intricacy of both African and American cultures. Over the years, African American hair has been associated with the ideology of white visual conception. Some people say […]

20th Annual International Lockz Conference Natural Hair, Wholistic Health and Beauty Expo

 In celebration of the upcoming                                                                                20th Annual International Locks Conference:                                                                     […]

Why Are Black Women Punished for Having Natural Hair?

White beauty norms and racism continue to screw up black girls’ green, big and beautiful hair days. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/Djomas  Another bad hair day has been averted since Vanessa VanDyke, a 12-year-old Florida girl, has been welcomed back into the private school that briefly consideredexpelling her if she didn’t cut or straighten her to avoid […]