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THE HISTORY OF OUR HAIR: Part Two

After a brief conversation on cultural appropriation and what our African hair and hairstyles mean to us, it is importantContinue Reading

THE HISTORY OF OUR HAIR- Part One

Braids, cornrows, twists, and locs. All these hairstyles have recently become popularized all over the world, and are worn byContinue Reading

Five Myths of Black Hair Debunked

1. Washing your hair often is not good. Shield your hair from the rain. Avoiding swimming. Washing it only afterContinue Reading

Bet You Didn’t Know the Significance of These Famous African Prints

When you see the vibrant colours and bold pattern of Ankara fabric, the first thing you think of is Africa.Continue Reading

Boys Will Not Always Be Boys

I was about 10 years old at a beach in South Africa, walking hand in hand with my mother past a group of men. One of them grabbed my hand and jerked me towards them. My mother then pulled me to her, reminding them I am just a child. “Sizothatha wena ke.” “We’ll take you then.”  AContinue Reading