Ode to Afros: Angela Davis, Solange, Cynthia Bailey and blacks who sport natural hair

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Scholar and icon Angela Davis re-enters the public consciousness this week. Will and Jada Pinkett Smith help us retrace this remarkable woman’s civil rights/black power journey in Free Angela Davis.

One of the most memorable attributes of Davis (besides her bravery and obvious brilliance), was her ever-present Afro, which she continues to sport to this very day, in albeit different forms from when she was on the FBI’s Most Wanted List four decades ago.

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Today, more black celebrities, especially women, are sporting the Afro hair-do than ever,  or at least since the days when Davis gave a Black Power salute as she walked into a packed courtroom, fighting for her right to live.

Let’s take a look at the women and men who sport Afros today.

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