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Matthew Cherry

After playing football for 20 years, first as a child and then professionally in the National Football League, film director Matthew Cherry found himself retired at 25 and humbled going from NFL wide receiver to what he describes as the “lowest person on the entertainment industry totem pole” — a production assistant getting coffee and…

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For decades, urbanites have witnessed Black workers being humiliated or fired from their jobs and students kicked out of predominantly White schools across the country because of their natural hair.  That will never happen again in the state of California without repercussions, according to the Los Angeles Times. State Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) authored…

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How Black women choose to style their hair is a hot-button topic. From corporate women feeling pressure to straighten their hair to artistic women feeling pressure to stay au naturel, hair has always been a trending topic in the Black community. Noted photographer-turned producer Drexina Nelson recently launched her web series, “Kinky Conversations,” tackling the often…

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A former Jackson, Mississippi, news anchor says that she was fired after not conforming to her station’s views on natural hair and beauty. Brittany Noble-Jones, who until recently was a co-anchor for WJTV This Morning, says that she was fired after filing complaints against supervisors who created what she considered to be a hostile work environment for…

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Viola Davis thinks Steve McQueen is “one the greatest directors out there.” The 53-year-old actress has praised the Widows director for being one of the best filmmakers, “especially for a woman.” Speaking on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” she said, “Best experience of my life. By the way, Steve McQueen has gotta be one of…

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Thespian Sanaa Lathan rocketed to national fame in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s with her hit urban-oriented flicks punctuated by her caramel-coated visage framed by her signature long, flowing tresses. The star of Best Man, Brown Sugar and especially Love & Basketball took an artistic risk by going completely bald in September 2017 for…

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Hair has always been an essential aspect of Black culture. Whether short, long, curled, natural, permed, twisted, cornrowed, or in locs, hair plays a significant role in Black identity. But in recent weeks, several Black kids have faced discrimination due to their hair. In Orlando, Florida, 6-year-old C.J. Stanley was forced to leave Book’s Christian Academy because he…

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Nia Wellman is a 21-year-old entrepreneur and a natural hair and beauty influencer. A Hampton University senior majoring in communications, she balances her full-time class load along with numerous campus activities, which include being the chapter president of Campus Curlz, director of homecoming affairs and communications secretary for the Freddye T. Davy Honors College. Despite her demanding…

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