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Hairmares: When Crisis Strikes

Hairmares: When Crisis Strikes

Hairmares seemed to be a thing of the past when the natural hair movement came about. Women were lopping off inches of relaxed hair and trading straight tresses for coiled fluff, a fluff that brought joy and wonder to each day. Once they went natural, they were seeing...
What Happened To All The Natural Hair Expos?

What Happened To All The Natural Hair Expos?

In 2010, there were maybe two known Natural Hair Expos, the World Natural Hair Show and the Baltimore Show. That quickly changed in the following years, where Meetup groups popped up, sometimes two or three in one city, and then the Expo. Expos are a great way for...
Tiny Locs: The good and bad about small locs

Tiny Locs: The good and bad about small locs

Locs are becoming a more popular style these days and with that, many are choosing to wear them small. The smaller size locs are common now because people want the versatility of locs with the look of natural hair that is loose. Small locs are lovely to look at, but...
Glass City Black Comix Arts Festival

Glass City Black Comix Arts Festival

Growing up in the eighties, it was common to read comic strips in the newspaper such as Family Circle, Peanuts and Cathy. It was rare to have an actual comic book, but if we did, it was something like Archie or Richie Rich. After school, there were many superheroes...
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic Exhibition

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic Exhibition

The Toledo Museum of Art has rolled out the red carpet for Black History Month with a series of events that celebrate black art and culture. All of the events for this month are inspired by the masterful work of Kehinde Wiley, whose exhibit, A New Republic is on...