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Competition Celebrates All-Natural Hair

November 29, 2011 Leave a comment

AN AWARD FOR NATURAL BEAUTIES: AMERICA’S NEXT NATURAL MODEL 2012

– $1,000 in cash, an Adrian Alicea photo shoot, an Iman Cosmetics makeover, Going Natural Hair Care products, endorsements and more –

Tiana Tamara Townsel – ANNM 2008

Nationwide(BlackNews.com) — Out of hundreds of beauties, only ten will compete for an Adrian Alicea photo shoot, an Iman Cosmetics Makeover, $1000 in cash, free Going Natural Hair Care products, endorsements and a whole lot more. All this takes place online in one of the fastest growing social communities today, Going-Natural.com, with over 25,000 members. The annual pageant, also known as Miss Nappturality, can best be described as America’s Next Top Model meets American Idol on the web. Read more…

Do Black People Discriminate Against Dark Skin and Natural Hair?

August 8, 2011 3 comments

http://blackwomentoday.wordpress.com/2011/08/06/do-black-people-discriminate-against-dark-skin-and-natural-hair/

dark girls, african americans, black women, african american women

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityScholarship in Action

I spent time watching a trailer for the film “Dark Girls,” directed by Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry.  Oddly enough, the clip was sent to me by a friend of mine who has spent her life being praised for being “light skinned-ed” and having the long, flowing hair of a black Marilyn Monroe.   She eventually married a tall, dark man, leading me to wonder if she feels any guilt for receiving preferential treatment over something that should never have mattered at all.

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