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Blue Ivy, black women, hair and self-hatred

Angela Davis and the glory of natural hair, circa 1968. Image: redlist.com

Angela Davis and the glory of natural hair, circa 1968. Image: redlist.com






… Because it was time to change my life/To become the woman that I am inside /’97 dread locks all gone /I looked in the mirror and said HEY/ I am not my hair … – India Arie (Song lyrics – “I Am Not My Hair”)

BET recently suspended a producer after a joke about Beyoncé and Jay Z’s daughter, Blue Ivy, aired on the network’s video countdown show 106 & Park. Blue Ivy is a 2-year-old who wears an Afro—and rocks it well. She was the talk of the Internet after joining her mother and father on stage Sunday as Beyoncé won the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award at the MTV Video Music Awards. Blue Ivy clapped for her mom and danced in the audience while her mom performed . . .

Click here to read about the Blue Ivy hair controversy in context and the writer’s hair-story.


Oklahoma city cop charged with sexual assault of black women while on duty

Image: Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office

Daniel Ken Holtzclaw, 27, charged with sexually assaulting seven black women while on duty. Image: Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office






Daniel Ken Holtzclaw, a police officer and former Eastern Michigan University football player, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of sexual assault of at least seven women between February and June 2014. All of the victims are black women . . .

Click here to read about Oklahoma city police officer, Daniel Ken Holtzclaw, and alleged sexual assaults on seven black females.