Black Women And Different Hair Types Essay

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The lawyer discredited the hairstyle as being African-American because a Caucasian actress wore them as if there is not such thing as culture appropriation. This case and many others like Rogers’ put a damper on the fire in the black community’s heart and have been recognized as one of the many factors why the original “Naturalista” movement ended.

Today the naturalista movement has influenced all streams of media. In film there is more diversity in roles of black women and the different shades and styles of black women are being displayed. The leading black woman in a film does not always have a perm or is not always a lighter-skinned woman with long hair. In Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married, Malcolm Lee’s Best Man Holiday, and Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained there is a variety of black women and different hair types. On Global TV in 2007, Trey Anthony created a show called ‘da Kink in My Hair that was based out of a barber shop and showed the different styles and types of hair that come in and out of a black barber shop and promoted the culture tied into it. Ebony Magazine published an article listing just ten songs that empower women of the naturalista movement. Corrine Bailey Rae’s Put Your Records On says, “Don’t let those other boys fool you, gotta love that Afro hairdo,” Jill Scott sings to boost every woman’s confidence in her song Golden and so many more tunes. On social media it is prominent everywhere, from fan pages, accounts, educational posts and…

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