Hair Here and Abroad

Originally, I set out to compare my own personal hair experience in the United States versus in my experience in Ghana. However, considering SheaMoisture’s recent business ventures, I’ve decided to make a few changes. BLACK HAIR IS POLITICAL. Not just in the United States but everywhere. Policing Black hair has always been used as a…

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Cape Coast

My fresh ink represents going back to your roots But they could never imagine how hard that is When a tattoo begins to itch It represents the coming permanence As I travel back to the root of the diaspora To the castles that started it all Cape Coast Castle: A Seat of Government Built on…

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Diasporic Tendencies

You can’t place my face, can you? I mean, the skin tone kind of provides some insight, but my place of origin? A muddy lake of confusion and diasporic mystery. My junior year of high school, someone remarked that I had “Cherokee” eyes (wtf). When I was fourteen, someone complained that “Black people are so…

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Black Girls Are Missing

For the past few weeks, there has been a growing attention to the fact that so many young Black girls have gone missing, especially in the D.C. area. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman said, “In 2014, the Black and Missing Foundation reported that 64,000 Black women and girls were missing nationwide.” According to the FBI, in…

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