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3 Things You Must Do To Keep Your Natural Hair Healthy

If you're patient and have an open mind and willingness to change your styling, maintenance, and purchasing habits, having natural hair can actually …

The Inspiring Reason InStyle' January Cover Star Viola Davis Wore Her Hair Natural to the 2015 Emmys

Since receiving her first Oscar nomination in 2009, <i>InStyle</i>'s January cover star Viola Davis has attended her fair share of red carpet events—and …

Red Carpet

A Natural Hair Guide for Girls Who Are Lazy AF

When it comes to my hair, I am lazy AS FUCK, which isn’t good because the natural hair movement is <i>no joke</i>. When I first (re)entered the afro world back in 2012, I had no idea the amount of work and maintenance my hair would require. Not knowing what to do with my "new" kinky locks — the last time I …

What Not To Say To Someone With Natural Hair

Photographed by Lauren Perlstein.<p>It's the cardinal rule of beauty: Regardless of what someone's hair looks like, thou shalt not comment. But, no …

Hair

Is The Word "Nappy" Ever Appropriate?

Photo: Marc Baptiste/Courtesy of Naturally Curly.<p>Nappy was never a word you wanted to hear or be associated with when I was growing up. I’m a part of …

Hair Care

The U.S. Army Updates Its Hairstyle Rules Again

<b>Update:</b> The U.S. Marine Corps made another upgrade to its hairstyle regulations. As of December 14, 2015, it is allowing "entwined" hairstyles — …

Natural Hair In Review, 2015: Weave (Glue and Tracks), Creamy Crack and Wigs Are Being Left Behind

Sometimes I can't believe that I live in a reality where I felt the need to develop a website entitled Natural Is Cool Enough (N.I.C.E.) in an effort to be a part of what has come to be known as a natural hair movement. The fact that Black women are/were gluing and sewing hair into their scalps for …

This Detroit Entrepreneur Is the First African-American Woman to Score a Patent for a Natural Haircare Product

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At the time when Gwen Jimmere invented a new haircare product, she didn’t know it was going to be a success. She also didn’t know she’d be the first African American woman to hold a U.S. patent for a natural haircare product.<p>The …

Hair Care

13 Cute And Easy Ways To Style Natural Hair For A Party

Because sometimes your twistout could use a little extra sparkle.

Gene Editing Is Huge Leap Forward in Fight Against Cancer

Emily Whitehead is a medical pioneer — and she's only in the fifth grade.<p>The 10-year-old was the first child to test a revolutionary technique that edits a person’s DNA to battle cancer. That technique, developed at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, is the …

Cancer

An American Muslim Community Shares Its Story

or the first time in her life, Yazmin Ali is afraid to leave her house. Unlike most neighbors in her family’s cookie-cutter subdivision outside …

Religion

Pentagon teams up with Apple, Boeing to develop wearable tech

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter awarded $75 million on Friday to help a consortium of high-tech firms and researchers develop electronic systems packed with sensors flexible enough to be worn by soldiers or molded onto the skin of a plane.<p>Carter said funding for …

Tidal Blame Apple for Blocking Drake’s Performance From Lil Wayne Festival Stream

<i>Photo by Pooneh Ghana</i><p>Drake made a surprise appearance to close out Lil Wayne's Lil Weezyana Festival last night at New Orleans' Champions Square. The whole thing streamed via Tidal, but it cut out when Drake took the stage. The streaming service reported that their competitor, Apple, blocked …

Lil Wayne

Patricia Clarkson, Scott Bakula lend star-power to 'New Orleans: Here & Now' online film series | NOLA.com

"New Orleans: Here & Now," a short-form documentary series about post-Katrina life available Thursday (Aug. 27) to Time Inc. digital subscribers, …

New Orleans

New Orleans Marks 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina Survivors Recall Hardships a Decade Later

The floodwaters retreated. Homes were rebuilt. New Orleans rebounded with Mardi Gras, jazz festivals and even a Super Bowl in 2013.<p>In the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina smashed the shoreline of the Gulf Coast, the images of despair grew distant.<p>But for the people who lost everything, they never …

2005: Hurricane Katrina Makes Landfall in Louisiana

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall at 6:10 a.m. in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. At landfall, Katrina was a Category 3 hurricane, with maximum winds around 201 kilometers per hour (125 miles per hour). Katrina was the most costly hurricane in United States history, estimated to …

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