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Free the ‘Fro!
Free the ‘Fro!

By MONIQUE YOUNGER on Jun 07, 2021

If children, the natural extension of their parents/household, are allowed to be seen outside the house looking unkempt, like a ‘ragamuffin’, what does that say about their parents? Wild, wooly hair would surely garner inevitable comparisons to Buckwheat, (the dark skinned Black boy on Little Rascals) and that was unacceptable – for little Black girls or boys.

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Relax, Don't Do It!
Relax, Don't Do It!

By MONIQUE YOUNGER on Feb 08, 2021

Hair relaxers have been in use since the early 1900s. A hair relaxer is a cream that reduces the natural curl pattern of your hair by breaking down the hair strand and chemically altering the texture. Most people who decide to get their hair relaxed have curly hair who want it stick straight without the frizz. 

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