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Published on 27 April 2018 by Afrocks

Interview With Naomi Grant, Film Director & Co-Founder At Look At My Black Beauty

We caught up with Naomi ahead of her UK tour screening her latest short film ‘Future First’

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Published on 5 January 2018 by Afrocks

Amara La Negra: The Reason Why It Is Important To Promote Self Validation

2017 has been a year of harvest. I loved and was proud of Rai-Elle’s talent and look. Watching her on X-Factor felt warm and satisfying because seeing a young woman like her on the telly does not just happen.  It’s the fruit of tireless efforts and work around one main idea: normalising black features, in a society where, for a long time, one had to “tame” ones African phenotypes to fit in the “civilised western world”.

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Published on 22 June 2017 by Afrocks

6 Events Celebrating Black Culture You Do Not Want To Miss This Summer 2017

So summer has arrived and if you are like me, you too are looking for events to attend all summer long with the hope of not only having the best time, but the opportunity to meet and network with a diverse range of people.
Well keep reading and by the end of this post you should be ready to attend at least one of these events.

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Published on 1 June 2017 by Afrocks

13 Hair And Beauty Gifts You Can Offer To Your Natural Hair Friends

Credit picture @ Kinay Wraps

Are you looking for the perfect gift for your natural hair friends?

Well then this guide is for you.

Listed here are 10 gift ideas that your natural hair friends will fall in love with – and you may even decide to treat yourself!

There are gifts suitable for all budgets and age groups that will ensure your favourite naturalistas feel beautiful and appreciated.

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Published on 22 May 2017 by Afrocks

How I Learnt To Embrace My Short Natural Hair

I thought it would be interesting to share with you what I have been doing to embrace my natural hair during its short stage.

I have been natural all my life, but my hair hasn’t always been healthy. I’m not sure how old I was when my mum said I was old enough to do my own hair. It wasn’t daunting or scary at all, that was only because I had no idea what I was getting myself into.

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Published on 2 February 2017 by Afrocks

36 UK Black Owned Businesses You Absolutely Need In Your Life In 2017

2016 could be considered a pretty bleak year for people of colour after Brexit and the US presidential situation.

However, it wasn’t all bad as we saw the hashtag #UKBlackOwnedBusinesses trending on Twitter and the launch of the award-winning platform Brands of Colour.

Black people are tired of investing their money into brands and businesses that do not represent or consider them and as a result, UK Black businesses are finally getting the spotlight they deserve.

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Published on 12 December 2016 by Afrocks

On Being Black In A Country That Does Not See Colour: What I Was Told When I Went Teaching With My Head (Half) Wrapped

I have recently moved to France France. I say France France because I am from what we call overseas territories, a 2.0 French colony, which is technically France in the Caribbean with all the contradictions and uneasiness that this status can cause in the 21st century … But I digress. I am now in France France, in a peaceful and bourgeois neighbourhood with beautiful houses, gardens, clean pavements etc. Of course, I stand out with my big hair, dark skin and love for Ankara, but that is ok. I knew beforehand that I was moving into a “white” environment and the chances of me being the “black lady”, were pretty high, but I did not mind.

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Published on 26 November 2016 by Afrocks

Why I Hate Black Hairdressers

Hairdressing is definitely an art form but it is also a science. While anyone can be talented and full of creativity, this can often go against what is healthy for the hair (cue rant about chemicals and tight braids).

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Published on 18 October 2016 by Afrocks

Interview of Joy Joses, Founder Of Melanmag.com, The New Online Lifestyle Magazine For Women Of Colour

 

Tired of reading the same old Cosmopolitan magazine? Smile! Melanmag.com is a new online lifestyle magazine for women of colour, which aims to supply real and authentic content for the millennial woman of colour.
If you check out the website, you will find rich and diverse content served by a sleek design. We love it.
Oh! And Joy Joses, the founder of Melanmag was kind enough to chat to us about very interesting stuff you certainly want to read about!

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Published on 12 August 2016 by Afrocks

Natural Hair In The Workplace: Let’s Keep Challenging The Euro-centric Idea Of Beauty

 

Black women with natural hair are unprofessional.

Well, at least that’s what you could believe if you submitted a Google search for “unprofessional hairstyles”. The images produced by the search are almost all of black woman with natural hair. As well as Google hitting the headlines earlier this year, the BBC also published an article about a black woman who was asked not to wear her natural hair to work and was encouraged to wear weave.

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