“EBONY SPEAK! HAIR: Still the Ultimate Black Girl Divide?”

Adrienne January 24, 2012 2

I was scrolling through my Twitter timeline when I stumbled upon a tweet from the blog Natural Hair in the Media.

The link within this 140 character status led to a post featuring Ebony.com’s newest addition SPEAK!.

“SPEAK! [is a video] series [that] brings together leading bloggers in conversation on provocative and trending issues of the day.”

This particular segment of SPEAK! showcased a discussion between EBONY.com style editor Geneva S. and several natural hair bloggers.

Within their conversation these ladies, having natural & relaxed hair, debated topics such as natural hair as a political statement, why there is a “hair divide” among African American women, and how men influence our hair decisions.

If you have a few minutes, check out the video by clicking HERE. Be sure to come back and share you likes, dislikes, and overall thoughts on the opinions shared in the video.

image & quote: Ebony.com


  1. Tiffany January 25, 2012 at 9:11 am - Reply

    Thanks for the shout-out! I think this series is a good start. I’m really interested to see Part 2 because the lack of straight hair bloggers is not something that I’ve seen talked about a lot. What I don’t want to see is the same old recycled issues that have already been debated.

    • Adrienne January 25, 2012 at 10:01 am - Reply

      No problem! :)

      I agree with you; I can’t wait to see how they tackle the “lack of straight hair bloggers” topic. And, like you said, people discuss the same “natural hair issues” all the time. I’m wonder how they will put a twist on the subject.

      I’m also interested to see what the creator of the natural hair sorority has to say. There has been so much debate around it; I wonder how she will defend her cause.

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