Emily Bador

There is an unspoken rule in the black haircare magazine industry: don’t ever feature Caucasian women on the cover.

This rule is based on the fundamental truth that Caucasian (and multi-racial) women are not black.

This golden rule was broken by UK’s Black Hair magazine when it featured Caucasian model Emily Bador on the December/January 2017 cover.

To add insult to injury, the photo they used is at least 3 years old.

Bador expressed her sincerest apologies to her black Instagram.com followers after she learned an old photo of hers was used on the cover of a magazine that caters to black women.

Bador, whose hair is bone straight, admits that the curly, kinky hairstyle she wore for a photo shoot when she was only 15 was a form of cultural appropriation.

Emily Bador

“I would deeply and sincerely like to apologise [sic] to every one for this, and black women especially. I would like to clarify, I believe this shoot is from when I was around 15 and didn’t understand cultural appropriation or the impact it has on POC.”

She added:

“I didn’t understand that shoots like this support the very Eurocentric beauty standard that the mainstream media focus on which reinforce the idea that black features are only ok on white women.”

She said she had no idea the image was submitted to the magazine for a cover shot.

“I’m upset and angry I was never asked by the photographer/hair salon/anyone if this image could be used for the cover Black Hair.”

Bador should not shoulder the blame for this inexcusable error in judgment.

The blame falls squarely on the magazine’s editing staff for not knowing that mixed race and biracial women are not black and should never cover a black hair magazine.

Black girls, particularly in America, are taught from birth that their own natural hair is not as desirable as Caucasian or Asian hair.

Black women have helped build the hair extensions market into a $500 billion dollar industry.

The real shame is none of that money is reinvested back into the black community.

Emily Bador

Emily Bador


  • Petty Patty Cakes

    This story is so two days ago. Just a little late. Her response/appology was appropriate. Not much to see here.

  • reddfoxxy16

    SMH, this is a MESSSSS…..

  • Yoni

    I’m wearing BIG HAIR tomorrow.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Good girl tell the Truth!!! Black is Beautiful all day errrr day!!!?????????

  • Wuts got Petty Davis Eyes..

    Good for her! She recognize unlike the Trashians and the others who do this..

  • Petty Patty Cakes

    Now it’s being reported that Johnthony (the school bus driver who killed those kids in that tragic accident the other day) may have asked the kids if they were ready to die before the crash. This story just gets worse by the minute. I hope the accident wasn’t intentional. Just terrible all around

  • LibraGirlonly

    My cousins daughter did a add for Bakers shoes a while ago and her hair was done just like this but it wasn’t a wig it was her natural hair. Smh

  • MystyBlu

    Ummmm I’m confused. I have relatives that look less black than this girl. She has African blood somewhere I’m sure. Even she stated she is “white passing”. Is she biracial? Either way this is much ado about nothing for me. I’m glad she apologized if she felt the need to.

  • Sucker Free

    U not stirring no blog pots today Auntie…save it for the kitchen hun

  • Sucker Free

    U not stirring no blog pots today Auntie…save it for the kitchen hun

  • Sucker Free

    go BIG or go home ?

  • Sucker Free

    go BIG or go home ?

  • Str8tUpMenace

    I heard about that, too. I hope that’s not true.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    I heard about that, too. I hope that’s not true.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    I asked yall last post to pray. Not sure what happened, but bf has managed to get his ass cussed smooth out. Keep calling with dumb ass request from this grocery store. Unless it’s getting cooked tonight no I can’t get xyz. Idgaf if you gave me a million dollars. Fomf

  • i troll it like i see it

    It really wasn’t her fault. They take the pics and sometime they do not have a say in how they are used by agencies.

  • QTNA brought to you by KIC!

    ??????

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Heller. Can you hear meh?

  • MystyBlu

    ?????? for your patience and the safety of your man and family. I started my dishes on Monday. I have no time to be sharing the kitchen with my family. Someone will get shanked!

  • Carolina Blue

    You give a bruh hell???

  • QTNA brought to you by KIC!

    It’s not true. The investigating agency told our news station today that if it were true the FBI would be here and not them. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6037dc14a65ba24cf91274d74a327f4a4faf26abbf600712d8c7aa4652c70469.png

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Some roast beef from deli. Who the hell eating sandwiches? Get off my phone. Some hot chocolate. Bye sir. He getting blocked

  • Futuredocdonte

    The blame falls squarely on the magazine’s editing staff for not knowing that mixed race and biracial women are not black and should never cover a black hair magazine.
    —-
    ? This statement is messy

  • QTNA brought to you by KIC!

    Nope don’t block him. I’m just getting used to the idea. ???. It takes me a minute. You know we big on no new friends.

  • mark

    Multi racial women are not black? That’s a slap in the face to all our multi racial women that identify as black and all the ones that tight for our cause. Seems interesting black media fight to be on the cover of white magazines but do not want whites and non blacks on some of our magazines.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    I gave you money! You can’t get ME nothing?

    No. Good day

  • Kilroy

    SAY IT LOUD, I’M BLACK AND I’M PROUD!!!
    Black power 2017>>>>>

  • MystyBlu

    ???? fugg yo hot chocolate today sir!

  • Carolina Blue

    You aint sorry ole fake ass Kelis
    Im fake mad

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    In the South biracial is black there is no in between, plus I don’t understand the fuss about her hair being curly because I have seen blonde-haired black women with straight hair.
    This is a tempest in a teapot.
    A big nothingburger.

  • QTNA brought to you by KIC!

    Doc!!!!! We’ve been looking for you. That dissertation got you locked up in a room huh?

  • iWasteTime

    Sis we >>>here<<<
    I sent mine with the following list: Ice cream (Vanilla & Choc) Two 4 packs of peppers, 2 single red peppers, the real looking plastic plates, extra box of butter, Sprite & Eggnog.
    Guess how many times that @#$$% called me??!!
    And had the nerve to be mad cause he forgot the oil, HE NEEDS to fry this turkey breast !!

  • iWasteTime

    I’m mad he ain’t text … lol

  • MystyBlu

    Hell just bring home hot chocolate and roast beef. See what his ass says then lol Shoot everything you’re getting IS for him! I bet his tail will be pulled up to that table eating tomorrow ?

  • Carolina Blue

    Pictures or it did t happen

  • SpiceGirl

    pay me enough I would be plastered on W….Cosmo…..etc

  • Futuredocdonte

    Hey Khak! Ima drop in and kick it with y’all a little later. Had to leave sosha media for a minute to remain focused with everything that was going on

  • MystyBlu

    Cuz he knows she’d ignore and act like she didn’t get it til she’s home! At least I would ??

  • Low E. TUH!

    Black girls, particularly in America, WERE taught from birth that their own natural hair is not as desirable as Caucasian or Asian hair.

    FIXED. BREAKING THE CYCLE…

  • Libra80sBaby

    *Rolls Eyes*

  • iWasteTime

    so we all do that !! … lol

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    He had an accident several months ago when he sideswiped a car, but he worked for cheap so he wasn’t fired.

    The school bus driver charged in connection with a crash that killed five children in Tennessee on Monday was involved in a separate bus collision two months ago, ABC News has learned.

    Johnthony Walker, 24, was driving a bus for Durham School Services — the same as in the fatal crash — when he sideswiped an oncoming Kia Soul in September after crossing into oncoming traffic while attempting to negotiate a “blind curve,” according to the crash report.

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/chattanooga-school-bus-driver-traveled-speed-limit-police/story?id=43702930

  • Carolina Blue

    The real shame here aint the REAL shame Sandra ijs

  • MystyBlu

    Yessssssss! I’ll ignore a call too if I know he’s being worrisome. “Sorry Hon I must’ve been in the frozen aisle when you called. Bad reception” ?

  • QTNA brought to you by KIC!

    Truly understand with school, flood etc. Happy Thanksgiving!!

  • Libra80sBaby

    I can’t STAND when my Husband do this chit.

  • Sucker Free

    YESSSS…I got one relaxed relative…..the rest in my family are natural!

  • iWasteTime

    my phone is always “accidentally” on silence from work …. lmaoooo

  • Incog-knee-gress

    My mama said he mad bc I’m off and he ain’t. So he calls every 5 minutes on bs. There is an amigo they keep catching sleep in the warehouse. Where he at? Go find him right now please. Anything.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    This!!!!

  • LeeSeeCee

    My mother is white and father is black. I was given up for adoption through catholic charities and trust me, they identified me as black, NOT biracial. I was adopted and raised by a black family of many, many hues. FOH with the BS that I’m not black. I’ve been black my whole damn life adn I will be black til the day I pass on.

  • Yoni

    You’ll NEVER get pics. LOL It’s a wig anyway. LMAO I’ll send it to Dubb. She’ll be able to vouch for me. LMAO

  • Incog-knee-gress

    It’s worrisome. I done told you no the first time and you call back? Dude. Not today

  • Libra80sBaby

    Like this is Thanksgiving Dinner grocery shopping…NOT Regular shopping…I’m tryna get THEEE fuk outta here. FAST

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    Lol @ the quick apology. Social media will come for u so fast, she was prob afraid for dear life

  • Yoni

    Yes. What’s up? I’m workin chile. Taking a quick 1 sec break in between cases.

  • MystyBlu

    Yesssss I’m bout to steal this one too! ?

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I see a revolution of women going natural. Hell im n locks now. We grew up thinking that putting that crack in our heads(by the way my grandma used to say it was the cause of brain cancer)made our hair look pretty when our hair is so wonderfully made. The white man tried to convince us that it was beautiful altering our hair but we are breaking that cycle

  • Yoni

    I’m trine to “go home”. I don’t want to be around folks. I’ve been forced. HALP! LMAO

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Fast sis.

  • MystyBlu

    Are you in love with your locs yet?

  • Libra80sBaby

    And the ONLY reason I dont send him to the store for holiday food shopping cause he call me 50-11 fukin times asking questions and I done put everything on the list with the brand name, color of the package, etc…

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    So in love! One of the best decisions ever made

  • Incog-knee-gress

    My pressure

  • LadyFrance

    I read a write up on this girl. She is of asian and white decent.

  • Petty Patty Cakes

    That’s good to hear. I was hoping it wasn’t true.

  • MystyBlu

    Glad you’re happy with it! For some the first year is torture and they give up. I’m almost 5 years in…for the second time lol I love them though

  • Petty Patty Cakes

    Malaysian and white. Definitely looks mixed with something.

  • Yoni

    Granny ain’t lyin’. I don’t know totally about brain cancer. However, being that I work in anatomic pathology, I once heard a medical examiner state that whenever he cuts into the subdural skin of a black woman’s head there is this “sticky, gooey matter” that covers the brain. Kinda attributed to years of relaxers.

  • Torae

    Multiracial women can be who ever they want to identify with? Its no one place to tell a biracial woman she is not black or anything else for that matter. I have a white mother black father…im black never thought I was anything else from the time I could remember. How ridiculous would I look calling myself white while being called the n-word in school?… Dont tell people what they are it’s not your place.

  • MystyBlu

    Thanks for the education! I didn’t care enough to do it lol I know I saw “other” in her features. She didn’t choose to have the pic on Black hair magazine and she apologized for it already. I’m not about to be mad today ?

  • Incog-knee-gress

    I pure take pics of box with this one. Still will come back with wrong stuff

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I can’t wait till they grow longer I wanna dye them and create styles all of that

  • Petty Patty Cakes

    I’m in locs too. More maintenance than one would assume. Been natural (but not necessarily locked) for almost 7 years. I prefer it to the creamy crack.

  • Yoni

    And yall bet not make her feel some type of way about it either. LMAO

  • Libra80sBaby

    GUHL!!!!! I swear fo GOD!!! I have to do this too…and I be like, this dont look CHIT like the pic I sent you. HOW? Why? You from the dirty south like ME…I KNOW yo Mama and Granny used pet milk, nigga. DAMN

  • Yoni

    Do I need to move next do’? I’m not logged in.

  • Petty Patty Cakes

    I think she’s the one that brought this to the world’s attention. The magazine only responded after she put it out there. She’s 19 and an activist of sorts. I don’t think she was afraid, just woke.

  • SpillyNillie

    Ummm why is she apologizing? Shouldn’t the magazine apologize for using a Caucasian woman on the cover of a BLACK hair magazine. If the magazine wants to include all women of color, then they should rename and revamp the magazine.

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    Good girl!

  • MystyBlu

    That’s both sad and disgusting! The damage we do to our bodies to make others happy! I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s why we have high incidences of cancers and dementia.

    I haven’t had a perm since I was like 8. Only ever did “touch ups” because my hair was too long and thick for my mom to manage. Hot summer camp and didn’t wash it like I was supposed to after swimming?! Hair breakage caused my mom to say bye to perms forever. Been natural then loc’d long as I can remember.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Don’t hate me but why don’t you shop yourselves?
    I am single so I have to do my own shopping but I assume most guys who aren’t single let their significant others do it.
    If you only do it once a year then it can be stressful.

  • MystyBlu

    I henna mine but haven’t died them at all. Did styles for a while but I get the most compliments when it’s down and not even crinkled ? I’m like bish I was being lazy!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    L80sBaby: I KNOW yo Mama and Granny used pet milk, nigga

    Pet milk?????

    Mercies

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Oh I don’t send nobody for Thanksgiving or holiday food. But for regular Sunday dinner food you should be able to do that. You got a picture for God’s sake!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Thank u yoni. U just guaranteed that I will never get a relaxer again!

  • Taylordanes

    What’s not appropriate is Sandra stating mixed women are not black. What fundamental truth? You ever heard of the one drop rule? Colorism is real and you know that but to be provocative is better than speaking the truth

  • SpillyNillie

    You done scared me!

  • Sucker Free

    I’m outta here at 3pm EST ?

  • Libra80sBaby

    He gone say..ALL I SEE IS EVAPORATED MILK…..BRUUUUUH!!!

  • Sucker Free

    Its my mama ? I stay on her…her hair is gorgeous but she sweats a lot she creamy cracked out

  • Taylordanes

    She knows she purposely says things for hits and to get the people going

  • MystyBlu

    I totally chose not to address her ignorance on that front. She will always choose to stir the pot and divide us. I don’t do colorism. You are what you identify with…most of the times that’s based on the way the world treats you. Sometimes it’s based on the struggles you identify with. I dont judge either way. Know people very close to me who don’t identify with their black roots and others who embrace it fully. Not my battle.

  • Taylordanes

    Same as in Africa and the whole world. This is just Sandra talking sideways for comments

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Me too I should have done sooner! I’m not waking around in Indian or Brazilian hair! I’m sorry that ain’t how my hair grow and I’m not pretending anymore. We best to learn to love the skin and hair we in

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I do this too. I even FaceTime. This lady was laughing and helping him one time.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Thanksgiving dinner. I complain but do all the shopping?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ha,ha,ha!!
    I must say that I hate shopping–all of the people, their unruly children and long a$$ed lines because there aren’t enough self-check-out registers you have a cashier who acts as if he would rather be somewhere else.

  • Petty Patty Cakes

    I can’t do too many elaborate styles either. It is so painful that I will have headaches for days and then scabs on my scalp. My man gets frustrated with me because I won’t go to get it done that often (no matter how loose she thinks she’s doing it it’s still too damñ tight so I twist it myself). Styles will only last me a couple of days.

  • Petty Patty Cakes

    No more pretending. I love it!

  • MystyBlu

    I kept my hair up religiously for over a year. Ever retwist I put it up. Caused damage to some of my roots from the bobby pins and too tight buns so I stopped. Taking better care of it now with less manipulation. Was fun while it lasted! ?

  • Petty Patty Cakes

    Because she is the person featured in the image so I think she felt it necessary to acknowledge it. I don’t think any of us are blaming her. In fact I don’t think most of us really care all that much

  • Petty Patty Cakes

    She’s trolling for clicks. All sorts of irresponsible statements have been made over the past few months.

  • mark

    Hahaha. Pet milk. Lol

  • Low E. TUH!

    MINE TURNED 6 ON THE 10TH!

  • Low E. TUH!

    MINE LAST A GOOD WHILE UNTIL I GET SICK OF THEM…I CAN IDENTIFY WITH THE SCABS, BUT IT’S NOT AS BAD AS CHEMICAL BURN!

  • Low E. TUH!

    -GASP-

  • Low E. TUH!

    I WAS A SWIMMER TOO…A LOT OF HAIR LOST TO THE CHLORINE, BUT I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF MY BACK NOW!

  • Carolina Blue

    Lol im just being nosey

  • Low E. TUH!

    TELL HER WHAT THE MEDICAL EXAMINER WILL SEE ONCE SHE HITS THAT TABLE…IS THAT REALLY WHAT SHE WANTS??

  • MystyBlu

    My locs are mid back now too. I’m trying not to cut it until the summer but I may not make it! Washing and retwisting is a chore right now

  • Yoni

    All love. LOL

  • Yoni

    Truth. Think about it.

  • RationalThinkersUnite

    My cousins have a white mother and black father. They look bi-racial but identify as white as they were raised by thier mothers family. Do any of us have seen an issue with this? idk what to think because we should allow people to identify how they wish right? Is this the same as a mixed women identifying with her black side?

  • Yoni

    Yall betta leave mama ‘lone. LOL

  • LuLu
  • 4FlavorsOfMe CreoleMami

    Same here seems like its getting worse for me when i was younger i could rock braids etc now I cant keep a style in my head is sore and its a waste of money for me… I just put all my hair up in a big bun and go about my days or twist it and put a cute scarf over it cause that twist out be bomb after sitting for about 3 days lol

  • Yoni

    It’s truth. Granted, I wear creamy crack, but not often. LOL

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    No words on the magazine Racism agenda??
    What the hell is going on??

    So over 2016 ?

  • Yoni

    I don’t know about most, but I don’t do things to myself to make others happy. I’ve never lived my life that way. But I get what you’re saying.

  • Sucker Free

    Girrrrluh…I don’t know the answer to that or I would ?

  • MystyBlu

    I just meant black people in general. Most started straightening their hair to get closer to the “ideal beauty” and/or make white folks more comfortable. How they stomached those lye perms and potato conks I’ll never know! I didn’t mean individual women. My mother wasn’t thinking bout the sprites when she permed my hair…she was thinking bout her back ?

  • 4FlavorsOfMe CreoleMami

    I will be honest I feel kinda weird when my cousins identify as anything other than black like for example if they leave out the black but say everything else that offends me so bad… but it is their preference and I have to remember that everyone is not me or thinks the way I think. I am big on showing respect for your background ethnicity and etc I always do posts on love who you are and love your ethnicities online but I just feel for me regardless of what all you have in your background you are still black at the end of the day… idk that is just me though and how I think :)

  • Annaunki

    You are of your father lineage. I prefer not to mix ethnics together its so damanging to me..

  • klwbaby

    People should style their hair in whatever way they like, I’m personally thinking about getting a jheri curl…. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3a2029c1e7222cc8da934f29f2b53570b5d6d4a9b8096e51af93b372187d5179.jpg

  • MystyBlu

    I never understood this logic. When slave masters were taping slaves I’m 100% sure their children were not considered to be white. That oversimplies the situation. People are who they identify with based on nature (genetics) plus nurture (environment).

  • bella28498 .

    I am getting so tired of wp….

  • Yoni

    I hear you and totally overstand. You’re right, as you said your mama was thinking about her back. LOL That’s me! LOL I always say….”what works for me in MY household, may not work for you in yours.” LOL

  • Annaunki

    Its because that’s how it has been since beginning we are the ones that’s changing the way things are meant to be

  • jussaying

    I think how they identify is definitely dependent on how they are raised. if you have a family – white for instance – which doesn’t make an effort to educate them on BOTH races/ethnicities, then they are going to consider themselves whatever they grew up around. depending on their features, however, it may not be how the world sees them which could cause them issue further down the line. personally, how another person chooses to identify themselves is of no issue to me. i couldn’t care less in that regard. the issue for me is that when you still try to cash in on the few programs/subsidies/etc which are intended to benefit minorities that may not have access to the same opportunities you did. for instance, applying to universities and claiming to be a POC in order to seek admittance but having no real interest in learning about the history or not having to experience life as a POC and all the hardships and/or disadvantages being labeled as an “other” can produce. a good example is Zoe Saldaña, who admittedly (in the past) denied being black but took no issue in accepting roles that called for an African American woman in casting.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chick is gorgeous … whoever she is … beautiful features …..

  • Low E. TUH!

    YONI DID THE EDUCATION…SCROLL UP FROM HERE

  • Low E. TUH!

    MY LOCTICIAN IS MOVING SOON…IDK WHAT TO DEW!

  • RationalThinkersUnite

    Up until a year ago, I felt the same way as you. But my cousins are a different breed. Their traditions, societal influences, dialect, etc are definitely Caucasian influenced but they love their black side of the family as well. They just didn’t get the opportunity to grow up around us. I just think it’s strange that our oppressors tell us if your 1% black your black and we are still using this logic today. If it were discovered that rachel dolezal was 10% African, could she now say she is black? where do we draw the line? Can anyone join our ranks. what are the real qualifications?

  • MystyBlu

    Right! I don’t get perms because my hair doesn’t like them. ? My hair has been its healthiest and grown the longest with locs but I don’t push that on anyone else. What works for one doesn’t for others and I don’t think hair has anything to do with who we are as people. I don’t smoke weed, not a legit revolutionary, and never committed a crime other than the occasional speeding. Yet people see locs and assume. I’m good though lol

  • AG

    Whoa. That’s terrible.

  • MystyBlu

    I’ve been maintaining my own locs since two months out. It’s tiring but I prefer to have control over how mine are done. I had a good loctician the first time and I miss her but not her charges ? Have you checked other salons in your area?

  • 4FlavorsOfMe CreoleMami

    That is awesome that they love their black side my cousins these in particular that I am thinking about they never come around any of us the most I see them is on Facebook… as for the questions you asked I feel it is soo much that was pushed upon back in the days of slavery etc it makes my head spin trying to decipher half of it but I just know for me I feel like my family background made me who I am today and although it is diverse which I acknowledge and show pride at the end of the day I am a Black woman…

  • Low E. TUH!

    NO…TOO PICKY ABOUT FOLKS IN MY HEAD. GOOD VIBES ONLY…AND MY LOCTICIAN NOW IS ACTUALLY MY HOMEGIRL SO…I’M SLIGHTLY JILTED

  • Carolina Blue

    Fasho

  • Sucker Free

    OMG…my poor mama ?

  • Jessy

    It’s crazy how black she looks on that pic. I would’ve never thought she was that person on the other pic.

  • Carolina Blue

    I have locs too. Dyed em red well some of them. They’re beautifully might i add. They look like hot cheetoos,

  • Lisa daniels

    Exactly. I hate how Zoe behaves. I wish she would talk Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravist.

  • Lisa daniels

    She don’t want to get dragged.

  • Yoni

    Yep.

  • jussaying

    I think she’s since changed her viewpoint but i still don’t like her lol.

  • Shira Harding-James

    I don’t think it’s damaging but it definitely be challenging for the parents and children

  • sherri2016

    I couldn’t imagine being mixed to not be white enough for white people and not black enough to be accepted as black

  • Lisa daniels

    She too full of ?. She needs to take note from Lisa Bonet, Jasmine Guy, and some other actress who are multi ethnic.

  • Taylordanes

    Right. It’s not a good look anymore. There are happier places online ?

  • darealwifey

    Lemme just say this, and people can disagree if they want…LET THESE FOLKS WEAR OUR “NAPPY” HAIR!!! We wear our hair straight like theirs! Seriously! I don’t know not one black person born with naturally bone-straight hair. Why do we all draw these invisible lines. I know they usually got a problem when we do it, but it’s more acceptable if they do it, but as long as they are not mocking us, I truly don’t care. With all the black folks in the world unnaturally straightening our hair (or trying to make it look like we mixed or Latina), bleaching our skin, wearing colored contact lenses…we just gotta let some ish ride. We are BEAUTIFUL! I don’t blame them for wanting to look like us! I am not insulted!

  • free

    i was just about to say that. folks taking “appropriation” too fuggin far.

  • WhooCares

    Yes!

  • Willdragforfree

    They dont hear you tho

  • jussaying

    lmfao ????

  • jussaying

    lmfao ????

  • Xsjado

    It wasn’t her fault that her face ended up on this magazine. At least she is sound and honest enough to apologize, even though she had no control of the situation on how and where these photos would end up.

  • Xsjado

    It wasn’t her fault that her face ended up on this magazine. At least she is sound and honest enough to apologize, even though she had no control of the situation on how and where these photos would end up.

  • MystyBlu

    Ahhhh yeah I don’t like folks touching my hair. It’s another reason I do my own. Does your homegirl kno anyone she can refer you to?

  • Petty Patty Cakes

    Kindred hair spirits ?

  • Petty Patty Cakes

    True, and yet my tender head isn’t having any of it

  • Petty Patty Cakes

    Let’s save our rage for something more worthy

  • THE Queen

    the fact that so many black people get mad about mixed people, WTF ?????? GTFOH aint nobody pure, unless your a pure idiot. everybody is mixed somewhere,most of y’all don’t know who your family members were 5 generations back.. so cut the ish, she looks awesome and who cares,, I know dark skinned chicks with the same hair.. so who cares.. bunch of dumb arses

  • Lisa daniels

    You don’t see Lisa Bonet, Zoe Kravitz or Bianca Lawson( Beyonce step sister) taking role of women who identified as black but she takes them and says kiss my ass, I aint black. Foh

  • sherri2016

    I hate when ignorant people ask me what my daughter is mixed with because of her hair like black people don’t have good hair she black that’s it

  • itsjismemelly

    what is so wrong with her picture? I don’t get it

  • VABorn

    My grandmother told me she was teased by blacks saying she was the milk man’s daughter or the insurance man’s daughter and that she didn’t belong at the school with them that she needed to go to the school down the road with the white folks and when it came to white people she really weren’t teased as bad but it wasn’t to the extent it was with black people it’s just that white people didn’t talk to her much.

  • Carmen

    She’s white? idc idc cute pic.

  • Low E. TUH!

    SHE DOES, BUT I’M TRYNA COAX HER INTO STAYING! LOL

  • Liah

    Cute Pic…We got more things to worry about than her Fro…Moving on!

  • Liah

    Exactly!

  • Liah

    Right!

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    And, what’s “good hair” again? ?

  • Rocky

    Do black models ever apologize for covering “white magazines ” with weave, pressed hair, etc? Get over it.

  • Junkanoo

    What nonsense black women wear wigs made of hair from Indian and Asian women so who cares about this

  • whitty hutton

    Ignant!???

  • Jayde da Blade

    ????????I agree with Sandra 10000000%.

  • digital_femme

    Damn, even the MODELS are homely in the UK? Who am I kidding. I’ve been to London and Bournesmouth and can say that I saw where white southerners got their features. ?

  • whitty hutton

    That would be me…don’t care. Sandra posting this shit to get the people going. Black women round here wearing every damn body else’s hair on their head EXCEPT their own lovely coils have not a leg to stand on when it comes to hair misappropriation. GTFOH.

  • whitty hutton

    @Dubb
    Girl!! 18+ years in and this dude STILL come back with the wrong shit. I send pics and everything…doesn’t help. ???

  • MystyBlu

    Haha good luck with that!

  • Syncereli

    She’s a lovely girl,the only entity at fault is the damn magazine….smh.

  • Felicia Kelley

    She owes us NO APOLOGY!!
    But I appreciate her for it though

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Sandy you spoke the truth. I see no lies. At first I was like she look cute there’s nothing wrong with this. however black women are taught from birth and even some in the black community treat us harsh about our hair so this can send signals. The most important thing though is so many black women wear weaves and as you said that money doesn’t even go into the black community that money supports whatever races that that hair come from. Chris rock was on it years ago making that movie he made.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVEYONE???

  • ArDnAhC45

    You beat me to it.

  • acire

    Whet?! Oh my. I can’t…relax…anymore. I came back to it, but I’ll be damned. I love my hair, and my daughter’s, but I only came back because it is easier since I have to comb a load of thick hair. And I’m pregnant. Now I have to think of my subdural. WhatDoTheCurlyKinkyDo?!

  • Michelle

    First of all, she strikes me as a biracial woman who is attempting to pass, but can not. Secondly, how dare blacks disinherit a biracial person who has a black parent. If they have a black parent/lineage, they are indeed black. Just because most possess what most of you don’t have (good hair, actractiveness….the things you so desperately want) doesn’t make them any less. She owes no one an apology. Funny how people want to talk s@@t about her yet say NOTHING about all of the Actors, Rappers and professional athletes that won’t wife you. Hmmm….hypocrisy is real. One shouldn’t have to be the color of coal or tar to be considered truly black. Damn dummies…..

  • Just this one time

    I usually lurk and keep my mouth shut but I made and account just to say this; Please stop using the word Caucasian I originally learned this in my sociology class Race and Ethnicity Caucasian is actually a racist term towards other races. Lets just continue to all them White people.
    Thanks for reading.
    http://www.firstpost.com/world/the-racist-history-of-caucasian-945375.html

    “Caucasian didn’t always simply mean ‘white’, as it does now. Before the eighteenth century, it was exclusively a term for people from Caucasus, a country lying on the border on Europe and Asia. But in the eighteenth century, a German anthropologist Johann Friedrich Blumenbach declared that the 245 skulls from the region that were in his possession were “the most beautiful race of men”. Adding to this erroneous idea that the Caucasian skulls were the most beautiful.”

  • Mister Fantastic

    Harpo, you know that’s a biracial woman? Even if she don’t admit (know) it…

  • Kim

    Emily knows she is biracial.She is half white and half Malaysian(Southeast Asian).That doesn’t negate the fact that she feels appearing on a magazine for black woman(which she is not) with that hairstyle is cultural appropriation.

  • Kim

    She is a biracial women.She is white and Asian(Malaysian).She clears says she is a “white passing woman” ,meaning she is a biracial woman(half Asian) who could pass as white.

  • Kim

    Dozens of biracial woman have appeared on the cover of Black hair women including celebs like Halle Berry,Alicia Keyes,Lisa Bonet,etc

  • Kim

    Half White, Half Asian( Malaysian)

  • Nitu Stewart

    white is not a race, no thank you.

  • Nitu Stewart

    you had me until the “wifing…” Unneccssary, bizarre and just as foolish as this post.

  • Nitu Stewart

    She spoke ignorance.
    “The most important thing though is so many black women wear weaves…” as you stated, isnt interesting to see someone purposely imitate our hair, especially sense we hate it.

  • Nitu Stewart

    Ask the women that never wear or alter their natural hair, maybe they know.

  • Nitu Stewart

    History strted BEFORE slavery.

  • Nitu Stewart

    This is the most ignorant post written. Biracial women aren’t black? Most African American women are mixed! Don’t believe me, refer to yourself as Black to an African.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I’m sorry wasn’t trying to offend at all.

    Happy Thanksgiving

  • Just this one time

    White is absolutely a race in the United States. The racial hierarchy is White, Asian, White Hispanic/ Latino, Black and Native American.
    http://scholarworks.umb.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1403&context=nejpp

  • Just this one time

    Biracial women who are mixed with black are black. African American is an Ethnicity.

  • Angela Flowers

    You sound like you’re taking this very personal and you sound like you’ve been hurt. So, according to you, most black people don’t have “good hair and attractiveness” and we “desperately want it”? First, good hair doesn’t mean straight. My hair is natural and it’s good AND healthy hair. Second, there are just as many beautiful full black people just like other races so just stop it. You sound insecure and hateful.

  • Angela Flowers

    She should have had you at “Just because most possess what most of you don’t have …”

  • 6ue$$imh8n

    Right !! And I don’t know where people get this from when they put everyone in a category maybe they should put the people they are surrounded with in that category because most black women don’t wear weaves where I’m at I see many black women with their hair out MANYblack women. Approximately 6 out of 10 are natural

  • 6ue$$imh8n

    I don’t know where you from sweetheart but you are mistaken because where I’m from most black women with their natural hair out and it is very healthy and most white girls where I fro I don’t know where you from sweetheart but you are mistaken because where I’m from most black women with and that’s your hair out and it is very healthy and most white girls where Im from our copying black woman’s hair styles

  • Angela Flowers

    I feel like this mag did this for a reason. I’m just waiting for regular white girls to start the kinky trend because it’s def coming since more and more black women are going natural….

  • http://www.keenready.com KeenReady.COM ?

    Exactly glad I’m pure negra…

  • http://www.keenready.com KeenReady.COM ?

    My sis gives her man PICTURES ??

  • OhMy

    Darealwifey that’s da real ! Couldn’t say it better myself !

  • Israel Y

    Biracial and Multiracial are different you know? Reread.

  • Kim

    Maybe you need to re-read.I was responding to this statement in the article:”The blame falls squarely on the editing staff for not knowing that mixed race and BIRACIAL women are not Black and should never cover a black hair magazine”.Have a nice day.

  • http://www.2hilarious.com/ 2Hilarious

    Things are getting awkward days after days. Black folks wanna look like whites and Caucasian wanna look like blacks!
    In the mean time , black girls should be proud though. There was a time when we couldn’t be ourselves, when Caucasian couldn’t wear Afro styles. But in 2016, everything is possible.
    For the magazine cover, she doesn’t look like a Caucasian but she looks good with the Afro hairstyle. That’s black hairstyle!

  • lovelygamour

    Of course this is a u.k mag. Black people in the u.k are taught that racism isnt real. They will blame everything else when in fact the only reason they are being treated differently is due to race. Take naomi campbell. She’s paid well but they treat her like an unmoving mass. There are models who seroiusly injured or killed someone but naomi went to court for everything. And she still has a bunch of white/asian people around her. Lol.

  • Cujaneer

    My issue is more about the hair. Snd not the race. Biracial nor Caucasian people have the same texture. So for a magazine named Black Hair to use a model who doesn’t have a “Black” persons hair texture is questionable. But then again, maybe they were featuring wigs. ijs

  • JerseyMom

    Where is the magazine’s long ass Instagram apology?

  • Layah Jhene

    They’re mixed not just Black

  • Emily post

    They teased a non black persons hair and put her on the cover of a magazine specifically for Black hair.. LOL Well there goes Multiculturalism. That was not a accident they are slowly culturally appropriating culture because it is so profitable… Look at how many so called celebrities have made a name from pretending to be a lighter skinned black woman. Bronzer self tanners lip injections cornrows, wigs. When are they not imitating? Giving themselves all the credit and the cultures that they appropriate NON..

  • the guest

    If President Obama was a woman, would it be ok for him to be on the cover as he is biracial not black? If Black Hair did a feature on President Obama would that be ok or would he also be accused of cultural appropriation as he is biracial?

    The model owed no one an apology. It was a modeling job and how she was styled for the photo shoot. The styling and cover photo are excellent. Only an insecure and envious person would take issue with the cover.

    The model has too much time on her hands and too much white guilt. All she had to say was contact the magazine and that’s all she owed anyone.

  • the guest

    Biracial people are not black. Black people want biracial people to call themselves black because they feel it lessens what they perceive and envy as biracial privilege. Black people can be black on their own without feeling they have to force biracial people to call themselves black.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Not her fault.
    She is humble.

  • Judith Lewis

    What bothers me is all of the talk about this and that. We all know we black woman are the desires of all: our lips, hips, hair, buttocks, our figures, etc. We know this. Now let us talk about how Asians have come into our communities and made 500 billion dollars off blacks. They do not allow us blacks in that industry. Talk about boycotting them, hit them in the pocket, until the start putting money in these communities. Do not forget the neighborhood stores. Please initiate conversations with substance. It is time for us to stop letting everyone get rich off of us. Doing slavery, we did not have a choice, our ancestors were forced. Stop talking and if a business cannot contribute to our community, do

  • Judith Lewis

    What bothers me is all of the talk about this and that. We all know we black woman are the desires of all: our lips, hips, hair, buttocks, our figures, etc. We know this. Now let us talk about how Asians have come into our communities and made 500 billion dollars off blacks. They do not allow us blacks in that industry. Talk about boycotting them, hit them in the pocket, until the start putting money in these communities. Do not forget the neighborhood stores. Please initiate conversations with substance. It is time for us to stop letting everyone get rich off of us. Doing slavery, we did not have a choice, our ancestors were forced. Stop talking and if a business cannot contribute to our community, do

  • Depths Of My Soul!

    Most African Americans are mix but not to the same degree as a biracial

  • Depths Of My Soul!

    I thought she was a Black girl in White face for a min

  • Depths Of My Soul!

    ??

  • Depths Of My Soul!

    You mean to tell me it penetrated their skull

    Really??

  • Yoni

    You have pores/follicles in your hair, right? Do you know how thin skin is? When someone’s scalp is greased, where do you think it goes? WOW!

  • Depths Of My Soul!

    Not through the 5 layers of skinx past the fatty tissues and through the SKULL.

    I highly Doubt that as ALL would be brain dead by now?

  • Yoni

    Ok. *scoots my lil ole anatomic pathological ass on somewhere*

  • Depths Of My Soul!

    And Even if the chemicals do seep into the tissues beneath the scalp and into the blood stream, there is a blood brain barrier that prevents certain blood pathogens from entering the brain.

    It just doesn’t seem logic to me but I guess I can be wrong seeing as I have never opened anyone’s skull

  • Jo bell

    Yes they try to teach us that but we face it everyday and we are very aware of it. There will always be a few who refuse to accept it but more fool them.

  • Jo bell

    Um.. no we don’t…. your president is biracial…. I’m still waiting for American people to elect the first black president….. I am a black person and I’ve never been to America but I will say that we (africans) see things very differently from American people’s.