fat shaming

Comedian/actress Amy Sedaris is in hot water for posting an Instagram image of 2 black women purchasing urban apparel.

Sedaris posted the image without a caption. But Instagram users assumed she was fat shaming the women — and they flooded her timeline with nasty comments.

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Rachel Dolezal

When former NAACP president Rachel Dolezal spoke with NBC Today’s Matt Lauer about her transracial orientation on Tuesday, most viewers wondered how she got her Caucasian hair to behave like black hair. The answer is simpler than you thought.

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Riqua Hailes

You are probably among the millions of black women who buy your hair weave extensions from a salon, beauty supply store, or out of the trunk of a car. It’s no surprise that beauty supply stores that cater to black women are the #1 importers of hair weave from China.

But have you ever stopped to wonder where your hair weave extensions come from?

After noticing inconsistencies in the hair extensions she purchased for her clients, Riqua Hailes, owner of Just Extensions hair extension bar in Los Angeles, decided to go on an odyssey to Asia to see for herself where the hair comes from.

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Racist casting call

Universal Pictures is casting black girls for its film Straight Outta Compton, a biopic which documents the rise of rap supergroup N.W.A.

The casting call by Sande Allesi Casting, which reflects the target audience of the movie, grades the women by skin color and whether they wear weave and extensions. “Fine” LSLH women (light skinned with long hair) are graded A/B, while dark skinned women who wear hair weave are graded C/D. Naturally the weave wearers are outraged by the degrading implications of the casting call.

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