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Protesters forced the closure of hundreds of pharmacies in South Africa after it ran a hair advertisement that many South Africans deemed racist.

The Clicks pharmacy advertisement featured pictures of African hair labeled as "dry and damaged," while an image of Caucasian hair was described as "fine and flat."

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Opposition party Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) called the adverts "racist" and "dehumanizing."

EFF leader Julius Malema organized protests outside the Clicks stores and called for all Clicks to be closed.

The company has threatened legal action against EFF, but Mr. Malema urged his supporters to be "combat ready" and said EFF wouldn't be "intimidated by threats."

"The implications of this are that black identity exists as inferior to the identity of white people. It is an assertion that white standards of beauty are to be aspired to and features of black represent damage, decay and abnormality," the EFF said in a statement obtained by Yahoo News.

Videos shared on Twitter shows some stores closed while others are guarded by security. In one incident, a bottle filled with a flammable liquid was thrown inside a Clicks store. Another video shows protesters pulling items off shelves in one store.

But demonstrations have been largely peaceful. "We are confronting white arrogance decisively. #clicksmustfall," EFF tweeted on Tuesday.

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Ciara Wilson shared a sweet video of her husband, NFL quarterback Russell Wilson, styling their daughter Sienna's hair.

The 31-year-old father-of-2 is seen brushing Sienna's 3c natural hair into a bun.

Ciara captioned the video:

"My Beautiful Black Man and My Beautiful Black Princess...

Worship and Hairstyling #Sunday."

Ciara, who is expecting the couple's 2nd biological child, commented on the fears she has for her 6-year-old son, Future Zahir, in the aftermath of the George Floyd murder at the hands of a white police officer.

"My sweet Baby Boy. I pray that when you get older A CHANGE will finally have come!! I'm going to keep my FAITH! I'm praying that the losses of our Black Kings and Queens won’t be in vain. Enough is Enough! I'm praying for UNITY! I'm praying for the powers that be to unite and decide that it's time for a change!"

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Tia Mowry and husband Cory Hardrict were spotted working out in their garage while on quarantine at home in Studio City, Calif. The 41-year-old actress broke a sweat while working out with weights and a row machine.

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Mowry was almost unrecognizable as she went makeup-free and wore her hair in a natural afro style. These photos are proof that she doesn't have wash-n-go hair. It takes a lot of products to make her natural hair lay down.

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Mowry met actor Cory on a Hollywood movie set. They dated for six years before tying the knot in 2008. The couple share two children, 11-year-old son, Cree, and 2-year-old daughter Cairo.
 


 

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