We’re in week two of our countdown of stories that shaped the images of black women in popular culture. We’ve chosen a dozen stories (the good, the bad and the ridiculous) that captured our attention in 2009. Here’s the story that made our hot list today:
#3: The Creamy Crack Debate (aka “The Politics of Chris Rock’s “Good Hair” originally published October 9, 2009) (more…)
Nia Long took a break from promoting “Good Hair” with Chris Rock to attend the premiere of “This Is It” the film project that features the last performance footage of Michael Jackson. Looks like she’s also taking a break from her weave too— sporting a variation of the short ‘do she wore in “The Best Man”. Like Halle Berry, Nia’s going back to her style roots and they still look good on her.
Chris Rock’s new documentary, “Good Hair,” finally hit theatres nationwide last weekend, so black women across the country are undoubtedly still discussing the politics of hair. I’ve experienced more than 20 years of hair reinventions, from the 14-inch, layered partial weave I sport today to the two big country plaits my Liberian mother braided into my hair when I was in elementary school. On other occasions, my cousin would make square parts all over my head and make single braids out of my very short, very coarse hair. You probably would’ve mistook me for one of Coolio’s children back then, but…
So Chris Rock’s documentary “Good Hair” is finally opening today (at least in some places). I saw it a couple of weeks ago at the Urbanworld Film Festival but I wanted to wait until it was about to hit theaters to offer my two cents. In the meantime, every Tom, Dick and Mary wants in on the ‘good hair’ discussion. Before I weigh in on the film I’ll just say this: overall we haven’t exactly been supportive of the documentary genre but Rock may have gone a long way to changing people’s minds. Those promos and radio spots makes you want…
Chris Rock’s hilarious movie “Good Hair” had its official New York premiere last night. Once the movie opens on Friday I guess a lot of us will be talking about how our hair issues are coming out of the closet. But for now let’s just talk about how good our girls Salt-N-Pepa look. They hit the red carpet with their DJ Spinderella. The rappers make an appearance in Rock’s documentary and reveal the origins of Pep’s asymetrical ‘do.
Sisters, we all know that when it comes to our hair, we do not always agree on why we make the choices we do. That’s because for many of us our tightly wound coils (which we wear naturally or chemically alter) can be a political, cultural, historical, or intensely personal matter. And don’t forget that hair can be a fashion statement too. Well, get ready y’all because comedian Chris Rock has decided to put our business out on the street in his new documentary called “Good Hair,”— which is being described as a hilarious examination of the cultural pressures that…
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