Article Snippet: "Her hair is just wild," Rooks notes. In this version, Annie is played by the African-American actress Quvenzhané Wallis, who was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Beasts of the Southern Wild. And Rooks says Wallis' hair, as Annie, continues to stand out.
Editor's Note: A very uplifting article talking about the new "Annie" movie coming out and the new dynamic of having black hair as a central part in the promotion of the movie. I am just now hearing about this movie, I've been out of the loop but I'd like to see it now. My boy Jamie Foxx is in it too. Here are my favorite quotes from the article:
"The 'fro is too political or too threatening or too black or something?"
"what we hear is that white mothers do not know what to do with black children's hair."
"It's difficult for us to find cultural productions that are about the love and care of little black children, I give them two thumbs up for that."
Look, I have a good sense of humor so this Chris Brown song spoof by Top Rope Zeus is funny, but it's also kind of messed up.
I truly believe natural hair is amazingly beautiful on black women and things like this just discourage them.
First off, homegirl's hair just wasn't done or looking right, the length wouldn't have mattered and natural hair is not synonymous with short hair. There are plenty of black women with natural AND long hair. In fact, that's the end goal of many "big chops". As a black man I think it's great that women are going natural.
If you're relaxed and thinking about (or already transitioning) because you want your hair to grow, going natural might not necessarily be the answer! Take stock of your current hair care routine, do a little research, and then ...
Comment Section Quote of Interest: You’re absolutely right you know.
We African women pay such little attention to our real hair (natural and relaxed) and then wonder why our hair isn’t long or full. We use creams, hair growth oils and all kinds of fake hair and traumatize our scalp and hair so badly, they rarely recover.
Mothers should already raise their girls with the awareness that the hair they're born with is right for them. Berry’s advice above works.