“I Can’t Be Black, Fat, And Bald-Headed:” Using Hair To Hide Weight

- By Bossip Staff

“I can’t be black, fat, and bald-headed.” This comment was part of a discussion that involved having natural hair and being plus-size. As the words came out of my coworker’s mouth, I had no judgment, but wondered just how many Black plus-size women who are natural feel this way. Even people I admire in the blogosphere who celebrate their own curves — and those of of others — struggle with having short natural hair on a full-figured body.

[Madamnoire]


Ne-Yo Speaks On Entertainers’ Obligations To Social Issues: “If We Don’t Look Out For Us, Who Else Will?”

When national tragedies such as the killing of Mike Brown occur, people often look to the rich and famous to use their celebrity to bring about justice. Sometimes these stars surprise us with their generous humanitarian efforts, and other times we end up disappointed that they’ve dropped the ball. One celeb, however, who says there’s no excuse for the latter to happen is Ne-Yo.

[Madamenoire]


Childish Gambino lets the groove get in via, “Sober,” the first leak from his upcoming STN MTN/KAUAI project.

One half a Gangsta Grillz, one half an EP, this cut comes from the KAUAI side of the release. Here, Bino croons to the sounds of a lush instrumental coated with poppy piano keys and guitar riffs. The track takes a grittier turn during the bridge, but it’s mostly a smooth listen.

[HipHopWired]


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