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Why These 7 Celebs Cut Their Locs

Why do some celebs cut their locs? Just as some celebs start locs there are some celebrities that end up cutting them. For those who have asked, “why did my favorite celebrity cut their locs!?” then this article is for you. From Lauryn Hill to Lena Waithe, come check out responses on why they cut their locs. Lauryn Hill Lauryn…

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5 of The Most Eye Catching Afropunk Locd Looks

Aside from elevating black artists, Afropunk’s Instagram feed and events serve as a feast for the eyes. Afropunk was founded in the early 2000s to highlight the black punk scene. Outside of physical events, Afropunk has been constant in the years of highlighting black artistic talent and beauty. Read below to see some Afropunk locd looks and about the artists…

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Why Do So Many NFL Players Have Locs?

Background Why do so many NFL players have locs? NFL players, compared to athletes of other sports, are known to wear locs. Al Harris is known as the first player to wear locs. Here is the earliest photo of him during a 1998 game and he is noted to have worn locs as early as 1997. Since then, their rise…

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Locers are Fighting for (& Winning) Equal Rights

The world has regressed in many ways. However, there people who are always stirring up change in the fight for equal rights – like Chasity Jones. I remember reading that the Supreme Court declined to review Chastity Jone’s case. Therefore, it upheld a US Circuit judge ruling that it was legal to discriminate against hair styles as it wasn’t a…

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Sasha Lane |The Miseducation of Cameron Post

If you have not heard of Sasha Lane, let me introduce her with this video from Teen Vogue. The clip is equally as endearing as it is empowering to watch. She touches on the difficulty of being biracial with locs as well as fighting through negativity from others on why she shouldn’t have locs. However, she knows her truth that…

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Loc Looks of Black Panther

I am a little late to the party, but I finally saw Black Panther this past week. I loved all the stylistic fashion and hair combinations – many of which combined avant garde elements with traditional African sartorial pieces. Of course, I couldn’t help but pay the most attention the loc looks of Black Panther. In particular, there were three…

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Locs in Cartagena, Colombia

For this holiday season, my brother, mother and I went to Cartagena. It is a beautiful city on the coast of Colombia, burgeoned with life and character. It was one of my first big trips outside of the US since I’ve had locs, so I was curious to note whether or not I would see people with locs in Cartagena…

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