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Linda Jones

Linda Jones

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Nappies at NABJ
Nappies at NABJ

I saw so many journalists wearing natural and African-inspired hairstyles. The conference was crawling with nappy-headed newsmakers! It was more than I had ever seen at any conference in the 32-year history of the organization.

A Reader Takes Me to Task
A Reader Takes Me to Task

Personally, I have no problem with anyone using the nappy word to describe the texture of my hair. That’s what it is. I don’t consider it a bad thing.

Take Special Care With Braids
Take Special Care With Braids

Dr. Ford says that one of the ways to avoid getting traction alopecia is to vary the braiding style to keep from placing stress on the same areas of the scalp. She also recommends going to experienced braiders.

Power Naps!
Power Naps!

These are people I consider role models for those who have been brainwashed to believe that nappiness is a curse and a liability. These role models are proof that having nappy hair does not block intelligence or the ability to succeed.

Happy Nappy New Year!
Happy Nappy New Year!

While I will be giving you a few things new, I won’t stray from the tried and true. That means that I will continue to devote some columns to answering your questions about natural hair-care.

Kinky Nominations are Winners!
Kinky Nominations are Winners!

It should be of no surprise that Angela Davis -- the professor and activist whose legendary Afro of the '70s was both intimidating and empowering -- got several nods for president.