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Diaspora Style: Braids, Twists and Locs for the Summer

For some style inspiration, check out the standout braids, twists and locs that we've seen on women around the city.

DIASPORA—Braids, locs, twists and other protective hairstyles shine year-round, but they're especially great for the rapidly approaching summer months. These cherished looks offer durability and effortless glamor that will help our style continue to thrive as we approach sunnier days. They never fail us!


These hair styles exemplify the versatility of black hair and have become staples for so many of us—we can't wait to rock them non-stop this summer.

For some inspiration, check out the standout braids, twists and locs that we've seen on women around the city.

Photo by Kobina DeGraft Johnson.

Photo by Leon Williams.

Photo by Kobina DeGraft Johnson.

Photo by Kobina DeGraft Johnson.

Photo by Leon Williams.

Photo by Kobina DeGraft Johnson.

Photo by Kobina DeGraft Johnson.

Photo by Kobina DeGraft Johnson.

Photo by Leon Williams.

Photo by Leon Williams.

Photo by Leon Williams.

Photo by David McDuffie.

Photo By David McDuffie.

Photo by David McDuffie.

Photo by Kobina DeGraft Johnson.

Photo by David McDuffie.

Photo by David McDuffie.

Photo by Kobina DeGraft Johnson.

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How You Can Help Nigeria’s #EndSARS Protests

We round up some ways you can support the movement and its cause, no matter where you are in the world.

Widespread protests against Nigeria's notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) are becoming more of a revolution. The movement is an outcry from youths demanding a general reform of the country, majorly characterized by poor governance, with a focus on the harassment and assaults committed by SARS. The movement has been raging through the city of Lagos for the past three weeks, as protesters home and abroad have taken to the streets in masses to express their keen dissatisfaction.

Hashtags like #EndSARS, #EndPoliceBrutality, and #EndBadGovernanceInNigeria have brandished across all social media platforms to amplify the voices of the youth people fighting back. These hashtags have, in turn, gained traction with the help of celebrities like singers Rihanna, Demi Lovato, and Beyoncé, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and many others. Nigerian stars, Falz, Runtown, Tiwa Savage, Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy, and many more also joined in the movement, as many of them took to the streets with placards.

To date, the peacefully protesting Nigerians' needs have not been met. With said needs not being satisfied as they demand justice for lives lost due to the brutal and corrupt practices of police officers.

We have rounded up some ways you can support this movement and its cause, no matter where you are in the world.

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