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Zulaikha Patel Celebrates Black Hair With New Book 'My Coily Crowny Hair'

News of South African activist Zulaikha Patel releasing a new children's book titled 'My Coily Crowny Hair' had us leaping for joy.

Zulaikha Patel is releasing her debut book, a children's title aptly named My Coily Crowny Hair, which aims to encourage young Black girls to embrace their natural hair. The book's foreword is written by fellow South African and Coming 2 America actress Nomzamo Mbatha. The young South African activist was thrust into the media spotlight at age 13 for calling out outdated racist hair policies at Pretoria Girls High in 2016.

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Newly Crowned Miss South Africa Shudufhadzo Musida is South Africa's Reigning Bold Beauty

South Africa has crowned new Miss South Africa, Shudufhadzo Musida, and she is challenging beauty standards as well as mental health stigma.

South Africa has unveiled new Miss South Africa, Shudufhadzo Musida, who was crowned in Cape Town. South Africa is not one to stope cultural festivities, and held the annual Miss South Africa this past Saturday at Table Bay Hotel in the midst of a global pandemic. Musida's win comes as no surprise as she was voted "fan favourite" from the top 10 contestants announced last year in August. The 24-year-old has already taken to the road with radio interviews and is Miss South Africa's first crowned bald beauty.

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How a Racist Ad Ruined TRESemmé South Africa’s Reputation

Referring to Black African hair as less favourable, to an African audience, is definitely not the way to do it.

Zozibini Tunzi Slams Popular Beauty Store Over Racist Hair Advert

South Africa's Miss Universe criticised beauty store Clicks' following a controversial advert that labelled Black natural hair as 'damaged'.

South Africa's New Miss SA Has Renewed Conversation Around the Politics of Black Hair

The beauty pageant winner is the first to be crowned while rocking her natural hair in the contest's 60-year history.

This Black Hairstyle Collective Is Embracing the Beauty of Natural Hair in Colombia

Chontudas wants to strengthen natural hair knowledge among young black girls in Colombia.

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This Dominican Ministry of Education Director Was Fired Hours After Her PSA Promoting Natural Hair Was Released

Marianela Pinales' dismissal from her position the same day the motivational campaign was released raises questions on the true motive behind the ministry's decision.