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Those iconic Nigerian hairstyles from the ’60s

Long before Chris Rock wondered what was up with black women’s hair (“Good Hair” 2009), black women in Africa were busy engaging in acts of self-fashioning that married their political…..

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Sunday Ephemera No.6

The wages of identity politics. When the memory of the 19th century radical American leader and thinker, Frederick Douglas, was enlisted (hopefully unsolicited) for a commercial for 1970s TV ad for…..

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EASTERN CONGO CHIC

Violence or not, people create. Like women’s hairstyles in Eastern Congo, as captured by photographer Finbarr O’Reilly in this photo series for GlobalPost. I wonder if Hillary Clinton asked about…..