Sources for Paper

 

1.)The afro as a natural expression of self by Ruth Laferla of the New York Times.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/03/fashion/the-afro-as-a-natural-expression-of-self.html?_r=0

–       This article chronicles the afro as a form of self-expression not necessarily a statement

 

2.) Writers tackle the misconceptions of hair in the African-American Community by the Sacramento State Hornet

http://www.statehornet.com/arts/writers-tackle-the-misconceptions-of-hair-in-the-african-american/article_9c73ae66-418c-11e3-9442-0019bb30f31a.html

This article chronicles the divide in the black community as to good hair bad hair

3.)African American Environmentalist Association The brown paper bag test

http://aaenvironment.blogspot.com/2008/03/environmental-racism-brown-paper-bag.html

This traces back discrimination amongst blacks as regards to skin colour and hair texture brown paper bag test

 

4.)Media effects and black hair politics by eletra Gilchrist( A scholarly article)

http://huichawaii.org/assets/gilchrist,-eletra—media-effects-and-black-hair-politics.pdf

This scholarly article focuses on Media effects and black hair policy

 

5.)Black Women Worry That Their Natural Hair Could Affect Job Employment Or Retention The Huffington Post  |  By Julee Wilson

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/05/black-women-natural-hair-at-the-workplace_n_2811056.html

This article focuses on black hair in the work place and how it affects one’s professional life

 

6.)Are Afros A Political Statement Or Simply A Hairstyle? (VIDEO)The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/14/afros-political-statment-or-hairstyle_n_4098817.html This article follows the time where afros were once seen as a political statement

7.)More African-American Women Are Going Natural

http://blacklikemoi.com/2013/07/more-african-american-women-are-going-natural/

This explains why more black women are going natural

 

8.)Hair relaxer sales decline 26% over the past five years, reports Mintel

Press Release: Mintel

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/hair-relaxer-sales-decline-26-172900884.html This report follows the decline in hair relaxer sales since the natural movement began burgeoning

9.)The Threat of Generic Brands: Natural Hair-Care Companies, Black-Business Owners, and the Retail Boom

By the huffington post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tamika-sayles/natural-hair-products_b_1629281.html

This article shows how major hair companies now focusing on natural hair care because of its increased popularity.

 

 

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