Mantles, Crowns, and Knowledge: What RiRi Williams Needs

The second I see a panel of RiRi Williams sleeping without a bonnet or silk pillowcase, I’m gonna be waiting for my apology from Big 2 comics folks and their defenders. Black hair is important to me. I have it. My family has it. My friends have it. Black hair is simultaneously an outlet for some of our community’s most extraordinary creativity, as well as our deepest internalized shame. Our hairstyles are both highly coveted and viciously mocked by outsiders. Simply put, Black hair is a pillar in the foundation of Black Cool. Which is why I’m gonna need...

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