Writing and research from Shatima Jones's interdisciplinary seminars, “(De)Tangling the Business of Black Women’s Hair” and “Black Experiences in Literature, Movies, and Television,” published in honor of Black History Month, 2021.
The thirds installment of "A Seat at Our Table," featuring “Fashion Activism: The Politics of Dress During the Civil Rights Movement” by Taylor Haynes, “Aretha Franklin's R-E-S-P-E-C-T-ability Politics: Hair, Music, and Activism” by Kayla Perez, “Redefining "Femininty": How Black, Queer Women Musicians Subvert Expectations of Womanhood” by Nina Ahmadi, and “Hip-Hop, Black Masculinity, and Sexuality--Frank Ocean and Tyler the Creator” by Sean Salmons.
The second installment of "A Seat at Our Table," featuring “Modeling Race” by Netanya Ronn, “Redefining Black Beauty” by Tatyana Tandanpolie, “Blackness and Colorism in Kenya Barris’s Productions” by Britney Agyen, “Pelo Bueno/Pelo Malo” by Melany Canela, and “White Parents, Black Hair" by Rachel Goulston.
How does the language used on hair care products define what is considered beautiful and, thus, imply how Black women should see their beauty?
My face and my head pulse, and so does the radio. I’m losing track of time, but I can tell that we’re close to the beach when the police officer stops us—the ceaseless strip of road has gone satisfyingly gritty with sand.
A Brief Review of Néstor Almendros’s A Man with a Camera, but Mostly My Own Thoughts about Film, Art and the Human Condition
"In the female-dominated environment of Sephora, men’s behavior in can shed light on standards of masculinity"
"What does the world look like when everyone is an Other? 'Like Fine Silk' centers on the point of view of a young Afro-Latina as she’s confronted with culture clashes in the intimate setting of a black hair-care store."