Category Archives: Affirming Black Girls

Is it Fair to Force My Anti-Relaxer Stance on My Daughter? Is it Fair to Force My Anti-Relaxer Stance on My Daughter?


When I went natural 8 years ago, it felt revolutionary to me. I chopped my relaxed hair off…
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Leila

About Leila

Leila is the founding editor of Baby and Blog. She splits her time between editing hair and culture site, Black Girl with Long Hair, whipping up butters at BGLH Marketplace, and writing here. She adores her husband and two kids, her parents and her friends. But she hates Chicago weather although she is slowly coming to peace with it...

Stop Hugging My Baby When She Says No Stop Hugging My Baby When She Says No


My daughter, at only two years old, is a child who owns herself from head to toe. Before…
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Leila

About Leila

Leila is the founding editor of Baby and Blog. She splits her time between editing hair and culture site, Black Girl with Long Hair, whipping up butters at BGLH Marketplace, and writing here. She adores her husband and two kids, her parents and her friends. But she hates Chicago weather although she is slowly coming to peace with it...

Why I Reject Princess Culture for My Black Girls — Even Princess Tiana Why I Reject Princess Culture for My Black Girls — Even Princess Tiana


In 2009 Disney released The Princess and the Frog, making Princess Tiana the first black Disney princess.  I…
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Angele

About Angele

Angele is a wife to a wonderful creative husband, mother to two beautiful intelligent daughters and lover of art, education and laughter. She is the creator and author of ABC remix

Why I Gave My Daughter a Black Name — Despite the Perceived Consequences Why I Gave My Daughter a Black Name — Despite the Perceived Consequences


As an African-American woman with an unusual name (Dara Tafakari), I know all too well that America is…
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Leila

About Leila

Leila is the founding editor of Baby and Blog. She splits her time between editing hair and culture site, Black Girl with Long Hair, whipping up butters at BGLH Marketplace, and writing here. She adores her husband and two kids, her parents and her friends. But she hates Chicago weather although she is slowly coming to peace with it...

These Disney Princesses Redrawn as Women of Color are Incredible! These Disney Princesses Redrawn as Women of Color are Incredible!


Graphic designer TT of LetThereBeDoodles has reimagined Disney princesses as women of color and we are loving it!…
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Leila

About Leila

Leila is the founding editor of Baby and Blog. She splits her time between editing hair and culture site, Black Girl with Long Hair, whipping up butters at BGLH Marketplace, and writing here. She adores her husband and two kids, her parents and her friends. But she hates Chicago weather although she is slowly coming to peace with it...

Feminist Scholar bell hooks Calls Beyonce a Terrorist for Her Impact on Young Girls Feminist Scholar bell hooks Calls Beyonce a Terrorist for Her Impact on Young Girls


A few days ago The New School university in New York hosted a panel discussion entitled “Are You…
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Leila

About Leila

Leila is the founding editor of Baby and Blog. She splits her time between editing hair and culture site, Black Girl with Long Hair, whipping up butters at BGLH Marketplace, and writing here. She adores her husband and two kids, her parents and her friends. But she hates Chicago weather although she is slowly coming to peace with it...

6 Sources of Black Ballerina Inspiration for Little Girls 6 Sources of Black Ballerina Inspiration for Little Girls


Dutch National Opera & Ballet dancer Michaela DePrince Photo Source My 6 year old daughter looooves ballerinas. She…
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Darcel

About Darcel

Darcel is a single Mama to Three. She writes about her Motherhood journey, their Unschooling lifestyle, and raising a child with Autism at The Mahogany Way. You can follow along with her behind the scenes at MahoganyWayMama on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

New Dreamworks Animated Film,  Home,  Will Feature a Black Girl as the Protagonist New Dreamworks Animated Film, Home, Will Feature a Black Girl as the Protagonist


This is exciting. Dreamworks’ new animated film, Home, will feature a young black girl (voiced by Rihanna) as…
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Leila

About Leila

Leila is the founding editor of Baby and Blog. She splits her time between editing hair and culture site, Black Girl with Long Hair, whipping up butters at BGLH Marketplace, and writing here. She adores her husband and two kids, her parents and her friends. But she hates Chicago weather although she is slowly coming to peace with it...

Actor Tyrese Gibson Posts Video Doing Adorable Affirmations With Daughter Shayla Actor Tyrese Gibson Posts Video Doing Adorable Affirmations With Daughter Shayla


“It doesn’t matter what they think of me. I know what I think of myself. I am great….
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Leila

About Leila

Leila is the founding editor of Baby and Blog. She splits her time between editing hair and culture site, Black Girl with Long Hair, whipping up butters at BGLH Marketplace, and writing here. She adores her husband and two kids, her parents and her friends. But she hates Chicago weather although she is slowly coming to peace with it...