For some African-American women, the natural features and body-types that were once celebrated as “black is beautiful” have evolved to represent a new meaning that involves cosmetic surgery/procedures to enhance their body shapes and facial features.
Grandmothers are often sit at the core of African-American families, as the respected matriarch. While the fundamental role grandmothers have in African American culture is still notable in present-day grandmothers, the image changed. The physical representation of a grandmother has evolved to represent a glamorous way of life – a way of life that embraces the 21st century phenomenon of being a “glam-ma.”
Racial discrimination is very much a reality for black women, especially in the workplace.
Research has shown that racial discrimination can cause life-threatening health conditions for black women .
When the trending hashtag #BlackWomenAtWork appeared March 28, it initiated a movement and gave black women a chance to have their voices heard about workplace bias.
What factors causes obesity? Why does it affect so many African-American women? Experts at the Black Women’s Health Study work to answer these questions.
Hair extensions and weaves can add volume and length to hair and many African-American women have used them. Weaves are applied by braiding natural hair into horizontal cornrows or tracks, and sewing strips of wefted hair on to the plaits.
Hair salons across Boston and surrounding areas are working to meet the needs of African-American women by offering a full variety of styles and treatments.