Smithsonian Hosts Black Women's Hair Forum
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

black hairDo black women ever tire of talking about their hair? Probably not. The debate over “going natural” is ongoing, according to the Washington Post. (Not that we needed a newspaper to confirm that.)

In that spirit, the Smithsonian’s Museum of African Art will on Friday host “Health, Hair and Heritage” — a panel discussion that intends to sort out some of the debate.

“I think there are few discussions that are of greater interest to a large number of African American women,” museum director Johnnetta Betsch Cole told the Post. “It is no secret that we say among ourselves that the struggle with the hair continues.”

If you find yourself in Washington, D.C. this evening, consider adding a voice to the discussion. The event runs from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Smithsonian’s Ripley Center Pavilion, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW.

It’s free and open to the public. Click here to register for the event.

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Aaron Morrison

Aaron Morrison is an award-winning New York area-based multimedia journalist with a B.A. in Journalism from San Francisco State University. Aaron uses video, audio, photography, the web and social networks to tell captivating stories across all media platforms. Over the last year, Aaron has worked as a general assignment reporter for the Daily Record (Gannett) in northern New Jersey. Before that, he spent the spring of 2010 as the temporary legislative relief reporter for The Associated Press' statehouse bureau in Trenton, N.J. In his down time, Aaron enjoys the company of his friends and extended family. He is a fan of culinary arts and dreams of having a home kitchen so tricked out that Julia Child turns over in her grave.


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