What is it with black women and wigs? All over the internet ads now appear for ‘wigs for black women’ aimed at an African American audience. Even Google has got in on the game. Right across West Africa today, the majority of women wear wigs or weaves as part of daily life. And the same is true of black women in the Caribbean and parts of Europe, making wigs for black women big business for someone.
Race in America is rarely far from any talk about the United States. So news from The Washington Post that Mitt Romney is performing very, very well among white voters came as no surprise. Accordingly, recent polls show him winning this group by more than any GOP presidential candidate since Reagan, the newspaper went on to assert. ‘Why do you think Romney has such a lead among whites?’ they asked. The obvious race baiting question reminded me of the last time I passed through America–on my way to somewhere else, thankfully.
Gary Barlow shattered the dreams of X-Factor hopeful Misha Bryan by telling her she won’t win the X-Factor because of wrongful bullying allegations made by his fellow judges. And much has been written suggesting that Misha is too Black to win the competition, while others have pointed out that Black contestants have won in the past. But is there a difference between then and now?