Published on October 28, 2022.
BY: BRIAN AKIN
A Black person’s hair is an extension of their existence and is often an expression of Black pride. It is as powerful as the symbolism behind a crown.
The Afro represents identity. For many Black people, hair is more than just mere hair. It is a representation of one’s heritage, emotions, and identity.
Solange made a statement when she said, “Don’t Touch My Hair.” It is not just a song title. It is a demand that no one attempts to clean her Blackness. She is protective of her soul, mind, creations, and identity.
The Afro is not just a fashion statement, but a way of reclaiming our stolen identity.
It will always be rooted with a painful history that Black people are continuously strive to overcome. It will always be a representation of pride, rebellion, and celebration.