Brooklyn College NAACP Chapter Asks: “Is It Really Just Hair?”

BROOKLYN COLLEGE —  The Brooklyn College NAACP held a conference last Thursday with keynote speaker and alumna Nikita Banks to discuss African American hair as a source of socio-political conversation in the U.S.

It has become increasingly popular for women to transition to their natural hair, a texture that is not chemically straightened using hair relaxers or texturizers. Across the U.S., women celebrate their natural hair with events like Curl Fest in Prospect Park, Brooklyn and National Fro-day via Instagram.