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These Pics Of Afro-Latina Instagram Stars Rocking Their Black Girl Hair Magic Are Major Goals

Updated June 3, 2020.

Don’t get it twisted: magical Black girls grow magical heads of Black hair. From our curls’ capacity to shrink into what might appear to be only a mere couple of inches and ultimately stretch the lengths of our backs to their ability to hold nearly any shape, Black hair is a dope wonder.

Check out these 9 pics of Black girls rocking stunning looks that show off all the magic things their hair can do.

1. Literally, our volume knows no bounds.

I can only imagine the length those rizos would stretch out to on a length check day.

2. And can we talk about the versatility?

Natural hair is the money, STILL, on days when you’re a chica just wanting to switch things up, you can literally pull on any kind of wig and rock a completely different style.

3. Our curl pattern can literally be changed with the twist of a finger, no heat needed.

Look at that twist out! All this chica needed was some damp hair and control of her fingers. Also look at how soft her hair looks! I bet she could wrap her hair up at night and feel like she was sleeping on a pillow with those curls.

4. FYI our hair can make a damn towel even look boss.

You don’t see a lot of women with Eurocentric looks and hair styling their hair with a towel and flowers and heading out to the mall. Nope, because they would look a bit crazy. But Black women? They can wrap their hair up in towels, scarves and look like they’re ready to take a throne.

5. Now that length check is actually magical though.

Shrinkage is one of the most incredible divine works of this world and don’t you forget it.

6. And the magic locs can do for our Instagram pics is cray.

You don’t have to color your locs for them to look fly and on fleek. TBH locs and braids are a LOOK and the moment you get them you need very little else to make your style look smart and ready for a fashion shoot.

7. Still, LBR no hair can pull of tints or dyes like Black hair.

Of course, to make sure we don’t ruin our curl patterns we have to make sure that we apply the right types of dyes to our hair, but going blonde, blue or púrpura are totally doable!

8. And you better believe our hair is full of all kinds of secrets.

From Avocado masks to hot coconut oil treatments, Afro-Latinas have a whole bunch of tricks for healing and caring for their hair in their bags. Never doubt: not only will our hair look like a snack, it’ll probably smell a bit like one too. Yumm.

9. Take note: all kinds of styles just WORK on us.

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Because we are QUEENS. Natural ‘fros, twist outs, straightened hair, wigs, braids, buns, fulanis we can basically wear it all while teaching you that we are the greatest goddesses in all of the land.

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Twitter’s AIs Prefer Ted Cruz With Boobs And White Skin Over Black

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Twitter’s AIs Prefer Ted Cruz With Boobs And White Skin Over Black

Ever notice how on some social platforms like Twitter or Instagram that you yourself are mysteriously unable to crop your display images on your own? That’s because Twitter prefers to let their algorithms make the decision. Over the weekend users on Twitter discovered the surprising dangers of letting algorithms crop your own images.

Education tech researcher Colin Madland drew attention to the issue while speaking out about how the video-calling program Zoom, often crops the head out of his black person coworker while on calls.

It didn’t take long for Madland and other users to discover that Twitter’s AIs use discriminatory equations to prioritize certain faces as well. In short, the social platform’s AIs prefer white faces over Black ones.

In response to the discoveries, a Twitter spokesperson acknowledged that the company was looking into the issue “Our team did test for bias before shipping the model and did not find evidence of racial or gender bias in our testing. But it’s clear from these examples that we’ve got more analysis to do. We’re looking into this and will continue to share what we learn and what actions we take,” they stated.

Of course, Madland’s discovery is nothing new. In 2019, test results from the National Institute of Standards and Technology revealed that some of the strongest algorithms online were much more likely to confuse the faces of Black women than those of white women, or Black or white men. “The NIST test challenged algorithms to verify that two photos showed the same face, similar to how a border agent would check passports,” Wired points out. “At sensitivity settings where Idemia’s algorithms falsely matched different white women’s faces at a rate of one in 10,000, it falsely matched black women’s faces about once in 1,000—10 times more frequently. A one in 10,000 false match rate is often used to evaluate facial recognition systems.”

Still, it didn’t take long for users on the platform to ask what other physical preferences Twitter has.

Turns out the AIs prefer Ted Cruz with large anime breasts over a normal-looking Ted Cruz.

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The user who tested the image of Cruz, found that Twitter’s algorithm on the back end selected what part of the picture it would showcase in the preview and ultimately chose both images of Cruz with a large anime chest.

It’s nothing new that Twitter has its massive problems.

For a platform that so controls and oversees so much of what we consume and how we now operate, it’s scary to know how Twitter chooses to display people with different skin tones. The round of jokes and Twitter experiments by users has only revived concerns on how “learning” computer algorithms fuel real-world biases like racism and sexism.

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Yalitza Aparicio Stars In Dior’s Women-Centric Film Series

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Yalitza Aparicio Stars In Dior’s Women-Centric Film Series

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In the two years that have passed since her debut as an actress in the 2018 Academy Award-winning film Roma, Yaltiza Aparicio has established herself as a Hollywood “get.” The Indigenous actress has appeared countless times on the cover of magazines, ones like Vogue México and Vanity Fair, and has been featured in ad campaigns for designers like Rodarte. So it’s no surprise that she has now been tapped to be part of Dior’s new campaign “Dior Stands with Women.”

As part of an effort to celebrate women across the film, beauty, and health industries Dior has launched its “Dior Stands with Women” campaign.

On Monday, the fashion brand announced it had launched a series of short films honoring women and their contributions to the industries and communities which they occupy. The campaign features actresses like Yaltiza Aparicio, model Paloma Elsesser, dancer Leyna Bloom, Cara Delevingne, Charlize Theron, Parris Goebel, and others.

In a statement about the campaign, Dior announced their intent in a post on Instagram. “Inspired by the exceptional women who have marked its history, Christian Dior Parfums unveils a series of short filmed portraits that give a chance to speak to extraordinary women,” it reads.

Speaking in the portrait series, Aparicio explains “For me, being a woman means being strong, always holding your head up because they tell you what they say, you must be sure of what you are capable of,” she went onto say that as “as an ambassador for UNESCO, my role is to represent indigenous communities with dignity. Give them a voice and visibility, which is something that we have lacked for a long time… Women have fought for many years for gender equality. It is not about being superior to men, it is about having the same opportunities, that in your work they give you a fair salary and not simply because you are a woman they pay you less or that they consider that you have fewer capacities simply because you are a woman.”

Speaking about their journeys, actresses Cara Delevinge and Charlize Theron touched on being unapologetic and part of male-dominated industries.

Check out Yalitza and the others in the Dior campaigns below.

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