Corn rows ebony girl

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When Alicia Keys came out with her first single Fallin in 2001, where she wore cornrows and beads and Beyonce rocked her Lemonade braids in 2016 in her iconic yellow dress, these women were making a statement. The term itself stems from the nineteenth century. Holding the first part in your fourth and fifth finger (with your left hand).

This statement unapologetically communicated to the western world that what was seen as different, too black, untidy or unprofessional was instead beautiful, traditional, creative and cultural, for us as black women.

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