It’s sad that in 2016, black women and girls are still having to fight for the right to wear their natural hair proudly. This may sound like the makings of a ridiculously prejudicial story from some place in the United States, but the ridicule that many black women face in regards to their natural hair stretches across the globe. It has been a long journey, but South Africa’s Pretoria Girls High students have prevailed in their fight to wear their natural hair. View the video below to get the back story and celebrate in their success! We will continue to take a stand for the empowerment of black women around the globe, because this case as the countless others happening daily, remind us that black women are devalued and are being taught to despise the essence of what makes us beautiful queens.