Corinne Bailey Rae
Black women rewriting the rules on hairstyles
Black women rewriting the rules on hairstyles

A year ago, Chris Rock's "Good Hair" hit theaters, examining the historically complicated relationship many African Americans have had with their hair. Now two new videos are rocking YouTube with the idea that times have changed: African American hair — any hair, for that matter — can be stylish, fun, beautiful or funky, and an expression of individual flair, no matter its texture, color or length. Willow Smith, the 9-year-old daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, is pure joy as she tosses her head around in her upbeat music video "Whip My Hair," which debuted Oct. 18. In the video, Willow wears a cavalcade of hairstyles, whipping around long braids,...