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CLEVELAND, Ohio— East Cleveland native Dominique Kizer wrote “Kinky Hair Don’t Care” to motivate young Black girls to love their natural hair.

“In the African-American community, embracing your natural hair is sometimes frowned upon/ and or not seen as the norm. I wanted to teach little brown girls that it is okay to love and wear your “kinky” hair,” said Kizer, a 6th grade English teacher at Langston Hughes Academy. “I want them to know that our hair is beautiful and that we…

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