Archive | November, 2013

Florida School won’t expel girl over hair

27 Nov

Yet another story of a school saying that natural hair is unacceptable. Ridiculous. What do you think? Should students conform to “taming” their natural hair or should schools change their policies. Leave a comment.

DREADLOCKS STORY – Documentary trailer: Director and Producer Linda Aïnouche

26 Nov

 

The history of dreadlocks is interesting and complex. The video above is a trailer for a documentary that is in the works.

Here is a wonderful article by Linda Aïnouche “Reggae, A Force for Dialogue”.

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Linda Aïnouche with friends

Happy 74th Birthday, Music Legend Tina Turner

26 Nov

Still AHHHMMMMAAAAAZZZINNNNGGGGG.

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Tina TurnerAccording to Wikipedia.com, Anna Mae Bullock (born November 26, 1939), best known by her stage name Tina Turner, is a world-renowned singer, dancer, actress, and author, whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards.  Born and raised in Nutbush, Tennessee, she is now a Swiss citizen.

Turner began her musical career in the mid-1950s as a featured singer with Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm, first recording in 1958 under the name “Little Ann”.  Her introduction to the public as Tina Turner began in 1960 as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue.   Success followed with a string of notable hits credited to the duo, including “River Deep – Mountain High” (1966), “Proud Mary” (1971) and “Nutbush City Limits” (1973), a song which she wrote. In her autobiography, I, Tina, she revealed several instances of severe domestic abuse against her by Ike Turner prior to their 1976 split and subsequent 1978 divorce.  Raised…

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: PLEASE READ

25 Nov

This is important PLEASE READ and SHARE

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Leslie Morgan Steiner: Why domestic violence victims don’t leave

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. In this post are videos to several TED Talks that address abuse issues that women face internationally. Please share this post and if you have any comments I would like to hear them.

Opening discussions about theses issues is critical. Each story could be you, your sister, your mother, grandmother or friend. Violence has touched many, many women’s lives and they may be the only one who knows about it. Sometimes we need to not only think about the stories that we hear but think about the stories we don’t hear.

Maybe a of the women in the United States that is being sold as a sex slave will find a bar of soap that will tell them where they can get help. Maybe she will find shelter and someone…

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Good Hair: Chris Rock

25 Nov

Chicago Teen Tevin Hamilton Donates Kidney To a Stranger to Save His Mother’s Life

22 Nov

A wonderful story.

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Screen Shot 2013-11-22 at 11.10.56 AMTevin Hamilton, a Chicago teen who was unable to give his kidney to his mother, has decided to donate it to a stranger so that his mother, Rhonda McClarn, can get one from another donor.  Hamilton was 6 years old when he first found out of his mother’s illness and need for a new kidney. She’s been on dialysis for years.  “When I first found out, it was kind of sad, because I was like, ‘Now she’s helpless,’ and I want to save her,” Hamilton told CBS Chicago.

He found out at the age of 18, when he was finally old enough to donate his kidney, that he wasn’t the right match for his mother. He agreed to a paired kidney exchange, which instead of putting his mother back on a waiting list would allow her to get a kidney from a stranger sooner if Hamilton…

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Dear Tiana…You Are Limitless.

22 Nov

A video letter to a 7 yr. old girl who was told she was “unacceptable” by her school.

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The Price of Beauty: Spoken Word Poetry

22 Nov

Smoke4Real is a talented spoken word poet. Here is a piece he did that looks at the price of beauty and how the beauty industry can make us feel unworthy.

No Reason to “Dread” Planning Your Wedding Hairstyle…or is there?: Wedding Dread Styles

21 Nov

Following are some amazing dreadlock styles that will loo spectacular on your big day. Let us know which are your favs!

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Andre Ellington Loses Dreads But the Cardinals Win the Game

18 Nov

 

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Andre Ellington of the St. Louis Cardinals said that he didn’t even know he had lost some of his dreads until the play was over. Jason Babin of the Jacksonville Jaguars triumphantly held the dreads up high adn then flung them to the ground. Believe it or not hair is considered part of the NFL uniform so there was no penalty. Andre’s dreads were not extensions but five years of growth.The Cardinals went on to win the game 27-14.