Archive | January, 2014
29 Jan

3 Ways to Repair Thinning Dreadlocks

29 Jan

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If you have dreadlocks, then you have probably experienced the torturous moments of seeing a few locks that were starting to thin. Just like all other styles, excessive styling can out a strain on your strands and result in thinning. It occurs in two places; either towards the root of your lock or towards the end of your dreadlocks and could result in breakage if not repaired. Take a look a some dread saving tips.

 

1. Knot Method: This method is suggested for locks thinning towards the end of the hair.

Make a knot with your dread and tighten it around the thinning section. Palm roll the knot to help smooth it out. Repeat palm roll daily until the surface of the section is smooth.

 

2 Afro Hair Method: This method is for locks thinning towards the middle of hair.

Purchase kinky textures afro hair, With a…

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Mega bun tutorial

29 Jan

Huntresslocs' Natural Hair & Sisterlock Ramblings

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Hi All,

I know it’s been a while, but here is a quick guide showing you how I create a large bun with my medium length sisterlocks.

1 – My loose shoulder length sisterlocks.

2 – The 3 items I use to create my mega bun. I use:

– a large hair net to catch the ends of the short locs
– a large hair band to gather then later secure my bun
– and finally a large sponge donut to turn my mini bun into a mega bun.

3 – Create a high loose ponytail using the large hair band.

4 – Feed the ponytail through the centre of the donut.

5 – Remove the hair band.

6 – Lightly pull the sides to loosen them. Make sure that your hair is not tight as that will lead to a headache and possibly hair loss.

7 – Fan your…

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Live Locs Honey Loc & Retwist Gel Now Available on Amazon!

24 Jan

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Do You Really Know Martin Luther King, Jr.?

20 Jan

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Drake Baer wrote a wonderful article for Fast Company on Martin Luther King, Jr.In the article he relates an incident that happened on a bus when MLK was a young boy. I am glad that he took the anger he felt at the system and used it to make the world a better place. But there is still so much work to be done.

Here is an excerpt:

From his autobiography, we can see that Dr. King developed emotional agility from a young age. Like in this anecdote from 1943:

When I was 14, I traveled from Atlanta to Dublin, Georgia with a dear teacher of mine, Mrs. Bradley (to) participate in an oratorical contest.  We were on a bus returning to Atlanta. Along the way, some white passengers boarded the bus, and the white driver ordered us to get up and give the whites our seats. We didn’t move quickly enough to suit him, so he began cursing us. I intended to stay right in that seat, but Mrs. Bradley urged me up, saying we had to obey the law. We stood up in the aisle for 90 miles to Atlanta. That night will never leave my memory. It was the angriest I have ever been in my life.

To read the full article:

4 Little-Known Reasons Martin Luther King Was An Amazing Leader, Human

 

Herbie Hancock Named Harvard’s 2014 Norton Professor of Poetry

17 Jan

The students who are able to attend his lectures are in for a real treat! He will educate and inspire!

GOOD BLACK NEWS

World-renowned jazz musician and composer Herbie Hancock has been named Harvard University’s 2014 Norton Professor of Poetry.  Hancock will give six lectures this spring on topics that include “The Wisdom of Miles Davis,” “Breaking the Rules,” “Cultural Diplomacy and the Voice Of Freedom,” and “Innovation and New Technologies.”

“It is a great privilege to welcome Herbie Hancock as the Norton Professor,” said Homi Bhabha, Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities and Director of the Mahindra Humanities Center, which is hosting the lectures. “His unsurpassed contribution to the history of music has revolutionized our understanding of the ways in which the arts transform our civic consciousness and our spiritual aspirations. It would be no exaggeration to say that he has defined cultural innovation in each decade of the last half-century.”

Born on April 12, 1940, in Chicago, Hancock grew up in a family that wasn’t particularly musical, according to Biography.com. At the…

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12 Year-Old Moziah Bridges Creates and Runs His Own Fashion Line – Mo’s Bows

15 Jan

Well dressed, smart and talented…what a kid!!! Plans to have his own clothing line by the time he is 15….what?! I think he can do it.

GOOD BLACK NEWS

Always impeccably styled in a button down, creased slacks and dress shoes, Moziah Bridges pins patterns and sews stitches after school. As noted in a promotional descriptor, we can find his youthful fingers on a sewing machine for hours or at least until his mother tells him it’s time for bed.  He is young, gifted and Black.

While a fourth grader at Rozelle Elementary School in Downtown Memphis, Bridges started his career as a fashion designer at the age of 9 in June of 2011 with his exclusive line called Mo’s Bows.  His creations are aimed “at playground pals and adults alike.”  Moziah – “Mo” for short – delivered one of his ties to Fox 13’s bow-tie wearing weatherman Joey Sulipeck, who wore the gift on the air.  Since then, Bridges has been a guest on The Steve Harvey Show and has been featured in British GQ, O Magazine

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12 Year-Old Moziah Bridges Creates and Runs His Own Fashion Line – Mo’s Bows

15 Jan

Well dressed, smart and talented…what a kid!!! Plans to have his own clothing line by the time he is 15….what?! I think he can do it.

GOOD BLACK NEWS

Always impeccably styled in a button down, creased slacks and dress shoes, Moziah Bridges pins patterns and sews stitches after school. As noted in a promotional descriptor, we can find his youthful fingers on a sewing machine for hours or at least until his mother tells him it’s time for bed.  He is young, gifted and Black.

While a fourth grader at Rozelle Elementary School in Downtown Memphis, Bridges started his career as a fashion designer at the age of 9 in June of 2011 with his exclusive line called Mo’s Bows.  His creations are aimed “at playground pals and adults alike.”  Moziah – “Mo” for short – delivered one of his ties to Fox 13’s bow-tie wearing weatherman Joey Sulipeck, who wore the gift on the air.  Since then, Bridges has been a guest on The Steve Harvey Show and has been featured in British GQ, O Magazine

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‘She’s My Champion’: LeBron James Writes Tribute to his Single Mom

15 Jan

What an incredible gift Lebron’s mother gave him. Her selflessness. Sometimes the media beats up on the single mom image ans blames single moms for many of society’s woes but there are so many single moms out there struggling and trying to create a healthy environment for their kids. Those storied, like this one deserve more attention.

GOOD BLACK NEWS

Maria Shriver will launch Monday on TODAY #DoingItAll, a series aimed at helping women overcome challenges described in “The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink,” published in partnership with Center for American Progress. LeBron James wrote the following essay for The Shriver Report

Gloria James raised her only child and future NBA phenomenon alone after becoming pregnant at 16. LeBron says it is her love and devotion that made it possible for him to pursue his dreams.

I am honored to participate in a project that is trying to help single mothers who are struggling to make a living and raise their kids, because that perfectly describes my mother when I was growing up. You think LeBron James is a champion? Gloria James is a champion too. She’s my champion.

My mother really struggled. She had me, her only child, when she was just…

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Prince to Guest Star on Fox’s “New Girl” After Superbowl

15 Jan

Something to look forward to.

GOOD BLACK NEWS

prince-2012-australian-tour-announced_hAccording to E! News, Prince will be cast on New Girl, because he is a “huge fan.”  The ever enigmatic 58-year-old will appear in post Superbowl episode, which came about when he personally contacted the producers.  “He knows everything about the show. He contacted Zooey [Deschanel] and Hannah [Simone] directly and asked to do [it],” executive producer Brett Baer said. “He’s a Nick and Jess shipper!”

Prince’s role in the show will be “right in the middle of trying to help [Nick and Jess] work through some stuff.” Apparently, “his thing was all about getting to Jess and trying to bring out this inner part of her that hadn’t been brought to the forefront.”

article by Lauren Duca via huffingtonpost.com

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