Artist and lifestyle blogger Priscilla Amado is a proud African by way of Cabo Verde islands. Although she was born and raised in Boston, Priscilla moved to NYC in 2010 and is currently living in Brooklyn as a freelance media marketing specialist. Read More “Priscilla Amado”
Meet our latest and youngest blogger is Kendra Nicole. She shares with us her experience of moving from New Jersey to San Juan Puerto Rico. A whole experience for a kid, especially a Black girl who doesn’t have long straight or weavy hair but wears her hair and Natural.
As a working professional, I wasn’t in anyway interested in trading my talents for portfolio work. But as the model expounded on why she was looking for such an agreement, my tone changed.
The model was Chassity, and she was looking for a photographer to help her with the ANNM 2012 competition. When she explained the competition, I immediately thought about my wife!
With advance degrees in biology and physiology, Michele George is a professionally trained researcher who has spent over two decades applying the art of science to the culture of hair.
From her knowledge of the impact of biopharmaceuticals and the physiological structures of the hair, she has applied her expertise from the lab benches of Johns Hopkins to the boardrooms of the top pharmaceutical companies and now to the cosmetology industry. She has integrated this knowledge as a Certified Natural Hair Consultant and Personal Trainer via her books training others to grow healthy, beautiful hair from chemical relaxers, the art of locking hair and the unique transformation of un-locking hair.
After I readGoing Natural: How to Fall in Love With Nappy Hairby Mireille Liong-A-Kong, the lady behind this super helpful natural hair care resource, I knew that I was ready to get locs.
I wasvacationingduring the summer of 2010, and I brought the book along with me. I had been enjoying the freedom of natural hair for the past five years. As I read Mireille’s book, I realized that I had tried every natural hairstyleshe mentioned, except for the ones with extensions or weave. When I reached the locs section, I received a real education.
Mireille Liong-A-Kong, a Suriname native, graduated with a Master Degree in Information Technology from the University of Amsterdam and changed the capital of Holland for the city of Brooklyn New York in 2003.
Personally taunted by the notorious hair and scalp issues eminent in the Black community, Liong decided to devote her professional expertise to the advantage of African Hair. She started Going Natural Inc, a social business to redeem the beauty of natural hair with the goal to help decrease the issues.
A.K. Tate is a retired nurse who spends part of the year in the U.S., and part of the year in the tropics. Born and raised as a military brat, he considers himself a resident earthling, thus many places he calls “home”.
His greatest influences are his Dad, whom he calls his professor of life, emeritus; and his late granddad, Johnnie Lawson who was the voice of exceptional common sense. As an avid student of American history, he will often write with a provocative and hopefully, objective style.
Mark Winston Griffith is the founding Executive Director of the Brooklyn Movement Center, a new community organizing and civic infrastructure building organization based in Central Brooklyn.
an aspiring writer and native New Yorker who currently resides in the Kensington section of Brooklyn, NY
Blog creator and contributing writer for Brokelyn.com and EatingEverywhere.com. Wearer of mohawk.
Wilbur Pack, Jr., designer, hairstylist, and entrepreneur, made his debut to the fashion world with the edgy Sorta Kinda Couture Ragz, his made-to-measure tailored clothing line. SK Wilbur, Pack’s current line of fun, deliciously vibrant, rainbow hued knit tops, is the next step in his evolution as a designer.
Realizing that there was a void in the marketplace for a young contemporary sportswear line that was multi-functional, affordable, and fashionable, Pack came up with the concept for Collide-o-Scope. “I just wanted my designs to reflect the three words I live by which are fabulosity, fun, and fashion,” muses the designer.
Jamilah – President & CEO Saniyyah…Naturally®, LLC Read More “Jamilah”
Behavioral Consultant and part-time Psychology Instructor. Read More “Michelle McGuire”