The Harlem Book Fair initially created by QBR as a platform where book enthusiasts could meet and celebrate their love of books, culture and literacy , has grown to be the largest book event for people of color nationally.
Sabi Wiri which means Know your Hair in Surinamese is a day I organized for the first time in 2003 after the publicaion of my first book Kroeshaar.
Interested in everything natural, I decided to go to the famous World Natural Hair & Beauty Show in Atlanta. What a trip it was. It was great to connect with fellow nappy heads and especially with the ones I had met on the forum of Nappturality.com.
Gabriela Richard’sabout her project; unraveld/recoiled. Many black women who find their hair fitting into either of the two categories can recount many tales of being ostracized because of hair texture. Also, unlike skin color, it is something that we can change, and have changed, to fit a variety of social ideals that often go beyond just the desire to style. Additionally, there is a lot of political weight to hair.
The trip was tripping. I had a great time in the bookstore, I had a great time when we had dinner and I had a great time riding the train with Sweet Epiphany. You guys made it worthwhile. It was so much fun.
My first loc conference in Philadelphia. I really didn’t know what to expect. Since “Valley” decided to drive I thought I might as well join. “Mochalocks” was the third napptural who joined and we had a blast.
The annual gathering of Surinamese people in Queens, New York. Family, food, soccer, music and more.
Brick by brick & with love ….
The opening of Carol’s Daughter new store was everything the invitation said and more. It was as if you were welcomed into the Price’s family home. Even before the doors opened at 10:00 am there was a line and it will probably be there until closing time at 8 pm.
The Rose petals in front of the door were inviting and once you enter the store you’re in for an amazing experience: the environment is welcoming, the decor alluring, the products as tempting as ever and the sales reps are nice and patient.
When Lisa entered the store together with the family, it was like a warm breeze floated through the store. Miss Price her million dollar business didn’t change her a bit. After her two adoring sons helped her making rose petals from the fresh roses she brought in, she started to mix the body milk that every customer would get for free, her self. While she poured the freshly made body milk in their bottles, the love she puts into the products is showing again. Soon after this Lisa welcomed everybody and started to share fresh strawberries with the people on line.
Her supporting husband, Mr. Gordon, is the most natural spokes man one can imagine. Patiently he answered questions and like a gifted story teller he would tell their successful brick-by-brick story to everybody who was interested. Mr. Lisa Price as he introduced himself, also explained who is on the pictures, pictures that are placed tastefully around the store. Not only do they tell the Carol’s Daughter story, they make you feel at home. When Gordon gives you the details it’s like you are part of the family.
It was a wonderful unique experience. When Lisa says with love, she means business. It’s clear that she and her husband have found a formula that make the two work together perfectly.
Carol’s Daughter is located at 24 West 125th Street
Online at Carol’s Daughter.com
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