After an international tour displaying in Paramaribo, Suriname and Paris, France, the Natural Hairstyles exhibition BAD Hair Uprooted is back home in New York. More than highlighting head turning natural hairstyles, BAD Hair Uprooted exposes the social injustice that Black people don't have the fundamental human right to wear their God-given tresses natural.
The International African Arts Festival might need to be renamed the International African Arts Extravaganza announced long time host Adeyemi Bandele at the main stage in Commedore Barry Park, Brooklyn on Saturday. For good reason. The 44th edition of the festival was a spectacular success.
The 1st of July is Keti Koti Dei in Suriname, the day we celebrate the emancipation proclamation from 1863. In real life the enslaved people still had to work ten more years on the plantations before they were really let go but 1863 is still the official date in our history.
A sad, yet historic day. Jennifer Pinckney's heart wrenching letter to her late husband, Congressman Reverend Clementa Pinckney, who was one of the nine people killed by a racist attack at the Black Historic church in South Carolina, is trending. So is Presidents Obama's speech who was called Reverend in Chief. Listen to the speech and you'll understand why.
It was the first summer festival I accidently found when they were still on Fulton Street right in front of Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn. I will never forget it because that is where I saw India Arie live. Performing with her guitar on a small stage with happy people all around clapping and smiling, totally relaxed too as if we were at a family gathering. It was magnificent! She is star and a natural in every sense.
Indeed, it takes an entire village to raise a child! Honoring and celebrating our Youth is essential to their positive growth and development into adulthood. Once again, Nekhena Evans, Master Pioneer in the Natural Hair industry has created something extraordinary and new in the Natural Hair arena, an exciting event for our beautiful youth who wear Natural Hair proudly.
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