Seeing the problem, being the solution, making the sacrifice

Part VII: Campaign to Redistribute the Pain 2018 by Bennu Hannibal Ra-Sun, formerly known as Melvin Ray, Free Alabama Movement Last month, on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, millions of people diverted their collective attention to the College Football Playoff National Championship Game in Atlanta, Ga. At the same time, on the other side of the […]

A LOOK BACK AT THE EVOLUTION OF BLACK HAIR AND THE PEOPLE WHO’VE SHAPED IT

Here is a look back at some of the key events and people who shaped the black hair story. 1444 Europeans trade on the west coast of Africa with people wearing elaborate hairstyles, including locks, plaits and twists. 1619 First slaves brought to Jamestown; African language, culture and grooming tradition begin to disappear. 1700s Calling […]

A History (our story) of Black Hair From the 1400’z to Present

  A History of Black Hair From the 1400s to Present. 1920s: Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist, urges followers to embrace their natural hair and reclaim an African aesthetic. Woman (Mbororo) in Foumban, Cameroon. Originally published 1919.   1444: Europeans trade on the west coast of Africa with people wearing elaborate hairstyles, including locks, plaits […]

Red Black & Green

    Red, Black, Green Red the blood that my brothers have shed; Through the century of life; Before Christ and after, the bonding that trails; The blood of my brother’s and sisters, who lived the Revolution at any course, the blood that lives within; The vein of my kin; from the Niles to the […]