"Don't remove the kinnks from your hair, remove them from your brain. ~Marcus Garvey
Hair Craft Project

Hair Craft Project

I got my hair styled.
Not “done”, because my hair does not need fixing, and is not broken.
Chaundra Lockstar styled my hair of Naturals Salon.
Here is the pic she posted of…

Hair Craft Project
Sasheer Zamata on SNL

Sasheer Zamata on SNL

I watch Saturday Night Live - I don't always get the jokes. The episode with Kerry Washington was hilarious! Let's admit it, diversity of any kind is just more interesting.…

Sasheer Zamata on SNL
Naturally Happy Hair

Naturally Happy Hair

So, have you seen it yet?  Naturally Happy Hair Magazine! Natural Hair & Lifestyle...

Look how happy my hair is while I read the pages...

The first edition is the spring edition-…

Naturally Happy Hair
The Truth Natural Hair Brunch

The Truth Natural Hair Brunch Review

What does the truth mean to you?

For me, the truth means finding an inner peace.  Our event on April 20th, used natural hair as a vehicle to help others find…

The Truth Natural Hair Brunch Review
Richmond Natural Hair Brunch

The Truth about The Truth Bruch (Richmond Vir…

Forgive me, i have not been completely clear about the intentions for The Truth Brunch.

See, it does not matter WHY or WHEN you went natural. It does even matter if…

The Truth about The Truth Bruch (Richmond Vir…
Hairstory Natural Hair Salon Rancho Cucamonga CA

Natural Hair Salon: Hairstory Rancho Cucamong…

Special Thanks to Imani Nash-Bey, Owner and Senior Certified Sisterlock Consultant of Hairstory Natural Hair Salon.  Ms. Imani took the time to answer questions and give us an inside look…

Natural Hair Salon: Hairstory Rancho Cucamong…
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Sheryl Underwood’s Self Hatred

The largest hatred to overcome is that of the self.  I am so happy about the growth of natural hair.  So many women of color who would have never considered embracing their curls have ditched the creamy crack to embrace their god given strands.

We are now working to program ourselves to embrace our god given attributes- but sometimes we slip and show we truly don’t value ourselves.

I haven’t had a positive few of The Talk especially many of the comments of Aisha and Sheryl.  The panel was asked their opinion about Heidi Klum saving her sons’ afro hair after a trim.  Sheryl Underwood used it as an opportunity to talks negatively about curly, nappy, beady hair – why would you want to save that?

I respect that Sheryl apologized for her inappropriate joke, however it shows a much larger issue. 

Self hatred, especially among Black women and their kinky hair!

 

Quvenzhané Wallis

Beasts of Southern Wild Movie Poster

I saw the movie poster a few weeks back and my interest was peeked. So many questions. Why doesn’t she have natural hair off camera? What is this movie about anyway? I’m a always very hesitant about movies featuring people of color. I always ask myself, What stereotype will this movie embrace?

I read a movie description

“Faced with both her hot-tempered father’s fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.”

Quvenzhané Wallis as Hushpuppy

I watched the trailer and look through pictures and I wanted to cry. So you mean she could be an orphan? But but is so sad…whah

I am so proud, Miss. Quvenzhané Wallis is the youngest nominee of Academy Award for Best Actress. (not just youngest African-American) Impressive. She received the nominee from her role Hushpuppy in Beast of the Southern Wild.

Quvenzhané Wallis

Origin of her name? According to Wiki “Qu” from her mother’s name Qulyndreia “Ven” from her father’s name Venjie and the end Zhane from the word fairy in Swahili.

The internet is giving the movie rave reviews.

What do you think kinnky ladies – have you seen the movie?

2012 was the Year of the Afro

Wishing you a healthy, and prosperous new year filled with lots of love!!

2012 has definitley been the year of the afro.  While some predicted it would be a short fad, the natural hair movement continues to grow.

To name a few new 2012 hair sightings…

Nicki Minaj claimed to be a long time member of team natural under her many wigs.

Despite all the positive attention naturals have received, Rhonda Lee (anchor), and Howard University show how controversial natural hair still is in 2012.

My favorite natural hair moment of 2012

Drum Roll Please…

Prince

I wonder what naturalhair trends we will see in 2013?

Thank you veteran Shoshana Johnson

 

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Yesterday, President Obama paid a Veterans Day visit to Arlington National Cemetery, where he laid a wreath and met with US war veterans.

Today, Kinnks thought of one specific veteran Shoshana Johnson.  Panamanian-born, Johnson was the first Black or Latina female prisoner of war in the military history of the United States.

During a gun fight, Johnson suffered bullet wounds and was captured and held for 22 days.

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A rescue mission of the US Marine Corps freed Johnson on April 2003.

In an interview with Kent State University – Johnson describes she is not thrilled with the recognition of first Black Prisoner of War because it does not represent her hard work, or accomplishments – it represents an accident.

I was shocked when I heard Johnson was part of the same unit as the much-publicized Jessica Lynch.  Critics have accused the media of providing Lynch more recognition due her race verses the images of Johnson with ruffled braids.

In 2010, Johnson published I’m Still Standing: From Captive U.S. Soldier to Free Citizen—My Journey Home.

Kinnks gives a special
THANK YOU to ALL
the men and women who have severed in our
United States Armed Forces

Halle Berry Afro and Donyale Luna

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Have you seen the November cover of Interview Magazine Germany?

The magazine features a highly textured Halle Berry.  Yay!  I do not know if it was done on purpose, but the cover seemed Donyale Luna-esque.  It would make perfect sense given Luna’s relationship with Andy Warhol and the 70s theme.

Luna was the first African-American super model featured on Vogue.  It is said that she posed to cover her nose, an ethnically rich feature.

France seems to be treatin’ Berry goood….

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Kinnks: Jean-Michel Basquiat

Afrobella: Lost One: Donyale Luna

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