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…
- Oscar: Viola Davis and Esperanza Spading
- Rappers Lil Mama and Snoop Dogg
- Teachable Moments by Melissa Perry-Harris
- Halle Berry
- Oprah on two O Magazine covers
- Wayne County prosecutor Lisa Lindsey
- Even White women are wearing afros
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…
I wonder what naturalhair trends we will see in 2013?
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.
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
You are such a funny sight
As you sit in the window
Looking out at the night
Once you were a yellow pumpkin
Growing on a sturdy vine
Now you are a Jack-o-Lantern
Let the candle light shine
Why the torment you ask? We’ll my government name is Jacqueline. All the kids would point to me, and look at me singing. Oh the agony! Jack-o-Lantern. I will never looked at a pumpkin the same way.
Now I love fall because there is something in the air. To me its a chance to cleanse, start over; like shed extra baggage. Awww, there is a new energy in the air.
Be safe in whatever Halloween activities you have planned!