When I think ghetto wig, I think messy, unmanageable, plastic like. Something with little class or taste. Sometimes the term ghetto is typically used in relation to something broken, and fixed cheaply. But depending on who does it, it may be considered green. We can probably talk for days on the meaning of ghetto. Any hoot…
I quickly forget other people’s perceptions of ghetto. For some, people see a Black person, and think ghetto. What about Sasha and Malia?
During the day, I am a hotel sales woman. A local country club called our hotel wanting to collaborate. She explained how impressed she was with our Bellman. She explained he was an tall African-American handsome man. She continued to say she was so impressed with him. He was polite, seemed to love his job and CLEAN.
When I listen to any song on the album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” I get goose bumps. Even when I watch Sister Act I just say out loud, ‘DANG, that gurl can SANG’!!
I have heard that Lauryn Hill felt tasked with saving hip hop. That responsibility, “people say” was a bit much, hence her long absences from the spotlight.
Whatever it is, I am happy to hear of her 2010 come back. I am excited to see what she does with her natural hair.
“Oftentimes, the machine can overlook the need to take care of the people who produce the sounds that have a lot to do with the health and well-being of society,”
“And it’s important that people be given the time that they need to go through, to grow, so that the consciousness level of the general public is properly affected.”
~Lauryn Hill (1)
When I was deemed uncool for not rockin European style weaves, and acrylics, Lauryn taught me that I was okay to be different. She asked me “How You Gonna Win When You Ain’t Right Within?”. Being exposed to uplifting positive music forced me into a voyage of self.
This week’s natural hair inspired video is Ms. Hill’s