Feb 27, 2015

ROOTS & RHYTHM: Lauryn Hill - "Everything is Everything"

This week's rhythm is tuned to the vibe of Ms. Zendaya Coleman.  Let's show some love for beautiful locs!

Loc Love: Adding texture for the win.
She handled a situation many deal with often in a graceful, well-thought out manner.  In front of the world. Bravo.

Feb 25, 2015

Celebs: Natural Hair at the Oscars, 2015

Oscar nominated Director, Ava Duvernay rocked her real locs in the regal updo.
With all the talk about Zendaya's locs on the Oscar Red Carpet, I thought you'd like to see some of the other natural hair celebs who rocked their hair on the carpet. It's so refreshing to see women of color embrace the natural texture of their hair. For so long we've been asked to tock fake hair to 'fit in'. Although there's nothing worng with weave (y'all know I love me some weave), seeing the variety of texture is different and good. Keep up the good looks ladies!


I'll say it once and I'll say it again, NATURAL HAIR IS SO VERSATILE! Add to that the remarkable amount of natural textured extensions and you can have a 'good hair day' everyday! No need to worry about damaging your precious strands trying to achieve color, just add extensions. You can be a blond bombshell one day and a jet-black warrior the next. This picture illustrates just that. The model is working this look and it's given me some inspiration. Hmm . . . maybe I'll add some color soon . . . we shall see.

Does this look inspire you? Let me know in the comments section!

Feb 23, 2015

NEWS: E! Host jokes that Zendaya's locs smell like weed! Offensive?

 Zendaya Coleman, actress/singer, walked the Oscar Red Carpet rocking the trendy and stylish hair style, Faux Locs. As with most red carpet arrivals, the folks over at the E! network love to discuss the celebrity style. On today's Fashion Police, host Guiliana Rancic joked that Zendaya's locs may smell like "patchouli and … weed". Then the hosts laughed. However, it's not funny.  

Twitter caught wind of the situation and started addressing the television host citing her commentary was rude and offensive. I'd have to agree! Wearers of natural hair work hard to present the world with positive examples of black hair and culture. While some people with locs may partake in marijuana - does that mean they all do? Why jump to such a vast conclusion about a simple hairstyle?
Zendaya's response, originally posted on twitter

Zenday published a wonderful and inciteful  response to Guliana's thoughtless joke. I like the fact that she bought up how young she is, her family history with the hair style, and how it's detrimental to the outlook of black people who choose to wear their hair in its natural state. Some may think of this as a small offense but it's thoughts like these are what make it hard for people to transition to their natural hair. 

Zendaya with her father - who wears real locs

What are your thoughts on this exchange? Leave your comments below. 

Feb 20, 2015

ROOTS & RHYTHM: Lenny Kravtiz - "I Belong To You"

It is always nice when some artists make their way back into your playlist to remind you why you love them.

When Lenny Kravitz shared this video of his impromptu session with a high school band, it triggered musical memories of all the good music he's created.  When I first heard, "It Ain't Over Till Its Over", I knew I would always be a fan of his work.  He's proven me right.

Lenny with Locs.
I also remember the initial "shock" when he cut his locs.  Although I've come to appreciate this version of him, he had a pretty nice phase with his locs.  I like them more now than I did then.  I guess I can understand and respect the process more at this point.

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