The Culture, Economics, Politics & Power of Black Hair
A few years back I wrote a review of the movie “My Nappy Roots” and since that time, Comedian/Entrepreneur Chris Rock also released a Movie with a similar theme entitled, “Good Hair.” Looking at the two films, there is a common history and a few shared ideas between the two documentaries. However, the most important link is the dialogue around the politics, culture, economics, social power and positioning surrounding “Black Hair.”
As we continue to dissect the relationship dynamics that have driven this conversation, I have found myself involved in a movement of sorts. A centuries old reality – steadily taking center stage in a global context, now crystallized into “Black HAIRitage Month.” As a Writer, African/African-American Woman, Marketing Consultant & Student of Culture, I cannot help but be drawn to this subject matter as the passion inspired by “Black Hair” in many ways define my very own reality.
[Admin note: Be sure to visit the official website to get involved in the global conversation at: www.BlackHAIRitageMonth.com]