In Trumps America Black men, women and our children, as well as other people of color are the consistent targets of overt and covert harassment. Just this week I read a story about a Black man strolling his son in the park only to have park security roll up on him to let him know … Continue reading Self-Care For Black Men
Finally, the warm weather gods have decided to grace us with back to back warm days. Looks like spring is upon us and summer is coming. Time to change up that winter regimen for summer hair care. Sadly, I did not do a great job taking care of my hair this winter. I only had … Continue reading Spring/Summer Hair!
Hello World!! Let’s talk about Ella “Bae” Baker ❤ real quick! Ella Baker spent nearly half a century raising the political consciousness of Americans, and played a major role in three of the 20th century’s most influential civil rights groups: the NAACP, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). While … Continue reading Yoga for the Culture: Ella Baker
Angry Anxious Combative Fearful Powerless Tense Helpless Abandoned Confrontational These are the sensation of emotions I feel as I scroll through my Facebook page throughout the day. Between the police shootings, an unhinged man in the White House, a racist GOP agenda, random racist attacks uploaded and shared by thousands, hoteps posting a million videos … Continue reading Anxiety of Social Media
Hello World!!! Let’s talk about the Tignon Law of 1786 shall we? Because black hair is so important to us & our identities: The Tignon law was a law that banned Black women from exposing their natural hair. Crazy right? Tignon (meaning headdress) was the result of sumptuary laws passed in 1786 under the administration … Continue reading Yoga for the Culture: The Tignon Law
Photo: Aminah Fonseca The Business of Black Hair Since 2009 Tennessee has fined several braiders and more than thirty salons in excess of $100,000 not because of any health or sanitation violations but because the braiders are unlicensed. In Tennessee to obtain a license to braid hair braiders must ‘complete at least 300 hours of … Continue reading Braiders and Fines
Hey guys! And welcome to another post! Our mission at Mixx in Providence has always been to bring high quality natural hair products to our customers. For the past few months we have been working on re-branding and will be upgrading to Mixx Naturals and a new online store. We have been busy collaborating with … Continue reading Yoga for the Culture