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  • 00:22

    Kena Shaw Radio host & Producer of ChocolateIsNatural Show

    in Women

    Kena Shaw has been the Radio Show Host and Producer of chocolateisnatural radio for almost 2 years.  She has had the pleasure of interviewing remarkable guest speakers that have impacted the natural hair community in different capacities.  In March 2013, Kena was on 3 news stations in Beaumont, TX promoting her series on Fibroid Tumors.  She is pursuing her MBA with a Concentration in Marketing.  Kena currently resides in Houston, TX.  

  • 01:19

    Talking with Darrius Peace Founder of My Hair Ain't Nappy & Eleanor Walk

    in Entertainment

    With more than 15 years as a professionally licensed natural hairstylist, Darrius Peace is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and natural hair instructor that has helped countless women and clients make a seamless transition from chemicals to wearing their coiled tresses with confidence.Peace’s methods are rooted in the philosophy that a smooth transition to healthy, natural hair involves not only a physical transformation, but a mental transformation as well. Peace has been praised for his versatility and ability to produce style options that polish, modernize and redefine the image of today’s “natural woman.” Peace is married with four children and travels all over the world speaking and teaching natural hair care while wearing his own natural stresses. 


    My name is Eleanor Walk. I am 36 yrs young and loving life. I was born December 18, 1977. I've been married 17 years and have two kids. A son 16 and daughter 8. I was raised by my grandparents. I joined the Air Force at the age of 19. That is where Elleete Creations was born. I use to do hair and make things in the military. I've always been creative. If it isn't writing, designing clothes, painting, it's something! I love being creative. It wasn't until I went natural and started to embrace my true self I realized that was the me that had been trying to get out all along! Becoming natural was more than the hair on my head, it was an awakening to my spirit!


  • 02:04

    REPLAY- Your Doctor Told You To Stop Getting Perms

    in Health

    Toni "Alika" Hickman is an activist, an author, a hip hop artist, a mother, deodorant maker and a stroke survivor.  She is the author of Chemical Suicide/Death by Association which is a book she wrote after having her 2nd brain aneurysm & 1st stroke at 32. The doctors advised her to stop perming her hair, and when she researched why, she also found out about lotions, deodorant, hair dye, perfumes, and much more.

    Ri is a jewelry artisan, model and organizer of the Houston based natural hair community “Nappy Love Houston” where our mission is to embrace, celebrate and educate about natural hair. Ri also volunteers with a group “Modify” that facilitates various volunteer and fundraising opportunities that encourage a hands-on approach to improving our community.

    Helecia Williams also known as iknowlee is a Youtube Guru who has been vlogging about her natural hair journey almost 2 years. Her Youtube channel has continued to grow opening up various opportunities in the natural hair community. She hit her two year mark on May 24, 2012 and will continue to track her journey exposing the good and the bad sides of natural hair. Her channel furthermore features fashion and makeup. 

    My show is now called chocolateisnatural radio.  Visit my website at www.chocolateisnatural.com.

  • 01:09

    How To Survive Financially While Raising Children

    in Podcasting

    My name is Lichol Ford and I am a mother of four.  I am a native Houstonian and aspiring writer.

    Kimyatta is a single mom of a feisty tween daughter.  She enjoys reading, singing and writing. You can find her on the web at http://www.sosayskimyatta.wordpress.com, on Twitter @MissReadItAll or Facebook. 

    Both authors are contributing writers in ReShonda Tate Billingsley book, "The Motherhood Diaries."

    Please visit www.chocolateisnatural.com to learn more about chocolateisnatural, LLC.

  • 00:26

    How to Rock a Wash n Go With Salon De La Soul Sister

    in Fashion

    Georgette Whaley is a licensed cosmetologist who specializes in natural hair exclusively. She has almost two decades of experience in this profession. Her salon, Salon De La Soul Sister, is located in Houston,Texas. Her latest endeavor, Musical Manes...and Body Thangs! Products, offers natural hair, bath and body goods handmade by Georgette.   Listen to "The Soul Sister Show" www.thesoulsistershow.com www.youtube.com/SoulSister75 www.facebook.com/thesoulsister https://twitter.com/#!/The_SoulSister Download your FREE Soul Sister app for  Apple (Search: Soul Sis) & Android (Search: Soul Sister) :)   For more information please visit www.chocolateisnatural.com  

  • 00:35

    Supportasista.com with Creator Toni Daley

    in Entertainment

    Toni Daley is a Youtube Vlogger, artist, jewelry designer and all round natural hair enthusiast.
    Born and raised in Toronto, she more recently is also the founder of SupportaSista.com.


  • 01:24

    Why are Black Women so Ashamed of Their Hair?

    in Entertainment

    immaDstarra- In 2009 I discovered natural hair vloggers on YouTube and it changed my life. I decided that I would go natural and document my journey with a channel of my own. Realizing I may never have a big fro or waist length hair, I decided to make my own styles. I had no prior experience styling hair so my early designs were inspired from styles I had seen.  However as I progressed on my journey I can truly say that I now have a style that is truly my own. My greatest joy has come from the comments I receive on YouTube of women telling me how I inspired them and gave them confidence to love themselves and their natural hair. 


    Ayana D. Byrd graduated from Barnard College and is the co-editor of the anthology Naked: Black Women Bare All About Their Skin, Hair, Hips, Lips and Other Parts. Her work has also appeared in numerous anthologies. She lives in Brooklyn. 

    Lori L. Tharps is an assistant professor of journalism at Temple University. A graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, she is also the author of the memoir Kinky Gazpacho. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and three children.


  • 01:01

    Chatting With DiscoveringNatural & author of Little Girls & Their Ponytails

    in Entertainment

    My name is Sola, however, I am known as DiscoveringNatural on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. After transitioning for a year, I decided to take the big leap and return to natural. As a mother of 2 beautiful girls, I strive to promote the fact that it is okay to be natural and that being natural can be fun.


    Katherine White is the author of, Little Girls and Their Ponytails, a girl’s advocate, non-profit organizer, and community leader with passion for enhancing the lives of children through writing and workshops.


  • 01:02

    Disparities in Black America and Ways to Overcome Them

    in Entertainment

    Kumi Rauf is a social media strategist, travel enthusiast, & computer scientist. He started the I Love Being Black movement to serve the global community by connecting and uplifting Black people worldwide.


  • 00:41

    Indy Dynasty Radio Gives a Voice To Independents

    in Hip Hop Music

    Nubia Damali CEO of Indy Dynasty- I created Indy Dynasty - Where YOU are the IDNYstry, to give a voice to Independent Entertainment Professionals. Since our launch in Nov 2010, we've have over 35K people tune in. Our latest accomplishment was landing our MTV.com page. I am on a mission to give exposure to Independent Entertainment Professionals on an unreached scale.   For more information about chocolateisnatural radio, please visit www.chocolateisnatural.com.

  • 00:30

    Should I Henna My Natural Hair?

    in Fashion

    Amber Frank- I decided to follow my passion and Kynxx Natural Hair Styling was started September 2010.  My time as a natural hairstylist has exposed me to different products and through this exposure; it moved me toward my creation of River of Jordan, my organic all natural hair and skin care line.  The basis of Kynxx has always been to specialize in heat free natural hair care and styling with a preference of extension free natural hair styling. My vision for Kynxx is not just to be the best hair stylist I can be, it is to educate women on how to take care of their Afro-textured hair in the following ways:
    1.    Build a routine/regimen that is consistently followed to obtain healthy hair.
    2.    Inform women that healthy hair starts from within.
    For more information about chocolateisnatural, LLC please visit www.chocolateisnatural.com

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