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Who are you? What makes you be actually you? Do your family and friends determine this? Does your profession determine who you are? What does it take to identify you? Can your clothes define you for real? How about your hairstyle or shoes? What makes you you is your essence and that is something you were born with long before the first diaper, hat, or bootie was applied to you beautiful birthday suit au natural! Let's take a little time and discuss, yes and celebrate that which is essentially you! Your Self!
THOMAS ALLEN HARRIS joins me to talk about the National Broadcast of his work: THROUGH A LENS DARKLY: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People.
The Producer, Director Writer was raised in the Bronx and Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania. He is the founder and President Chimpanzee Productions, a company dedicated to producing unique audio-visual experiences that illuminate the Human Condition and the search for identity, family, and spirituality. Chimpanzee’s innovative and award-winning performance-based documentary films - VINTAGE – Families of Value, E Minha Cara/That’s My Face, and Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela - have received critical acclaim at International film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Toronto, FESPACO, Outfest, Flaherty and Cape Town and have been broadcast on PBS, the Sundance Channel, ARTE, as well as CBC, Swedish broadcasting Network and New Zealand Television. Mr. Harris’ video and installations – including Splash, Black Body, AFRO (is just a Hairstyle) Notes on a Journey Through The African Diaspora and ALCHEMY - have been featured at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial, the Corcoran Gallery, Reina Sophia, London Institute of the Arts, Gwangju Biennale, and the Long Beach Museum of Art. Harris has received numerous awards and fellowships including a United States Artist Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship, Rockefeller Fellowship, two Emmy nominations as well as Sundance Film Institute Directors Fellowships and a Tribeca Film Institute Nelson Mandela Award. A graduate of Harvard College and the Whitney Independent Study Program, Harris has taught at a variety of institutions including University of California San Diego where he received tenure as an Associate Professor of Media Arts. A published photographer, curator, and write, Mr. Harris lectures widely on the use of media as a tool for social change.
If you have a career that requires you to appear before the public - receptionist, flight attendant, television newscaster, etc., you were probably given a description of what is considered the appropriate "look" for your job. Somewhere in that description was probably the word "professional." Somehow, particularly for women of African descent, that word "professional" is a code word meaning "and get rid of that nappy hair!" Perhaps artsy people - musicians and entertainers- can get away with it, but how many women or men are seen in top positions in corporate America wearing locks? Jacqueline McCrae of Locpartee examines some of the attitudes surrounding the natural styles of hair, whether "dreadlocks," "sister locks," or the various twists that create an exotic look. Why is our hair a political statement? Can your hairstyle really affect whether you are hired for a job? Can it affect your acceptance in certain social circles? Can it determine whether you are a feasible candidate for public office? Has the wearing of locks by certain "gangster rap" artists caused it to be identified as a"thug" hairstyle?Why are all the women wearing weaves? And is the real problem that we never really learned how to properly value and take care of our own natural hair?
In 1881, John W. Powell appointed Cyrus Thomas to be the Director of the Eastern Mound Division of the Smithsonian Institute's Bureau of Ethnology. Cyrus Thomas commented on "Indian Mounds" in America. He said that, "There was a race of mound builders in America distinct from the American Indians." "Distinct from the American Indians," means the American Indians were "distinctly" not the mound builders.
The Americas had monuments almost as large as the pyramids of Egypt as seen in the Cahokia, Illinois mound. When the first Mongolians and Caucasian-Europeans came to North America they found earthen mounds, cones, terraced platforms, and animal shapes dotting the landscape west of the Appalachian Mountains. The people the Mongolians ran into were not primitives, but well-established civilizations. If that is not enough proof of civilization, "Cylindrical seals like those of the Pharaohs [of ancient Egypt] have been found in Ohio ..." The cylinder seals show that these people were not only civilized but may have had contact, either directly or indirectly, with people from the Nile Valley.
So the mound building Hopewell were probably just a "later stage" of the Algonquin speaking Adena people. "The 'Mound Builders' can be divided into three [consecutive] groups. The first two are classified as woodland." They are: Adena, Hopewell and Mississippi ... 'Woodland Period.' These people lived over a wide area from the Atlantic to the Mississippi Valley." The Mississippi group of mound builders obviously lived up and down the Mississippi River. But North American mounds are found over much more vast area than those three areas.A copper ornament that was found in one of the Hopewell burial mounds is a probably a profile of what a Hopewell man looked like. His hair looks distinctly like a typical "Afro-hairstyle".
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Sometimes your natural hair goal is as simple as trying a new hairstyle! There are many great style options for natural hair, but the challenge comes in picking the right style for you and selecting one that you can actually do. Listen in and let Rochelle Chappelle, CEO of Healthy Hair Bar give you a few natural hairstyle suggestions that you can try to refresh your look this New Year!
Yah-Tay Keaton of Real Rootz Apparel will give us the scoop on their Big Chop contest and give some big chop tips! If you're thinking about doing the big chop or just did one, this segment is just for you!
Many women suffer with the knowledge that they ultimately married a cheater. Some women ignore it and others immediately head straight to divorce court. What do you do when you find out your husband is a cheater? Let's ask author Margaret Kreps author of, "My Intimate Journey with Caesar." In her novelette, author M.F. Kreps takes us on a journey when she finds out her husband is cheating. She goes on a journey, not only with life, but with her hair as she gets it cut into a Caesar. For many women, their hair is who defines them, but the author instead defines her hair. The choices, emotions, and decisions that she makes as she goes throughout her discovery, are touching. It's true what they say, that the right hairstyle can change your life. ~www.mfkreps.com "This is told from the woman's viewpoint as the story of how she caught her husband cheating but made her plans first before he knew she knew. That's a smart woman, get your ducks in a row!" ~Paula Harp's review
Margaret is an excellent storyteller! If you're a fan of Terry McMillan books, you will definitely enjoy this. No one was perfect in the story, which added to its authenticity and made it all the more refreshing. ~reader review
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Owner/Entrepreneur of the 3D Heights store on upper Broadway, Jerry Castanos. Walking quickly out of the corner of my eye 2 weeks ago on my way to a vocal master workshop, I saw what looked to be wedding cake toppers in a window. I couldn't stop then, but the 3 days ago I did and had not only fun with changing my hairstyle and apparel, but got to know the owner and his assistant a little.
Join me as I find out even more about getting your wedding topper here in New York City.
Are you your hair? Tune in and listent to see if your hair style reflects you and if it doesn't what you could POSSIBILY do so that it is more of your style!
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Adam Nathaniel Yauch (August 5, 1964 – May 4, 2012) was an American rapper, musician, film director, and human rights activist. He was best known as a founding member of the hip hop group Beastie Boys. He was frequently known by his stage name, MCA, and sometimes worked under the pseudonym Nathanial Hörnblowér. His burial whereabouts are unknown.
Christopher B. "Chris" Candito (March 21, 1972 – April 28, 2005).
Moses Harry Horwitz (June 19, 1897 – May 4, 1975), known professionally as Moe Howard, was an American actor and comedian best known as the de facto leader of The Three Stooges, the farce comedy team who starred in motion pictures and television for four decades. His distinctive hairstyle came about when he was a boy and cut off his curls with a pair of scissors, producing a ragged shape approximating a bowl cut. He is laid to rest at Hillside Memorial Park in Culver City California.
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Michael Kostopoulos, International Fashion Photographer THE hairstyles magazines photographerMichael says: "I am the executive editor for Salon News USA on the most popular list, on one of the top model and photographer sites on the web.
My work is seen in magazines in the USA and in Europe. I have over 30 years of getting model in the business."
Fashion photography is a genre of photography devoted to displaying clothing and other fashion items. Fashion photography is most often conducted for advertisements or fashion magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, or Allure. Over time, fashion photography has developed its own aesthetic in which the clothes and fashions are enhanced by the presence of exotic locations or accessories. Michael Kostopoulos is perhaps one of the most well known photographers in the Midwest / Chicago area, if not one of the most well known hairstyles magazines photographers. He is also the editor of Salon News USA. Michael has many years experience in both fashion and the salon industry. There are many types of hairstyles to photograph; one being medium length trendy hairstyles. Medium length hairstyles are perfect choice for any occassion. Half-up and half-down dos can be created quickly. Do you know that medium hairstyles are 'anytime short hairstyles' by adding curls.Hair of medium length has the advantage of being a little more versatile, because medium hairstyle can be worn in a smooth, sleek bob or lightly layered haircut to allow for more variety in styling. A lot of women and teenagers prefer shoulder level styles.
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I have been listening to motivational speakers lately who are encouraging the listener to “create the reality that he/she wants”. At first, I was unclear what exactly was being advocated, but the more that I listened, the more I agreed with the philosophies that were being set forth. Essentially they were saying the same thing that coaches around the world tell their merging athletes—first imagine your success then make it just like you imagined it.
I was never a member of a high performing sports team and I never had a “hands-on” mentor so I did not have the benefit of coaching. As a mature person, confident in her profession, I find that I still long for the mentoring and comradery inherent in working with a group toward a common goal. It is important to interact with others on multilevels.
There is a need for personal intimacy, professional dynamics and a “family unit” interactions. The personal intimacy is the one that too many neglect. The personal intimacy must start with self-evaluation--- Are you who you want to be? Do you look like you mean to look and do you treat others the way that you mean to? Answering these questions can be the motivation to lose weight, wear makeup or less makeup, change your hairstyle or hair color. It should prompt you to drink more water and less every other liquid. It should prompt you to exercise more and often. It should encourage you to laugh out loud and spend more time with those who love your laugh.If you have not laughed out loud this week, take some time to remember what makes you laugh and if it is legal, go do it. I like swinging on park swings. I like the feeling of flying as the swing goes higher. (Gotta do that soon).
To many, going to church fills their social needs; they are welcomed, expected and loved. Everyone needs that type of “group” approval like the TV show "Cheers".
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