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Singer Sheryl Crow once said that “A change would do you good,” and when it comes to hair, she was probably talking about me. I don’t really believe in rocking one style for too long because I’m one of those people who will get antsy really fast, see other people’s styles and think, “Now THAT would look great on me!” In the time that I’ve gone all chameleon with my hair, I’ve done many a thing that have caused me to lose some hair, as well as have it grow like weeds on an unkempt lawn. Thought I’d share a few of those hair lessons with you as you go on your own hair journeys.
Confidence Is Everything
Back when I went to the salon and allowed the beautician to put clippers to hair I had been trying to have grow long for years, when it was all over and I looked in the mirror, I didn’t like what I saw. You could see my scalp! And as a woman with a larger head, the results weren’t as fabulous immediately like I thought they would be. But one day I went to work and a co-worker told me the look fit me well, and after some thought, I agreed that it wasn’t so bad after all. Little did I know that being confident about the look would inspire other people. Customers used to walk in the store I worked at and tell me they loved my hair, and after a while I was walking past mirrors thinking, “Yeah, I love it too…”
By J. Smith
The L.A. Clippers certainly are in La-La Land — a mythical place that recognizes Black History Month in March and does so not by celebrating the invaluable contributions blacks have made to American society, but by encouraging young blacks to — shocker! — play basketball.
In an ad printed in the Los Angeles Times, Clippers owner Donald Sterling is pictured next to player Blake Griffin boasting their delayed and half-assed attempt to celebrate Black History Month by giving “underprivileged” children free game tickets on March 2. This is problematic. We’re all for a year-round celebration of black history, but by naming something a Black History Month celebration and holding the event in March, you reveal that neither you nor anyone on your event planning team knows when Black History Month is. Second, since when is “underprivileged” synonymous to black? An acceptable celebration of black culture is to round up “underprivileged” children and give them basketball game tickets? No; unacceptable.
Let’s add a little more insult to injury: The Huffington Post reports that Sterling has been criticized for heckling his players and making racist comments toward African Americans, proving this whole March black history madness to be a poorly executed PR stunt. We would like to heckle him.