"Poetry Heals" By Allan Ngare
So Wea to…
Take me to a place..
A place just like SO..WE..TO, I mean…
so where to?
A ghetto covered with red soil and dust
that fills up the air….
A place where cube-like tiny houses
Lodged jovial souls
Components like loyalty Love and
Even though minor
Paints ‘kila aina’ za happy faces…
happy ever after, or maybe,
a place full of drama,
hit head hard like Alabama slammer!!
A paradise …
08 Dec 2013 @ 12:08PM /
Loc’d Brothers at Odunde 2013 in Black and White…
Yes… Oh my goodness… Yes!
People have been asking me about this photo set recently. When Tia and I went to Odunde, we both took hundreds of pics of locd brothers. We had a blast. Because there usually so many people taking photos at this event, I decided to make some of the ones I took black & white. I can’t want to go back next year! - Nina
07 Dec 2013 @ 12:10PM /
Back in October we were doing loc history month and one of the things we asked brothers to do on the Facebook page is submit pictures and tell us why they Loc’d their hair. What this brother wrote was so dynamite, I had to share it for #throwbackthursday
"My name is Carlos Richardson and I have been wearing my locs for 15 years as of this past August. For me wearing locs is much more than a hairstyle, it is a lifestyle, it is my lifestyle. To cut my locs would be like cutting off one of my arms. When I wear my locs I am wearing my culture atop my head, I am representing the struggle that came before me, my struggle and the struggle of those forthcoming. I love the beauty of natural hair, the peace, understanding and positive energy that I reflect from the crown upon my head. I am an professional, an educator and in my business I also believe that just like a crown should be shined and maintained properly so should the crown atop your head. I take pride in being creative with my hair and using my hair as a testament to how beautiful locs are and that there is nothing dreadful about the locs I proudly wear…"
05 Dec 2013 @ 06:11PM /
Brothers Love Their Products TOO
A few months back I had the pleasure of meeting Soca artist Julius Di Intelligent to interview for the blog. One thing I couldn’t help but notice is how beautiful and healthy his locs looked. When I asked him about his favorite products, here is what he told me : “I use. Tui Oil from Carols Daughters. I started using their products after discovering them 5yrs ago. It makes my hair smell great and feel good…”
Check our archives to read Julius complete interview and to see more pictures of his beautiful locs
04 Dec 2013 @ 07:48PM /
Season of Giving: Thoughts of Paul Wayne
It’s another years end and the season of giving! As we know it’s always better to give than receive, as this is how true blessings are bestowed upon you and your family. Material gifts are great but there is nothing like gifts of the spirit, as in giving a listening ear, giving the benefit of the doubt, giving life to the dream of others and most importantly, giving from the heart and not expecting to receive. Don’t forget you! We must also give to ourselves energies that will nourish our souls. Give yourself “me time” so you are better able to gather your thoughts on how to create your own peace. Meditation as such will prepare you to be there for others in need as well as prepare you to deal with and overcome challenging situations. Your “me time” will also enhance your abilities to detect and avoid toxic energy, it gives you much needed protection.
Always remember to give from the heart and that uplifting others is uplifting you.
02 Dec 2013 @ 08:12PM /
Starting in January we will be displaying beautiful photography from photographers from all around the world. If you are a photographer and have a great collection of photography featuring men with locs, email us at email@example.com!
This is photography but the multi-talented Tanisha Lynn Pyron.
01 Dec 2013 @ 07:37PM /