Today’s Quote:

“…Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can’t eat it or play with it, Just pee on it and walk away.”

 

Unknown author

Is Diet Soda Making Your Hair Fall Out?

Here’s a thought provoking article from Hair Boutique on the possible effects of artificial sweeteners.

 

“Liver malfunction from high toxic filtering of the artificial sweetener particles has definitely been linked to hair loss.”

 

http://www.hairboutique.com/tips/tip000189.htm

 

Curly Girl Giveaway – We have a Winner!

Congratulations Mary! You answered all 5 questions correctly and were the 5th entry!  Here are the answers:

  1. From which sect of Caribbean people did dreadlocks originate?  Rastafari, a sect in Jamaica who venerate Haile Selassie, also known as Ras Tafari.  They practice vegetarianism.  A famous adherent, Bob Marley was a Reggae superstar.

  2. Who was the first renowned American actress to appear in cornrows? Three time Emmy Award recipient and Oscar nominee Cicely Tyson wore cornrows in 1973 and sported a TWA as early as the 1960’s.

  3. Which newswoman wore an Afro to interview Tricia Nixon? Melba Tolliver, the first black person ever to anchor a network news program, wore her hair in a natural ‘fro to cover the 1971 wedding of Tricia Nixon, angering her ABC-TV employers and endangering her job as a reporter.

  4. Which 19th century black American author, abolitionist and statesman wore his hair naturally? He wasn’t the first, but the best known.  Frederick Douglass was a celebrity of his time.

  5. Which Black Panther party member, law professor and ex-wife of Soul on Ice author was as well-known for her afro as Angela Davis? Kathleen Neal Cleaver joined the Black Panther Party and married Eldridge Cleaver in 1967. After living in exile she earned her law degree from Yale and worked for Cravath, Swaine & Moore in the late ’80s.

Amazing the lives they lived, huh?  We should all take risks like this. Thank you to those who took them before us.



Black HairStory Free Calendar

 

Naturalhaircalendars.com is  honoring the innovation, creativity, legacy and trailblazers of our Afro-centric HAIRITAGE with a free, colorful and downloadable commemorative calendar.

Here is a link to download the free calendar

White Mischief – the drink, not the movie

White Mischief from http://www.colincowie.com

This tequila-based drink is on my to be mixed list – White Mischief – courtesy of http://www.colincowie.com.  I first saw it in People Magazine, gave the page to a bartender to mix.  Pity, she didn’t have the ingredients. So she riffed off of it.  I’m going to shake this baby myself.

 

White Mischief

Ingredients

2 oz Alma Reposado Tequila
1 oz Pear puree
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
1/2 oz agave nectar
Sombre Mezcal
Tarragon sprig

    Instructions

    Shake all ingredients except the Mezcal. Rinse the Martini glass wit the Mezcal* and discard. Strain the elixir into the glass. Take the sprig of tarragon and give it a good smack to release the aromatics of the plant. Place on top of the drink as the garnish.

    Glassware: Martini.

    Garnish: Tarragon sprig

    Note: Mezcal has a smoky quality to it that lends just one more layer of complexity to such a well-balanced cocktail.

    As for the movie — if you are looking for a devilish, decadent Out of Africa-type movie,  White Mischief is for you. Charles Dance and Greta Scacchi starred. There was a bath scene, I think. Dance was seriously hot.

    Charles Dance and Greta Scacchi in White MIschief

     

     

    Today’s Quote

    Prayer clears the mist and brings back peace to the soul.

    – Rumi

    Do you pray? If you do, who or what do you pray to?

     

    Win Curly Girl, The Handbook and DVD, autographed by Lorraine Massey

    Curly Girl (new Edition), The Handbook and DVD

    Do you know your hair black history?  Answer these 5 questions for a chance to win a brand spanking new copy of Curly Girl, The Handbook and DVD, personally autographed by Lorraine Massey.  The fifth correct entry wins and I will announce the winner in – you guessed it – 5 days! Send your answers to me at suburbanbushbabe@gmail.com I’ll publish the answers this weekend and name the winner.  Good luck and have fun!

    1. From which sect of Caribbean people did dreadlocks originate?

    2. Who was the first renowned American actress to appear in cornrows?

    3. Which newswoman wore an Afro to interview Tricia Nixon?

    4. Which 19th century black American author, abolitionist and statesman wore his hair naturally?

    5. Which Black Panther party member, law professor and ex-wife of Soul on Ice author was as well-known for her afro as Angela Davis?

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