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September 30, 2009


aron ranen

Please take a moment to check out my documentary film BLACK HAIR

It is free at youtube. 6 parts including an update from London, England.

It explores the Korean Take-over of the Black Beauty Supply and Hair biz..

The current situation makes it hard to believe that Madame C.J. Walker once ran the whole thing.

I am not a hater, I am a motivator.

Plus I am a White guy who stumbled upon this, and felt it was so wrong I had to make a film about it.

self-funded film, made from the heart.

Can it be taken back?



I couldn't relate when Chris Rock said that black men are not allowed in a woman's scalp. Maybe it's because I've had several guys run their fingers through my hair, fascinated that it was shoulder length and not a weave (as if black women can't have their hair naturally grow long). But I let people run their fingers through my hair sparingly for a different's an aphrodisiac for me. While they think I'm jumping away because I don't want to get my hair messed up, it's more like I want to keep my clothes on. *laughing* However, his reaction and fascination to Oprah's hair being real was VERY VERY true. I can't count the number of dropped mouths to find out my hair was all mine.


I am so sick of Chris Rock and his beef with the black woman. First we didn't suck enough dick! Then we complain too much! Then we too bossy (he actually referenced Michelle Obama). Now it's that we spend too much on our hair! His beef is that we didn't want him when his teeth were bad and don't want him now! So he keeps picking with the Strong Black Woman!


I was hoping the movie would debunk a lot of myths and sterotypes but i’m kind of weary about the film now. Especially after that slave reference he made to Oprah, joke or not still irked me the way everyone laughed (and he wonders why his daughters asked him the question)

Also after seeing clips of the Oprah show and him acting so damn surprised that it was all her hair really baffled me, did he really believe that black women can’t have long hair because if he did then that is stupid if our hair didn’t grow like humans then explain people with drealocks? I guess he just assumed all of them were weaves becuase I have got weaved checked when I’m rocking a afro or a straight do.

And the “Are you mixed?” questions are just annoying I don’t think the film wil have a in depth look though since he said that he didn’t want to use the footage that focused on natural hair because it wasn’t “entertaining enough”.

Anyway back to the subject I have let my boyfriend run my hands through my hair I don't mind people I'm cool with touching my hair but if I don't know you then don't touch me I don't even like people sitting next to me on the bus. LOL.

But you know if one of us does something then its all of us right we are all judged by what one or a few groups of women do, and that just A-Okay (sarcasm)

Sharon Huxford

My husband rubs my forehead and scalp all the time :)


I like to stress my that I think the breakdown of the black family can be directly linked to the image the black man shamefully maintains over his own women. Women who look like his mother and sisters that he suddenly finds unappealing. We find them following the more accepted notion of beauty, often perpetuated in the media that ‘lighter is brighter is better.’ Case in point, the beyonces of our generation. Its not so much as this war with white women anymore But instead I find that that I’ve had to battle with my own community growing up with the hopes of being considered just as pretty and acceptable as the lighter versions of myself walking around. And to a 16 year old girl who hadn’t grown into her nose yet, it was not easy. But we see it everywhere, the dark skinned chick just isn’t held up to the same standards as her lighter counterpart. And for many of us, this is where weaves come into play. It's more socially accepted and often links us closer to white or lighter skinned women. It’s a shame but its not an issue I find the need to ponder over cause my man loves every bone in my little black body and I find enough beauty within myself to not care about what sort of mindset the ignorant are engaged in. But I'm human and I've battled for a long time over the issue of why I wore weaves, extensions perms, etc for a long time. Then Chris Rock's movie came out and my boyfriend wanted to open the floodgates (he's mixed by the way and I'm like, "dude, you never had nappy hair in your life, fall back) But I listened and finally, after about two years took out my weave (still gone and it feels so gooood and went natural..this part I hated and went back to a perm) But, my decision to bring my perm back was of my own choice and a damn good one (um, broken combs/ my cat hissing at me; not a good look) I finally realized, after being unhappy with how my hair looked that I was being silly to change myself simply because of a movie or person trying to tell me I'm not black enough. And I find a lot of women defending our actions as our own and that Chris Rock just had no right. The crazy things we do to our hair our own crazy things and for many of us, its merely just hair and something to enjoy and experiment with. Child, we’ve been arguing the deeper meaning of relaxers to lace front since the first hot comb was invented. It’s an issue that will always be a hot topic and that’s ok. Discussions like these allow for everyone to learn a little more about each other. Anyway, whether it be fros, weaves, perms or me its all beauty.

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