Dec 21, 2012

Say It Loud: My POV on ...

 Below is the opening of the story, and the link to the rest of the piece follows. First, read the background by reporter Jamil Smith. Then, there's video of Harris-Perry's "teachable moment" on black women and hair. Now, I am sorry that her comment about Chris Rock's film "Good Hair" (on DVD) will discourage those who haven't seen it from wanting to see it, because I think in this age of Brazilian blow-outs that film needs to be seen by black women. But that's just a sidebar. In the video, Harris offers a needed lesson to non-whites on black hair. That needs to be done every generation or so. She also speaks with some other black women about the hair thing. 
Yes, it is we, ourselves, with whom we need to be having the conversation.

(I could write a more thoughtful and detailed piece about this. But I don't have time to do that. And I just needed to get it out of my head!)



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Meteorologist fired after defending her ‘ethnic’ hair

In this screenshort taken from CNN, meteorologist Rhonda Lee reacts after KTBS TV station fired her after she replied to viewer criticism of her natural hairstyle.
In this screenshort taken from CNN, meteorologist Rhonda Lee reacts after KTBS TV station fired her after she replied to viewer criticism of her natural hairstyle.
KTBS meteorologist Rhonda Lee was fired last month from her job at ABC’s Shreveport, Louisiana affiliate–a position she had held for almost a year. It was not for anything she said on-air, or in the newsroom. It was for responding to viewer comments online regarding her hair, comments such as these from a viewer identified as Emmitt Vascocu, written on the station’s Facebook page on Oct. 1:
“[T]he black lady that does the news is a very nice lady.the only thing is she needs to wear a wig or grow some more hair. im not sure if she is a cancer patient. but still its not something myself that i think looks good on tv. what about letting someone a male have waist long hair do the news.what about that (cq).”
http://tv.msnbc.com/2012/12/12/meteorologist-fired-after-defending-her-ethnic-hair/

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