ATR Premium 5 – Lori L. Tharps – Preview

Why is black hair so political? How have African-American hair styles impacted American popular culture? What economic impact has black hair had on our history and society? Lori L. Tharps is co-author of Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America.

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Lori L. Tharps is a freelance journalist, author, editor, teacher and mom. A former staff reporter at Vibe magazine and correspondent for Entertainment Weekly, Lori has written for Ms., Savoy, Suede, Bitch and Essence magazines. She is co-author of the book “Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America,” a chronological look at the culture behind the ever-changing state of black hair — from 15th century Africa to the present-day United States. She blogs at My American Melting Pot.

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2 thoughts on “ATR Premium 5 – Lori L. Tharps – Preview”

  1. no, they are making the products as well. And selling them. Then they are taking the money out of the communities, which is why ‘black’ people shouldnt buy from these stores. They dont even hire black employees. How are you going to sell ‘black’ products. and not hire people that know these products. In the youtube video, they showed how Koreans sell, knockoffs of the real stuff. And I think it more has to do with the Koreans not giving back to the community, then the ‘black’ people getting ‘mad’ cause of ownership. If there is no way, of friendship, of course they are going to get mad. It was rightfully taken, but still, it comes with its territory.

  2. I like how she says , it gets ‘very very heated’, like if ‘black people start shit for nothing’, oh it’s ‘black hair’ so they are going to start ‘screaming’. Please, everyone has their reasons for doing what they do.

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