Group Natural Rebels Discusses Dangers of Black Hair Products

80% of hair products aimed at black women contain chemicals linked to cancer, infertility and obesity Last week, a local sustainability group in Knoxville, Tennessee named Natural Rebels hosted a DIY workshop at a local library on making homemade, natural hair products showing some alternatives to commercial hair products.  Commercial hair products have gained negative attention recently when a US study showed “nearly 80% of hair products aimed at black women contain chemicals linked to cancer, infertility and obesity.” Some common chemicals and linked side effects found in these products are:  Phenoxyethanol –…

Tyler Perry Studios to Offer Tours in 2020

In an exciting announcement today, Tyler Perry Studios officially released the news that they will be offering tours beginning in 2020. The official tour dates and information will be released next year. Acquired by Tyler Perry in 2015, the 330-acre lot is located in the heart of Atlanta on the historic grounds of the former Fort McPherson army base. The major motion picture studio, one of the largest production facilities in the country, showcases forty buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, twelve purpose-built sound stages, 200 acres of greenspace…

Black in the Day: A Black President Elect

On this day November 4th in 2008, Sen. Barack Obama, an Illinois Democrat, decisively defeated his Republican rival, Sen. John McCain of Arizona, to become the nation’s 44th president and the first African-American to be elected to the White House. Obama, who was 47 at the time, won 365 electoral votes and amassed nearly 53 percent of the popular vote while McCain, 72, won 173 electoral votes and more than 45 percent of the popular vote. Obama had officially announced his presidential candidacy on Feb. 10, 2007, in Springfield, Ill.…

Cyntoia Brown Sits Down with Lester Holt and New Book in Stores Today

Cyntoia Brown’s new book, Free Cyntoia: My Search for Redemption in the American Prison System is available in all stores today. Purchase here Brown has released a series of television interviews including a sit down with NBC’s Lester Holt which aired last night on NBC Nightly News.  “I’m so much more than the worst thing that I’ve done.” , said Brown. She will also be making her first public appearance at a sold out event on Oct. 23rd at Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville to talk about her new memoir,…

Cyntoia Brown to Host First Public Appearance in Nashville Since Release

Cyntoia Brown will be making her first public appearance at a sold out event on Oct. 23rd at Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville to talk about her new memoir, “Free Cyntoia.” Free Cyntoia: My Search for Redemption in the American Prison System will be released on October 15 Purchase here She will also make a public appearance in New York at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Cyntoia Brown spent 15 years behind bars and was released from prison in August after former Mayor Bill Haslam granted her clemency of…