Crying Black Women in Baltimore

Cherise Irons. in personDr.Destiny-Simone Ramjohn in person

They have suffered perhaps more than any other race in America and the world. Watched their babies grow up under various circumstances uniquely tailored to their race, and they are still here, still crying.

Through the disproportionate numbers of untimely deaths by suicide, drugs, gunfire and murder. Could Barack Obama’s campaign slogan be reinvented? TIME FOR A CHANGE, YOU CAN BELIEVE IN! ?

A group of women under the guise of Dr. Lamar Darnell Shields, brought their hurts to the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, in Baltimore Md. I was there, I now share the hurt with you:

Ladawn Black in person

Rado personality and marriage counselor, LaDawn Black.

Dr. Kaye in person

Activist, relationship counselor and radio personality. Dr. Kaye Whitehead.

Hair on a Black Woman’s Head

African fashion on display.

At the Baltimore Natural Beauty Symposium, summer 2018.

A Head Shot.

Wig or not?

Dreadz N Headz

Malaika’ logo

Turning Headz

Malaika Cooper’s thrust, making the African American woman turn heads.

For any woman, her hair projects her identity. It is said that over a woman’s lifetime, she would have spent over 50 thousand dollars on hair products!

There is short hair, long hair, and in some circles color matters: eh,eh! blondes?

“A crown of beauty”, though Biblical still has relevance today, so much so men have joined the identity crisis, some trying to extend theirs past their butts, and in “living” colors, thus at times throwing one’s eyes into confusion to identify the gender.

“Our hair is who we are” one black woman said, Whose hair? All black women are not gifted with long hair, so as has been heard, “if I bought it, it’s mine”.

Technology has made the black woman a victim. She can buy a wig, and all kinds of extensions: tape-ins, glue-ins, protein bonds.

MALAIKA COOPER, wants to thrash all that, and is holding symposiums all over the country, about empowering the black woman about her natural hair. I attended one of her events in Baltimore Md. this summer (2018)

 

Another LaFayette Affecting Change in America

Sax Sounds in the garden

Jamaal Moore, played sax and flute this summer (2018) with LaFayette Gilchrist and company, at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Lafayette Gilchrist, a man with a plan and a piano.

LaFayette, bringing change to America., starting in Baltimore MD.

Guest Mistress of Ceromonies

From Radio One (95.9 FM Baltimore) Noree Noree.

He was wounded at the battle of Brandywine, in Pennsylvania. He was a French General who helped America fight the British to gain Independence.

HIs name is all over the country, streets and parks carry his name. And he came from the aristocracy.

 

Lafayette Gilchrest loves jazz, funk, rock and even the blues, and is not from the aristocracy. Further, he is from Baltimore Md., does not speak French, and his roots are from Africa. He is black.

He is not a Mason (as general Lafayette was), has no park with his name on it, but has been in many a garden, changing its landscape; as in this summer when he and his group rode into the garden of the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Lafayette Gilchrist, (keyboard artist) is changing America, starting in Baltimore Md.