In honor of Flashback Friday, I would like to bring to the attention of unaware specimens, Kathleen Cleaver. You may recognize her name from her affiliation with the Black Panther Party. However, this is a minor point in my opinion. Kathleen Cleaver was (is) a very intelligent and knowledgeable woman. (Um, more like a boss with her glittering Ivy League degrees. Yes, degrees. Plural.) Anyhoo…
I am thrilled to notice that an old interview has been floating around my Facebook news feed because you know, I am Facebook friends with some really intelligent and aware Black (and yes, white and Latino, etc. too, duh) men and women, huzzah! The video floating around brings to light some very old battles of women of color. I will not dive into the the thick of it as it can be observed in said interview.
All I can say is yes, yes, and yes! I regret nothing about the enormity of tresses. The only small regret I have is for you when you sit behind me during a lecture or try to take a cute, group close-up picture. If you can’t see the front of the hall, sit in front of me. If you can’t be seen, make yourself seen. I really can’t help it.
Happy Friday Y’all. As-salamu alaykum. السلام عليكم