Annie Malone in 1934 warned her Poro agents and beauticians about the possibility of a white invasion in the black hair care industry. We have witnessed how many non-blacks have benefited because of this industry and we can expect this trend to continue. Is it possible to reverse this phenomenon? Is it important that we try to regain the black hair industry? What do you suggest we do to make this happen?
We have heard of the Tuskegee syphilis experiment, now we are hearing about a fake ringworm cure that involved young black children whose ringworms went untreated. Do you trust the government to use you or your family in a test trial? This is not an anti-government campaign, but a discussion on the subject. Read the story at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-call-to-conscience
How many people have tried to research your family history? How far back could you go? Do you feel that knowing your family’s history is relevant to you today?
During her lifetime, Annie Malone was socially conscious about the mistreatments of Black Americans, and therefore, she made tremendous contributions that empowered others to bring about changes for better living conditions in their lives and the lives of others. I
challenge you to do the same as we celebrate fifty years since the March on Washington.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO CHANGE THE WORLD YOU LIVE IN?
Annie Malone left us a legacy that has been the driving force in our Black hair and beauty culture today and in future years to come. She also displayed an attitude of service to empower others to achieve what many thought was impossible. What kind of legacy do you intend to leave behind after you are gone? What can you do to make this world better for those who follow you? Share how your legacy will influence future generations.
Annie Turnbo Malone is only one of many, many African Americans who made great contributions in our history and whose life and legacy should be acknowledged. Can you think of any other GREATS who have been overlooked so that we may share their history with our AMHS bloggers?
The month of June means graduation for many high school seniors; however, many young people seem indifferent to getting a good education for their future.
How do you propose we reach our youth and turn them away from this apathy
toward education to a realization that education is the means by which they gain
power and control over their own life and destiny?
Weekend box office gave '42' - the Jackie Robinson Story, the victory with a total sales of $27.3 million on opening weekend. As painful as it was to watch, do you think it is still necessary to continue to make movies about heroes of our past like Jackie Robinson, Annie Turnbo Malone, Thurgood Marshall, and Col. John C. Robinson?
Annie Malone was the Mother and Founder of our Black hair industry. Mother’s Day is a few weeks away. How will you celebrate your mother or mother figure?