Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Dr. Miracle's Hosts Screening and Panel Discussion of 'Good Hair'

Dr. Miracle’s, a leader in the ethnic hair care industry and the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN) held a private screening of Chris Rock’s award-winning documentary ‘Good Hair’ on October 6th at the Tribeca Cinemas in New York. The screening was followed by an interactive discussion on African American women and their hair. In the photo above is Kathleen Johnson of Dr. Miracle's (previously profiled here), Tai Beauchamp, and Michaela Angela Davis.

In light of the film and recent NY Times article, Black Hair: Still Tangled in Politics and TIME’s article, Why Michelle Obama’s Hair Matters, Dr. Miracle’s and WEEN assembled together a stellar panel of industry experts to discuss what it truly means to have “good hair.” They discussed topics that included the range of acceptable workplace hair styles, how misconceptions are affecting the media’s spin on the subject, how celebrities play a role in setting the trends, and how the community is affected by recent media stories.

Brian K. Marks, Kathleen Johnson, Michaela Angela Davis, Tai Beauchamp, Ollie Johnson, Alesha Renee, K. Foxx, and Jamel Davenport

Tamekia Flowers-Holland & Hip Hop 4 Life joins Dr. Miracle's President Brian K. Marks (far left)at Good Hair Pre-Screening

Photos by Nunez courtesy of Dr. Miracle's

1 comment:

Aron Ranen said...

I have posted here before, and I just want to remind you that before Chris Rock's documetary..there was mine.

Please take a moment to check out my documentary film BLACK HAIR

It is free at youtube. 6 parts including an update from London, England.

It explores the Korean Take-over of the Black Beauty Supply and Hair biz..

The current situation makes it hard to believe that Madame C.J. Walker once ran the whole thing.

I am not a hater, I am a motivator.

Plus I am a White guy who stumbled upon this, and felt it was so wrong I had to make a film about it.

self-funded film, made from the heart.

Can it be taken back?