In the photo that has hung in the West Wing for three years, President Obama looks to be bowing to 5-year-old Jacob Philadelphia, his arm raised to touch the president’s hair — to see if it feels like his.
A Head of State, and a Boy’s Touching Request
By JACKIE CALMES
NY Times, Published: May 23, 2012
WASHINGTON — For decades at the White House, photographs of the president at work and at play have hung throughout the West Wing, and each print soon gives way to a more recent shot. But one picture of President Obama remains after three years.
In the photo, Mr. Obama looks to be bowing to a sharply dressed 5-year-old black boy, who stands erect beside the Oval Office desk, his arm raised to touch the president’s hair — to see if it feels like his. The image has struck so many White House aides and visitors that, by popular demand, it stays put while others come and go.
Full article at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/24/us/politics/indelible-image-of-a-boys-pat-on-obamas-head-hangs-in-white-house.html
Saw this cute pic on a gerber.com ad in American Baby magazine today. Goooo ‘fro!
Cute book cover in a library we are renovating through http://www.heartofamerica.org/readesign
You voted and it’s finally official! Our web site name is officially: PRETTYCURLYGIRL.COM
whoo hoo! So, whether you remember it as pretty, curly girl, or pretty curly girl, I’d be happy if you just remember it at all.
In tribute to all you pretty curly beauties out there, here are some poems about women with the curly locks that I found on naturallycurly.com
How to Transition to Natural Hair
About this video: You can look great while transitioning to natural hair! Will Williams of Sofn’Free shows Natasha how to transition in style through her hair care routine.
I spent some time today browsing curly girl hair pages on Facebook. Found this one www.facebook.com/Sofnfree for Sofn’Free hair products. They highlight some videos regarding natural hair care that may be helpful for families. Their products “address the structural characteristics and needs of African-American, Latina, and bi-racial women’s hair.” Products include: growth oil, leave-in treatment, strengthening creme, daily growth lotion, and “really deep conditioning” treatment.
Also fun to read are their FAQ’s, one of which I found interesting:
Q: Do you recommend any kind of special diet to make hair grow?
A: We don’t have a diet that we specifically advocate as a product company, but I thought your question was so good that I researched it with medical professionals and this is what I found: A diet rich in whole grains that also includes fish, green vegetables, and carrots will help to motivate follicular cell production. Oysters are high in zinc and that helps as well. I can advise you to use the Milk Protein and Olive Oil on your scalp – it will feed your hair follicles. (http://www.mmproducts.com/sofnfreegrohealthy/pages/frequently-asked-questions)