Posts Tagged ‘Madam CJ Walker’

Uncle Funky’s Daughter

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Technology, TV Shows on December 21, 2010 at 8:57 am

If you don't know HER - You SHOULD

Don’t act like you don’t know Uncle Funky! Okay, okay in the fairness of honesty — I didn’t know Uncle Funky or his daughter TONYA REED, nor did I know the Salon and Boutique reside just down the street from me in Houston. Uncle Funky’s Daughter is an experience made possible by a young woman that was born in the ’70’s (a FUNKY era) who must undoubtedly be MADAM CJ WALKERS great, great, great DNA’d kin.

Who, since Madam CJ Walker has really cared about our hair without chemical application? If you know of another product that parallels Uncle Funkys Daughter – please tell me about it. For long black women, have jerry curled, straight permed, and/or covered their heads with lace, full, and half wigs to achieve “mane control”. We’ve even utilized no-lye (as if there is such a thing) texturizers to help coil our hair onto one wave pattern accord – to no avail.

Me? I opted for braiding my hair and wearing interchangeable fuzzy hatsie full & half wigs. I love my hair and refuse to damage it with one more chemical or one more comb & brush that’s not suited for my mane. Yes! I quit the comb and brush years ago. I tame my mane with my hands and water — much like Uncle Funky’s Daughter is going to do in the following video [courtesy of GREAT DAY HOUSTON]. The only difference between she and I is that the end result of hers was a road to freedom. She pampered the clients kinky hair into a happy mane of natural curls with an amazing soft feel & healthy shine:

I learned about her from My Moms.

She went to Houston wearing a wig that covered her natural [dry] curls
and returned with a shiny bounce – having quenched the bulk of her manes thirst.

She had the EXTRA BUTTER product in her purse to share with a friend.
She shared some with me – now WE both WIN!

Meeting Uncle Funky’s daughter is a fabulous New Year begin.
Out with the wigs because NATURAL funk is in!

Don’t live close to Houston, but looking for a real good tame?
You can shop online for the products to hydrate and unite your mane:

Herstory Continues

In Communication, Griot, News on February 19, 2010 at 11:16 am


I carry IT on my back: BLACK HISTORY – I love it like it’s my biological baby.
You know how doting mothers can be, so lets talk about a few historical ladies.

Their stories are not new nor should we ever slip up and forget;
Therefore I’m yielding 7 quotes per each contributor in her designated sect.

Each quote blends into the next, while making a bold and solitary statement.
I thank God for the assests of HERSTORY & the way each woman pounded the pavement:

American Evangelist and Abolitionist and social reformer. 1797-1883

a) If women want any rights more than they’s got, why don’t they just take them, and not be talking about it. b) If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, then these (gathered here) together ought to be able to turn it back and get it right side up again. c) Religion without humanity is very poor human stuff. d) Truth is powerful and it prevails. e) I am glad to see that men are getting their rights, but I want women to get theirs, and while the water is stirring I will step into the pool. f) We do as much, we eat as much, we want as much. g) [That little man in black says] woman can’t have as much rights as man because Christ wasn’t a woman. Where did your Christ come from? . . . From God and a woman. Man had nothing to do with Him.

Sojourner had spunk. Right?

Founded & ran the Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company from 1906-1919

a) …I want to say to every Negro woman present, don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them! b) There is no royal flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it, for if I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard. c) I got myself a start by giving myself a start. d) I am not satisfied in making money for myself. I endeavour to provide employment for hundreds of the women of my race. e) Perseverance is my motto. f) I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations….I have built my own factory on my own ground. g) I am not ashamed of my past. I am not ashamed of my humble beginning.

Madam CJ Walker was anything but a sideline talker. I’m still inspired, still imPRESSed and currently flat ironing. ♥

A literary of the Harlem Renaissance – She spoke Harlemese 1920-1950

a) Anybody depending on somebody else’s god – is depending on a fox not to eat chickens; b) But for the national welfare, it is urgent to realize that the minorities do think, and think about something other than the race problem; c) A thing is mighty big when time and distance cannot shrink it; d) I did not just fall in love. I made a parachute jump; e) It costs you something to do good; f) If you want that good feeling that comes from doing things for other folks then you have to pay for it in abuse and misunderstanding. g) It would be against all nature for all the Negroes to be either at the bottom, top, or in between. We will go where the internal drive carries us like everybody else. It is up to the individual.

Zora was Literally RIGHT ON – thus I can’t help but continue to WRITE ON. Right on?

To the average eye, it may seem as if I’m doing a bit of doting;
To the more skilled eye, I’m merely learning, growing and doling.
I’m Qui

How do you see her?

“YeYo” means Mother in Swahili