Hi Meltingpot Readers,
So, first, thank you all for your kind comments regarding my last post. It really warmed my heart to hear from so many of you.
Thankfully, many things are going well in my life, including everyone’s health. But what I’m really excited about is that today is the pub day for my new book! And when I say “new” I mean the updated version of my first book, Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America. (St. Martin’s). We added two new chapters covering the years 2001-2013 in the world of Black hair, an author’s note and a foreword by Melissa Harris-Perry of MSNBC fame. We were thrilled to see Slate.com run that foreword yesterday in its entirety. Not so thrilled by the ignorant comments written by a lot of people on the story. *sigh* But that ignorance is exactly why this book is needed. So, we carry on! Jump on over to my Hairstoryonline website to see some pics from the launch party in NYC last night.
Peace & Hair Grease!