20-Oct-2006
 
20:27:53

The video was very well-produced and enlightening. However, I was dismayed to see the lack of consensus about a remedy to the situation; even the thought of suing the Koreans for monopolistic practices (illegal) and discrimination (also illegal) was hushed. If the survival of my business was at stake, I would take it to court. Also discouraging was to see a group of black business owners meeting at Denny's restaurant instead of a black owned establishment, particularly since Denny's has been the taken to court in several class action discrimination lawsuits. Were there no black owned restaurants that could accomodate a gathering of the 30 or so people? I refuse, personally, to do business with anyone, black or Korean or white who will not give me the quality, value and customer service I expect...that's the bottom line.


20-Oct-2006
 
11:50:57

Thank you for this documentory. It was enlightning. I will do my part.


 
16-Oct-2006
 
15:10:26

The problem we face is most of the products come from Korea and they don't want to do business with us. So we would have to boycott them long and hard so that the manfacturer will have no chose.


 
16-Oct-2006
 
13:30:35

we need to start boycotting these buisness


10-Oct-2006
 
22:16:40

i am very grateful with all of my heart for you taking the time to share such valuable information to the black community. i remembered listening to you on xm radio 169 the power on "make it plan." i finally found the time to watch the documentary for it was worth every second of my time. i am not too shocked about the fact african americans have been shut out of the hair industry with the help of the american government. this has been going on for many of years and decades. if you were to read the "maryland doctrine of exclusion" in its entirety, you would understand what i am saying. once again, thank you very much, and i hope we all can do something about the situation. i will inform my brothers and sisters about this documentary. is there any way i can watch your other documentaries? if so, could you be kind enough to contact me at misterjfn1901@yahoo.com. john


 
02-Oct-2006
 
11:32:48

After seeing this article, I was really upset. Unfortunately, I have spend quite a bit on money on wigs and weaves. However, this video was a wakeup call.


 
29-Sep-2006
 
10:33:37

I think this documentary is an eye opener to black people. We need to withhold our dollars from from the Koren business.


 
29-Sep-2006
 
08:55:59

America is a capitalistic, free enterprise system. Any person or groups of people can be suppliers or consumenrs when it comes to a particular product, good or service. Based on the video, Koreans have found a niche relative to hair care products, which apparently targets black consumers. If that is the case, then so what? Consumers are free to purchase goods and services from whomever they choose. That;s the bottom line in the free enterprise system.


 
24-Sep-2006
 
15:36:38

I was already on mission to growing our beautiful black hair naturally. In the middle of my research I discovered your video. I am going to email every black person I know men and women,and have them all do the same. We have got to put an end to this maddness. I want to know how do I become part of BOBSA. Sometimes we look all out in a distance for answers to our economic empowerment, when the answer is right in frotn of our faces. I been stop buying for those asiasian people. I was insulted a few times and told them exactly what they can do with their business. I only buy from black owned businesses, even if I have to drive 20 miles out of the way. It doesn't matter. What matters is my responsibility to my people. It all starts one person at a time. Each one of us taking repsonsibility. And for the sistas who just got to have that hair, think again! You wasn't born with it! There are ways to grow our own hair long and beautiful, it is just a matter of education. I know, because I am now growing my own hair, and the results are incredible! I have a circle of friend who have joined me on this challenge, and we are experiencng new hair. Black people lets' continue our on this journey together it will Lead us to the Promise Land. WEALTH, HEALTH, & LOVE. Peace & Prosperity to all my People. Thomasina Adams, Realtor


        02-Sep-2006

 
20:11:43

This subject matter wasn't anything that I had given any thought to prior to hearing the broadcast on The Power. Although I have tried to encourage my girls not to wear fake hair, I understand their choice. I hope in time they will recognize their natural beauty. In regards to the documentary the most striking part for me was the unawareness that the Koreans had cornered the market on our hair care products. I am glad that someone brought it to the forefront and I hope we as a people will make the necessary steps to appropriate the changes needed. Lastly I agree that the African American community should educate themselves more ... much more. Not because we are ignorant but because we are just unaware and frankly we have been through way too much to be blind-sided. Buy Black!!! I know I am. Peace!!


01-Sep-2006
 
15:39:17

Black owned stores are my first stop on my way to the Korean owned business in search of prefered hair products. The problem is that because Black Owned business have less capital, I rearly ever find the product that I am in search of.Despite this fact, I always make a purchase. Fact, Black start up businesses are not the recipients of large loans. Fact, Koreans live simple lives without the fancy cars, bling, purses etc. drive the same old rusty bike to work. Move their entire families into a house our culture percieves as substandard, work a seven day work week putting their earnings into the bank. The Korean culture is savvy when it comes to business. Theym typically live debit free. We have to spend every single dollar as we drive our luxury cars to the mall to purchase the blink and clothing. We could be equally successful if we would model Korean simple living standards. I'm not saying give up your comfortable home, your bling and whatever else makes you tick- Just squeeze the pennies and paper a little tighter nestling it away in the rainy day fund. It is refreshing to witness my brothers asnd sisters step upping staking claim to their right to own and operate their own. I will continue to do my part to ensure that future generations


 
01-Sep-2006
 
14:04:59

I think this is another example of how black people want everything given to them.I am generalizing of course, but i hear it everyday, complain, complain, complain. You dont think these korean people worked hard to find this niche in their community also. So it sounds as if you want a total community to yourself no mix of people just black people. this is a free society. just because these korean people found a way to make money off of a black community is that wrong. wake up! that is part of our society. So what happens when the black hair owners start making more money are you going to harass them. Black people complain more than any ethnic group in the world. and you know what, im sick of it i dont care anymore. Get educated, get smarter, stop complaining and do something about it. Why not boycott every buisness that is not black owned. wake up, the world does not revolve around just black people. The united states is a mix of races, your going to boycott just because someone is smarter than you. Wake up!


 
01-Sep-2006
 
14:00:44

There is so much that I can comment on as it relates to business in general in America, and African Americans who want to whine about why this group or that group has an advantage over them in the market place. Some African American business people and members of our communities are as much to blame for their own demise. In order to understand the downfall of African American businesses over the past 40 to 50 years, you have to look carefully at our overall behavior as members of the community. After social integration a lot of black people, who could afford to, abandon our communities to have a better life, they thought, somewhere else. As I see it, that started a change in mindset... WE don't need each other anymore...we is free! When black people were socially segregated there was unity, no homelessness, our businesses prospered, etc. Where I lived in Wash. D.C., Asians, Blacks, and Jews lived among one another and traded with each other. This was during the 1940s thru early 1960s. Should we be blaming the Asian community, particulary Koreans, for trying to make a dollar? After all, that is the American way. Johnson Products was the premier African American company for black hair care products for many years, well after Madame C.J. Walker. However, the company was sold several years ago for a very nice profit to a white corporation. Why didn't a black person or corporation purchase it? Boycotting is NOT the answer to this issue. Rethinking how you spend your money is what I think all of us should be doing. If a Korean has what you want and need, and is within your budget, then that is who you should be spending your money with; this doesn't require a degree in high mathematics to figure out. However, if a black merchant has the same product but is a few cents more and within reasonable traveling distance, you should spread the wealth. I opened my first retail business in 1972 at the age of 25, against all odds of failing. I did this with underfunding, no know how, etc. However, I had a lot of ambition and drive. I turned $3,000 into $100,000. And let me tell you, it was rough going. I made a lot of mistakes but I listened to those business folk who were successful and I learned to mirrow their behavior. I was turned down for a significant business loan from a bank because of bad business practices of some other black business owners before me, who were granted loans and blew the money on B.S. instead of reinvesting their profits into their businesses. Call it racial profiling or what have you but it is what it is. If Koreans have cornered the black hair products market, so be it. What are we going to lose next -- Hip Hop? Think about it; it's coming. Regards.. J.W. Preston Washington, D.C.


 
01-Sep-2006
 
08:39:06

As a Black woman, I see and understand the frustrations expressed here. However I feel the emphasis has been placed too much on getting into politics and should be placed on economics and succeeding in the business world. In this country money is power. Politics is controlled by money. The other nationalities are brainwashed upon cominig into this country by being told and shown by the actions of white america (basic generalization) that blacks are to be feared, all are alike and they put their businesses in areas that no one else wants so to some extent that puts them in low income and poverty stricken neighbor hoods and unfortunately we do steal. BOttom line is we need to stop looking to place blame and look to take responsibility. Learn from those who are successful. Stop saying they are taking from us, and realize we are giving it away. No boycot, go to school, work for someone who is doing well just to learn how to go and do it yourself!


 
31-Aug-2006
 
19:17:59

I agree with the video. We, as African-Americans simply aren't educated to go out and start our own businesses, so the Asians come into our neighborhoods and take the revenue. Then, they have the audacity to disrespect us by following us around in the store, like we're going to steal something. I would love to see a change. S. Ray ATL


27-Aug-2006
 
22:47:59

Upon watching the DVD, Black Hair by directory Aron Renhar, a key to this entire equation was sited in the beginning of the film: many Koreans sell their land and come with that initial "seed" capital to invest in what is a ready market. African-Americans are in a unique position across the globe. We have no land. We have no protection of any kind from any authoritative figure such as a government or seat of power because we were brought to this country and severed from our roots. In order for capitalism to prosper, their must be a perpetual underbelly. The color-coding of America made that possible with the niggerization of Black people. We built the foundation for modern American capitalism which has made many groups including Jews, Koreans, Italians and Arabs successful but left us cold. This is why African- Americans become so “sensitive” to particularly immigrant groups conducting business in their neighborhood without reinvestment. Immigrants are confused by their reaction because they are living the American dream; gettin’ rich off of niggas. Reminiscent of the adage, the hoes is for everybody. The question often asked and alluded to in this film is that if blacks have the tools (wealth, education, and knowledge) to elevate themselves, why haven't they? Ignorant blacks often state a lack of unity or the dissident recant of "if they weren't going to jail…" But this argument fails because in order to have something you must have a start to build upon and a governing authority to protect it. To put it politely, when it rains everyone goes to their respective homes/ group/ power base leaving blacks proverbially homeless and virtually dependent upon the kindness of strangers. Until this is addressed, our situation in the states is like chasing one's tale; you must have shelter and support if you are going to build a dynasty. Also, according to the Uniform Commercial Code (the laws which govern commerce and the general lay of the land) the refusal to sell products is a violation of Anti-Trust laws called price-fixing. That is probable cause for FBI investigation.


 
27-Aug-2006
 
22:47:57

Upon watching the DVD, Black Hair by directory Aron Renhar, a key to this entire equation was sited in the beginning of the film: many Koreans sell their land and come with that initial "seed" capital to invest in what is a ready market. African-Americans are in a unique position across the globe. We have no land. We have no protection of any kind from any authoritative figure such as a government or seat of power because we were brought to this country and severed from our roots. In order for capitalism to prosper, their must be a perpetual underbelly. The color-coding of America made that possible with the niggerization of Black people. We built the foundation for modern American capitalism which has made many groups including Jews, Koreans, Italians and Arabs successful but left us cold. This is why African- Americans become so “sensitive” to particularly immigrant groups conducting business in their neighborhood without reinvestment. Immigrants are confused by their reaction because they are living the American dream; gettin’ rich off of niggas. Reminiscent of the adage, the hoes is for everybody. The question often asked and alluded to in this film is that if blacks have the tools (wealth, education, and knowledge) to elevate themselves, why haven't they? Ignorant blacks often state a lack of unity or the dissident recant of "if they weren't going to jail…" But this argument fails because in order to have something you must have a start to build upon and a governing authority to protect it. To put it politely, when it rains everyone goes to their respective homes/ group/ power base leaving blacks proverbially homeless and virtually dependent upon the kindness of strangers. Until this is addressed, our situation in the states is like chasing one's tale; you must have shelter and support if you are going to build a dynasty. Also, according to the Uniform Commercial Code (the laws which govern commerce and the general lay of the land) the refusal to sell products is a violation of Anti-Trust laws called price-fixing. That is probable cause for FBI investigation.


 
26-Aug-2006
 
08:47:23

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25-Aug-2006
 
22:13:30

Aaron Ranen, you have made a very telling documentary about the about of African-Americans and the "hair industry". The reason this problem exist is because blacks are so often denied access to loans while others are given loans quite readily. The exploitation of blacks in this country is still an on going thing. Although you are white, you certainly have scored a bullseye in the black community on this subject. I appreciate your concern and work.


 
24-Aug-2006
 
04:59:02

Kudos to you brother for making this doc. I'm sure it wasn't easy. I will buy the dvd and distribute it and encourage others to do the same. I see a twofold problem solver --- channel our population that has emerged and will come from prison to train to take over this market. Let's shut the Koreans down. Let's not drag this out. Wear our hear nappy and shut them down. Then take over the industry and give our people (especially our folk who can't get jobs because of their past with the prison system). It's not hard... 1) wear it nappy 2) shut em down (completely) 3) take it over 4) remain ever vigilant (they'll always be skulking around waiting for an opening to get back). Next: move on to dry cleanser, nail salons, green grocers and even (here in NY anyway) KOREAN OWNED SOUL FOOD RESTAURANTS. Clearly, this won't be a massive movement because most of our people are brainwashed --- how do you think the Koreans got an inroad in the first place. Not by depending on independent minded black people like me because I don't buy jack from them, just as much as they would buy from me. But don't worry about the brainwashed masses. It only takes enough of us who still have our own heads to get this thing going. Enlist our young men and women coming out of jail and lets get this party started.


 
 
23-Aug-2006
 
16:34:45

This was an eye opener and Very Surprised that it took a White man to step-up and bring it to the Black people. Keep up the good work.


 
23-Aug-2006
 
15:27:07

Where Locks and you will not have to use chemical!!!


 
23-Aug-2006
 
14:53:04

this documentary is ridiculous. we (black women) already knew a majority of beauty supply stores are owned by koreans/asians. we ought not boy cott these peoples stores. we simply should be first instead of last all the time! i give them they're props for cornering a hungry market and capitolizing off of it. now, black people please follow suite!!!!! get cha own!


 
23-Aug-2006
 
14:52:53

this documentary is ridiculous. we (black women) already knew a majority of beauty supply stores are owned by koreans/asians. we ought not boy cott these peoples stores. we simply should be first instead of last all the time! i give them they're props for cornering a hungry market and capitolizing off of it. now, black people please follow suite!!!!! get cha own!


 
23-Aug-2006
 
14:02:45

Your radio interview with George Wilson on XM Radio (The Power) was very interesting. I publish Black edition.com and will spotlight your website next month. Hopefully, awareness about this problem will continue.


 
20-Aug-2006
 
18:57:39

Hi Everyone, It's about time somebody standing up and speaking about this problem. I was saying this all the time and yes I try talking to the young people who run and have to buy their hair from these places. The black race do not support their own people when it comes to black hair shops and black products. I support a friend of mines from Cincinnati, OH, which he's Mom started her own black care products. It's fantastic. Wake up people and start getting educated on your money and where it should go. Stop making other's rich and start helping your own people out. It's time to get smart! Thanks, Diane Matthews (Pgh.PA)


 
19-Aug-2006
 
10:00:11

I heard about this documentary on 1380 (WAOK) in Atlanta, thank you for this info. Someone posted that we cant blame Koreansfor making a provocative and profitable business in black hair and I agree. However, theycan be held accountable for their treatment of the communities tey serve. Yesterday, Andrew Young was called a racist for saying out loud what blacks who deal with non-black businesses have said for years. I dont have an issue with turning a need into a business, but I do take issue with racist attitudes toward blacks who patron these stores. Every black who is honest with themselves must admit that on a constant basis that they have been followed, talked down to, had money put on a counter as opposed to in their hands, and just plain treated rudely for no other reason of your skin color. Koreans and other persons who are mis-informed about black American culture make assumptions and from that form negative opinions and act accordingly. I know that there are some blacks who act rudely, but I must say that I have had more positive experiences than bad. Also, people will constantly go to non-blacks despite rude treatment. But, only need one bad experience with black business and never return. We need to hold our black owned businesses accountable, but still support them. Just like any business, if we dont throw them out after the first mistake they would last longer. So, whether it be hair care or grocery stores. We need to support our own. I also ask that the maker of this documentary to get with black distributors nationwdie and supply a list of black owned beauty supplies and hair care manufacturers so blacks no who to support. Claire, Atlanta


 
19-Aug-2006
 
09:58:08

I heard about this documentary on 1380 (WAOK) in Atlanta, thank you for this info. Someone posted that we cant blame Koreansfor making a provocative and profitable business in black hair and I agree. However, theycan be held accountable for their treatment of the communities tey serve. Yesterday, Andrew Young was called a racist for saying out loud what blacks who deal with non-black businesses have said for years. I dont have an issue with turning a need into a business, but I do take issue with racist attitudes toward blacks who patron these stores. Every black who is honest with themselves must admit that on a constant basis that they have been followed, talked down to, had money put on a counter as opposed to in their hands, and just plain treated rudely for no other reason of your skin color. Koreans and other persons who are mis-informed about black American culture make assumptions and from that form negative opinions and act accordingly. I know that there are some blacks who act rudely, but I must say that I have had more positive experiences than bad. Also, people will constantly go to non-blacks despite rude treatment. But, only need one bad experience with black business and never return. We need to hold our black owned businesses accountable, but still support them. Just like any business, if we dont throw them out after the first mistake they would last longer. So, whether it be hair care or grocery stores. We need to support our own. I also ask that the maker of this documentary to get with black distributors nationwdie and supply a list of black owned beauty supplies and hair care manufacturers so blacks no who to support. Claire, Atlanta

 
02-Aug-2006
 
19:22:52

Hello a friend emailed the documentary and it's very informative. When are you going to air it on BET and TV1? It would be a good venue to get more of the black community informed.


 
02-Aug-2006
 
15:40:35

Thank you for appearing on WDBZ in Cincinnati today. I just saw your documentary and I am not shocked. We African Americans get what we deserve! We spend to much time on our appearance and not enough on our education. I wonder how many Blacks after seeing this documentary will STILL go and spend their money with the Koreans???


 
02-Aug-2006
 
09:29:28

THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST EYE-OPENING WEBSITES I HAVE SEEN IN A LONG WHILE. IT IS VERY INFORMATIVE AND UNBELIEVABLE. WHAT CAN WE DO COLLECTIVELY ABOUT THIS?WE NEED DIALOGUE AND BUSINESS ACUMEN NOW!!!!


 
02-Aug-2006
 
09:29:25

THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST EYE-OPENING WEBSITES I HAVE SEEN IN A LONG WHILE. IT IS VERY INFORMATIVE AND UNBELIEVABLE. WHAT CAN WE DO COLLECTIVELY ABOUT THIS?WE NEED DIALOGUE AND BUSINESS ACUMEN NOW!!!!


 
02-Aug-2006
 
09:29:23

THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST EYE-OPENING WEBSITES I HAVE SEEN IN A LONG WHILE. IT IS VERY INFORMATIVE AND UNBELIEVABLE. WHAT CAN WE DO COLLECTIVELY ABOUT THIS?WE NEED DIALOGUE AND BUSINESS ACUMEN NOW!!!!


 
02-Aug-2006
 
09:29:00

THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST EYE-OPENING WEBSITES I HAVE SEEN IN A LONG WHILE. IT IS VERY INFORMATIVE AND UNBELIEVABLE. WHAT CAN WE DO COLLECTIVELY ABOUT THIS?WE NEED DIALOGUE AND BUSINESS ACUMEN NOW!!!!


 
31-Jul-2006
 
12:47:17

It is not about blaming the Koreans or as simple as saying “we need more black supply stores;” it is a question of the black community possessing fewer human (organization and leadership) and material resources (means to capital and distribution) to achieve greater economic power. In other words, the mostly educated Koreans are well endowed with money before they set foot here and they have network (banks, realtors, and church affiliations) that is maintained through the exploitation of Black folks. Also, this network is extended into other areas such as Korean nail shops, grocery stores, property and beauty supply stores at the expense of black people. Unity or perish!


 
31-Jul-2006
 
12:44:43

It is not about blaming the Koreans or as simple as saying “we need more black supply stores;” it is a question of the black community possessing fewer human (organization and leadership) and material resources (means to capital and distribution) to achieve greater economic power. In other words, the mostly educated Koreans are well endowed with money before they set foot here and they have network (banks, realtors, and church affiliations) that is maintained through the exploitation of Black folks. Also, this network is extended into other areas such as Korean nail shops, grocery stores, property and beauty supply stores at the expense of black people. Unity or perish!


 
31-Jul-2006
 
12:44:20

It is not about blaming the Koreans or as simple as saying “we need more black supply stores;” it is a question of the black community possessing fewer human (organization and leadership) and material resources (means to capital and distribution) to achieve greater economic power. In other words, the mostly educated Koreans are well endowed with money before they set foot here and they have network (banks, realtors, and church affiliations) that is maintained through the exploitation of Black folks. Also, this network is extended into other areas such as Korean nail shops, grocery stores, property and beauty supply stores at the expense of black people. Unity or perish!


 
31-Jul-2006
 
11:06:22

It's not the Korean's fault that they seized a business opportunity that is profitable. If we need more black owned beauty supply stores than more black need to become proactive in this task. I believe we need more black owned businesses, but it's not the "white" mans fault we do not have.


 
30-Jul-2006
 
10:15:50

There must be someway to promote black hair companies without creating animosity among Korean shop owners. People have a right to free enterprise. Can we prove that black shop owners and laboratories have been discriminated against? How can shops that are owned by African Americans be promoted? Koreans are not the enemy, but possibly wise business people. How can we learn from them, and how can we get ahead. We have the choice to buy from African American shops, but who are they, and where are they located. Advertise, advertise, advertise.


 
26-Jul-2006
 
12:48:59

Hello, My name is Ms.Scottie I am a Salon owner and hairstylist in Olahoma City,originally from Chicago I have been in the buisness for 17 years. I have learned a lot of things in that time. I have learned that black people are quick to blame other people for their short commings. We can't blame the Koreans for seeing an opportunity and taking advantage of it. We can't blame black people for shopping in the Korean stores because they are less expensive, and they are less expensive because they can buy in volume. The problem is that the way we ended up in slavery is the same reason we stay in slavery.We don't trust each other so we can't work together.I know a lot of lower to middle class people that have come into a lot of money from settlements from Insurance claims ecpecially here in Oklahoma and the first thing most of us do is spend. It never crosses our mind to invest. There is a saying that it takes money to make money. we come into thousands of dollars every year and the first thing we do is spend.As soon as we get our income tax returns it's already spent.We get a loan on that money so that we can spend it in a hurry. We want to look good before we are actually doing good. Most of us have never had some one to teach us about money so we don't know. We think that if we dress nice and drive nice cars people will think that we have money. Who cares what someone else thinks imagine actually having some money in a savings account. why do we think that just because we have it we have to spend it . It's not the Koreans fault that we spend our money if we don't spend it with them we will spend it somewhere.The most important thing that most of us need to realize is that the relaxers that we put in ourhair is damaging our scalps, by the time we are in our thirties there is a significant diference in the condition of our hair and scalp than before the time of relaxers. Most of our grandmothers died with a head full of hair because it wasn't tainted with chemicals. Don't get me wrong I understand why some of us relax our hair but some of us do it for lack of knowledge and it doesn't help to think that you are just as qualified as a professional licensed cosmotolgist. So instead of paying the professional you buy a do it yourself kit from the Koreans and create more problems that you now go to a salon and expect a stylist to fix without prior knowledge of the damage that you have already caused. I said all of this to say that I am launching a magazine called Shearperfections the magazine. It will not only have pictures of hairstyles but it will also be a resource tool for the clients as well as the Professional. If you are intersted in advertising or you have some useful information to share. This was very informative and you all have very valid opinions but lets educate instead of complaining you can reach me at www.Shearperfections.com


 
26-Jul-2006
 
07:28:46

I agree with the women in the video it is partly our fault that we allow this to go on. We as a people have to take a stand and do what we need to do and take control of this situation. I'm also interested in opening a beauty suppy shop, but have no idea where to start. Do you have any advise for me. WantingToTakeAStand


25-Jul-2006
 
12:41:24

This documentary brings to light something I learned years ago. Happened to notice a tiny sticker in a corner of the front window of a beauty supply store--probably the last one I went into--that indicated that the owner/store was a member of an organization I think was called the "Korean Hair Merchants Assocation". Dug a little dipper on the Internet and found out that Koreans have a monopoly on the supply of fake and real hair used for weaves and wigs and that they have used this monopoly to give other Koreans a huge advantage in the beauty supply business--notice the limited supply of "hair" you see in non-Korean owned supply stores. Since African-American women believe they need to attach other people's (fake and real) hair onto their heads, they go to the places that have the biggest selection of the stuff, hence the market advantage Koreans have in the African-American market.


 
25-Jul-2006
 
10:15:42

I guess I have a question as well as a comment. Where are the black owned hair care products located? And do they have jacked up prices? I really was glad about the information on the DVD. I intend to pass this information along to all my black brothers and sisters............


17:14:43

Looks like a great project, sounds very interesting Marquetta Breslin http://www.braidsbybreslin.com


 
20-Jul-2006
 
17:14:36

Looks like a great project, sounds very interesting Marquetta Breslin http://www.braidsbybreslin.com


 
19-Jul-2006
 
09:46:47

This information has been long overdue. A good way to get this information out to the masses would be to have high-profile entertainers encourage African Americans to support and establish Black Haircare businesses. Kinda like what's happening with Ludicrous and the cristol champayne.....is can be done and it can be successful.


 
17-Jul-2006
 
20:10:25

Someone in the video said, in reference to Koreans dominating the market, "it's unfair". What the hell is unfair about it if we're too complacent to get off our butts and do something. We see stuations like this and all we do is complain.


 
16-Jul-2006
 
12:06:46

enlightening. i wear my hair in locks and am loving it. i have been involved with my locks from the start (never been to a shop)however, we must continue to spread the message to the younger generation that we have a multi-billion product in the beauty business and should diligently look for shops that are black owned. thank you and keep up the great work. i really was informed. locks forever and leo love!


 
16-Jul-2006
 
12:06:35

enlightening. i wear my hair in locks and am loving it. i have been involved with my locks from the start (never been to a shop)however, we must continue to spread the message to the younger generation that we have a multi-billion product in the beauty business and should diligently look for shops that are black owned. thank you and keep up the great work. i really was informed. locks forever and leo love!


 
15-Jul-2006
 
10:41:53

I like the DVD, but where are the black beauty supplies?


 
15-Jul-2006
 
09:46:15

I would like to commend you on the excellent dvd and I have been enlightened by the comments BUT I would like to see a list of black distributors so that as a small BOBS I can start buying my products from them; this dvd has inspired my to start BOBS magazine to give companies an opportunity to buy and sell products in ENGLISH. For those interested in advertising, posting, or have additional comments send e-mails to bobsmaginze@yahoo.com.


 
14-Jul-2006
 
21:54:47

This message continues to remind us (Black Folk) about empowerment, about pooling our resources together, and about support for each other economically. The boycott will send a message for a short while, but there are still many of us, who will not honor the boycott. In my opinion, it is not about how many black retail establishments there are, it is about manufacturing all the wares and goods that we need, the wigs, weave, hair accessories, jewelry, clothing items, beauty supply equipment and so on , most is made in China, Korea and Japan. Just like the Luster's we need to become manufactuers, employ most or all of our black people and market to our people. What would be a grand, is if the rich black folks could form some consortium, create venture capital for themselves and other black entrepreneurs as financial backing of black businesses. We also need to start teaching our children at 5 years old, about finances, money managment, economics and business.


 
13-Jul-2006
 
18:38:07

Thanks for these documentary...WE NEEDED this one. Just hope people will take this information an us it to there advantage TP, S.C.


 
12-Jul-2006
 
19:04:32

i would like to know how i can distribute the DVD to the masses. i am aware that to produce the DVD cost money but is there anyone willing to buy large quantities of the DVD so we can just pass them out to the consumers? the more people who know about the situation the more they will come on board. and how can we organize a boycott. in chicago the black owned stores are out numbered. in the underprivilaged communites people will spend their last dollar on hair products and this does not include factoring in transportation costs to get across town to the black owned beauty supply store when thay can walk a few blocks and go to the koreans. also from my own personal experience when i patroned a black owned beauty supply store they were not as well stocked as the koreans or a sally's. they did not even know what bobby pins were and did not stock them. this lack of inventory in the black owned stores posses a problem as well. yeefah expectsuccess33@yahoo.com


 
12-Jul-2006
 
13:09:58

This information is insightful. I thank you for producing this documentary. I would say that this problem will continue until our people are reeducating. It is part of the American programming. Black is beautiful. Our people spend so many dollars being beautiful to fit into a society that we were not destined to be a part of in the first place. What we do as a people is affecting generations to come? Our people need to be taught about macro/micro economics and learn how to empower the black dollar by utilizing it to promote prosperity within the black infrastructure. A system has to be created and manifest entrepreneurs who have a goal to facilitate change and empower their brothers and sisters to be above all others; economically. Blessing and Peace! Tasha M. Thompson


 
12-Jul-2006
 
12:15:01

Thank God for you and your efforts to get this issue at the forefront of the Black business empowerment movement. I have worked and traveled the country on "rainbow" and "minority" empowerment movements NEVER realizing that others would use those efforts to put the Black owned businesses out of business. I'm ready to work with you to get this issue at the top of our Black agenda, and to work to accellerate the process of training more Black people for ownership of Black owned and operated beauty supply stores in Black communities. Mark S. Allen Founder/President The Black Leadership Development Institute (BLDI) 773-776-8353 (former national staff member to the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr)


 
12-Jul-2006
 
12:06:46

Bravo! Kudos! and everything else. I just heard your interview on WVON radio and viewed the documentary. I am so-o-o glad you are on this. Several years ago, I started trying to research the Black Hair Care market to open my own beauty supply store - just based on the fact that I know how much money I spend on these products and also because I have worked for both Johnson Products and Soft Sheen Products. I found all the info about the koreans, how Mr. Lee had started the first beauty supply store in Dallas and immediately hit a brick wall! You are absolutely right about the Koreans having a monopoly on this market. I couldn't find anywhere where I could purchase the products. Thankyou! Thankyou! Maybe I'll try again. Elayne


 
07-Jul-2006
 
15:49:24

this will save us all. all we Africans can be saved by never saying or agreeing to anything that will show an African person in an undesirable light. i never say something like was quoted in these pages on the net, "waiting for black people to become what they're incapable of becoming is a waste of time." imagine such a statement out of an Africans mouth, talking about all African folk. that is an ignorant person. (notice that my statement is addressed only to that dumb ass person who made the statement: not ALL African people)


 
07-Jul-2006
 
15:43:52

this will save us all. all we Africans can be saved by never saying or agreeing to anything that will show an African person in an undesirable light. i never say something like was quoted in these pages on the net, "waiting for black people to become what they're incapable of becoming is a waste of time." imagine such a statement out of an Africans mouth, talking about all African folk. that is an ignorant person. (notice that my statement is addressed only to that dumb ass person who made the statement: not ALL African people)


 
06-Jul-2006
 
22:38:10

I think black people are incapable as a relatively new race in America, of ever working together unless forced to do so by racism. A cumulative contribution of over 600 billion last year went into the hands of mostly non-blacks. Blacks were bred and trained as slaves or oppressed freemen. As a result, just as the same social construct exists for whites, of supremacy and self congratulations, blacks are self-hating, back biting, apathetic people who are looking for white people to tell them what to do next. Black hair care places close down from lack of business. It's a social construct that will never change unless black business owners get smart and front whites as the owners of their businesses. this is necessary whether they do business with other blacks or with whites. Waiting for black people to become what they're incapable of becoming is a waste of time. They are big spenders and to get a piece of their dollars you have to deal with them from a reality basis and get the whitest, nicest, patronizing and conning man to pose in your media ads: print, radio or television. blacks will run to buy your wares, for no one has bought more into white superiority than the descendants of the slaves that served the white race, and that goes for infiltrated African peoples too. That's my conclusion, objective and long thought out. prodasis@earthlink.net


 
05-Jul-2006
 
16:15:31

Black owned and the products are amazing www.crsecrets.com check her out!


19-May-2006
 
21:26:48

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19-May-2006
 
21:26:46

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19-May-2006
 
21:26:45

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19-May-2006
 
21:25:38

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19-May-2006
 
21:25:34

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19-May-2006
 
21:25:31

Watch the ENTIRE BLACK HAIR FILM for FREE..just paste in this url..to view part one-four at youtube.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p96aaTSdrAE or just go to http://www.youtube.com and type in Black Hair Documentary


 
01-May-2006
 
19:04:06

Hello, I am a blk women that was in business before, but a different type, and the blk people did not cater to me after they found out that I was owner. However I want to get back in the business world and I was thinking of Barber Beauty Supply Shop in San Antonio TX. or West Palm Beach Florida, and I am not quit sure after reading your article. However the website is great and it send a good message, that bkl people need to get on board. I told a friend that I am tired of buying other owned with blk products. I can believe how bkl's would profit if bkl owned would sell bkl products. That was one of Travis is comment"that blk's need to purchase blk owned and their products. I am still planning opening up my own business, I am a nurse and that will be my retirement job. Lena Ortiz


 
01-May-2006
 
19:03:44

Hello, I am a blk women that was in business before, but a different type, and the blk people did not cater to me after they found out that I was owner. However I want to get back in the business world and I was thinking of Barber Beauty Supply Shop in San Antonio TX. or West Palm Beach Florida, and I am not quit sure after reading your article. However the website is great and it send a good message, that bkl people need to get on board. I told a friend that I am tired of buying other owned with blk products. I can believe how bkl's would profit if bkl owned would sell bkl products. That was one of Travis is comment"that blk's need to purchase blk owned and their products. I am still planning opening up my own business, I am a nurse and that will be my retirement job. Lena Ortiz


 
28-Apr-2006
 
19:12:37

What is in the video is so true. I would rather buy the products from a Black owned business. I normally have to go on the other side of town to find one Black owned business to get my braids. There are very few.


 
26-Apr-2006
 
18:26:09

I say bring the afro back. It was the most beautiful hair style of its time, and is, in my opinion, the most expressive of african american beauty. People across the ethnic sprectrum need to pay attention to what they're putting on ALL aspects of their body. It's ALL toxic. Why support what is harmful to you anyway? Wash it , condition it, oil it with organic jojoba and take care of the rest of your body in the same sacred way. In response to the individual who took the opportunity to hide behind the anonymity of the internet; We have been and continue to be inventors. If you realized that the only thing your statement does is expose your IQ level, you would spend more time doing something about increasing it.


 
24-Apr-2006
 
21:12:26

Hi, my husband and I are owners of a hair and beauty supply store in Louisiana, I guess you can say we are an abnormally when it comes to blacks owning beauty supply businesses. It is a sad realization, when we are the consumers of such products. Our city is small, which has another beauty supply business that is owned by Asians. I'm always disappointed and hurt when my black sisters come into the store and look at the products with contempt and make remarks about taking their business down the street. Our products are basically the same and in most cases less expensive than their; however, my sisters feels that the other business owners are more knowledgeable about the products, which I feel I'm alot more knowledgeable because I actually use the products, all my life, and that my husband is a barber and my daughter is a licensed cosmetologist. Until we wake up and realize that we are our own worst enemy when it comes to doing business with each other and stop falling for the rope a dope that because the products are manufactured in Asia they are the experts in how we are to use it. If we chose to be the consumers all of the time let us at least be wise. Sometimes I relate it to the old crab in the bucket syndrome.


 
24-Apr-2006
 
13:30:43

Hi, Wow, it's about time all Blacks wake up and do something about this. Let's not forget that this is not limited to the Hair Industry alone. Forinstance most of the african attire sold in the US and manufactured and made in China, Holland or Switzaland. I',m from Africa and I think it's a shame that Africans/Blacks will allow the Traditional Cloths be Imported from those countries, when there are numerous Textiles in Africa. May be it's time for the Young Black Stars to invest in Manufacturing factories for the Hair products, Wigs, Textiles etc. Just a thought..Agape!.....ALHERI.


 
24-Apr-2006
 
13:30:35

Hi, Wow, it's about time all Blacks wake up and do something about this. Let's not forget that this is not limited to the Hair Industry alone. Forinstance most of the african attire sold in the US and manufactured and made in China, Holland or Switzaland. I',m from Africa and I think it's a shame that Africans/Blacks will allow the Traditional Cloths be Imported from those countries, when there are numerous Textiles in Africa. May be it's time for the Young Black Stars to invest in Manufacturing factories for the Hair products, Wigs, Textiles etc. Just a thought..Agape!.....ALHERI.


 
21-Apr-2006
 
16:00:03

hi,everyone my name is barbara i live in mississippi.i currently own my owm hair weave,and braiding shop.i also would love to sell,wigs,hair extensions,braids in my shop we only have one hair supplier in my town korean owned of course,i was told that if i did start to selling hair that they would still go to the koreans that really hurt ,but i realized that one monkey cant stop the show because it wasnt a one monkeys show.so if anyone out there that can give me info on where to buy products wholesale plesae contact me chocolatedrop_2lovely@yahoo.com thanks.


 
21-Apr-2006
 
15:54:05

hi,everyone my name is barbara i live in mississippi.i currently own my owm hair weave,and braiding shop.i also would love to sell,wigs,hair extensions,braids in my shop we only have one hair supplier in my town korean owned of course,i was told that if i did start to selling hair that they would still go to the koreans that really hurt ,but i realized that one monkey cant stop the show because it wasnt a one monkeys show.so if anyone out there that can give me info on where to buy products wholesale plesae contact me chocolatedrop_2lovely@yahoo.com thanks.


 
21-Apr-2006
 
10:59:51

Yes i think it is true we need to take the hair industry back i am a salon owner in San Francisco and the problem we have her is that we do not network we go to the other companies and by hair as well as get our nails and feet done but will not service are own black business it is only 4 black salons in my neiborhood and 35 nail salons and two asian own beauty supplies all of these people are related in some kind of way they will not patronize us so why do we patronize them? I went to the supply store just to see and in 15mins as the beauty supply store open its doors they made1000.00 dallors on are money and they do not advertise they just have a whole lot of stuff in the windows so we black women go in and spend are last bit of money instead of investing in oneselve to do better and get better jobs we as black people need to support one another so we can keep are doors open to service you thank you V.Woman


 
14-Apr-2006
 
13:28:03

Will someone please wake up the wealthy african americans and tell them this is the type of inner city investment (opening up a chain of supply stores accross the country) that will give hope to the black community...unless they enjoy watching the sensless killings EVERY day in the hood and the steady march to PRISOn of black Young Men. This can create economic opportunity in these neighborhoods..and oh yeah..they wealthy african americans will most likely get RICH when their stores open, and with competitive prices TAKE THE TRAFFIC AWAY FROM THE KOREAN OWNED STORES AND send those Fantastic Black women to the Black Owned STORES. Madame CJ is turning in her grave right now. PLEASE CONTACT BOBSA and let's get this thing started>>>>>


 
06-Apr-2006
 
23:27:13

This is my comment: YOU HEARD THE TRUTH BLACK PEOPLE NOW LETS DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT! KODOS, TO ME BECAUSE I WILL BE GRADUATING IN SEPT.2006 WITH MY BACH.DEG IN BUSINEES ADMINISTRATION EVERYONE WISH ME LUCK FOR OUR FUTURE AND PRAY FOR ME THAT THIS LOAN FOR OWNING MY OWN BUSINESS WILL GO THUR! I AM 23 AND I HAVE EXCELLENT CREDIT


 
06-Apr-2006
 
22:36:17

I don't think that it is anyoe fault I just think that alot of our black people do not know how to go into business for mourselves and when we do we charge an arm and leg from our own people. I think the question should be Why don't More black people go into business? I beleive that this should make black people want to get up and do something.I also beleive that black people should have an attitude that another race can come over here and take ownership of what's our's. I do not support the koreans because they are normal rude.They had been extremely rude to me and my friends when we were in a nail shop.They told one of my friends that her total bill was going to be $32.00 she used her debit card and, next thing you know she usally checks her bank statement and they took on their own initaive take out $36.00.That's just one of the reasons why i don't support koreans because they just aren't as honest or they don't abide by none of the laws really in the united states they don't care you can ask them they would tell you they don't care.


 
06-Apr-2006
 
00:21:56

I am very impress with this site,I own my own solo salon in Texas. i work hard in directing my clients to Black own .there are two just open in my area.we must work hard at networking. we as blacks must work harder together. that's the key. keep up the hard work. Virginia Schertz Tx.


 
22-Mar-2006
 
14:36:20

Today I was searching the Web for information on the history of the African American in the mortuary business when I came across this website. I was not surprised. There was a time when I wanted to open a beauty supply business but had no idea how to locate suppliers, etc. Yes, I think it is a travesty that we as a unique people do not control the very business that pertains to OUR uniqueness! There is power and clout in numbers (aka..boycott)however, the items we get at beauty supply stores are unfortunately items we need practically every day therefore would probably undermind a boycott. Even so, I do think an effective action could be done but there would have to be an immediate (BOBSA) alternate source for products available to customers. And it would have to be a slow process done city by city, area by area with wide-spread publication among African Americans. It is time now that those of us with the time, resources (aka...money), intelligence and commitment come together to draft a plan that will further us as a group. It is mandatory that this plan has the backing of BOBSA and other MAJOR African American business owners and politicians. Too long our attention has been drawn away to those things that have little affect on the furtherance of us as a group. Society would have us believe that crime, healthcare, poverty are where we as African Americans need to devote our time and energy to correct but to what avail? When actually, if we empowered ourselves, we could do something about our crime, poverty, & healthcare like have an abundance of our own medical clinics & law firms that can handle unfair & unjust treatment related to crime, poverty and healthcare. The reason other groups are ahead of us is because they take care of themselves first then they start to CONSIDER what it is they can do about including other groups. Historically we have always wanted to be included in what the other group has or we, in the name of being fair and "unbiased", have always given away our secrets, reached out with open arms to marry, hire and welcome the other groups into our circle. It's like we feel guilty because we have the nerve to be selfish about wanting something just for us. I remember one time I wanted to work for a Black woman who was the head of her school and she said, oh no "they" would never go for having a Black administrator and a Black head secretary. Now mind you, where she promoted from was headed by a white administrator and a white head secretary as was every other school in that district! See, she failed to do what she could have done to further us as a group. Time is now for us to take bold steps (that do not jeopardize our livelihood or well being)though they may be subversive, to rectify a situation that has existed for as long as the African American has been in America. We are the original victims of the "fear factor." We now know there really is no santa claus - that we are our own santa claus.


 
22-Mar-2006
 
13:56:25


 
22-Mar-2006
 
10:56:19

YES YES YES!!! THANK YOU FOR TELLING THE TRUTH. - Steve from VIRGINIA


 
21-Mar-2006
 
00:04:53

Please hlp...somebody contact Majic Johnson, Puff Daddy, Vernon Jordan...and lets get wealthy African Americans to open up Chains of Black owned stores...200 stores in 200 days.


 
21-Mar-2006
 
00:03:12

Can this be true? Wht are no wealthy americans stepping to the plate ( majic Johnson, Vernon Jordan, william lewis, Oprah's father...OPRAH herself...why are they not opening up a chain of stores...200 stores in 200 days...using local African americans as employees, encouraging young men and women to develop products or hair related events...?? Billions of dollars could flow to the african american community ...get the churches involved....SOMEBODY call these wealthy Black Business folks and Black MEGA STARS..and get them to contact BOBSA...and let's get this thing going before it is too late.


 
18-Mar-2006
 
08:19:18

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10-Mar-2006
 
23:44:34

I am impress with this site and the fact that you are sheding light on the truth regarding the black hair care industry is huge. I am the daughter of one of the pioneers of the black hair care industry and feel that more light show be shed on this subject for the world to see!


08-Dec-2005
 
15:25:13

I've read the comments and have a few ofmy own to add. Question: If we did keep some of that money in the black community, what would we do with it? Go out and buy Tommy Hilfiger's design? Spend it on J.Lo's purfume? Buy more music? Spend it on some rims or a Cadillac? OR would we put it where it might really do some good - in a college fund for our kids? In an investment? I take real issue with this idea that Koreans are "taking over" because (as one writer said) Koreans are here because they want a good life just as well as everyone else. True, they may make tons of money off us, but the fact of the matter is that they will open their stores at 9:00 (ON TIME) and stay there all day and into the evening. Their kids will come in and help run th e store - we're talking 12 and 14 hour days. Retail work is not easy, and I don't know many people (black, white, or otherwise) who are willing to work THAT hard THAT long and then take that little money they earn on those 99-cent bags of hair and actually hold on to it so they can put their kids through medical school. Really, it's not about the race. Anybody can have what they want if they (and their family members who will band together) are willing to work as hard as the Koreans and Hispanics and everybody other group of immigrants works to get ahead. Stop blaming other people for taking our money - especially when it seems that we often don't know what to do with it when it's in our hands anyway. I mean, you don't see those Koreans up in there with wearing all the best name brands. They've got simple clothes, simple hairstyles, they live well beneath their means. We are the ones who come up in there (dressed to the 9's) with what little money we have left over to spend it in their stores. There is more than enough money on this planet to go around. You can get yours, too, if you are willing to work hard. Second thing: someone wrote that we (African-Americans) have to live with the texture of our hair like people with birth defects have to learn to live with their defects. I hope that person wasn't serious. The texture of our hair is NOT a defect. It is what it is. Truly, the texture of our hair is unique - but that is an asset. We have options that no one else has. We can go straight, we can go kinky, we can add body, we can make it long today, short tomorrow - whatever. It's whatever we want to do and I choose to see that as one of the beautiful things about being a black woman. I wear my hair in a natural afro and it grows like crazy - I have to get it cut once every 3 weeks or so. My daughter wears her hair in a perm - long, flowing, brown hair. We are both beautiful from the inside out because of who God is within us. Bottom line: Stop blaming other people for the fact that we haven't made the kinds of gains that other minorities in this country have made. Paraphrasing Garvey: Don't remove the kinks from your hair - remove the kinks from your mind. Koreans work as hard (maybe harder) as everybody else. If you don't like the fact that they own all the black haircare stores, get your credit straight, cut back on the Nike tennis shoes so you can put a little money in the bank for collateral, and go out there with your beautiful black self and open up your own beauty supply store. Get to know the Koreans, network with them, and you, too, can profit from black hair care. Big question, though: AND HOW WILL YOU GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY?


 
06-Nov-2005
 
11:21:41

Others control our hair (literally) because we relinquished our power to them. Our hair is indeed a blessing, take your power back, learn to take care of your own hair. Why wear other peoples hair when God gave us our own. OUR HAIR IS PERFECT AS IT IS. THERE IS NO NEED TO STRAIGHTEN OR EXTEND ANYTHING. Accept who you are and know that you are exactley as the creator made you.


 
04-Nov-2005
 
07:54:57

I am from the Philadelphia area and this documentary was well done, informative, and sad but true. We spend a vast amount of black dollars on black hair products which are purchased at non-black owned businesses. I have to drive miles, miles just to find one black owned hair products business and will pass about 30 Korean owned shops in the process. The one sister in the area (about 4 miles away) does not always carry what you are looking for because she is a small business but I do try to give her my business first before going elsewhere.


 
04-Nov-2005
 
07:54:31

I am from the Philadelphia area and this documentary was well done, informative, and sad but true. We spend a vast amount of black dollars on black hair products which are purchased at non-black owned businesses. I have to drive miles, miles just to find one black owned hair products business and will pass about 30 Korean owned shops in the process. The one sister in the area (about 4 miles away) does not always carry what you are looking for because she is a small business but I do try to give her my business first before going elsewhere.


 
30-Oct-2005
 
10:01:45

I live in riverside california. I can't find a black owned supply store. And, my memories of the last black supply are of unaffordable prices. I understand that black suppliers are unable to buy at the same bulk rate as many asians, but we need to look at other avenues. Possibly promotion of low cost, fast delivery, bulk, internet and phone sells. vlack suppliers must expect a significant degree of loss before they win the loyalty of the black dollar. We must remember that these other suppliers,particularly Asians, are averagely willing to suit the needs of the client. They will find what you want and make it cheap and plentiful. And who doesn't like cheap and plentiful!


 
30-Oct-2005
 
09:52:14

I live in riverside california. I can't find a black owned supply store. And, my memories of the last black supply are of unaffordable prices. I understand that black su


 
30-Oct-2005
 
09:52:12

I live in riverside california. I can't find a black owned supply store. And, my memories of the last black supply are of unaffordable prices. I understand that black su


 
30-Oct-2005
 
09:52:10

I live in riverside california. I can't find a black owned supply store. And, my memories of the last black supply are of unaffordable prices. I understand that black su


 
30-Oct-2005
 
09:52:09

I live in riverside california. I can't find a black owned supply store. And, my memories of the last black supply are of unaffordable prices. I understand that black su


 
30-Oct-2005
 
09:52:07

I live in riverside california. I can't find a black owned supply store. And, my memories of the last black supply are of unaffordable prices. I understand that black su


 
29-Oct-2005
 
11:38:26

This information is not. Its rather LATE.

27-Oct-2005
 
13:53:37

 
24-Oct-2005
 
16:09:43

Come on people,we need to stop complaining about the cycle of this system and those who are in command.True we ought to 1)supportB.bUSINESS'ES AND THAT IS .....still on the subject of "hair products".ladies half the time I believe nothing on the net it's like the newspaper/News you get less than half the truth with a whole lot of lie.MY POINT........ recently my aunt introduced me to UBH products ultra black hair. Now these are hair maintnace pruducts she(cathy Howse:is the author not my aunt) has a book to explain more in detail AS TO WHAT WE HAVE BEEN TAUGHT(BY THOSE WHO DON'T SHARE OUR CONCERN WHEN IT COMES TO OUR HAIR HAVING LENGHT,BODY,NATURAL SHEENE(NESS)PLEASE 4 YOUR BNFT LOOK HER UP !


 
23-Oct-2005
 
12:15:34

OUR WEBSITE IS UNDER ATTACK BY SOME POSITNG "ROBOT" THAT IS PLACING ALL THESE BAD POSTS WITH INSESNITIVE LINKS...WE ARE WORKING TO FIX THIS. bLACKHAIRDVD.COM


 
22-Oct-2005
 
21:01:06

first of all. can't read the other comments. Secondly, L'Oreal has gobbled up Soft Sheen, Carson and I don't know who has Ultra Sheen. Being a stylist and edudator I can be apalled but not surprised after Robert Johnson sold BET and one of the founders sold half then the other half of Essence magazine and the logic was. What? A yes, the selling of Black America. Black hair care is a mulit-billion dollar industry And L'Oreal and others siezed the opportunity and no there was never an announcement. However, the marketing and packaging raised few eyebrows. Just new and improved and no one knew the better. I praise Bronner Brothers and Johnson publications/ Fashion Fair,Jet and Ebony magazine. Black women spend money more frequently than white women and they saw and struck out.


 
17-Oct-2005
 
12:36:35

Black Woman need to stop trying to look like european women and accept the fact they are created by G-d to look like themselves. We have been trained to think that the only beauty is in the european woman and this why we try so hard to copy her. Our natural kinky hair etc. is what was created by the Creator and we must learn to accept our gifts. peace be on you, samir/ al-islam@teacher.com


04-Oct-2005
 
10:50:13

I FEEL THAT IF OUR BLACK PEOPLE COME TOGETHER AND HELP EACH OTHER OUT WE CAN GAIN CONTROL OVER THE BEAUTY SUPPLY INDUSTRY.I LIVE DOWN SOUTH AND YES THERE ARE SOME BLACK OWN BEAUTY SUPPLIES STORES BUT ONLY A HAND FULL OF OUR BLACK PEOPLE GO THERE, THEY RATHER GIVE THERE MONEY TO ANOTHER RACE THAN THERE OWN,AND THE ONLY REASON THAT IS SO IS BECAUSE THESE KOREAN SUPPLY STORES HAVE MORE VARIETY BUT WHAT OUR BLACK PEOPLE DONT REALIZE IS THAT THERE MONEY IS HELPING THEM BUY THOSE SUPPLIES,AND IF YOU CANT HELP OUT YOUR OWN PEOPLE TO GET UP WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT YOU. IT SAYS IM AN IGNORANT BLACK PERSON WHOSE NOT HELPING OUT MY FELLOW MAN.


 
04-Oct-2005
 
10:50:10

I FEEL THAT IF OUR BLACK PEOPLE COME TOGETHER AND HELP EACH OTHER OUT WE CAN GAIN CONTROL OVER THE BEAUTY SUPPLY INDUSTRY.I LIVE DOWN SOUTH AND YES THERE ARE SOME BLACK OWN BEAUTY SUPPLIES STORES BUT ONLY A HAND FULL OF OUR BLACK PEOPLE GO THERE, THEY RATHER GIVE THERE MONEY TO ANOTHER RACE THAN THERE OWN,AND THE ONLY REASON THAT IS SO IS BECAUSE THESE KOREAN SUPPLY STORES HAVE MORE VARIETY BUT WHAT OUR BLACK PEOPLE DONT REALIZE IS THAT THERE MONEY IS HELPING THEM BUY THOSE SUPPLIES,AND IF YOU CANT HELP OUT YOUR OWN PEOPLE TO GET UP WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT YOU. IT SAYS IM AN IGNORANT BLACK PERSON WHOSE NOT HELPING OUT MY FELLOW MAN.


23-Sep-2005
 
11:44:02

i want to see a hair style i am not making a comment thanks


 
19-Sep-2005
 
22:17:10

hello! very nice web-site. I am korean american selling hair over 15 years,over 40 years korean american dominate african american hair industries. which is true and today,and tomorrow..... Unless african american community not start beauty supplies and wig shop. USA has over 7000 plus beauty&hair supplies own by koreans,anybody have idea how much they earn dollars from african american consumers? And very few dollars of community return.it is bad and sad...i am guilt,too. But i was always wondering all the time, so many hair importers and beauty supplies import commercial hair mix with animal,and synthetic hairs call 100% human hair,even all african american consumers get rip off everyday from them,why not make issue for this..... if consumer don't complaint this cheating ,they will never stop selling this trash hair.... as my view so many african american cosmetology licenses and salons everybody know this issues but no one i mean nobody care about this. this is america and your contury,stand up,tell your friends and sister make issue,we african american is prime customer to all korean beauty supplies, you don't get respect from them because you never ask your right. However,there is so many african american beauty product manufactures. anybody have idea what they return to benifit to your community? i have been lived usa 30 years, myself called 1.5 generations can be korean or can be american,yes,i do import hair but not trash commercial hair,i do only 100% natural hair such as indian european hair and hair augmentations.call UCB HAIR SYSTEMS. UCB is universal collee of beauty locate LOS ANGELES.own by african american family.school history is 75 years old beauty college.i mean 75 years.how many peoples know? ucb hair systems will share all about beauty and hair industries informations. and who willing to open hair or beauty supply,please,feel free to contact at terryhair2000@yahoo.com we will provide every information as possible. korean american lives in usa little over 2 millions,african americans are over 35 millions,koreans not even close to african american community for economic,educations,african american are very strong back grounds,way better then any other minority,only thing not useing what you have in your hands. bottom line is who knows hair? korean? white? hispanic? no! ansewer is we all know black....black is beautiful,time to take over all beauty supplies and hair industries.... truly respect


 
19-Sep-2005
 
10:36:06

thank you for this site. I am an inventory for a hair product that would aide braide wearers in the take down process of removing their braids faster. however, i don't want to give it the koreans. waht should I do? natashaimara@hotmail.com


 
19-Sep-2005
 
10:35:51

thank you for this site. I am an inventory for a hair product that would aide braide wearers in the take down process of removing their braids faster. however, i don't want to give it the koreans. waht should I do? natashaimara@hotmail.com


 
18-Sep-2005
 
15:49:36

Love the documentary. Help us to change this. Keep your meassage out there!


 
15-Sep-2005
 
14:37:47

I must admit that I use to love to perm my hair but, I decided I am tired of buying the expensive Weave and hair since my natural hair is short. I just think I need to wear the hair God blessed me with. I am not sure why our hair is kinky except for the fact that we are equiped for the Sun since we should all me in the Mother Land Africa cause of the Sun. All I know is I am tired of buying Gel, Hair, Glue, Perms and all the other stuff we buy while they look at you like you are a thief in their stores. I always have money and I don't steal but, they watch you so much and we support there stores so I decided on my own to wear my own hair and I will braid it and do what it does natural. So I am in an infantile state of change with my hair but, I am not perming it again. Why when hair is mixed with white or hispanic it is good hair?? C'mon black people wake up and stop putting our hair down that tangled up mess should be bad hair!! Peace, ZETA


 
15-Sep-2005
 
14:37:37

I must admit that I use to love to perm my hair but, I decided I am tired of buying the expensive Weave and hair since my natural hair is short. I just think I need to wear the hair God blessed me with. I am not sure why our hair is kinky except for the fact that we are equiped for the Sun since we should all me in the Mother Land Africa cause of the Sun. All I know is I am tired of buying Gel, Hair, Glue, Perms and all the other stuff we buy while they look at you like you are a thief in their stores. I always have money and I don't steal but, they watch you so much and we support there stores so I decided on my own to wear my own hair and I will braid it and do what it does natural. So I am in an infantile state of change with my hair but, I am not perming it again. Why when hair is mixed with white or hispanic it is good hair?? C'mon black people wake up and stop putting our hair down that tangled up mess should be bad hair!! Peace, ZETA


 
14-Sep-2005
 
19:06:32

Most people seem very upset because the koreans are capitalizing on African American citizens But we need to ask them to invest some of that money in our community. The koreans are poor immigrants who are looking for a better life like any other ethnic group in America. African Americans need to teach their kids to be entrepreneurs instead of being uneducated peasant/consumers. I am sure our people could do a better job if we take over the hair business we need to target every ethnic group. African Americans need to be well rounded in order to compete with the koreans. After all African Americans Music is international. Therefore we are a group of INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE for that reason other ethnic peoople will always make our business their businesses. We need to speak to our Pop Star and Actresses who keep on wearing blond bone straight hair weave. The younger generation do not know any better unless the older generation and the negroes celebrities educate them about black beauty. Black people all over the world use to be opressed by the Europeans or by their own kind and we are still oppressed in some part of the world. WE NEED TO STOP THE INSANITY! If we believe in God we need to focus on things that can help us grow spiritually after all, God Hates like Vanity. Remember our soul and spirit will live forever therefore accepting ourselves just the way we are is the first step that can bring us closer to our creator. God created us out of love-"WORK OF LOVE IS WORK OF PEACE"(Mother Theresa). AS THE FRENCH SAID :"RIEN N'EST PLUS BEAU QUE LE NATUREL" (NOTHING IS MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN THE NATURAL BEAUTY) IF WE WANT TO CREATE PEACE IN THE UNIVERSE WE NEED TO HAVE COMPASION FOR OURSELVES AND OTHERS IF WE DO NOT ACCEPT OURSELVES JUST AS WE ARE MY QUESTION IS: HOW CAN WE APPRECIATE OTHERS? I AM A CULTURAL HAIRSTYLIST IF ANYONE NEED ANY TIPS ON NATURAL HAIR CARE EMAIL ME AT Jozak123@yahoo.com


 
14-Sep-2005
 
19:05:28

Most people seem very upset because the koreans are capitalizing on African American citizens But we need to ask them to invest some of that money in our community. The koreans are poor immigrants who are looking for a better life like any other ethnic group in America. African Americans need to teach their kids to be entrepreneurs instead of being uneducated peasant/consumers. I am sure our people could do a better job if we take over the hair business we need to target every ethnic group. African Americans need to be well rounded in order to compete with the koreans. After all African Americans Music is international. Therefore we are a group of INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE for that reason other ethnic peoople will always make our business their businesses. We need to speak to our Pop Star and Actresses who keep on wearing blond bone straight hair weave. The younger generation do not know any better unless the older generation and the negroes celebrities educate them about black beauty. Black people all over the world use to be opressed by the Europeans or by their own kind and we are still oppressed in some part of the world. WE NEED TO STOP THE INSANITY! If we believe in God we need to focus on things that can help us grow spiritually after all, God Hates like Vanity. Remember our soul and spirit will live forever therefore accepting ourselves just the way we are is the first step that can bring us closer to our creator. God created us out of love-"WORK OF LOVE IS WORK OF PEACE"(Mother Theresa). AS THE FRENCH SAID :"RIEN N'EST PLUS BEAU QUE LE NATUREL" (NOTHING IS MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN THE NATURAL BEAUTY) IF WE WANT TO CREATE PEACE IN THE UNIVERSE WE NEED TO HAVE COMPASION FOR OURSELVES AND OTHERS IF WE DO NOT ACCEPT OURSELVES JUST AS WE ARE MY QUESTION IS: HOW CAN WE APPRECIATE OTHERS? I AM A CULTURAL HAIRSTYLIST IF ANYONE NEED ANY TIPS ON NATURAL HAIR CARE EMAIL ME AT Jozak123@yahoo.com


 
13-Sep-2005
 
17:22:35

Before you buy, look for the sign of the "lady" in all of her Blackness on the bottom of ALL of your hair care products. B&B (Bronner Brothers); (Silk) Luster to name a couple. Keep our peeps in business and use quality products in our hair. GG


04-Sep-2005
 
00:03:11

I think if the bank can loan money to the asian, to start a busy and make money sale back people hair. They know they ddoing the right thing. But let a back woman ask for a loan to run a hair store, they turn there head. this is true and i was hurt about, my sister in-law is asain and she got the loan and i didn't cause i was black. But want they didn't know that we was sister and we was running it together.


01-Sep-2005
 
13:31:07

Yes,everyone else knows us better than we know ourselves and they are getting rich. I am so amazed at the many, many non black people in the hair, black products biz. I am embarking on my own wigs, hair piece etc. by buying it wholesale and selling it less than it would cost in the store. Guest who I have to buy it from. Do you know of any wholesale black hair companies? I can't afford Beverly Johnson!! They have us down pact. I sell via word of mouth and flea market. I see how big it is. It's a shame we don't have control over our spending habits and allow others to set the standards for us and we just fall in line.


 
26-Aug-2005
 
13:58:16

I agree with JP...where are the black own supply stores? I'm in Playa Vista California..right next door to Marina Del Rey. I have to travel to Crenshaw Blvd to by any hair care product I need. I would start my own if I knew how.


 
26-Aug-2005
 
13:58:14

I agree with JP...where are the black own supply stores? I'm in Playa Vista California..right next door to Marina Del Rey. I have to travel to Crenshaw Blvd to by any hair care product I need. I would start my own if I knew how.


 
26-Aug-2005
 
13:58:06

I agree with JP...where are the black own supply stores? I'm in Playa Vista California..right next door to Marina Del Rey. I have to travel to Crenshaw Blvd to by any hair care product I need. I would start my own if I knew how.


 
26-Aug-2005
 
08:42:17

In my own opinion Black own Beauty Supply stores needs to make themselves known/ visible throughout their city, state, town or country. Barbershops, Hair Salons, Churches, Clubs and other black own business should have a list of this information to support other black own businesses. You done your part getting the message out now it's time for them to do their part and step up. Thanks for speaking out and yes I do support a Black own Beauty Supply store in Houston and the customer service is great! jp'


 
22-Aug-2005
 
05:01:55

THIS IS INDEED THE HAIR WE WERE BLESSED WITH. YES, IT CAN BE HARD TO MANAGE. ONLY GOD HIMSELF (OR HERSELF) CAN EXPLAIN WHY ONE RACE OF PEOPLE WERE BORN WITH THIS TYPE OF HAIR, WHEN ALL, AND I DO MEAN ALL OTHER RACES WHERE BORN WITH "MORE MANAGABLE, GROWING AND LONG HAIR". WHAT THE CREATOR HAD IN MIND IS NOT NOW KNOWN.I sure he has HEARD OUR CRIES. LIKE OTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE BORN WITH BIRTH DEFECTS WE MUST GO ON. I DO BELIEVE THIS HAIR IS A DEFECTS, THAT GOT OUT OF HAND. PEOPLE ARE BORNED BLIND, WITHOUT LIMBS, AND OTHER DEFECTS. THIS HAIR IS AN IMPERFECTION THAT WILL BE TAKEN CARE OF IN THE "NEW" HEAVEN. BE PATIENT. GOD LOVES US LIKE HE LOVES THE OTHER RACES. THIS IMPERFECTION IS TEMPORARY. WHO KNOWS WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT? yES IT EXPENSIVE TO KEEP OUR HAIR LOOKING GOOD, AND IT CAN BE A HASSLEL. BUT, BUT THERE ARE BIGGER AND BETTER THIS WAITING FOR US. THIS HAIR IS NOT FOR US TO UNDERSTAND. APPARENTLY, IT IS SOMETHING THAT GOD HAS MANDATED FOR WHATEVER REASONS , I DON'T KNOW.


 
22-Aug-2005
 
05:01:43

THIS IS INDEED THE HAIR WE WERE BLESSED WITH. YES, IT CAN BE HARD TO MANAGE. ONLY GOD HIMSELF (OR HERSELF) CAN EXPLAIN WHY ONE RACE OF PEOPLE WERE BORN WITH THIS TYPE OF HAIR, WHEN ALL, AND I DO MEAN ALL OTHER RACES WHERE BORN WITH "MORE MANAGABLE, GROWING AND LONG HAIR". WHAT THE CREATOR HAD IN MIND IS NOT NOW KNOWN.I sure he has HEARD OUR CRIES. LIKE OTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE BORN WITH BIRTH DEFECTS WE MUST GO ON. I DO BELIEVE THIS HAIR IS A DEFECTS, THAT GOT OUT OF HAND. PEOPLE ARE BORNED BLIND, WITHOUT LIMBS, AND OTHER DEFECTS. THIS HAIR IS AN IMPERFECTION THAT WILL BE TAKEN CARE OF IN THE "NEW" HEAVEN. BE PATIENT. GOD LOVES US LIKE HE LOVES THE OTHER RACES. THIS IMPERFECTION IS TEMPORARY. WHO KNOWS WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT? yES IT EXPENSIVE TO KEEP OUR HAIR LOOKING GOOD, AND IT CAN BE A HASSLEL. BUT, BUT THERE ARE BIGGER AND BETTER THIS WAITING FOR US. THIS HAIR IS NOT FOR US TO UNDERSTAND. APPARENTLY, IT IS SOMETHING THAT GOD HAS MANDATED FOR WHATEVER REASONS , I DON'T KNOW.


 
11-Aug-2005
 
08:50:41

I have to say I am torn with this issue. I do buy my hair products from Asians why because they are in my neighborhood and I can afford it. I had natural hair for about a year and a half and when I tried to go have my natural hair done at a black salon, it cost me almost $200 to get it done. So what did I do I went back to permed hair. I would love to shop in black owned stores, if you know of any in the Bronx please let me know and I will gladly give them my money. Just because I shop in an Asian stores does not take away from my love of self and my love for my people.


 
08-Aug-2005
 
14:13:48

This message site is fantastic. I intend to bookmark it. I hear that there is wig shop alternative in Marietta, Georgia for women of color owned by a woman of color. I was on a web site that is still under construction but i emailed the site and got a reply. the site www.hairtemporarily.com


 
29-Jul-2005
 
06:54:31

This is disgusting. Every Black person knows that this is true, and yet many of us still carry our brainwashed behinds to the beauty supply and buy perms, weaves, lipstick, and even socks. This is not cute. Can you imagine how many other races laugh at and then profit from our self hatred and ignorance? Just under three years ago I shaved my head and now I have shoulder length locs. All this with just shampoo and extra virgin olive oil!! My hair is as healthy as it's even been and growing like a brush fire. I promise if you free yourself of the chemicals and extensions you will see the world in a different light. Look around at women who have been perming for years and are close to 50 years of age. You will see thinning hairlines and baldspots. Regular hair breakage is not normal if you take care of your hair. Furthermore why would you want to apply something to your scalp that will eat the fingerprints off of your hands? We spend over a billion dollars a year to make ourselves sick.


06-Jul-2005
 
21:23:18

Your website tells us the truth. But do we want to hear the truth? The truth will set us free when we accept who we are. We cannot blame the Korans or any other race of people who know how to make money off of us. If we add up how much money we spend with them, and then ask ourselves, how much money they spend with us, maybe we will stop spending our money with them. Maybe we will stop sending their children to college or private schools, while our sons and daughters are getting the worst education in the public school system. Maybe we will stop spending our money with them, when we see at 6:00 p.m. they get in their cars and go to the suburbs, while we live in the inner city because the rents are cheaper and our children are exposed to everything. Maybe we will begin to take care of our hair like grandma used to take care of it. Maybe we will start drinking knox or taking vitamins for our hair and nails to grow naturally. Those are just maybe's. But if we do we will begin to see the money staying in our communities and just maybe we will try to open up our own businesses in our communities. Just maybe!!!


 
05-Jul-2005
 
18:15:25

We are a beautiful race of people, who has not accepted who we are, and from whence we came. When the Koreans and Arabs and any other minority come into our communities and open up their stores, we support them. I see this Korean man open up his business every morning. Our people are parked out there before he is even open. Sometimes, I see him taking things out of the trunk of his car that he has brought from the other stores that have a sale on sodas, cereal, and paper towels at a discount. He breaks it down and sells it to the community at price and a half. Do they have any African Americans working in their stores? No. Mind you, he had a grocery store. Since then he has added Black hair and skin care products, the white and black t-shirts and some to come “the lottery machine.” We are the race of people they look down on, but we are the race of people that supports every minority business in our communities except our own. That is a sad state of hating ourselves, to the point; we would rather see our own businesses go out of business. Then have the audacity to say, "I knew they were not going to make it." That affects our communities in the worst way, because we have nothing to show our young boys and girls about “us” being in business. The young people who are looking for jobs and they cannot get a job because we have taken our eyes off of survival of the fittest. And as long as we continue to support these businesses and neglect our own in business, we will continue to be "the second class citizen" until we wake up and say, "Not today." "Today, I will shop in an African American business. Today I will support a sister or brother. Today, I will make a difference in where I spend my money with and for my people." Will it happen? Only if we get sick and tired of taking care of everyone else, and being treated like . . .


 
05-Jul-2005
 
08:10:44

There is one way to stop this. We as black people should accept ourselves as we are!! Stop with the weaves, and all forms of fake hair. Why are we the only race rejecting what God created and said was good? All power to those of us who wear dreads, and sport natural hair styles. By the way, its not just the hair..look at how our youth dress, look at those heavy gold chains they're sporting, and then look at how many of us are in top positions...hey! it more than just hair.


 
04-Jul-2005
 
22:18:52

for years I have wonder why as a people ew cant pull togeter. Istill can,t understand it.


 
04-Jul-2005
 
22:18:51

for years I have wonder why as a people ew cant pull togeter. Istill can,t understand it.


 
30-Jun-2005
 
08:42:53

I really don't think it matters who does the manufacturing as long as the purchasers are satisfied.I really don't see the relevance behind who manufactures it.there are really too many other issues that are far more important!


 
30-Jun-2005
 
08:42:38

I really don't think it matters who does the manufacturing as long as the purchasers are satisfied.I really don't see the relevance behind who manufactures it.there are really too many other issues that are far more important!


 
29-Jun-2005
 
14:17:52

I don't mind supporting the black beauty supply stores. But the few that we have here in ARkansas are more expensive on things that I need. So I go to the Korean and Arab owned stores. The cost of living isn't the best here so I have to go where I can save money. I know that we getted ripped off in a lot of ways and need more knowledge on producing things ourselves...but, black owned places are often expensive. A boycott may help for people who are more seriously offended than I am. This whole situation sounds a bit prejudice to me. As long as they aren't doing harm to us, they have to earn money too. They are the minority in this country just as we are. I've never had a bad experience with them. I don't think it matters where the products come from as long as we get it and it's not hazardous. I'll support the black stores that I can afford. I think more business knowledge could help us to be more productive so that we can be effective enough to lower our prices. This message is coming from a 22 year old senior in college who's on a strict budget, and will always be cheap!!!


 
26-Jun-2005
 
20:48:19

To 24-june-05, SEMI SLAVERY? You are a disgrace to our race, yea dummy i am black. Just what is it we need to heal from, affirmative action. I'm a government employee{U.S.A}, and i got this job because i'm black! And i'm bald as can be. SEE HAIR DOESN'T MATTER! Oh yea, unless you are a hairdresser. Go to school, it's 2005, they will let you in with a free grant ya dumbshit crybaby. Heal yourself, nobody owe's us jackshit.


 
26-Jun-2005
 
20:48:09

To 24-june-05, SEMI SLAVERY? You are a disgrace to our race, yea dummy i am black. Just what is it we need to heal from, affirmative action. I'm a government employee{U.S.A}, and i got this job because i'm black! And i'm bald as can be. SEE HAIR DOESN'T MATTER! Oh yea, unless you are a hairdresser. Go to school, it's 2005, they will let you in with a free grant ya dumbshit crybaby. Heal yourself, nobody owe's us jackshit.


 
24-Jun-2005
 
17:41:00

What could be done and how soon? I am a poor person and old, sure hate to see all that money going out of our pockets. It's not just hair products,lot of other things


 
24-Jun-2005
 
02:12:19

Your website is the answer to this hairstylists' prayers.I am FED UP with being mistreated in these foreigners beauty supply. I agree with a boycott. I think it would be the most efficient means of sending a SERIOUS MESSAGE. We as BLACK PEOPLE do have some innappropriate behavior patterns like spending our hard earned money with those that despise us. No we can't punish anyone for working hard like the post on 5-16-05 questioned but we CAN hold those ones accountable for asborbing money out of the BLACK COMMUNITY and taking advantage of our lack of knowledge. BLACK PEOPLE are the victims of Willie Lynch and Jim Croweism this is not our fault however,once we become more aware, the sleeping GIANT will AWAKEN. I read every single post on this site and my response is as follows: To the 5-12-05 post on money goes to those that make it...what about the money all our ancestors are owed for the work and labor (cottonpicking) done in the south that took place before asians were even here. They're reaping the benefits from our ancestors work! In this case money goes to those that take it! The 5-13-05 post about the boycott, was so ignorant i just want you to log off and go read a book, preferably POWERNOMICS by Claud Anderson ED.d. and next time run a spellcheck on your post(if your black, you making us look even worse**corea!!!???*** where is that?) 5-18-05 posting- how can it be %100 our fault when we have been stripped of who we were as a people and then left to do our own rebuilding with very little help.Now when we become enlightened and we still choose to go against ourselves it's ALL OUR FAULT. And for the record IT IS A RACE ISSUE!!! And THAT IS NOT OUR FAULT. 5-27-05 posting- Ok your not willing to pay higher prices JUST to support your own people, THE ORIGINAL PEOPLE, but you will pay cheaper prices to support people who don't look like you, and despise you ,and treat you like they don't know it's you coming in there every month or more to buy hair. And by the way I'm sure it will be some of your paycheck that will send little Chang to college so he can do the same to our next generation...CHECK YOURSELF! I know I'm checkin' me! 6-18-05- While i do agree that BLACKS should become more PRODUCERS and less consumers, have some compassion we ARE trying to break many years of willie lynch/jim crowe semi-slavery. Based on your tone, you can't be BLACK!! So why are you here!?? Log off and leave us to do our own healing and figure out our own problems!!


 
24-Jun-2005
 
02:12:01

Your website is the answer to this hairstylists' prayers.I am FED UP with being mistreated in these foreigners beauty supply. I agree with a boycott. I think it would be the most efficient means of sending a SERIOUS MESSAGE. We as BLACK PEOPLE do have some innappropriate behavior patterns like spending our hard earned money with those that despise us. No we can't punish anyone for working hard like the post on 5-16-05 questioned but we CAN hold those ones accountable for asborbing money out of the BLACK COMMUNITY and taking advantage of our lack of knowledge. BLACK PEOPLE are the victims of Willie Lynch and Jim Croweism this is not our fault however,once we become more aware, the sleeping GIANT will AWAKEN. I read every single post on this site and my response is as follows: To the 5-12-05 post on money goes to those that make it...what about the money all our ancestors are owed for the work and labor (cottonpicking) done in the south that took place before asians were even here. They're reaping the benefits from our ancestors work! In this case money goes to those that take it! The 5-13-05 post about the boycott, was so ignorant i just want you to log off and go read a book, preferably POWERNOMICS by Claud Anderson ED.d. and next time run a spellcheck on your post(if your black, you making us look even worse**corea!!!???*** where is that?) 5-18-05 posting- how can it be %100 our fault when we have been stripped of who we were as a people and then left to do our own rebuilding with very little help.Now when we become enlightened and we still choose to go against ourselves it's ALL OUR FAULT. And for the record IT IS A RACE ISSUE!!! And THAT IS NOT OUR FAULT. 5-27-05 posting- Ok your not willing to pay higher prices JUST to support your own people, THE ORIGINAL PEOPLE, but you will pay cheaper prices to support people who don't look like you, and despise you ,and treat you like they don't know it's you coming in there every month or more to buy hair. And by the way I'm sure it will be some of your paycheck that will send little Chang to college so he can do the same to our next generation...CHECK YOURSELF! I know I'm checkin' me! 6-18-05- While i do agree that BLACKS should become more PRODUCERS and less consumers, have some compassion we ARE trying to break many years of willie lynch/jim crowe semi-slavery. Based on your tone, you can't be BLACK!! So why are you here!?? Log off and leave us to do our own healing and figure out our own problems!!


 
23-Jun-2005
 
23:10:08

I think your website is the answer to this blackhairstylists' prayers.I am FED UP with spending my money with those that despise me and treat me as if I'm not a regular in their establishment. I for one would love to boycott these asian/other owned businesses charging that they suck money out of our communities and give us a hard time in return. I agree with the comment that we don't produce anything.We have to be PRODUCERS and not so much consumers. Black people spend 500 billion dollars a year disposable income with people who are non-black. This is innappropriate behavior and we must STOP it NOW.We cannot continue treating others better than we treat ourselves.


 
23-Jun-2005
 
07:53:55

it is very sad that as people of color alway's have to go other place's to obtain item's needed. How can I get the revenue to open my own Black Business.


 
22-Jun-2005
 
21:15:35

Hi my comment is I strongly agree that Afarican americans do not have enough knowledge on what's going on in there community or they simply do not care about there hertiage Madem C J Walker would have never saw this coming. As a hair professional, I strongly disagree with todays vision, WE as a people have just givin in to what ever happens will happen. As a young child our neighborhood had only African beauty stores that's why I got into the business, Because I admired the sisters handling there business.


 
20-Jun-2005
 
11:36:42

In the UK, the Indians and pakistanis have completely taken over the selling of black products to those of us of African decent. The comtempt which these shop owners have towards us is exactly the same contemp that the Koreans show towards African Americans. But the tide is changing and they are now getting very, very worried indeed. Thanks to the business ownership of our brothers and sisters, fresh from the shores of Africa and the Carribean.


 
18-Jun-2005
 
21:27:26

seem's like you african american folks are always getting ripped off by some other race. first the whites, now the koreans selling you stuff you apparently want. i see in one of the comments if it wasn't the koreans it would be the jews, indians, arabs etc. How is this possible! One possibility is that you're not capable enough to make an inexpensive hair care product for yourselves, of course this is just another racist comment. But even a small comment such as this is enough to get you all to do what you do best, whine, bitch, piss and moan about how you are being taken advantage of. It,s hair, grow up and get off your ass and invent something, anything.


 
18-Jun-2005
 
21:27:04

seem's like you african american folks are always getting ripped off by some other race. first the whites, now the koreans selling you stuff you apparently want. i see in one of the comments if it wasn't the koreans it would be the jews, indians, arabs etc. How is this possible! One possibility is that you're not capable enough to make an inexpensive hair care product for yourselves, of course this is just another racist comment. But even a small comment such as this is enough to get you all to do what you do best, whine, bitch, piss and moan about how you are being taken advantage of. It,s hair, grow up and get off your ass and invent something, anything.


 
18-Jun-2005
 
08:09:46

As long as we buy, and we will they will sell the hair care products to us. It is a shame the way we cover up our beauty with what we have been told we need. The only thin the white man buys from the black man is drugs. Blacks go to jail and the Koreans continue to make the money.


 
13-Jun-2005
 
21:13:48

I love this site, and what they say in the video is so true. koreans are getting 100% of the black business in the beauty supply industry. I'm a hair stylist my self ,so I see it every day. http://www.latonya4hair.com


 
12-Jun-2005
 
13:49:32

Do something about this and join BOBSA...the Black Owned Beauty Supply Association. visit their website for more info http://www.bobsa.org


 
28-May-2005
 
15:35:59

I do agree that we need to become more knowledgeable about the industry and start our own businesses...if we don't like how the Koreans treat us, then we shouldn't keep giving them our money. You (in the general sense) may as well be saying, "They treat me like sh** but it's okay." I have to agree with the earlier posters about self-hatred. That's exactly why the hair care industry is so huge and that's why Koreans are rushing over here trying to make their money. We were trained to hate our hair (and also our skin color and other features)...it's 2005 and I still hear people talking about "good hair" and "bad hair." It would be different if we were taught to love our hair, and then you'd have some people that would say, "I'm gonna do something different and wear it straight or get a weave" or something. Women are dependent on it; they don't want to walk around with that "nappy mess". *Shaking my head* And the bad thing is, WE are the ones who continue to perpetuate this self-hatred. I also think we need to think about why we do the things we do: are we really straightening our hair to make it manageable? Are we doing it because we believe it's ugly? Is it both? (some people may have different reasons). I wear my hair natural and I get a lot of positive compliments. But I know the self-hatred is still rampant. For example, why is it that I can be walking down the street minding my OWN business and ignorant people make rude comments about my hair? Some of them have been men, some have been women/girls whose hair have been damaged by relaxers. Guess my hair reminds them of what they're trying to hide. And it's also funny that when I did wear a relaxer (yes, I also hated my hair in the past and wanted it straight), I had to hear comments about that because it was "too long." LMAO. I'm going to continue to wear my hair natural. Those who don't like it can jump in the lake, LOL. Those who want to straighten/weave their hair--do whatever you want. If you choose to do that, fine. But don't try to clown me when you're looking a mess. To the sista who posted about transitioning to natural hair, check out www.nappturality.com for tips on styles, natural hair care, etc. by cher79


 
27-May-2005
 
18:29:50

I am one who patronizes the Korean stores where black haircare products are sold. However, I don't like shopping in their stores because I haven't always been treated with satisfactory customer service. There aren't many black owned haircare businesses in my neighborhood and those that do exist charge higher prices than the Korean stores. I can't wait for the day when black dollars remain in our communities and neighborhoods. As a cosmetology student, you have my support in this fight in african americans taking over the black haircare industry however, the price has to be right also. I'm not willing to pay higher prices just to support my people. by S.W.


 
26-May-2005
 
07:49:03

Yes, I do believe in taking care of the blacks in business. I want my hair natural and I like it, but even my beautician encourage a perm. Some say that afro's and nappy is out of style. How can we encourage the youth when the older people don't believe. Just look at America as a whole. I know that we trust God to bring us to our rightful place, but we have got to encourage as we go along and say we are beatiful people and we don't need wigs and straight hair to make us beautiful.


 
25-May-2005
 
23:02:16

we are lazy people, and this whole situation is a result of black peoples laziness, self hate, and self denial! Why do we perm our hair? Why do we want to look like someone else??? this in essence are the chains of slavery that have not been broken. Lets not be lazy, lets not keep sleeping! Lets demand to see more natural styles, in fact ALL NATURAL STYLES! Lets no support these entertainers who make us want to look like somthing we will never be, self love cures all!


 
25-May-2005
 
15:51:08

black people have to learn how to trust in each other and god in order to overcome our economic ignorance. we have been brainwashed for so many years that white is good and black is evil we can't get past this.


 
25-May-2005
 
15:51:04

black people have to learn how to trust in each other and god in order to overcome our economic ignorance. we have been brainwashed for so many years that white is good and black is evil we can't get past this.


 
25-May-2005
 
15:50:56

black people have to learn how to trust in each other and god in order to overcome our economic ignorance. we have been brainwashed for so many years that white is good and black is evil we can't get past this.


 
25-May-2005
 
15:50:48

black people have to learn how to trust in each other and god in order to overcome our economic ignorance. we have been brainwashed for so many years that white is good and black is evil we can't get past this.


 
25-May-2005
 
15:50:32

black people have to learn how to trust in each other and god in order to overcome our economic ignorance. we have been brainwashed for so many years that white is good and black is evil we can't get past this.


 
25-May-2005
 
15:50:28

black people have to learn how to trust in each other and god in order to overcome our economic ignorance. we have been brainwashed for so many years that white is good and black is evil we can't get past this.


 
22-May-2005
 
16:46:06

Yes, it's true that Koreans dominate the black hair care market locating their stores in predominently African American neighborhoods, especially here in Chicago where I live. But isn't it also true that they control the manufacture of wigs and other added hair products, like extensions, etc.? They seem to have the who supply chain sewed up... and speaking of sewing and alterations, they also have taken over all the dry cleaners and fast food restaurants, along with the Arabs. For example, it seems that all if not most of the Dunkin Donuts-Baskin Robbins stores are owned by Arabs. Arabs also own other food franchises like J&J Fish stores, KFC, etc., etc. How did this happen? They planned for it BEFORE THEY CAME TO THE STATES. Families and friends pooled their money and resources to be able to purchase a franchise upon arrival or as soon as they obtained the necessary immigrant documentation. They are following the pattern of the immigrants of the late 19th and early 20th centuries who have strong family values with an emphasis on economic development for their community as a whole. As a whole, African-Americans have yet to learn this lesson. We still seem to be too preoccupied with consumption -- conspicuous or otherwise -- whether we can afford it or not rather than saving our money to further our collective or individual economic growth. Andrea McNeely


 
22-May-2005
 
16:45:17

Yes, it's true that Koreans dominate the black hair care market locating their stores in predominently African American neighborhoods, especially here in Chicago where I live. But isn't also true that they also control the manufacture of wigs and other added hair products, like extensions, etc.? They seem to have the who supply chain sewed up... and speaking of sewing and alterations, they also have taken over all the dry cleaners and fast food restaurants, along with the Arabs. For example, it seems that all if not most of the Dunkin Donuts-Baskin Robbins stores are owned by Arabs. Arabs also own other food franchises like J&J Fish stores, KFC, etc., etc. How did this happen? They planned for it BEFORE THEY CAME TO THE STATES. Families and friends pooled their money and resources to be able to purchase a franchise upon arrival or as soon as they obtained the necessary immigrant documentation. They are following the pattern of the immigrants of the late 19th and early 20th centuries who have strong family values with an emphasis on economic development for their community as a whole. As a whole, African-Americans have yet to learn this lesson. We still seem to be too preoccupied with consumption -- conspicuous or otherwise -- whether we can afford it or not rather than saving our money to further our collective or individual economic growth. Andrea McNeely


 
20-May-2005
 
17:32:20

Remember to visit http://www.bobsa.org


 
19-May-2005
 
18:14:51

help! My hair falls out when I perm and if I don't it breaks off. What can I do to keep it healthy. My scalp is very dry and my hair very coarse. I know this site is for comments but I need some help! b59692@aol.com


 
19-May-2005
 
12:01:37

Hi, I am Valerie Greer from Murrieta,Ca. Your site is great and much needed. I have recently opened a hair store in town. I only sell top quality hair, no synthetic. Your site has reminded me that we have to take control of what we spend alot of our money on, which is hair. Thanks again and have a wonderful day!! Valerie Greer Heritage Hair


 
19-May-2005
 
12:01:20

Hi, I am Valerie Greer from Murrieta,Ca. Your site is great and much needed. I have recently opened a hair store in town. I only sell top quality hair, no synthetic. Your site has reminded me that we have to take control of what we spend alot of our money on, which is hair. Thanks again and have a wonderful day!! Valerie Greer Heritage Hair


 
19-May-2005
 
10:00:00

Please give me more information of how we can get the word out to People and to make a difference. Based on the excerpt I am purchasing the DVD hopefully It can be used as a tool. thanks.


 
19-May-2005
 
09:55:07

I think this website is off the chain, because i do hair mayself and I think that its cool to just be able to come on a website to see how good other people else do hair to. And its made for african american and it's not everyday that i can be able to visit an african american websitefor hair. by:Kendra Bargneare


 
19-May-2005
 
09:55:01

I think this website is off the chain, because i do hair mayself and I think that its cool to just be able to come on a website to see how good other people else do hair to. And its made for african american and it's not everyday that i can be able to visit an african american websitefor hair. by:Kendra Bargneare


 
19-May-2005
 
09:47:05

TV One also turned it down because it was too controversial. I spoke directly with the heads of development at both companies, they personally like the film, but it is too HOT for them to handle. Are ther any Black People in the Media willing to to get this on TV? Ed Bradley are you are there? If anyone knows any street bootleggers, perhaps they can get one copy, then duplicate it, and sell it on the streets or give it away. Can you beleive these TV networks dedicated to African Americans will not touch this? Aron Ranen Director Black Hair


 
19-May-2005
 
09:20:11

Contact TV One about the documentary. Do not rely on BET aka Coon TV.


 
19-May-2005
 
09:20:06

Contact TV One about the documentary. Do not rely on BET aka Coon TV.


 
19-May-2005
 
09:17:40

How can I see the full film. I'd like to do what I can to aid the BOBSA in shutting these Asians down. They have no respect for their black customers, but they have no problem with that green dollar we give them. It needs to end.


 
18-May-2005
 
13:05:08

Remeber ..this is a three minute sample from a 30 minute film...The film goes into detial on how the Koreans took over the biz and the POSITVE things BOBSA is doing to TAKE IT BACK. To get the whole story you must really see the entire Film. Aron Ranen Director Balck Hair


 
18-May-2005
 
12:41:32

One black women stated that the problem was 'partialy' our fault(meaning blacks) What a joke, this is the real problem we blacks have, taking responsibility. It is not partialy our fault, its our fault 100%. I don't blame the Koreans or any other group for coming in and taking advantage of our lack of unity. They are only doing what smart people do, which is to take advantage of ignorant people. Wealthy white take advantage of poor whites Its the American way. Of course most Blacks will try to make this into a racial issue, but it is not it is insead a capitalism problem. Some ignorant negroes may get angry and want to picket or protest the Koreans but that will not solve the problem, because they are not the problem. All the Korean supply shops could burn down over night and there would simply be a new group of intelligent people (Jews, Indians, Arabs etc.) to take advantage of our self hatred and ignorance.


 
18-May-2005
 
12:38:15

One black women stated that the probvlem was 'partialy' our fault(meaning blacks) What a joke, this is the real problem we blacks have, taking responsibility. It is not partialy our fault, its our fault 100%. I don't blame the Koreans or any other group for coming in and taking advantage of our lack of unity. They are only doing what smart people do, which is to take advantage of ignorant people. Wealthy white take advantage of poor whites Its the American way. Of course most Blacks will try to make this into a racial issue, but it is notit is insead a capitalism problem. Some ignorant negroes may get angry and want to picket or protest the Koreans but that will not solve the problem because they are not the problem. All the Korean supply shops could burn down over night and there would simply be a new group of intelligent people (Jews, Indians, Arabs etc.) to take advantage of our self hatred and ignorance.


 
17-May-2005
 
17:12:50

BET has turned down this documentary , they say it is not of interest to their audience. Can you believe that? People should email BET and tell them to air this half hour documentary. Aron Ranen Director Black Hair


 
17-May-2005
 
17:12:50

BET has turned down this documentary , they say it is not of interest to their audience. Can you believe that? People should email BET and tell them to air this half hour documentary. Aron Ranen Director Black Hair


 
17-May-2005
 
17:12:42

BET has turned down this documentary , they say it is not of interest to their audience. Can you believe that? People should email BET and tell them to air this half hour documentary. Aron Ranen Director Black Hair


 
17-May-2005
 
15:58:48

Please try to get this information on BET. This is a strong message that the entire Black community needs to hear. We as Blacks need to support other Blacks..NO MATTER WHAT!!!


 
16-May-2005
 
23:57:55

I do not think that we as African Americans truly understand how having access to the source of manufacturing is important. I happen to believe that we have to start developing business relationships outside of America. I say this because once I visited www.flagsmadeinchina.com website, it illustrated their sole purpose. Therefore, I commend African American Chinese Business Association (AACBA) for creating avenues in China for Black business owners in America.


 
16-May-2005
 
17:15:54

I am also in Agreement with the Post that was made on May 12-- 2005. America is made up of a capitalist system which allows those who have worked hard to get what the have worked hard for. Unfortunately there are not enough black entrepreneurs who are willing to go out and challenge Korean owned businesses. Are we supposed to punish them for working hard for what they have? The bottom line is we are black females and salon owners who need the supplies, so when black America starts to work for what they are protesting then there will be an act to follow.


 
16-May-2005
 
17:15:28

I am also in Agreement with the Post that was made on May 12-- 2005. America is made up of a capitalist system which allows those who have worked hard to get what the have worked hard for. Unfortunately there are not enough black entrepreneurs who are willing to go out and challenge Korean owned businesses. Are we supposed to punish them for working hard for what they have? The bottom line is we are black females and salon owners who need the supplies, so when black America starts to work for what they are protesting then there will be an act to follow.


 
16-May-2005
 
12:18:28

I wonder what Black beauty supply business owners in the USA would do if they knew that an African American has developed a business relation with a hair factory in China? I further wonder if these same business owners would collaborate with this individual to challenge the present dominance of the Koreans in this industry? Therefore, if you are really ready to make a change in this industry contact us at http://www.flagsmadeinchina.com Now that you have been informed, what are we going to do?


 
16-May-2005
 
11:38:36

As a resident of Southern California I do understand that we have LET Koreans control the BLACK beauty supply industry. We are the number 1 consumers thinking we will save a dollar, selling our souls. We need to understand it costs money to stay BLACK, and be willing to spend it. I agree with comment on 12 May 2005. We have to go get our money.


 
16-May-2005
 
11:23:46

I was surfing the net, looking for some hairstyles to use while I am in transition to natural hair. The documentary is true. We as black people sometimes do not understand and do not care where we get our items from and who we get them from. We just want to look good! keep on pushing to get the word out.


 
14-May-2005
 
10:22:04

I just happened upon your site! We at Weldon Production And Prodesign support what you are doing 100%.We as African Americans must tell our own stories and inform the community about what is really going on. Tell us what we can do on our end to carry on this important work. We have been working on some projects of our own and would love to join up with a network of like minded people who really intend to make a difference. You can contact us at www.weldonproduction.com.


 
13-May-2005
 
22:33:52

I feel that we need to boycott the Korean stores who sale our black hair product. One store for instance is always raising the prices on their product, and then the do not back the product that they sale in our community. They would rather give you 1/2 off another product and you keep the one that was just purchased. they want our business, but they sale product as is. phoenix


 
13-May-2005
 
12:43:20

I agree we need to do better as a race. This is a good site. I am a stylist is DC.


 
13-May-2005
 
11:10:01

To a certain degree i do agree that some hair stores should be owned by blacks however i do disagree with you all because a boycott is just stupid to a certain degree cause it will not solve any thing because not enough backs are not gonna stand up .plus if we boycott a lot of these black people are gonna be looking a mess with out weave so therefore we do need these establishments .why is it such a big deal who we buy our hair from . i dont have a problem with corean people selling weave after all most of the hair i buy is made in corea


 
12-May-2005
 
17:50:31

A Boycott???? of Korean owners??? Is this what this site suggests? The money in america goes to those that make it,,not to those that cry about it not jumping into their pockets...


 
11-May-2005
 
20:29:12

I love this site. Keep up the good work!


 
11-May-2005
 
20:15:27

I like this site. Thanks for making such a powerful documentary.


 

 

 


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