Thursday, September 3, 2015

Sesame Street's Shout Out to Natural Hair

Last week my Facebook and Twitter friends were all abuzz about Sesame Street's latest puppet performance, "I Love My Hair." featuring an African American puppet singing about wearing a puffy Afro, braids, dreads and pigtails. After I finally got around to seeing it, I - like many of my friends - wished the Street had been rocking this segment since the 1970s. Can you imagine the impact this video may have had on the weavealicious generation? At the very least, maybe one more little girl - possibly me - would have refrained from putting a towel on their head and pretending the terry cloth was their long, luxurious hair. Check it out and tell us what you think.

Sesame Street's Shout Out to Natural Hair

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Last week my Facebook and Twitter friends were all abuzz about Sesame Street's latest puppet performance, "I Love My Hair." featuring an African American puppet singing about wearing a puffy Afro, braids, dreads and pigtails. After I finally got around to seeing it, I  - like many of my friends - wished the Street had  been rocking this segment since the 1970s. Can you imagine the impact this video may have had on the weavealicious generation? At the very least, maybe one more little girl - possibly me - would have refrained from putting a towel on their head and pretending the terry cloth was their long, luxurious hair. Check it out and tell us what you think.

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