This is an excellent article I found on Devin Robinson and his boycott of non-black owned beauty supply stores. As some of you may know or may not know, the beauty supply store industry is dominated by Koreans. As Chris Rock pointed out in his movie Good Hair, Koreans control a lot of the hair in the weave industry.
Here’s an excerpt from the article;
The plight of a Black woman takes new heights when she takes part in the time old tradition of going to a beauty supply store.
Millions of us have the same story of being followed watched and monitored in the stores often by people who know nothing about us or our fascination with the very product they sell.
Chris Rock recently highlighted the struggle of Black women to maintain and obsess over something as simple as tresses in his film “Good Hair” and while Chris made his point on the big screen, another man is stepping up to do the same in communities nationwide.
Although he has less notoriety and less fame, Professor and Black activist Devin Robinson has started a national boycott of non-Black owned beauty supply stores to send a message. The message he hopes to send is one of equal treatment, one of fair distribution and one that can ultimately pump millions of dollars back into the Black community. This Black beauty supply owner and founder of “Taking It Back Black Campaign” schools men and women on the skills needed to successfully own and operate their own store.
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Healthy Scalp, Healthy Locs
Nyesha Samuel – Master Loctician