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February 2019

Shirley Temple Curls and Black Girl Dreams

You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending. —C.S. Lewis   Songs of the Day: “This Is A Man’s World,” James Brown with Luciano Pavoratti “Queen of the Night Arias”; The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte); Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sumi Jo   Like millions of little Black girls in the 1960s with 4C hair (the kinkiest of kinky), I spent Saturday mornings sitting by the stove getting my hair pressed. And if it was a special occasion, my mother would take the time to wind my hair into Shirley Temple…

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