Black people are in a very dangerous place. They have gone from a history where black women fought for civil rights and proudly wore their Afros as they sang out loud “I’m black and I’m proud”, to a time in which black women call each other “ugly African monkey” for looking natural. - See more at: http://newafricanmagazine.com/not-ugly-looking-natural/#sthash.R16Kf0nO.dpuf - Akua Djanie- How bad can it be sisters and brothers when someone calls you an ugly monkey because you choose to wear your own natural hair. The hair you were born with hair not knotted and matted down under thread, glue and long to the top of your butt weave. What has happened to all of our minds the past 45 years? Where has that black and proud spirit James Brown long ago sang about and Nikki Giovanni recited to us in her poems gone away to? When I see commercials on T.V. advertising shampoos and oils for the current "trendy style" of Afro twisted hair styles, I ask myself is it really just a temporary fad or do these ladies know what afros are suppose to represent? How bad is it when we give top priority to weave, fake nails and eyelashes and forget any attitudes we are suppose to have about being black and proud of our own natural hair and facial characteristics? Please take time and read the astounding link below; http://newafricanmagazine.com/not-ugly-looking-natural/ And to those of you who remember the "black pride age" and those of you who are too young to have knowledge of those phenomenal times I want to you to hear the black pride and cultural greatness that permeated Africa America.You will under why I am perplexed at the black attitudes and opinions of our times.