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Inquiring Minds Want to Know:
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I'm really not interested in political debate;  but Oh yes I do vote; because I want those that I vote for to take care of all of the politics that are needed to protect us.  With that being said. 
 I do feel an obligation and deep passion to protect my business, indeed the legacy that I will leave for my children, grandchildren and all generations that will follow.  Those of us who are successful entrepreneurs in the natural hair care industry have a moral obligation to trust in and oversee the ancient African art form that has been handed down to us.  
Some may think that braiding and locking hair is just a lil' sum'in-sum'in and has no real value.  I use to believe that until God showed me a way off of the plantation.  
The plantation for me was corporate america.  I continued braiding (on the side for a few bucks whenever someone asked me to do their kids hair, or give them a cheap up-do for a special occasion while I worked my 9 to 5 j-o-b.  I didn't know, at the time, that I possessed a special gift. 
It wasn't until I was diagnosed with cancer and had to undergo several surgeries that it came to me as clear as crystal,clear water that I had to leave the Plantation and start my own business.  With the focus of one trining for the Olympics I read and studied every book, program, lecture, information gathering tool I could get my hands on.  The other thing that I didn't know was that God had been preparing me all through my life for this 'job' that I am firmly ensconced in.  Customer service was big at the phone company and I  was excellent at it.  I won awards ever year for being good at that and meeting and surpassing my quota for sales that the company set.